Our mission is to know Jesus and make Him known in Jacksonville and the surrounding community. We invite you to join along with us in this mission
We will explain why we exist as a church (To Know Jesus and Make Jesus Known), explain a prayer emphasis for the week, and then we will pray for the prayer emphasis and the rest of our gathering.
We will sing several songs throughout the gathering. The lyrics of the songs will exalt God and compel those gathered to love and adore Him.
Each Sunday a faithful man will walk us through a passage of the Bible and explain what it meant in its context, and what it means to us in our lives today. We typically do this by methodically working through a book of the Bible from beginning to end.
During this time the Christians who are present remember and celebrate Jesus and all He did for us in His life, death, burial, and resurrection. This is for Christians- those who are repenting of our sins and trusting Jesus for saving us.
Whenever someone in our midst repents of their sins and turns to trust in the Lord, we encourage obedience to the Lord in baptism. Our baptism gatherings are typically on Sunday afternoons on the beach.
We are very family friendly and are supportive of children joining adults for church service. On the average Sunday approximately one third of the main gathering will be children kindergarteners to teens.
Age appropriate classes are held for younger children at 10:30am during the main gathering time:
Nursery — Birth to walking
Toddlers — Walking to potty-trained
Preschool — Potty-trained to Kindergarten
Our services are approximately an hour and a half. We usually sing 5-6 songs and the sermon lasts about 40 minutes. We also have a short Q&A (time permitting) at the end of the service.
Pillar is a Christian church made up of individuals from various denominational and religious backgrounds. Pillar is a part of a family of multiplying churches in military communities worldwide called the Praetorian Project. We also cooperate in missions with the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.