Without Walls International Church, originally named South Tampa Christian Center, was co- founded by Anthony Brown in 1991.
With only five members, the church struggled financially at first, and it could not afford to pay Anthony Brown a salary for the first two years. As a result, Randy lived on government assistance and the kindness of others. Soon the church began to grow quickly through the various outreach programs. From 1991 to 1998, the church changed locations three times until they secured the property located at 2511 North Grady Avenue in Tampa, Florida and changed the name of the church to Without Walls International Church.
While the church was holding services in an outdoor tent in 1999, they had 5,000 attendees a week and 10,000 ministered to outside of the church with 230 outreach ministries. Then, Without Walls International Church purchased the property next to them at 3860 West Columbus Drive, expanding their Tampa campus. The property acquired was a Canada Dry warehouse, which they remodeled, and was the main sanctuary for the church until September 2014.
In 2002, Without Walls International Church began to expand to its second location in Lakeland, Florida. At this time, the church had 14,000 members and 200 ministries including job training, evangelism among public housing projects and a teen club. On August 3, 2002, Without Walls International Church began to hold Saturday night services at Carpenter’s Home Church in Lakeland renting the property. Carpenter’s Home Church would later on be purchased by Without Walls International Church in 2005 for $8 million renaming the church to Without Walls Central . In 2004, Without Walls International Church led a congregation of 20,000 as the largest congregation in the area making the church the seventh largest church in the United States.
Where are we now?
Without Walls has sold its properties (in Lakeland and Tampa) The sale of both the Lakeland and Tampa locations have allowed the church to be debt/ mortgage free, and has plans to continue renovating its new permanent facility for the church, offices and feeding outreach. Services are held at its new location on Sundays at 9am and 11am and Thursdays at 7pm 4414 N Grady Ave Tampa, FL 33614.