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Berkley Chapel is a non-denominational church in Auburndale committed to becoming the kind of community described in the Bible. At Berkley Chapel, we are regular people focused on learning the Bible without all the hype and clutter so that people find the answers they are searching for. We teach through the Bible verse-by-verse to help people understand God’s truth and apply it to their lives. Whether you’ve known Jesus a long time, or have a lot of spiritual questions, we would love to have you join us!

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We would love to have you visit us! We have services on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Check out our "Sundays" page to learn more about what to expect, service times, and options for your kids. We can't wait to meet you!

Meet our Pastor

Pastor Dave and Gina Melendez

Dave Melendez is the Lead Pastor of Berkley Chapel, a church that launched in Auburndale, Florida in 2006. He started his role as Lead Pastor in 2014 and the church has since grown into a thriving church of nearly 1,000 in attendance. Dave is driven by his passion for loving people, reaching the lost, and helping people understand the Bible.

Through his unique teaching style, vision casting, and gift of leadership,

Dave encourages people to live out Berkley Chapel’s vision: “Helping people find and follow Jesus”. In his free time Dave participates in competitive Crossfit and is a huge Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan! He was also a break-dancer in high school so if you ask him, he might show you some dance moves. Dave and his wife, Gina, have three children, Brittany, Brianna, and Brandon.


Connection Class

Twice a year we host a 2-week social event called the Connection Class focused on helping you make friends with other Berkley Chapel attendees. Make new friends, meet our staff, and learn more about our heart as a church. If you are new, this is a great first step! 

Foundations Course

Foundations is our 8-week interactive class designed to build solid foundations in your life and is our path to membership here at Berkley Chapel. Whether you’re a new Christ-follower, new to our church, or interested in learning core Biblical truths, the Foundations Course is for you! These classes are held twice a year on Sunday mornings during our 9:00am service.

Chapel Groups

Groups are a big deal at Berkley Chapel! In order to grow in faith, every believer needs to experience intentional discipleship, meaningful relationships, and accountability that strengthen our lives. We offer groups all year long that meet at various times and locations. Click the "groups" tab in the navigation bar to browse our groups.

We are regular people learning the Bible together.
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