Trinity Baptist Church is pleased to announce on May 16, 2022, our Oakleaf campus broke ground to start building a new campus! Trinity Oakleaf, one of three Trinity locations in the Jacksonville area, is laying roots down at 710 Oakleaf Plantation Parkway in Orange Park, Florida. As many are aware, Trinity Oakleaf members faithfully congregated for the past seven years at the Enterprise Learning Academy’s school cafeteria waiting for the opportunity to build. We now can rejoice because the time is finally here!
Led by Campus Pastor Daniel Riddick and Connections Pastor Zac Hardy, Trinity Oakleaf will span over 16,500 square feet and include the following:
• Auditorium for 350 people
• Community plaza (with café seating and couches)
• Indoor playground
• Four multi-purpose rooms
• Six classrooms
• Outdoor field space
The indoor playground will be open to the public during the week and the meeting rooms and classrooms will serve as dedicated space for small groups and ministries (such as Trinity Kids). The outdoor field space will also serve as a venue for church gatherings and outreach events. This development project will include construction of a new parking lot with 186 spaces that will add to the existing parking already on the perimeter of the building site. Lastly, the building will sit on a lush property across eight acres, in the heart of the Oakleaf Plantation community.
The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by hundreds to celebrate this monumental milestone. “We sang, reflected on God’s provision, and conducted a shovel ceremony – afterwards we had inflatables and snow cones for kids and families,” said Pastor Daniel. “We are thrilled about the opportunity to have a permanent home for the ministry that will open up potential ministry opportunities during the week that we currently are unable to accommodate. More importantly, it will allow us to more than double in size—more people finding Christ is what it is all about!”
Trinity Oakleaf, launched in October 2014, is the second location for Trinity Baptist Church and recently celebrated seven years. “I have enjoyed seeing the unity this season in our church,” said Pastor Zac. “There are people in our church who have been dreaming of this for seven years alongside people in our church who have just begun the journey. We are all dreaming of seeing God finish this work in our church.”
Pastor Zac and Pastor Daniel hope that Trinity Oakleaf will continue to be an anchor in the community, one that God will use to reach and disciple the Oakleaf area. They expressed sincere gratitude to the church leadership and congregations across all Trinity campuses for their endless support to make this a reality. As they move forward, they ask for prayers that God would use this expansion to reach people and continue to provide financial provisions. “We have made a lot of progress toward meeting the financial need, but we still have more progress to make in order to fully fund the project,” said Pastor Daniel.
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Trinity Oakleaf looks forward to having its first service on Easter 2023, so make sure to mark your calendars now! To stay in the loop on newest developments with Trinity Oakleaf, visit the website or follow us on Facebook at Trinity Baptist Church or on Instagram at TBCJax.