Tallahassee and Leon County are located in the Big Bend region of north Florida, approximately midway between Jacksonville and Pensacola. Translated from the original Creek language, Tallahassee means old fields and Leon County is named for Juan Ponce de León, the European discoverer who gave our state its name. Tallahassee has served as Florida’s capital since 1824. With a population of nearly 200,000, it is Florida’s 9th largest municipality and the 127th largest city in the United States. We love our church location, just three blocks from the state Capitol complex.
Education in our community is excellent pre-K through college. Tallahassee is home to Florida State University, with an enrollment exceeding 40,000, Florida A&M University, the nation’s 5th largest historically black university, Tallahassee Community College, and other institutions of higher learning. The community enjoys a diverse and well-educated population. Calendars are filled with events celebrating various cultural and social backgrounds, as well as festivals supporting both the visual and performing arts.
The city is famous for its nationally ranked park system, canopy roads shaded by emblematic live oaks, gardens, and college football. With close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the Apalachicola National Forest, outdoor recreation abounds.