Karl Messenger

LEAD pastor, elder

Karl was born in New York, grew up in Dallas, Texas, went to Missouri Baptist University in St Louis, and lived in Detroit for 8 years before moving to Tampa in 2015. Karl married his wife, Liz, in 2008. They have three children, Evelia 8, Josephine 6, & Luciana 4, and are also foster parents. Karl has been in Ministry since 2003, and worked as a Youth Pastor and a Campus Pastor before planting The Arbor Church in 2016. In his spare time, Karl enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and playing hockey.



CR Campbell



John Leslie

teaching ELDER


Shelley Eckenwiler


Shelley grew up near Detroit, Mi. and attended Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, Mi. double-majoring in Youth Ministry, and Bible and Theology, as well as earning a minor in Music and Worship. Shelley has been involved in Children's Ministry since she was 9 years old and has served in many different roles in children's and youth ministries. In her spare time, Shelley enjoys time with friends, playing music and/or watching musicals.