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First Baptist Church Hosts Open Mic Event to Address Community Concerns

First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida will host an open mic event on Sunday evening, January 29, at 6:00 PM. This event will provide an opportunity for members of the community to come and publicly voice their concerns and questions to Pastor Heath regarding a recent action of the church to require their membership to sign a statement on biblical sexuality.

“First Baptist Church of Jacksonville recently approved a statement on biblical sexuality that is required of all their members. Christian communities typically require statements of faith for membership, and this statement expresses a view of sexuality that is old as the Bible. Nevertheless, when word of this action became known in our community it inspired concern, questions, and anger. First Baptist Church desires to love our neighbors in the city and we want to hear from those who are upset, address concerns, and answer questions,” said Pastor Heath.

The Open Mic Night at First Baptist will take place in the auditorium of First Baptist Church, located at 125 West Ashley Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.

The event is an open forum, and all are invited.

About First Baptist Church:

First Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist Church in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. Their mission is to reach all of Jacksonville with all of Jesus for all of life. They offer a variety of programs and services, including worship services, kids and youth groups, biblical counseling, and community outreach.

Dr. Heath Lambert is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. He is the author of several books, including The Great Love of God: Encountering God’s Heart for a Hostile World. 

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