By Libby Hopkins

Renae Kendrick of The Center for Manifestation in Tampa knew at a young age she wanted to help.

“I’ve always been known as a person who was willing to help,” Kendrick said, “ When I was 12, the gift of help began to unfold in me because others would come to me for assistance and guidance.”

She said that now her gift is helping others to become whole and find a new life. Kendrick is the Director of the Social Services Ministry at the church.  The vision of the ministry is to restore and to become a catalyst for change within the community. The ministry would like to mend broken hearts and relationships through biblical coaching and counseling.

Kendrick graduated from Hillsborough Community College in 2007 with an Associates degree in Counseling and Human Services. She obtained her Bachelors of Social Work at Saint Leo College.

“While I was in school, I made a promise to God after seeing his people being mistreated in the social services agencies, that I would give back to others what was in my heart,” Kendrick said.

The ministry offers employment and referral services, assistances with utilities, and domestic violence programs. They have empowerment workshops for mental health and dress for success, as well as resource fairs and a single parent ministry.

“Our goal as a ministry is to meet the need of the community as led by the power of the Holy Spirit,” Kendrick said.

The Center for Manifestation is a Bible believing, teaching and spirit-filled non-denominational church. The central focus of the church is training believers to help themselves achieve total life prosperity and healing. The church serves the Tampa Bay area as a spiritual pillar through its various in-reach and outreach ministries.

“The need is greater than the four walls of the church and God has allowed this ministry to assist those in need through our programs and workshops,” Kendrick said.

For information, contact Kendrick at 900-7941 or visit Website The church is located at 3102 East Lake Ave., in Tampa.


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Libby Hopkins has been a part of the Brandon community for more than 30 years. She is a graduate of USF with a degree in journalism. She has been a freelance writer for The Osprey Observer Newspaper since 2008. She also the Executive Director of Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association. She is a dog mom to her rescue dog, Marshall. She loves being a part of the Brandon Community and she loves sharing positive news about our community.