Our Pastor

Picture of Pastor and First Lady

Our pastor, Derrick E. Young is also a Board Certified Chaplain who serves at Community Hospice. Pastor and his wife First Lady Gale is from Gary, Indiana. They have two children Daris (Leena) Young and Amari (Keon) Berry who has blessed them with 3 grandchildren; Zari and Ava Berry and Aurora Young. Pastor served in the military for 15 years before he became medically separated in 1999 with an Honorable Discharge.  He received his calling to the ministry on February 19, 2001 and was ordained on August 17, 2003 as Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church of Oceanway. First Lady Gale works in Duval County School System and is known for her compassion and love for educating the youth.

Derrick’s educational background includes earning a B.A. in Biblical Studies from The Baptist College of Florida in 2007, a Master of Arts and Religion in 2008 and a Master of Divinity in 2010 from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Continuing his education, Derrick became a Board Certified Chaplain in 2014 after presenting to the Board of Chaplaincy, an affiliation of the Association of Professional Chaplains. Our First Lady earned a Master Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

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Our services are warm and celebratory. Our Praise Teams lead us in worship with songs that minister to our souls, and then before our Pastor begin teaching  the monitors will indicate it’s time for our youth to depart the sanctuary and go to their prospected areas that are uniquely designed to foster spiritual and moral growth.    

At the end of service we will extend the offer to give your life to Christ, join our family or receive prayer.   

Every first time Guest will receive a gift as they depart to show our appreciation for the opportunity to worship with you!


Sunday Life Groups begin at 9:00 A.M 

Sunday Worship Celebration begins at 10:00

Wednesday Bible Study begins at 1:30  & 7:00 P.M                                                                                     

*Services start promptly

Location:  12156 Pulaski Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218

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