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The Quinones Family

Making Friends, Growing in Faith & Living With Purpose. Just one year ago, the Quinones family was looking for a Christian community where kids and parents could grow in faith…

The Valentine Family – Parenting Toward Faith

Kurt and Shannon Valentine both grew up in a relationship with Jesus Christ, but as their lives became increasingly hectic with demanding careers and young children, they found themselves drifting…

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…

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…

The Platten Family

The Platten Family – Experiencing Authenticity

Right away, the value placed on excellence was evident to Shane as a musician. “I liked the excellence,” he said, “but it was the atmosphere of caring that Darin and Kevin created for the band that really made Access different.”

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Volunteers: Deep & Wide Tour

One-day Conference for Access Volunteers Thursday, November 9 Orlando All Access volunteers are invited to join us November 9 for Deep & Wide, a one-day conference with Andy Stanley. Deep & Wide…

The Hamilton Family – Changing Expectations

Angie and Shane Hamilton thought they knew church. They both grew up attending church and had tried various churches off and on as adults. “It was boring, and I felt…

Brian Smith's Baptism

Thanks to Brian Smith for being bold and publicly professing his trust in Jesus though baptism on Easter!

The Kircherts: Invest and Invite

Access is committed to being a church that’s easy to invite people to. “Invest and invite” is shorthand for our desire for the people in our lives to experience what has…

Introducing Zach Mengel

We’re excited that 19-year-old Zach Mengel has joined our Access Church staff. When he came on board this past summer, he jumped into helping with Waumba Land (preschool), UpStreet (elementary),…

The Grass Family: Excited About the Ride 

“Fun and laid back” describes the Grass family perfectly, so it’s no surprise these are things they would look for in a church. Because of where they were in their faith journey,…

The Arns Family – Connection in Crisis

Before the diagnosis, life was “pretty normal” for Kristi and Joe Arns. They spent their time keeping up with kids (JT, 14, Adri, 19, and Jeremy, 22), family, work, and…

A Call to Action: Passion 2017

Millennials are described as many things in our culture. What about “The Jesus Generation”? That is how the people behind the Passion conference see them, and they’re helping Millennials embrace…

The Joyners – From risk to reward

Every Sunday the Access volunteers and staff share and celebrate “win” stories – the ways we’ve seen God at work in people’s lives. Christina and James Joyners’ story is one…

The Smiths – A Christmas Miracle

“This church is like a Christmas miracle!” is a quote that’s pretty well known around Access Church. It all started during a Community Group meeting, when Justin Smith was asked…

The Hootselles – Finding a place for the whole family

Whether it’s the dinner menu, a family activity, or the music in the car, it’s a challenge for families to find something every member of the family enjoys. Could it…

Volunteer Appreciation Night

If Access Church is a body with arms outstretched toward those disconnected from God, the volunteers are the heart that keeps the body moving. Every week individuals with jobs and…

Life Change Is the Best

Baptism is one of our favorite things to do around here because it’s a tangible example of the life change happening here at Access Church. If you’re ready to take this…

Student Ministry Welcomes Sarah Graves

Sarah Graves and her husband, Lawton, have been an active part of Access Church since 2010. Since their move to Jacksonville, they have added three beautiful girls to their family.…

Married Life is October 17!

There is a scene in a current movie where a married couple is getting ready to go to sleep. The wife looks over at the husband and remarks, “Some of…

Kidstuf

Parents, are you looking for an opportunity to connect with your children while learning about God’s “big ideas”? We would love to invite you to attend our next Kidstuf event…

Night of Worship September 16

A note from Kevin Bunnell, service programming director: I’ve had the privilege of spending a lot of my time this past week on preparations for our Night of Worship on…

Welcome Aaron Ellinger, Group Life Director

Aaron Ellinger is someone you’ll see often around Access Church. The native Midwesterner made Jacksonville his home five years ago when a job relocation helped him claim sunny Florida as his…

Welcome, Sarah Graves!

We’re excited to announce that Sarah Graves has joined our Access team as our Waumba Land Director. Sarah is replacing Doug Hurley, who will take on the new title of…

Access Welcomes 20 New Volunteers

Recently we challenged you to get “involved,” and you responded in a fantastic way! In fact, we’ve had 20 new volunteers sign up for positions in Waumba, UpStreet, Host Team,…