About Cypress

Who We Are

Cypress is a community of faith, hope, and love. We seek to live by faith, be the hands of hope and to be known by love.


Our doors are wide open to everyone…regardless of where they are in their spiritual journey. We strive to create a home where your soul realizes “I belong here in this tribe of people”.


We are not the “franchise big box” church, rather Cypress is more of an artisan boutique of creativity, originality, and ingenuity.


Cypress is a non-denominational church located in Safety Harbor and draws people from all over the bay area. We have a partnership with Shiloh Church in St. Louis du Nord, Haiti and with Springs of Hope Kenya in Nakuru, Kenya.

Lead Pastor

Douglas Poole is a seasoned, visionary leader/pastor. Over the last four decades he has led Cypress from a fledging gathering of twenty-three people to a prevailing church that more than seven hundred call home. Husband, father, Papa, writer, sailor, champion for the cause of God’s grace in this world.

What We Believe

We believe in the historic confessions of faith put forth in the Apostle’s and the Nicene Creeds.

We believe that everyone matters and is worthy of God’s love and ours.

We believe that the church should be a safe place for all to seek God

We believe that you do not have to agree together on everything in order to pursue Jesus together