“FBC Jacksonville is here to bring every heart closer to Christ, from the youngest baby to the oldest senior.”

-Pastor Derek Staples 

“He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children…” PSALM 78:5-6

Childhood is the best time to lay a gospel-based foundation in one’s life. At FBC Jacksonville, we are passionate about investing in the next generation. We seek to provide a safe and fun environment where children can be connected to Jesus and make friends with others. We fill our classrooms with volunteers who are energetic, joyful, caring, genuine, and prepared. Partner with us as we connect our children to Christ and to one another!

 ONE Gathering

One God. One Church. One Mission.

The One Gathering is a high-energy worship service modeled after our college service. The service combines the youth groups from FBC Jacksonville and EaglePoint Church. ONE meets on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. at EaglePoint Church.


ENGAGEJSU started in 2011. It began with one simple and often repeated prayer: "at JSU as it is in Heaven". Engage is known for making much of Jesus, authentic worship, its gospel filled environment, and as a place to form long-term friendships. We trust not in what we can do on our own power, but in the Spirit of God to accomplish his purpose for Jacksonville. During the school year Engage meets on Monday nights at 8PM in the sanctuary of First Baptist Jacksonville. We hope you can join us as we strive to see God's kingdom come here at JSU at is it in Heaven.




Senior adults are keen to learn, travel, and live life. That’s why the Senior Adult ministry is filled with “keenagers”. The ministry leaders are Bob and Eloise Crossley. The group meets once a month from September to May on the first Tuesday of the month. These gatherings consist of a devotion, singing, program, and a meal. Each year is ended with a nice banquet and Senior Adult Day. The group goes on many fun trips throughout the year and hosts many other activities each month. Contact Bob and Eloise to find out how you can be a part of this ministry (becrossley@fbcjville.org).