Located in the historic Riverside area of Jacksonville, Florida.
Christ Church of Peace is a worshipping and ministering community of believers on a spiritual journey of discovery and growth with a Christian foundation, embracing aspects of other faiths, and welcoming people of all races, genders, sexual orientations and special needs and/or challenges.
Sundays ~ 10:30 AM
Each Sunday we gather for a service that is a blended style worship that includes contemporary and traditional styles in our music, prayer, teaching, preaching, and communion. Conveniently scheduled -- neither too early nor too late -- our service moves quickly from chiming of the hour to fellowship. Regardless of your faith or denominational background, you will feel comfortable and at home with family and friends in our place of worship. Come, visit us on Sunday and experience the warmth of a friendly place you can call your spiritual home.
Christ Church of Peace believes in serving and giving back to the community. Along with spiritual activities and social events, we tithe to a number of vital community services and provide several ministries of our own:
Emergency Food Pantry
Wed. : 9 AM - 2 PM
WEEKLY ZUMBA CLASS
Holiday Helpers is an organization committed to making the holidays special for children directly affected by or infected with HIV or AIDS. No child will be turned down based on gender, race, or religious background.
Holiday Helpers has served 368 needy children during the 2013 holiday season.
CCOP Fellowship is an outreach ministry for the men and women of our church. We meet to fellowship, study, and work together to minister in Christ's Name and Love.
Our Motto: "Sharing and Caring for Others"
Our Purpose: To nurture people, allowing them to grow spiritually, and to assist in the nurturing of others by serving the needs of the church and the surrounding community.
Some of our activites include:
Maintenance and building projects within our church
Assistance with youth and seniors programs within our community Working with Community Mentoring Projects Working with Community Projects like Habitat for Humanity (Habijax)
Emergency Relief Projects
We meet monthly for specific projects of ministry.
An outreach to proud LGBT men and women, and their supporters, who have served and are currently serving in the armed forces of the United States. Please contact the church office for more information on this important ministry.
More information about events, activities, ministries and opportunities at Christ Church of Peace can be found on our Services page.
Celebrating our second decade of honoring God, good stewardship, community support and engagement, Christ Church of Peace is a special place of peace and sanctuary for special people.
Our vision is to be known best for innovative ministry in service to God and the church of choice for all people seeking a spiritual home. We hope to be a role model for others to follow, growing stronger through diversity and becoming a tool for social change.
We consider ourselves to be a "healing" church, a congregation of people whose hurts and needs will find appropriate ministry and blessings here.
At Christ Church of Peace, you'll find a worshiping and ministering community of believers on a spiritual journey of discovery and growth. Though based on a solid Christian foundation, we embrace aspects of other faiths and welcome people of all ages, races, marital status, nationalities, genders and gender expressions, sexual orientations ... as well as those challenged by special needs.
The Lord Jesus invites us to "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
We hope that you will explore our Web site, the church's home online ... to visit and worship with us ... and to contact us directly with any of your questions or concerns.
Call us at: 904-387-2020
Church Office Hours
M, & W, & Th: 9 AM - 4 PM;
All other hours by appointment only. The office is closed Tuesdays and Fridays, unless by appointment with the Senior Pastor.
Church Administrator: John Schumpert
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(A Scripture to Meditate On)
1 Peter chapter 4: verses 8-11
8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”[a] 9 Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. 10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Pastor Announces Retirement
December 15, 2013
Christ Church of Peace
1240 McDuff Avenue South
Jacksonville, Florida 32205-8030
Dear Brother and Sisters in Christ,
On March 11, 2012, the congregation of Christ Church of Peace, by congregational vote, extended to me the call to serve as your Senior Pastor. It is with a heavy heart I announce to you my retirement as Senior Pastor of Christ Church of Peace to be effective March 31, 2014.
Until March 31, 2014 I will continue to work as faithfully and in as dedicated an effort as I have since early 2012 and during my tenure on pastoral staff December 2005 – February 2008.
This decision has required months of reflection and prayer while reviewing 45-plus years of ordained ministry, but is necessary due to physical, emotional, mental and spiritual exhaustion.
My goal since returning to Christ Church of Peace has been spiritual development and outreach within Christ Church of Peace based on scriptural guidelines. I stated on March 11, 2012 that I would never ask you to do anything I was not willing to do myself, including activities at the church, and I have striven to set that example.
I am retiring from staff position as Senior Pastor. This does not mean that I will never accept positions other than pastoral staff with any church should God present that ministry call. I will remain active in ministry for Christ as needed by any church that gathers to worship our Lord. God’s call to ministry is a lifetime call. However, the first few weeks following retirement will be a sabbatical totally devoted to restoration in all areas of my life. I am currently not in negotiations with any ministry to serve in any position.
To prevent rumors and false information being disseminated, I would request that any questions be directed to me regarding my retirement as your Senior Pastor. This decision is of my own volition. It is not based on conflict with any member of the church, Ministry Operations Team or staff.
It is my sincere prayer that God will bless the future ministries of Christ Church of Peace as you strive to present Christ to this city.
Rev. Harvey Carr, Ph.D. Religion, D. Music, Ph.D. Humanities