We understand that the first visit to a new church can be awkward and leave one feeling anxious and even uncomfortable.
At Immanuel, you will find people who have recently visited the church for the first time. Our church property is a “buzz of excitement,” and there will be greeters to help you in every way possible. We promise that you will feel comfortable and welcome from the moment you arrive on the property.
Here’s some information to help you navigate your first visit here!
Sunday School: 9:30 AM
Sunday Morning: 10:45 AM
Sunday Night: 6:00 PM
Wednesday Night: 6:30 PM
You can watch & listen to past sermons here.
Our address is 12046 Normandy Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32221.
God has blessed Immanuel Baptist Church with tremendous growth. So, when you pull onto our property, you will find ample parking around the auditorium. Our ushers will be happy to help you find a good spot!
After you park, please make your way to the auditorium, and greeters will immediately welcome you. They will kindly help lead you in the right direction.
NO! During your visit, we would love to show you our nursery facility and introduce you to some of the workers so that, in the future, you might feel comfortable putting your infant in our nursery. We have first-class nurseries with qualified workers; however, we understand that it takes time to feel comfortable enough with a “new place” to put your children in a strange place with strangers.
The nurseries of Immanuel are designed to provide quality care for the child while allowing the parent(s) to enjoy the full service free from distraction. We are equipped to give infants and toddlers an environment that will enable them to enjoy our church.
When you arrive at our church, you will see people dressed casually, business casual, and some in suits, ties, and dresses. Immanuel Baptist welcomes people to dress for the house of our Lord, but we also understand that the meaning of that differs from person to person. We want you to come and see what the Lord is doing at IBC. You will feel very welcome!
We sing traditional hymns emphasizing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Someone once said, “One thing I love about Immanuel Baptist is that their song service reminds me of church!”
We use the King James Bible. There will be other visitors who will have different versions of the Bible. However, we encourage you to bring a King James Bible for continuity and your ability to follow along with the preaching.
We have a great children’s program! We have Sunday school classes for all the children during our Sunday school hour. We do many things throughout the year for children grades 1st – 6th.
The teenagers of IBC have their Teen Class during the Sunday school hour. They have activities each month and enjoy summer camp each year. The teenagers of IBC are second to none, and we invite you to see for yourself. The Collingsworth, our Youth Pastor, and his wife invest in the lives of our teens like no other. The teenagers are involved in our services, outreach, and many different areas of our church ministry.
How do you take a growing church and give it a “small church” feel—through Sunday school. At Immanuel Baptist Church, “small groups” are called Sunday school classes. We have classes for all ages and stages of life. There are classes for singles, young couples, widows, Seniors, middle age couples, and the list goes on.
You will love the Adult Sunday School classes at our church. The fellowship, activities, and friendship are conducive to spiral growth and advancement in our relationships with God.
Not having been to “every other church,” we would not even try to make a comparison. We can only speak to who we are! We are a church focused on the Word of God, the leading of the Spirit, and a strong desire to see other people meet Christ as their Saviour and grow in Him.
We are a church that is determined to keep church – CHURCH! We do not resemble a nightclub. We want to resemble a church! We are a church where there is teaching and preaching! Singing is a BIG part of our church. The songs of IBC would fall under the traditional genre of church music. However, our music is NOT boring at all.
We look forward to you joining us for a church service soon! If there is a difference between us and any other church, we will let you decide. Our focus is not on every other church, but it is on the Lord.
We provide interpretation for the deaf and hearing impaired in every service and event at Immanuel Baptist Church. If you can come and be with us, please visit! The deaf ministry is here to help you have a deeper walk with God and fellowship with the body of Christ!
We’ll have a parking space, seats reserved, and a gift for every visitor!