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June 30
Lynn Stone's
Retirement Reception
2pm @ the JBA

JBA office hours beginning in July:
Monday-Thursday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
(closed Fridays)

July 10
Senior Adult Banquet
5:30pm - 7:30pm
@ Murray Hill Baptist Church
Tickets available starting
June 1st for $14 each.

July 10

Church Planters
Suns Baseball Family Event
RSVP tminton@jaxbaptist.org

August 10
E-Team Meetings
9:30am    Expand Team
12:00pm  Equip Team
2:00am    Engage Team

August 18
Church Planter
Peer Learning Groups
9:30am & 7:00pm

August 27
JBA Quarterly Celebration
1:30pm to 3:00pm

June 28, 2015


Jacksonville Port Ministries


We were privileged to have the Women on Mission group from First Baptist Church Palm Coast in May. We had a lovely visit with them and they brought us some donations that we so appreciate. Let us know if you would like to visit us and do a tour of the Seaman's Center at Blount Island.



 We continue to receive financial gifts from churches for which we are very grateful. We're also thankful for donations from Southside Baptist Church, Kings Road Baptist Church, Arlington Baptist Church and we received more crocheted hats from Tresa Sasser and Dorothy Ryan from Lake Shore Baptist Church. We also received more salvation bracelets from Lake Shore Baptist Church Women on Mission. Sorry if we missed anyone! We appreciate all the donations, gifts, financial support, and especially your prayers.


Women from Lake Shore Baptist Church making salvation bracelets for the Port Ministry.


We are also grateful for the invitations to speak and remind you that we would be happy to come to your church as well. It is always our joy to share about the Port Ministry.


We are in the process of incorporating the Jacksonville Port Ministries. We will continue to partner with the Jacksonville Baptist Association and churches can continue to drop off their donations at the JBA office. Thanks to our financial donors and in the future, please make your checks payable to Jacksonville Port Ministries, Inc. and send the contributions to Chaplain Calvin Reid, 4704 Lighthouse Lane, Hilliard, FL 32046. Thanks for your continued support!


 Chaplains Reid and Guy



Jacksonville Cruise 
Ministry Updates

One of our ministry goals for this year is to be more available to crew members. You might think, how can you do that? Thanks for asking!


As we are talking to our international friends, and they ask us to please pray for their children, the chaplains ask specifically what the need is. One crew member shared that she has three boys, two teenagers and one in college studying computers.  She said one of the younger boys likes to play videos games rather than study, and the other son has excellent study habits and makes good grades. Now we could have said, yes we will pray, and gone about our merry way, or we could have paused and joined her in prayer for her and her family as she requested. Which do you think would have had the greater impact on her? If you said, to pause and pray for her need, you are correct.  Our team prays before going aboard the ship that the Lord Jesus will send someone in our path that we may minister to. Without a doubt, He will send someone to us that we can minister to just as He did today. Our Heavenly Father loves her and her children just as He loves the one who is reading this.   


Thank you for your continued prayer support of this ministry.  If you would like to send a donation for support this ministry.  Please send it to the Jacksonville Baptist Association. 


Bible Study on the Carnival Cruise Line Ship, Fascination


Chaplains Charis Williams & Lou Mace, Jacksonville Cruise Ministry



Church Announcements & Celebrations  


Office Volunteers Needed @ JBA If you are retired, a stay-at-home mom or dad, or just want something to do for a couple of hours each week or month, we are looking for those who really enjoy being around other people, have the gift of gab, or have previous office experience. If any of these things ring a bell, we could sure use you as an office volunteer in the JBA office.  For more information, please call JBA, 727-6800, or contact Sarah Parnell.


ESL Teaching Certificate Training - This training is set for August 21-22. Please contact Holly Blann, 13hollyb1130@gmail.com, with the International Learning Center.

Click Here for flyer and details.

Celebrate your faith, family, and freedom at the Patriotic Family Festival presented by First Baptist Church Jacksonville 
Wednesday, July 1st

  • Fried Chicken Dinner (4:30-6:30 pm, tickets available online at  fbcjax.com/patriotic)
  • Patriotic Service featuring the Kingdom Kidz Choirs and Message by Pastor Mac Brunson (7:00 pm, RLA)
  • Outdoor Festival (7:45 pm) 
  • Presentation of the Colors
  • Hometown Heroes Alley
  • Classic Car Show
  • Outdoor Stage with Musical Entertainment
  • Family Fun Zone with inflatables, face painting, etc.
  •  FIREWORKS (9:15 pm)

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and wear your red, white, and blue. 


Oasis Church is giving away pews for use in church in Jax area...  Good condition... Cushioned seat and back with holders on back for books/hymnal/Bible... 15' long... we currently have 32 total... need to be picked up before the end of June.


Substitute or interim pianist/organist available

Well-seasoned in traditional and contemporary music, has own equipment to do PowerPoint projections. Call Pastor Gary at 904-861-8032


Park City Baptist Church is hosting the mobile dental unit July13-17; also holding a Job/Health Fair at Holiday Inn Express on Chaffee Point Blvd July 20-24. For information, call 904-554-7890.

    Park City needs an apartment or home for a visiting musician who will be establishing orchestra for children. For additional information, call 904-554-7890.


