In the end, all of our efforts are designed to facilitate missions engagement. We develop leaders and plant churches to push back the spiritual darkness and bring the life, hope and healing found only through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Listed below are some specific steps we are taking together to participate in God's world redeeming mission.

School Partnership

An easy way to engage your local community is by partnering with your neighborhood school(s) to love and support children and reach families.

For more information on school partnerships contact the JBA Engagement Coordinator, Jeff Litton at jlitton@jaxbaptist.org


As part of the JBA’s Engage Jax initiative, we provide training to equip our churches to enter multi-housing communities, identify the needs of the residents, then plan activities to meet their emotional, physical and spiritual needs. Consultation is available to existing multi-housing missions along with peer learning and fellowship for volunteers.

For more information on multi- housing ministries contact the JBA Engagement Coordinator, Jeff Litton at jlitton@jaxbaptist.org

Compassion Ministries

Food, clothing and shelter are basic necessities. We put our faith in action by being the hands and feet of Christ.

For more information on organizations that are actively helping meet these needs and to find out how you or your church can get involved contact the JBA Engagement Coordinator, Jeff Litton at jlitton@jaxbaptist.org


Helping organizations develop a clearer understanding of their ministry context through demographic research.

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Jacksonville is an international refugee city and a major port bringing the people of the world to our neighborhood. An easy way to reach the more than 100 people groups and languages in the city is to explore the following organizations:


IMB & the Florida Baptist Convention have partnered together to reach the following countries:

JAX - Miami

The Miami area is known for its immense wealth and poverty. One study ranked Miami as the richest city in the U.S. while over one-fourth of the population lives in poverty. The area is also know for its diversity. Miami is a crossroads of cultures with half of the population born outside the U.S. 5.92 million people live in the metro Miami area and there is only one SBC church for every 8,887 residents. The purpose of this partnership is to share our Kingdom resources with those serving in the metro Miami area in order to help achieve the goal of planting 169 churches in the next five years. We plan to do this by establishing church-to-church partnerships between individual churches in Jax and church planters in Miami.

If you wish to find out more or become engaged through this partnership contact Jeff Litton at jlitton@jaxbaptist.org.

Jax - TOR

Over the past couple of years, the Lord has led the JBA network to engage in a church to church partnership between Jax and Toronto.  This primarily takes the shape of churches in our city engaging and supporting church planting efforts through direct partnerships. The role of the JBA is to help provide information, vision tours and facilitate relationships between leaders in both cities. We have a goal of seeing the Lord build 40 church planting partnerships over the next three years.  We are fully integrated with the SEND Toronto emphasis of the North American Mission Board.  You can discover more about our partnership and what is happening as we engage lostness in Toronto through the links and videos here.

If you wish to find out more or become engaged through this partnership contact David Tarkington at david@opfirst.org.

Ministry Partnerships


Originally founded as a ministry of the Jacksonville Baptist Association, the ministry became an independent organization in 2014. Through partnerships they provide health care, education for children and adults, employment, orphan care, and share the hope of a life in Christ.

For more information visit the CHM website


Each day large cargo ships visit our city and give us the opportunity to interact with seafarers from around the world. The Jacksonville Port Ministry provides food, personal items, Bibles and services to these guests. By doing so, they touch the world with the good news.

For more information contact the Port Chaplain, Calvin Reid at seafarerscenter@bellsouth.net

Florida Baptist Children's home

Explore orphan care through on-campus ministry opportunities, caring families, respite care, foster and adoption.

For more information visit the Florida Baptist Children’s Home website.