Joon Tavarez serves as pastor at Driven Church. He moved to Florida when he was just 5 years old and was raised among the wonderful people of Tampa Bay. While pursuing a Psychology degree in USF, Joon felt that God was directing him to ministry so he transferred to Lee University in Cleveland, TN to complete a Bachelor of Science in Christian Leadership. In 2011 he married his wife, Elizabeth.
During his seminary studies the Lord began to stir a dream and vision in Joon and Elizabeth for Tampa Bay. The vision was of a church that connects people to God, grows together in God and reaches the world with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ – A church that’s accepting, fulfilling and exciting, seeking to help others realize their purpose in God. In 2014 Joon completed a Masters in Biblical Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary. He now lives in Brandon, Florida with his wife Elizabeth and three children; Isabella, Bethanie & Lucas.
On January 24th, 2016, the God-given dream and vision became reality and Driven Church launched. In the very first worship experience service 10 people made a decision to follow Jesus Christ.