Sky Counseling Center at The Church at Argyle

Sky Counseling Center has recently launched at The Church at Argyle. Sky Counseling Center provides professional counseling, relationship coaching, and spiritual direction, all from a Christian biblical perspective, for individuals, couples, and families. Visit www.skycounseling.com or call 904-800-8553 for more information or to setup an appointment.


Instruments needed - In need of a key board possibly a Roland, a Korg, and a Bass Guitar and if possible the accessories that accommodate those instruments. Contact David Mathis at 904-415-2730.


International Learning Center Opportunity - Volunteer Teaching opportunities are available for assisting in teaching English as a second language. Please contact the Academic Director, Holly Blann, for more information at 13hollyb1130@gmail.com.


Donating your Bibles, books, & hymnals overseas -

Do you have extra Bibles, books, and hymnals?  And a passion for these materials to be used by people overseas?  And without the huge expense normally associated with shipping?

Click Here for details.


Position Opening - Administrative Assistant: Communications/Woship - Deermeadows Baptist Church is looking to fill this full time position.

Click Here for details.


Full Time Maintenance person needed - for Cedar Creek Baptist Church and School. For more informatioin contact John W. Montgomery at 904-631-0139 or Fax resume to 904-781-9182.


Two certified Lifeguards needed - for a Day Camp for Cedar Creek Baptist at Canterbury Apartments. Tuesdays through Friday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, $10.00 per hour.

For more information, contact Edna Cooper at 904-416-4121.


College Ministry Intern at Hibernia Baptist Church - The College Ministry intern will learn about College Ministry from sharing the Gospel to making disciples with hands on experience. Through this internship, the individual will assist and report directly to the Young Adult Pastor.   The intern will also be challenged to grow personally and corporately while having the opportunity to make an eternal impact in the life of Hibernia's College ministry.

Click Here for details on how to apply.


House Parent Opening - At the Florida Baptist Children's Home Jacksonville location. We are currently seeking one or two married couples to fill the position of house parents at our Jacksonville campus. The position of House Parent is a live-in residential cottage position for married couples only and marriage for at least two years is a bona-fide occupational qualification for the position.

Click Here for details.

Click Here for description statement.


Opportunity - Local teens are in need of locations to complete court-ordered community service. If you are interested in allowing youth to complete community service at your church and maybe creating a mentor relationship, please contact Keith Money of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice at 904-391-3806.


Back Up Pianist Needed - Orange Avenue Baptist Church is in need of a backup pianist for times their regular pianist is out. Please contact Curtis Phillips at 904-495-8414 or email RealPeaceOfMind@gmail.com.


Needed used and or new Sound System - (etc... Microphones, Projectors, projector screen)- If you have any of this equipment and would like to pass this on to a new church plant, please contact Darriel Hagans at 904-528-0753 or email Joseph Lee at josephlee311@yahoo.com. Or you can contact office number at 904-361-3820.


Music Organ needed - Union Progressive Baptist Church is in need of an organ. Pastor C. R. Morgan can be reached by email at corinthianmorgan68@gmail.com.


Parkwood Counseling Center - is a new resource in the Arlington community and greater Jacksonville area providing clinical counseling for all people. Using innovative, proven and creative strategies the clinicians will provide excellent care and compassion to help you and your family grow in health and stability. 

Click Here for details and cost.


Special Announcement from Florida Baptist Convention 

At the February 2015 State Board of Missions meeting, legal counsel for the Convention was asked to provide a form bylaw provision that could be used by Baptist churches around Florida to clarify how their facilities, assets, and resources might be used. The following statement is provided for consideration by Florida Baptist churches.  If it meets the approval of these autonomous congregations, they may choose to insert this provision into their constitution or bylaws. The statement is attached for your review and also available on our website at:


Attention Pastors - If you are a young pastor of an established church and would be interested in gathering quarterly for fellowship and edification, please email John Green at jgreen@shindler.org.


Guardian Ad Litem Volunteers Needed -

Abused, neglected, and abandoned children need YOUR voice in court. Please visit www.guardianadlitem.org.


Interim Music Leader needed - Springhill Baptist in Fernandina Beach is looking to secure an Part Time Music Man. If interested contact Pastor Bud Long (904) 553-7649.


Part-Time position for Teacher/Leader - in the Young Adult Dept. Hours: SUN 9am-12 & 6-7pm; WED 7-9pm, $100 per week. Please contact Pastor Steve Whitcomb at 904-910-3699 or send resume to steve@promiselandbaptist.org.


Part-Time Music Director - Palm Valley Baptist Church in Ponte Vedra Beach is searching for a part-time Director of Music. Please send resume to: office@PVBaptist.comcastbiz.net.


If your JBA Church has an upcoming event or something to celebrate, let us know!

JBA Team

Rick Wheeler 


Lead Missional Strategist

Josh Dryer
Missional Strategist 

Walter Bennett 


Church Planting Coach/Strategist


Jeff Litton 

Missions Engagement Coordinator/

Financial Bookkeeper


Tim Driscoll


Digital storyteller


Tommy Minton 


Ministry Assistant


Lynn Stone

Administrative Assistant