The Jacksonville Statement was developed by pastors and leaders in the Jacksonville, Florida area who lead churches and ministries partnering with the Jacksonville Baptist Association to engage the city, region, and the world for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The statement was finalized in May 2018.


David Tarkington

Lead Pastor

First Baptist Church of Orange Park & 

First Family Network

Elijah Simmons


Norwood Community Church

Tim Maynard

Senior Pastor

Fruit Cove Baptist Church

Orvin Feliciano


Jones Road Baptist Church

Bruce Hickson


Unity Church

Jeffery Stockdale


Herbert Beck

Minister of Worship & Discipleship

Shindler Drive Baptist Church

Rick Wheeler

Lead Missional Strategist

Jacksonville Baptist Association

Some have signed the statement, but their name did not appear on our signees page. If the form does not work for you, click here to send us an email. Include name, church/ministry, and position at church/ministry.

Pastors David Tarkington (L) & Elijah Simmons (R) sharing details about the Statement at the 2018 JBA Annual Meeting

The jacksonville statement


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