their story

Pastor Carlos  Hughes was born in Miami, Fl. He  graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Management Information Systems.

In August 1998, he married First Lady Waydia Hughes; together they transitioned to Tampa, FL where they became members at New Life Tabernacle UPC. In the years following, they became parents of three lovely children Nathanael, Sarah-Danielle, and David.  

In January 2006, Pastor Hughes became the leader of the second daughter work of New Life Tabernacle UPC under the Leadership of Bishop Daniel Davy and was commissioned to serve the South Tampa Community with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

In August 2011, Pastor Hughes was installed as the pastor of then South Tampa UPC, today Focus Life Church. For the last twelve years he has served and continues to minister to the South Tampa Community with love and compassion, with his lovely wife and children by his side.