The Praetorian Project

The Praetorian Project was conceived in 2010/2011 and is the effort to plant a network of like-minded, Gospel-centered churches in communities near every Marine Corps base in the world. Pillar Jax is the third church in this project and we will be intentional about seeing new churches planted as a part of this project. The project has recently expanded to include planting in communities near military bases (not just Marine Corps) worldwide.

The New River Baptist Association

The New River Baptist Association is comprised of 34 Southern Baptist churches which are located across four counties in eastern North Carolina.

The New River Baptist Association is a family of churches whose purposes are to model Christian fellowship; to bear witness to the Biblical doctrine and principles of the Baptist faith; to assist local congregations in their tasks of worship, preaching and evangelism, teaching training, and ministries; to cooperatively engage in missions, evangelism and ministry in the Association; to cooperate with the North Carolina Baptist State Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention in a world missions program in magnifying the Lordship of Jesus Christ and in extending His Kingdom upon the earth.

North Carolina Baptists

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSCNC) was established in 1830 as a way for churches to accomplish more for God’s kingdom by working together. The BSCNC, which cooperates with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), includes 77 local Baptist associations and about 4,300 churches.  Our Mission is to assist the North Carolina Southern Baptist churches in their divinely appointed mission.

The Southern Baptist Convention

We join ~42,000 other churches that have the same theological convictions that we do in contributing to a shared mission fund called the cooperative program. That fund pays for more than 10,000 missionaries worldwide.

Southern Baptists have prepared a statement of generally held convictions:  The Baptist Faith and Message. It serves as a guide to understanding who we are.


Pillar Jacksonville supports biblical efforts of outreach and compassion by local organizations and agencies.

North Carolina Guardian Ad Litem Program

The NC GAL program is part of North Carolina’s Judicial System that focuses on advocacy of minor aged children affected by court actions involving the parents.  Trained GAL volunteers are appointed by the local court to connect with children involved in active court cases to ensure the court is aware of well-being of the children.

+ Volunteers are trained as child advocates for abused and neglected children.

+ Child advocates and attorneys work together to champion the needs of the children in court.

+ Child advocates monitor the well being of the children and report to the court concerns and status of the children.

Pillar Jacksonville has one couple, Tim and Mary Henry, who are actively involved in the local GAL program and would be happy to share their experiences.

Website:                          Facebook: ncGuardianAdLitem

One More One Less Project

  This North Carolina Non-profit supports foster care efforts throughout the counties of North Carolina.  Their mission is to Inform, Inspire and Intertwine the local church with foster care and adoption. James 1:27 says, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” When state-wide churches work together in orphan/foster care to carry out the command found in James, the local church members mature as disciples and the community becomes aware of God’s love through the local church’s love for foster children!

Several of our Pillar Jacksonville families have been involved in OMOL and would love to share their experience. Contact Pastor JD for more info.

Learn more about OMOL and how you might be able to become involved. 

Website:         Facebook: @onemoreoneless