Since his debut in 2002, Jeremy Camp has had 41 radio No. 1 hits and sold more than 4.5 million albums.

This year the Diocese of St. Petersburg celebrates 50 years of ministry. In honor of its golden year anniversary, the Diocese has orchestrated a celebratory music and ministry festival featuring two chart-topping Christian music artists.

Dubbed as the Family Faith Fest, GRAMMY® nominated singer and songwriter Jeremy Camp and the two-time GMA Dove Award winner Colton Dixon will headline the festival. The free event will take place on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Tampa’s Al Lopez Park.

“The purpose of the Family Faith Fest is to gather together all families from our surrounding community to celebrate the many blessings the good Lord has bestowed upon us these past 50 years,” said Teresa L. Peterson, the Director of Communications at the Diocese of St. Petersburg. “Everyone is invited, and there will be something for everyone—people of all ages!”

Also performing at the Family Faith Fest is singer-songwriter Sarah Hart, musician and on-air personality Ivan Diaz and inspirational speaker and worship leader ValLimar Jansen. Along with the steady stream of live music, fest-goers can enjoy street performers, face painting, carnival games, inflatables, shopping and food vendors. The event will also highlight the Diocese’s various ministries, churches, schools and outreaches.
Bishop Gregory Parkes of the Diocese of St. Petersburg also commented on the event, “The Family Faith Fest is going to be a fun day but also a day of faith, a day to share our faith and celebrate our faith and to pray together and to just have a good time together.”

Peterson continued, “While the event is free, we are asking people to bring nonperishable food items for the homeless and hungry of our community. We hope to collect a large amount of food to help people in need.”

Registration is recommended at so that the Diocese can plan for parking and other amenities. Registration also gives the registrant the chance to win prizes and receive updates.

For more information or questions, please email Al Lopez Park is located at 4810 N. Himes Ave. in Tampa.

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Amanda Boston is the Christian Voice Editor for the Osprey Observer. She is a graduate of Bible Training for Church Leaders (BTCL), who enjoys sharing how God is working in and through the community. Amanda resides in FishHawk with her husband and two children.