Blackrock Baptist Church

A friendly, loving place where you will feel the presence of the Spirit of God and also feel at home

A Brief History of Blackrock Baptist Church

 

Blackrock Baptist Church was birthed in prayer in the fall of 1960 when a group of people in the Blackrock community decided they needed a local church for worship. They began prayer meetings in various homes in the area with a young minister named Bobby Sheffield leading the meetings.  In early 1961 enough money had been raised to erect a tent with a sawdust floor.  There were approximately 40 members in May of 1961 when plans were made to join the Southern Baptist Convention and participate in the Northeast Florida Baptist Association.  The tent filled rapidly and offerings increased.

In the summer of 1962 an acre of land located at 96362 Blackrock Road was donated to the church.  Soon lumber and blocks were purchased to begin building the original sanctuary . The men did the work themselves, each contributing his time to the task.  Love and unity prevailed throughout the community.  They were building a community church—a place of worship for themselves, their children, grandchildren..."And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely."  Rev. 22:17

In 1964 the first educational wing was added. The men were working long hours, so it was the ladies who labored to put on the roof.  Another debt free educational wing was completed in 1987. In 1989 the Fellowship Hall was doubled in size, and the choir area was enlarged in 1991.  However; we still needed more space in the sanctuary.  So in 1993, the original sanctuary was renovated.  The offices were moved, nine pews were added as was a foyer and a double covered drive through.  Sustained growth created an ongoing need for more room.

In January of 1996 the church purchased an additional 2 acres of land at the same location and began building our beautiful new facility with a sanctuary that can seat over 500 people.  It was completed in 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHILD CARE IS AVAILABLE FOR ALL SERVICES

 

 

 

 

 

BLACKROCK BAPTIST CHURCH, 96362 Blackrock Road, Yulee, Florida  32097

  Phone (904) 261-6220

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Wednesday Schedule:

 5:30 pm Orchestra Practice

 7:00 pm Mission Kids

 7:00 pm Student Church

 7:00 pm Worship Service

Sunday Schedule:

  9:15 am Sunday School

10:30 am Worship

  4:30 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

  5:00 pm Awana

  6:00 pm Evening Worship