Introduction to Terry Parker Baptist Church ( Pastor Jess & Emily)
Terry Parker Baptist Church is an organized fellowship of believers in God as the eternal Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer of life. We believe that God reveals himself to mankind as Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit. Church members have received God’s gift of grace by faith and have been baptized as a testimony of their faith.
Since October, 2012, the Church has been “one congregation in two languages,” welcoming a growing Hispanic ministry into our membership. The Sunday morning worship service continues in English and the five o’clock service is in Spanish, welcoming worshippers from many countries. For some occasions we worship and fellowship together we and anticipate more bilingual activities in the future.
The Church functions as an autonomous body in voluntary cooperation with other Baptist churches through participation in the Jacksonville Baptist Association, the Florida Baptist State Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention.
Terry Parker Baptist Church defines its mission as: Love God, Love People, Share the Good News. Love God and Love People are based on Matthew 22:36-38. In these verses Jesus responds to a question about the greatest commandment by quoting from Deuteronomy 6:5, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” Then He quotes from Leviticus 19:18 “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Share the Good News is based on Matthew 28:19-20. Jesus instructed his followers to go and make disciples of all nations. We believe that God loves every person and we want every person to know the joy of experiencing God’s love.
Our worship style is blended traditional, including a mix of older hymns and gospel songs with newer hymns and worship songs. We study the scriptures from many translations, seeking to understand God’s truth and apply it to daily living. We are committed to living as God’s people and to developing new believers to live as God’s people for His glory!
We welcome everyone to participate with us in Bible study, worship, and other church activities. We welcome believers to join our fellowship and we gladly share the good news of God’s love with all who seek a life of faith.