Wind and Word Life House


We believe in love, acceptance and the nourishment God provides.


We focus on the Word of God, discipleship, and being a true family of like-minded Christians.

Wind and Word Life House as seen from Tyron Blvd in St. Petersburg, Florida
A church chapel ready for Sunday morning service.
Wind and Word Life House Fellowship hall
Fellowship Hall


At the heart of our ministry is the unshakeable foundation of the Holy Scriptures. We stand firm in the belief that the Word of God is the definitive compass for all aspects of life. It’s within its sacred texts that we find divine wisdom to navigate every question life may pose.


Our faith is anchored in core truths that bind us, allowing for unity in essential beliefs, freedom in non-essentials, and above all, love in everything we do.


“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” – 1 Peter 1:3

Get to know God and His place in your life.

If you’re looking to get to know the character and nature of God through the teachings of the Bible, then this is a church for you. Be loved, accepted, and nourished into the design God has planned for you.

Pastor John Collins of Wind and Word Life House


John Collins

John was born in Pittsburgh, PA but raised in St. Petersburg, FL, where he attended Azalea Middle School, Boca Ciega High School, and St. Pete Junior College majoring in music. He got gloriously saved in January of 1981 and received a calling to teaching the Bible and to missions, and later to pastoral ministry. He participated in short term missionary trips with Operation Mobilization, and in 1984 started Bible College studies. He graduated with a diploma in Theological Studies in 1989. While working full time, he volunteered with his church by teaching Bible studies in Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia, counseling, and leading outreaches.

He married Eva, a native of Krakow, Poland, in 1992. Together they moved to Westfield, MA where they worked in a local church. From 2000 to 2003 they lived in Krakow where they assisted Eva’s home church and then returned to the United States to welcome their son James. A year later the family relocated to St. Petersburg to be close to John’s family. 

John has traveled to 21 countries, spreading the Gospel and strengthening indigenous churches in Ghana, Venezuela, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Hungary, and Ukraine. A member of Wind and Word since 2011, Pastor John is grateful for the tremendous spirit of love, community, and commitment of the congregation. He is blessed to be able to share the riches of God’s grace, His eternal purpose, and the wisdom and understanding of God’s Word with all “who have ears to hear” (Revelation 2:7, 11).