In obedience to the Lord’s leading, St. John’s Park Baptist Church planted Hyde Park Baptist Church in 1951 to reach the people of the west side 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 where worship would be regularly conducted, major strides were quickly made impacting these communities 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 began to relocate resulting in a lineal decline of 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. After uniting through much prayer and hard work over a few short years, Redemption Church of Jacksonville was launched in 2017 as a fully autonomous church and maintains the original property where Hyde Park Baptist first began.
Through faith in our Lord’s leading, it is now an essential part of our purpose to plant and re-plant other neighborhood churches making Jesus Christ well known throughout Jacksonville and to the ends of the earth. In obedience to the Great Commission, we exist to redeem the Church and the Community with the gospel by making disciples.
As a member of the Southern Baptist Convention, Redemption Church aligns with the 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.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. …He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. …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.
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.