Stories of Florida Baptist Churches

  • Erik Cummings speaks to football players at Miami Gardens High School.

Miami churches change lives with pre-game meals

Two Miami-area churches are scoring inroads into local schools by providing pre-game meals for their football teams--while changing lives of players and coaches alike. Each week during football season, pastors Patrick Coats of Kingdom Covenant Baptist Church in Homestead and Erik Cummings of New Life Baptist Church in Carol City,

  • Volunteers from Jacksonville churches plant flowers at Englewood High School as part of GO Jax.

GO Jax churches collaborate as hands, feet of Jesus

Descending upon the campus of Jacksonville’s Englewood High School, more than 25 volunteers from GO Jax 2016 planted vibrant flowers and shrubs along the sidewalks of the school’s entrance, mulched beds and repainted wooden garbage bins a bright yellow to freshen up the urban campus.  As the hands and feet

  • As part of First Baptist Church in Orange Park’s  Generations ministry that cohesively ties discipleship with all age groups, a Rite of Passage event for second grade students held during worship included a multigenerational time of prayer and the presentation of a Bible with highlighted verses from pastoral staff, parents, grandparents and Sunday School teachers to the children

Cradle-to-college focus of next generation ministry

When First Baptist Church of Orange Park had a staffing gap to fill with the departure of their student minister, church leaders sought to look at a new model that would better equip the church to minister to all ages—especially families with children. They called veteran student minister Dave Paxton

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Multi-Million Dollar Sale of Baptist Building to Impact the Nations

A sacrificial investment made by Florida Baptists nearly six decades ago will reap a far-reaching global missions impact this year as the State Board of Missions approved a contract to sell the Baptist Building property in Jacksonville..