our Vision

our beliefs shape our convictionsour convictions mandate our missionour mission informs our strategy, 

our strategy drives our staffing, and directs our priorities and programs.

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Beliefs

What we actually believe shapes how we live. God’s Word is His gift meant to bring us to faith and give us life (Psalm 119).

According to His Word, we believe that God is the Creator, that He created us to know and experience His goodness, that we have rebelled against His good design, that our rebellion cuts us off from His goodness, that He purposed to rescue us from sin’s curse through Christ’s life, death, resurrection, ascension, and eventual return, that the Holy Spirit makes us alive and gives us hearts capable of loving God and others, and that we are moving toward His glorious Kingdom where sin will be judged forever and all who have put their hope in Christ will enjoy the fullness of God’s goodness forever.

Click below for an overview of our doctrinal statement.

02

Convictions

We live in alignment with our convictions. We are all gripped by something. Something has captivated our hearts and minds and our imaginations, and that thing compels us to live in particular ways.

Our 5 conviction statements summarize what we believe about our existence, our identity, our purpose, and our influence. They are meant to help us grasp the broad teaching of the Bible and to integrate God’s Word into our day-to-day living – in faith and by grace. 

1. We exist for the glory of God.

2. God is glorified through Christ as his gospel is proclaimed, believed, and obeyed, transforming the believer to become like Christ.

3. The Holy Spirit creates a new kind of community that reflects Christ to the world.

4. Members of this community develop others to thrive according to God’s design.

5. A Christ-centered community seeks the good of its community for the glory of God through hospitality, work, and service.

03

Mission

Jesus gave His followers a two-fold mission – love the church and love the world so others will know Christ. We have a responsibility to God’s people and we have a responsibility to the world in which we live. By God’s grace, we are building a Christ-centered community to reach our community, for the glory of God.

Building a Christ-centered community means nurturing a healthy church that is faithful to Christ. We do this by teaching God’s Word and encouraging one another to align our lives to it by faith. We gather each week in obedience and conformity to God’s Word, not our personal preferences or the culture’s whims. The rest of our church life flows out of what God’s Word calls us to as recipients of God’s grace. We gather in each context to help each other orient our lives to the Person and Work of Christ in anticipation of His return. 

If our lives are oriented to Jesus, we will adorn His name and His gospel to the unbelieving world around us. Some will oppose us and reject Christ, but our prayer (and our hope) is that God will draw many to Himself and give them life in Christ, so that His name will be glorified. 

04

Strategic Commitments

Our strategic commitments summarize the specific ways we are striving to carry out the mission Jesus gave us.

1. Align to our CONVICTIONS // Because our convictions reflect our beliefs, we will align all ministries and people development to our five convictions by educating all attendees and challenging and encouraging them to fully embrace the convictions in their personal lives.

2. Do everything with EXCELLENCE & ACCOUNTABILITY // We will carry out all ministry efforts with excellence and accountability, seeking our direction, wisdom, discernment, and ability from God. We can’t do everything as well as everyone else, but we will do our best with what we have to honor God and serve others.

3. CONDUCT ourselves in love // We will conduct ourselves in a way that honors Christ through loving relational commitments as we are being built into a Christ-centered community.

4. DEVELOP others // We will intentionally develop existing and emerging leaders by educating, encouraging, and enabling them to lead in their ministries, homes, and workplaces with the faith and hospitality that result from Christ-centered personal lives.

5. Cultivate a Kingdom CULTURE – We will cultivate a Christ-centered culture that is characterized as praying, proclaiming and welcoming, discovering and working, connecting and serving, celebrating and going.

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Programs & Ministries

All of our programs and ministries exist to help us strategically carry out our mission. We hold these things loosely and adapt, cut, or create them as needed. Click below for a thorough list of our current ministries and programs. If you have trouble finding anything, feel free to reach out to the church office and we will be glad to help.

Beliefs

Statement of Faith

God

The Ministry of the Holy Spirit

The Church

The Bible

Salvation

The Blessed Hope

The Eternal State of Man

The Person & Work of Christ

Man

The Christian Walk

Convictions & Statements

Conviction Statements

We exist for the glory of God.

God is glorified through Christ as His gospel is proclaimed, believed, and obeyed, transforming the believer to become like Christ.  for the glory of God.

The Holy Spirit creates a new kind of community that reflects Christ to the world.

Members of this commuity develop others to thrive according to God’s design.

A Christ-centered community seeks the good of its community for the glory of God through hospitality, work, and service. exist for the glory of God.

Strategy Statements

CONVICTIONS– We will align all ministries and people development to our five convictions by educating all attendees and challenging and encouraging them to fully embrace the convictions in their personal lives.

EXCELLENCE– We will carry out all ministry efforts with excellence and accountability, seeking our direction, wisdom, discernment, and ability from God.

CONDUCT– We will conduct ourselves in a way that honors Christ through loving relational commitments as we are being built into a Christ-centered community.

DEVELOPMENT– We will intentionally develop existing and emerging leaders by educating, encouraging, and enabling them to lead in their ministries, homes, and workplaces with the faith and hospitality that result from Christ-centered personal lives.

CULTURE– We will cultivate a Christ-centered culture that is characterized by praying, proclaiming and welcoming,  discovering and working, connecting and serving, celebrating and going.

Programs & Ministries

Small Groups

Outreach

Adults

Student Ministry

Children Ministry

Leadership

Pastors

Phil Burggraff

Pastor of Teaching and Education | email 

Phil has attended CCC since 2008, while he has served as associate professor of Bible and Biblical Languages at Clearwater Christian College.  He joined the staff in the fall of 2012 to oversee the preaching and teaching ministries of the church. Phil completed his B.S. in Bible at Maranatha Baptist Bible College (WI), M.Div. and Th.M. degrees at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary (PA), and a Ph.D. in Christian Theology (NT) at McMaster Divinity College (Ontario, CAN). Phil has been married to Tia since 1998, and they have two girls, Hallie and Emily.    He enjoys all sports especially golf, as well as reading, writing, watching movies, and spending time with his family.

