Nathan Schneider

Our guest preacher this Sunday, October 18, is Nathan Schneider. Nathan is the Next Generation Ministries, Lead Catalyst for the Florida Baptist Convention. (That position was previously held by our own Billy Young, until he recently became the senior pastor at Hopeful Baptist Church in Lake City.) Before his assuming his new position, Nathan was the Baptist Campus Ministry Director at USF. Nathan and his wife, Michelle live in our area and have three children, Ezra and Karis who are students in our Academy, and Sam, who is still at home with his mom. I hope you will plan to join us for worship at 10:30 am this Sunday, October 18, either in person or online at

Preaching Schedule

October 25            Patrick Coats, Black Multicultural Church Catalyst – Florida Baptist Convention

November 1          Nathan Schneider, Next Generation Ministries, Lead Catalyst – Florida Baptist Convention

November 8          Ron Coram, Evangelist    

November 15        Ron Coram, Evangelist

November 22        Gary Townsend, Regional Catalyst, North – Florida Baptist Convention

November 29        Gary Townsend, Regional Catalyst, North – Florida Baptist Convention

Prayer Ministry

We are all spending more time in prayer these days… praying for the upcoming election, for those who are dealing with the coronavirus, and for our church as we await God’s direction for our next senior pastor, just to name a few of the reasons to pray. We have a dedicated room, just for prayer, on our campus in the D Building. It has an exterior entrance, just off the courtyard, with a combination lock that makes it secure. You can come at any time and get alone with God, or bring a friend and pray together. Contact Barbara Jenkins, Prayer Ministry Coordinator, or the church office, for more information and to get the code to the door lock.

Helicopter Candy Drop and Trunk or Treat

Individually wrapped candy is needed for our annual fall community event on Saturday, October 31. Please drop your candy donations in the bins at the Church Office, the MAC or the Sanctuary entrances. And more trunks are needed to make this day all that it can be! Please email to offer your trunk and get more details. Thanks!

Church Budget

Last Sunday, we unanimously approved the 2020-21 church budget. Now it’s time for us to support that budget, and the ministries it represents, with our tithes and offerings and with our prayers. Our budget is always so much more than just numbers on a page. Those numbers represent dollars that allow us to seek and serve and minister in the name of Jesus to individuals in our church family, our community, our state, our nation, and around the world. I encourage all of us to pray and ask God to direct our giving. The more we give, the more we can accomplish for His glory!

Trusting Him,