A Place To Call Home For All
A Place To Call Home For All
We believe that every person who comes into the circle of this special fellowship is sent by God Himself. It's not by accident that we will have the joy of meeting you. So, above all else we want to express Christ's love to you with genuine warmth. We're eager to know you, and we're excited to share with you the marvelous ways God is working in our church.
It won't take you long to discover that this is truly a family, rich in the relationships that matter most. Growing together, we worship, we serve, we laugh, we cry, we learn, and we reach out to our world with life transforming truth. Our doors are open. Our hearts are open, too. If you've been thinking, praying, searching and hoping for a place to belong, we say - Welcome Home! For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20 NKJV
Sometimes following common sense yields common results. If we want God sized results that are far from common..... Sometimes it means operating in God sized faith that makes no sense and is abrasive to common sense.
Pastor Jimmy and Belinda Flanagan
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.
There is one and only one living and true God. …The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
God the Father
God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. …God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
God the Son
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. …He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.
God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. …He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. …He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.
Man is the special creation of God, in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. …By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. … The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every person of every race possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification.
God's Purpose of Grace
Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners. …All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end.
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. Each congregation operates under the Lordship of Christ through democratic processes. In such a congregation each member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord. Its scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.
Baptism & the Lord's Supper
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. ..It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members ..memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
Evangelism & Missions
It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations... to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.
The Lord's Day
The first day of the week is the Lord's Day. ..It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should be employed in exercises of worship and spiritual devotion.
God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. ..Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly..the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell. …The righteous.. will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.
The cause of education in the Kingdom of Christ is co-ordinate with the causes of missions and general benevolence … there should be a proper balance between academic freedom and academic responsibility. …The freedom of a teacher in a Christian school, college, or seminary is limited by the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ, by the authoritative nature of the Scriptures, and by the distinct purpose for which the school exists.
God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians have a spiritual debtorship to the whole world, a holy trusteeship in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in their possessions. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions.
Christ's people should … organize such associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God. Such organizations have no authority over one another or over the churches. …Cooperation is desirable between the various Christian denominations.
The Christian & the Social Order
All Christians are under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in our own lives and in human society... in the spirit of Christ, Christians should oppose racism, every form of greed, selfishness, and vice, and all forms of sexual immorality, including adultery, homosexuality, and pornography. We should work to provide for the orphaned, the needy, the abused, the aged, the helpless, and the sick. We should speak on behalf of the unborn and contend for the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death...
Church and state should be separate. The state owes to every church protection and full freedom in the pursuit of its spiritual ends. …A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal.
God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood or adoption. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. ... The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. He has the God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. She, being in the image of God as is her husband and thus equal to him, has the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his helper in managing the household and nurturing the next generation... Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God's pattern for marriage.
Pastor Jimmy is our Senior Pastor, an accomplished Christian singer and songwriter, author, a loving husband, and father of two Godly children. Pastor has a love for people and is connected to his congregation. He was born and raised in Yulee, Florida where he currently resides.
The church is blessed by Belinda's unique abilities in many areas including worship leader and choir director using a blended mix of hymns and today's praise music. Belinda handles the church office day to day administrative and office operations. Formerly employed at the Nassau Baptist Medical Center. Belinda grew up in Jacksonville and resides with Pastor Jimmy in Yulee, Florida.
Belinda, Buddy and Destiny are temporary interim Youth Director until the position is filled.
Diann was born and raised in a Christian and loving home in Northeast Springfield of Jacksonville. She became a Child of God in 1959 at the age of 9 years old. Her Father was a Barber and her Mother was a Homemaker. Her family was very active members of Franklin Street Baptist Church where Diann began her Music Ministry when she was 12 years old. Diann also played for W.M.U and Brotherhood in addition to their church Services.
She was President of her Youth Department and Winner in the Southern Baptist Convention Speakers Tournament in 1968. Diann graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 1968 and attended FCCJ. Diann is married to Hiron H. Peck Jr (Sonny) and has one Son, Thomas, and two granddaughters, Samantha (Sam) and Ashtyn (Ash).
The Lord has blessed Diann who has enjoyed her Music Ministry for over 50 years. Diann has served as a Sunday school Teacher for 5th and 6th Graders and has been the Pianist of Duval Station Baptist for over 10 years. Diann's skills on the piano insures seamless transitions and wonderful music during worship service activities.