Josh Kee

Pastor of Worship and Discipleship | email 

Josh, a CCC attendee since high school, discovered his ministry passion during four years in the youth ministry there. After his University of Florida bachelor’s degree, he spent a year in Mars Hill, NC, joining CCC’s staff in 2004. For a decade, he focused on student ministry before transitioning to pastorship in September 2014. His fervor lies in strengthening Christ’s church through love, adoration, and faithfulness to the Savior. Married to Kari with three kids, Josh cherishes family time, church life, cool weather, people-watching, and meticulous Bible underlining. He holds a Christian Leadership MA from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Kyle Loomis

Student Ministries Director | email 

Kyle’s deep ties to Clearwater Community Church (CCC) began in 7th grade, and he now serves as the Student Ministries Director. With a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Studies and experience as an interim youth pastor, he’s committed to youth ministry. He earned a Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary with a focus on Youth Ministry. In 2011, Kyle joined CCC’s staff. Beyond his spiritual role, Kyle enjoys physical activities like flag football, fishing, disc golf, and biking. He’s passionate about his wife Tiffany and their 2 boys, as well as inspiring his students to deepen their relationships with Christ.

Beth Zeeb

Children Ministries Director | email 

As the Children’s Ministry Director, Beth Zeeb oversees a team of volunteers and programs for children from the nursery through fifth grade. Her unwavering faith dates to the tender age of eight when she accepted Christ as her Savior. Ever since, Beth’s heart has had a passion for the church, propelling her into active involvement in Children’s Ministry. Born in Tampa and raised in Clearwater, she has remained an integral part of CCC for an impressive 46 years. Beyond her ministry duties, Beth finds joy in a multitude of hobbies, including hosting gatherings, embarking on leisurely bike rides, tending to her flourishing garden, and indulging in the charm of classic films.

Elders

Sam Alldredge

Elder | email 

Sam and his wife, Hillary, have been CCC members as well as married since 2009, with two boys. Sam is a Certified Diabetes Educator at Morton Plant Hospital, and Hillary homeschools their children. They’re actively involved at CCC, with Sam co-teaching, leading small groups, and hosting men’s Bible studies, while Hillary participates in the Children’s Ministry and hosts women’s Bible studies. Together, they serve on the First Impressions team. Their goal is to deepen their love for Christ, grow in humility, and be well-equipped by God’s Word for every good work. 

Brian Bell

Elder | email 

Brian Bell is a devoted member of CCC, having attended since 2012 with his wife, Victoria. Their marriage of 9 years has been blessed with two children, Joshua and Ava. Within the CCC community, both Brian and Victoria have made contributions, dedicating their time to first impressions, small groups, and student ministries. Brian’s passion for sharing his faith extends to teaching in diverse settings, with a desire that every CCC member may truly experience the goodness and glory of Jesus Christ, allowing their hearts to be profoundly transformed by their deep and abiding love for Him.

David Johnson

Elder, Secretary | email 

Since 2006, David has been a faithful member of  CCC. His initial visit sparked a deep passion for youth ministry, ultimately shaping his career as an ESL teacher and now an academic counselor at a local high school for at-risk youth. Over the years, David served in CCC’s youth ministry, mentoring high school boys. Presently, he serves as a worship team member and small group leader. Through these roles, David’s love for the church has flourished.  His prayer echos Puritan author and pastor John Flavel’s sentiment, “May my body joyfully wear out in Your service.” 

Bob Gruber

Elder | email 

Bob Gruber and his family joined Clearwater Community Church in 1995.   Over the years Bob has served on the Elder Board numerous times.  In 1997 he started Community Bible Study (CBS) at CCC as well as gone on numerous short-term mission trips.  Bob has just retired after 27 years as Global Director of Inventory Procurement and Solutions for a local company in St. Petersburg.  Bob’s wife Debbie was part of the office staff for many years before passing away in January 2012.  Their wonderful daughter, Andrea, grew up through the youth group at CCC and passed away December 2022. 

Blake Travis

Elder, Vice-Chairman | email

Blake’s faith journey began through CCC’s College and Career group many years ago. In December 2007, he wed his wife, Heather, and have been dedicated members of CCC since 2012. Their commitment to the church is inspiring; Blake has worked tirelessly with youth, including those who are incarcerated, while Heather has assisted the children’s ministry for years. Blake’s talents have graced the worship team, and he has shared his knowledge in ABF classes. With dedication, they anticipate serving the Body of Christ according to the Lord’s guidance in the future.

Jeremy walton

Elder, Chairman | email 

Jeremy, with his wife Erin and daughter Claire, joined CCC in 2018. They have an adult son, Devon. Jeremy runs a Clearwater-based IT company. His lifelong commitment to Jesus led him to serve in various church roles, including teacher, coach, deacon, and young adult discipleship leader. He earned an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Luther Rice University in 2016. At CCC, Jeremy and Erin actively engage in a small group and youth ministry, mentoring young leaders and students under Kyle’s leadership. Their devotion encourages joyful submission to Christ.

Deacons

David Hill

Mark Mundinger

Cameron Stryker

Carl Towle

Support Staff

Eva

Office Coordinator | email 

Heather

Communications Coordinator | email 

Delbert

Facility Coordinator | email 

(727) 799-4444

church@clearwatercommunity.org

2897 Belcher Rd, Dunedin, FL 34698

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