The TeamMeet the People Behind IHB Youth Ministry


Meet the Leaders of IHB Youth Ministry

Our Youth Ministers are committed to teaching sound doctrine to our generation of Young Christian followers, Helping them have a genuine relationship in their walk with Jesus Christ.

If you would like to meet them, or have question please feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 813-413-1716 Ext:812

IHB Youth Leadership


Jose Briones

IHB Youth Ministry Leader

Jose was called to ministry from a very young age. Throughout the years he has served in different youth and worship ministries. Jose graduated from Instituto Canzion where he stuided ministrial and musical formation. He currently attends Hillsborough Community College and plans to transfer to Liberty University where he will complete his Bachelor of Science in practical ministry with a concentration in Pastoral Stuides and Christian Counseling. His passion is to lead families into a deeper more meaningful relationship with Christ.

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Ambar Lopez

Youth Ministry Leader/Teacher


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Elat Rodriguez

Young Adult Ministry Leader

Elat was born and raised in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico on July 3, 1993. He has been part of youth leadership and worship teams throughout the years. Upon graduating from high school, Elat enlisted in the United States Army and served as an Aviation Operations Specialist in Fort Drum, NY. After completing his tour in the military, he felt the Lord was calling him to prepare for ministry. He currently attends Southeastern University and is completing a Bachelor of Science in Practical Ministry with concentration in Pastoral Studies. His passion is to encourage this generation to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He feels blessed to be a part of this team and is excited for what God is going to do in this city through IHB Youth Ministry!

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