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Our Redemption Story

Who We Are

In obedience to Jesus, St. John’s Park Baptist Church planted Hyde Park Baptist Church in 1951 to reach the people of the westside of Jacksonville in the Hyde Park and Hyde Grove communities. In a few short years, Hyde Park Baptist Church acquired the property located where San Juan and Lane Avenues intersect. Having established this permanent location for weekly worship, the church began impacting the community with the gospel of Jesus Christ. 
After many years of successful growth, Hyde Park Baptist Church began to experience the effects of sluggish economies and suburban sprawl. Many residents of these communities relocated, resulting in a declining membership. With only a few members remaining in 2013, the congregation reached out to the Jacksonville Baptist Association who facilitated direct assistance from Hibernia Baptist Church of Fleming Island. Initially, Hibernia Baptist Church replanted Hyde Park Baptist Church as Hibernia at Hyde Park intending to re-establish it as an autonomous church in the near future. By the kindness of Jesus and the work of many, Redemption Church of Jacksonville was launched in 2017 and maintains the original property where Hyde Park Baptist first began.

Through our journey with Jesus, it is now an essential part of our purpose to continue to impact our community with the gospel. Our current pastor, Jarrod Reed, is leading the whole Redemption Family to journey with Jesus from blindness to God’s wisdom, from brokenness to Grace-filled family, and from loneliness to Growing friendship, as a redeemed family our community cannot ignore. We are committed to sharing what God has entrusted to us with our community through our Redemption Marketplace, where goods, food, and the gospel are offered freely.

What We Believe

As a church of the Southern Baptist Convention, Redemption Church aligns with the current Baptist Faith and Message.

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The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.


There is one and only one living and true God. …The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.


God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. …God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.


Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. …He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He calls men to the Saviour, and effects regeneration. At the moment of regeneration He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church. He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in the Christian is the guarantee that God will bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.


Man is the special creation of God, in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. …By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. … The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every person of every race possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.


Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification.

Purpose Of God

Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners. It is consistent with the free agency of man, and comprehends all the means in connection with the end. It is the glorious display of God’s sovereign goodness, and is infinitely wise, holy, and unchangeable. It excludes boasting and promotes humility.

The Family

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption.
Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race.

The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people. A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. He has the God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. She, being in the image of God as is her husband and thus equal to him, has the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his helper in managing the household and nurturing the next generation.
Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God’s pattern for marriage. Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and to lead them, through consistent lifestyle example and loving discipline, to make choices based on biblical truth. Children are to honor and obey their parents.”


A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. Each congregation operates under the Lordship of Christ through democratic processes. In such a congregation each member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord. Its scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.


We are an elder led congregation that functions within a plurality of leadership. The biblical role of elders is threefold: to oversee, shepherd, and pastor the flock of God. As overseers, they are to govern and lead the body. As shepherds, they are to feed the sheep with teaching and protect the sheep from the wolves of false teaching. As pastors, they are to provide pastoral care for the body of Christ. We believe elders are to be male, and must meet the qualifications given in Scripture.


Jarrod Reed

Lead Pastor

Idaldo Matos

Pastor de la Iglesia Redención

Chuck Fry

Pastor of Outreach

Kyle Kwitowski

Pastor of Missions

Emily Stewart

Music Director

Amy-Beth Morway

Children’s Director

Chase Norman

Ministry Intern

Ministry Leads

  • Jackie Green & Katie Stewart

  • Amy-Beth Morway

    School Age Children

Elders & Deacons