Posts by whittney.gilmer

Meet Kyal and Shana Rector

Kyal and Shana Rector are familiar with the task of finding a church in a new area. They have been through the process before. Their military background has moved them all over the United States. But a career change placed them in the St. Johns area, and they found themselves once again looking for a church.

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Welcome, Justin Smith, Student Ministry Director

Did you have a positive influence in your life as a teenager? Perhaps someone came into your life at a crucial time and made an investment in you, the dividends of which you still feel today. At Access we talk a lot about all the ways God uses these kinds of pivotal relationships to help us on…

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Welcome Stephanie Barrett, Guest Experience Director

As the holidays approach, many of us will open our doors to family and friends. Our homes will be clean, de-cluttered, and filled with inviting scents. These are intentional actions meant to communicate that we value our guests and have spent time and energy preparing for them. At the end of the day, we want our guests to…

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Welcome, Hal Henry, UpStreet Production Director

If you step into the UpStreet large-group environment on a Sunday morning, several things become evident: we believe the Bible should never be boring, worship can be really loud, and Sundays should be fun. You will see the UpStreet Production Team working to leverage every minute they have to make truth memorable. In the middle…

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Changing the World With Be Rich

Sunday was incredible! We launched Be Rich, our annual campaign in which we join with our network of churches to unleash a wave a generosity in our own community and around the world. Give Sunday we launched the Give part of Be Rich by collecting donations, 100% of which will go outside our walls to:…

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Welcome, Sarah Peckham, Waumba Land Director

We’re so excited to welcome Sarah Peckham to our Access Church staff as our new Waumba Land Director. Waumba Land is our environment for preschoolers. Our mission in Waumba Land is “to make a first impression of the heavenly Father in such a way that it makes a lasting impression on the heart of a child.”…

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Andy Stanley is coming to join us for a day!

How would you like to spend a day with Andy Stanley, learning what he is most passionate about? Deep & Wide is a one-day conference with Andy, and it’s right down the road in Orlando! All Access volunteers are invited to join us November 9, so we can learn together how to make Access even…

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UpStreet on the Move: Camp95

Take 10 teenagers, 3 college students, 75 kids, and 4 host homes all over town. Add UpStreet-style storytelling about God’s love, great music, and lots of water fun. Mix it together, and you have an amazing week of summer called Camp95. The goal of Camp 95 was to bring “all the fun of UpStreet to…

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Access globalX goes to Costa Rica!

Costa Rica, with its coastline, mountains, and rainforest, is a beautiful place to spend your time. What about spending your sweat, your work, and your heart there as well? July 4 a group of 15 Access Church adults and teenagers returned from a week-long globalX trip to Costa Rica, where they did just that. Why go to the trouble? Why…

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