What We Believe
“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” – A.W. Tozer
The following are the core beliefs of One Church Jacksonville Beach based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.
Humans, both male and female, were created in God’s image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God’s creations.
When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.
Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.
The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God’s kingdom on earth.
Our full statement of faith can be found by reading The Baptist Faith and Message.
Dr. John Shultz
John joined the Navy and while he was stationed at Great Lakes Naval Training Center he became a follower of Jesus. He was discipled immediately in a life-on-life relationship. John has led and discipled men over the years in these kinds of disciple-making engagements. He departed the Navy in 1998 because he knew the Lord was drawing him to the ministry as a calling.
John has served as a Lead Pastor and as a Staff member over the years. He has earned a Bachelors from Luther Rice, a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was able to influence and inspire leaders seeing ministry expansion.
John has been married to his bride (Pam) for 45 years and are the proud parents of two children.
Leading the congregation in Worship and Praise every Sunday morning is our Worship Leader, Jeff Marinos. His energetic spirit and heartfelt approach to servant leadership make him an excellent Worship Leader.
Together with Kim Keepers, our Pianist, and Julia Marinos, they put together the weekly music program for the church, choosing songs that are relevant to all generations.
Beginning in 2023 we will have Reagan Earnest to serve as our Kids Ministry Director.
Reagan grew up in a ministry family and came to know Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior at an early age. In 2020, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida.
During her final semesters at UNF, She felt that God was calling her into ministry. She has a passion for children’s ministry and reaching our future generation of leaders. After she graduated, she began taking online classes at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is currently in pursuit of a Masters Degree in Children’s Ministry and Biblical Counseling. She is excited to be on the team at One Church investing in the current and next generation!
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – (904)-249 2314
Administrative Assistant – Steven Shavers
Music Ministry/Worship Leader – Jeff Marinos
Finance Ministry – Jeff Schultes
Deacons Ministry – Chair Bobby Bass
Preschool & Children’s Ministry – Reagan Earnest
Student Ministry – Geoffrey Davis
The Prayer Warriors Ministry led by Cathy Hatfield
The Shoebox Ministry led by Jean Langston
Ladies Bible Study led by Linda Bass
Hospice Sewing Ministry led by Martie Guthrie, Linda Bass and Martha Primosch
Culinary/Hospitality Team – Richard Birmingham
We offer an authentic worship experience that is led by our pastor and worship team. There is childcare available and activities for all age groups.
We offer classes for every age area during this time.
Preschool and Kid Worship
We offer an amazing worship opportunity for children with a loving, friendly, and fun staff! We offer Preschool Worship for Pre-K and younger and Kid Worship for K- 5th Grade (Kid Worship for elementary is not available on the 3rd Sunday of each month).
Thursday Night Programming
Financial Peace University Thursdays, 6:15-7:45 pm. We began our new semester on August 24th. Enroll
Griefshare began Thursday, August 24th, 6:15-7:45 p.m. This is a great class for anyone who has lost someone close to them. Enroll
Ladies Bible Study began on August 24th, 6:30-7:30 pm. They are going through 1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin.
Awana is available for Preschool through 5th grade and restarted August 24th at 6:15 p.m. AWANA is an amazing time for children to learn about Jesus, learn how to memorize Scripture, and learn how to live for Jesus in their day to day lives and did I say it is FUN!!!!
Ladies Bible Study
We started our new Ladies Bible Study on August 24th at 6:30 p.m. in The Fellowship Hall. These studies run concurrently with the AWANA and Student Ministry to create a place for everyone.