Posts by whittney.gilmer

The Andrews Family – Friends & Faith

Kate and Rob Andrews and their son, Jake, started attending Access in October 2017 when a friend invited them. The Andrews had recently moved back to the Jacksonville area because of Rob’s job. Jake was about to start high school when they moved, and they wanted to find a church where they could meet people…

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The Hall Family – “All In”

Elizabeth Hall attended church with her grandparents as she grew up, and she committed her life to Christ at a church camp when she was 12. Similarly, Rick Hall went to church with friends while growing up, putting his faith in Jesus at the age of 11, but neither went to church once they moved…

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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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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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