Pastor Craig Altman, senior pastor at Grace Family Church (GFC) in Lutz, Florida, founded the Dream Center of Tampa in November 2010. Having been a youth pastor for many years before starting GFC, Pastor Craig has a deep desire and heart to reach youth. Simply stated, he values children tremendously and wanted to create a safe space for under-represented youth in Ybor City. 

What We believe in

Our mission is to empower youth and their families to live powerful and purpose filled lives through offering programming in four key areas which are education, sports, life skills and the arts.

Day to Day



Our members are greeted with a smile as they get checked-in and given a healthy snack.

Value Time


A super engaging part of our day, our members sit in their houses and go over expectations, pray together and play games. They learn our values and sing the DCT Value song. This is also a time for academic and personal development with mentors!

Let’s PLay

4:50PM – 5:25PM

During this time our members play in big group games together, outside or inside depending on the weather! If our members need help with homework, they will get help inside during this time.


5:30PM – 6:30PM

Based on interest and age, our members are placed in programs that are meant to grow their character and skill set in various areas.

Family Huddle

6:30PM – 6:45PM

Volunteers, staff and members huddle in the gym to go over the day and pray together. Kids are dismissed home and volunteers circle-up to go over big wins and prayer requests.