Ocean Park Baptist Church

God- Centered. Gospel Exalting. Jacksonville Beach, FL
Ocean Park Baptist Church
Ocean Park Baptist Church
Ocean Park Baptist Church
Ocean Park Baptist Church
Ocean Park Baptist Church
Ocean Park Baptist Church

Plan Your Visit

Address
402 16th Ave S
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Phone
(904) 249-5457

Website

Directions
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Who We Are

God Centered
We do not assemble on Sundays to be entertained but to worship God in spirit and truth (John 4:23-24). It is our aim that God would be glorified and the gospel proclaimed for the edification of the saints (Eph. 4:11-16) and the salvation of the lost (Matt. 28:16-20).

Gospel Exalting
The reason we exist as a congregation is because of the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ (1 John 4:9-12). It is our joy to boldly declare the good news in our worship, fellowship, work, and relationships (Col. 3:17).

Christ Glorifying
We desire at Ocean Park to embody the theological saying, "We are most satisfied when God is most glorified". Jesus Christ is our soul's greatest desire and our pleasure to magnify throughout our worship (Rev. 5). He is the radiance of the glory of God (Heb. 1:3-4) and the only eternal satisfaction for our soul (Ps 16:11).

Biblically Saturated
The Word of God is the completed revelation of God and the ultimate source of truth for the believer (2 Timothy 3:16-17). It is our desire that every aspect of our worship service come under the authority of scripture. All our prayers, songs, and preaching must reflect the glory of God, the beauty of Christ, and the truth of the gospel (Eph 5:18-21).

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Multigenerational

Programs
Nursery, Adult Education

Music
Traditional Hymns, Contemporary

Denomination
Baptist (SBC)

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
1952

Our Services

What are services like?
Sunday Morning Sunday Morning worship is the pinnacle of the week as a local church body. We assemble to lift our adoration to the one true God while hearing His word read, preached, and sung. The music we choose for our worship service is content driven and not by musical style. During our services you will hear traditional and contemporary hymns sung to various musical styles. We desire that when one leaves the worship service they consider the truths we sung not how the music was done. Our worship service will also included the reading of large passages of scripture (a Psalm and both Old and New Testament readings), responsive readings from one of the Gospels, and an occasional choir arrangement or special music. Pastor Chris preaches expositionally through various books of the Bible. Sunday Evening Sunday Evenings are much more casual. Two main elements of Sunday evening worship are Light to the Nations, a mission prayer emphasis, and God's Redemption Story, which follows the "Big Picture" of the Gospel from Genesis to Revelation. The teaching time utilizes powerpoint and interaction to unfold the work of God throughout scripture and the world.

What is the community like?
Ocean Park Baptist Church seeks to build our church on the foundation of the Word of God. Worship: God-Centered & Gospel Exalting Home: Strengthen families with the Word of God Community: Live in a Covenant Community united by the gospel. Disciple Making: Proclaiming the gospel in Jax Beach and throughout the world

What if I'm not a Christian?
All are welcome to come and attend worship. We sing songs that praise who God is and what he has done. We have Bible-readings and a sermon that explains how a particular Biblical passage is relevant to today (typically 40 minutes). Once a month we celebrate the Lord's Supper which is reserved for Baptized believers. We will not single you our or ask you to participate in any manner. You are welcome to come, listen, and watch as we seek to be faithful in our worship.

Leadership

Christian Partyka
Pastor

Chris Partyka was called to be the pastor of Ocean Park in November of 2013. He was born and raised in Manchester, CT and has been living in Jacksonville since 2000. In 1996 he met his wife Denise (a Jacksonville native) while at the Moody Bible Institute and were married in May of 1999. The Lord has blessed them with four children; their niece Kayla, daughter Anna, and two sons; Andrew and Crosby. Chris brings to Ocean Park a passion for adoption, the Word of God, and a desire to exalt the infinite value of Jesus Christ. As an adopted son and an adopted father, Chris carries with him a unique perspective of a Christian’s spiritual adoption into the family of God. The Apostle Paul uses the metaphor of adoption to teach believers how we have moved from enemies of God to the blessing of being called sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father (Eph 1:4; Gal 4:1-7; Rom 8:15). Chris loves to tell his own adoption story, Crosby’s story, and teach about the doctrine of adoption because it magnifies the glory of Jesus Christ our Lord (Glory to God Alone). You can read about Chris and Denise’s journey to adopt their son Crosby at their blog. The Word of God is also precious to Chris because it is sufficient for life and godliness and holds sole authority in the life of a believer (Psalm 19:7-9; 2 Tim 3:15-17). The biblical doctrine of Scripture Alone is precious to him because it reassures believers that we can trust God’s Word and submit ourselves to it above all else knowing that God Himself is faithful and trustworthy. Therefore, the congregation can rest assured that God’s Spirit will move through the faithful study and preaching of God’s word as we seek to submit ourselves to its authority on a daily basis. Above all else, Chris desires to impart a passion for the glory of Jesus Christ. It is through faith alone in Christ’s perfect righteousness, atoning death, and resurrection from the dead that sinners are able to be reconciled to a holy God (Faith Alone & Christ Alone). It is Chris’ great joy to fulfill the Great Commission (Matt 28:16-20) by declaring to this world the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ and leading Ocean Park to make disciples of Jesus Christ at home and abroad. Education: Chris received a B.A. from The Moody Bible Institute in 2000 and an M.Div from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - Jacksonville in 2011. Hobbies & Past time: Spending time with family, Home Improvement, Reading Classic Novels & Theological works, watching sports, and cheering on the kids in youth sports. Favorite Books: Bible, Diary of David Brainerd, Desiring God, Memories of an Ordinary Pastor, Words to Winners of Souls, To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson, Les Misérables, Tom Sawyer, Chronicles of Narnia, The Jesus Story Book. Favorite Bible Verse: Ephesians 2:1-10

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