Florida - Tampa Crossover



Crossover Urban Leadership College "cohort," located in Tampa, Florida, operates in partnership with SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary to enhance the distance education that SUM provides. SUM is a fully accredited Bible College that is training men and women to proclaim Christ throughout the cities of our world! At the Crossover Urban Leadership College cohort you will be able to gather with like-minded SUM students in a dynamic classroom environment while fulfilling the SUM experiential ministry and spiritual training requirements via the practical hands-on ministry training and transformational mentorship provided by Crossover Urban Leadership College.

Here is what sets Crossover Urban Leadership College apart:

  • Biblical, Christ-Centered Focus
  • Multi-ethnic, Multi-generational, Economically Diverse
  • Innovation and Creativity (Music, Film, Dance, Art, Hip-Hop)
  • Doing things in Excellence
  • Culturally Relevant, Real, Current Ministry
  • Equipping Urban Leaders (Flavor Fest, Coaching, Partnerships) 
  • Pioneers in the New Urban, Multi-Ethnic Church Movement 
  • Community Transformation (Large Outreaches, Partnerships, Local projects)

Visionary Leader



 Tommy was raised in Philadelphia and felt to a call to do urban ministry at age 18. After graduating Bible College he founded the youth ministry at Crossover Church. Within a few years it grew to hundreds of teens and young adults and became a national model as he also became a hip-hop artist (Urban D.) signed to a national label. In 2002 he became the lead pastor at the church and it was relaunched with an urban focus.

In 2010 Crossover Church relocated to their new 43,000 square foot facility (A former Toys R' Us) in the heart of Tampa's inner-city. Crossover has become an international model of the new, urban, multi-ethnic church as they have trained over 2,500 urban leaders at their annual Flavor Fest Urban Leadership Conference.  Pastor Tommy has spoken and performed at over 1,000 venues across the U.S., Germany, Japan, Nigeria, Australia and the UK.


Cohort Advisor



Greg Harris was raised in Mobile, Al. He relocated to Sarasota, FL. with his parents at the age of 15. Upon graduating High School, Greg entered the workforce where, he quickly excelled into management, and learned to exercise and harness his leadership skills. He received his calling at age 25, when the Lord spoke to him Mark 16:15, “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

Greg was licensed to preach in 2005 and later ordained in 2013. He has served 9 years at Truvine Missionary Baptist Church in Sarasota, Fl.  as Youth Pastor, where he also served 6 years as Minister of Stewardship. Along with serving at his local church, Greg also served in the Mount Pilgrim M.B. Association, as one of the Youth Directors and is a hip hop artist (I’ll Be Dat). Feeling the Lord leading him to take a step of faith, Greg resigned from his job in June of 2012. His service since fueled a hunger for a deeper understanding of his faith, and in the spring of 2013 he applied for and was accepted to Crossover Urban Leadership College (CULC) where he is now a student and serves as Cohort Director.    


Crossover Church
8870 N. Himes #654
Tampa, Florida 33614

Phone: (941) 726-6706
Email: gharris@sum.edu
Website: www.crossoverchurch.org