We at ONE believe in the simplicity that is in Christ (2 Corinthians 11:3). We strive to follow the example Paul laid out in 2 Corinthians 1:12 stating that "in simplicity…we have had our conversation in the world." There is nothing complicated concerning our mission, our services, our people: "glorify God."
We believe that according to Titus 2:7, our lives should present a "pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity." There is enough hypocrisy throughout the world. Our prayer is that you will find relief in a place amongst people that truly desire our lives to fully encompass the very definition of "godly sincerity."
We at ONE rest our eternal hope in the “more sure word of prophecy” (2 Peter 1:19). We submit to the understanding that living out lives of simplicity and sincerity requires a sure authority. ONE stands on the authority of the sure word of God. If we are to follow after 1 Corinthians 1:10 and "all speak the same thing," and have "no divisions" among us, and "be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment," it will only take place when the sure word of God is our focus, desire, and mind on all matters (1 Corinthians 2:16).
When the Lord Jesus Christ called my name in May of 2003, and I came to know of the love of God and the salvation that was offered to me by His Son, it was not long after that I knew my life, leadership ability, and my passion for teaching, were going to be used for His service.
I believe the most selfish thing we can do as human beings is to learn of the gift that was given us by God through His Son and not share that with others; therefore, it is my passion to bring others to this knowledge. As long as I have breath in me, serving my Lord and Savior will always be my primary focus and reasonable service.
Prophecy has been a lifetime passion of mine, and when faced with Biblical Prophecy and its truths I fell on my knees and called upon the Blood of Christ to save me. Since that decision I have been set on a course to live a life in service to Him. We live in a day and age where people have lost the desire to know God and His word. I am a firm believer that the word of God has not and will not “Return Void,” and people need to get back to the basics.
I am a Bible-first teacher, and my studies have led to me to be able to have a working base in understanding both biblical languages of Greek and Hebrew. I have also spent almost ten years in the field of study in Prophecy. My understanding of Prophecy and how it relates to the Christian today is nothing short of God-given, and for that I am thankful.
The testimony of our Lord and Savior is the “Spirit of Prophecy,” and I believe that it is being neglected at the pulpits today, in a day, where Biblical Prophecy is vitally important. Jesus stated to His disciples in John 14:29 “And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it comes to pass, you might believe.” I believe in this day and age (the Bible calls it the Last Days) that Biblical Prophecy will provide a strong draw to people coming to know Jesus as Lord and Savior if used correctly. I have had the opportunity to see what kind of excitement Biblical Prophecy can draw. I hold this dear to my heart because it was by Biblical Prophecy I got saved, and for this reason I know the power of it.
In June of 2012, my family moved from Rochester, New York to Jacksonville, Florida with the intent to plant a church. The Lord has led me to prepare myself for such service through the education I’ve received at the North Star Bible Institute (Bachelors), Trinity Baptist College (Masters), and my PhD for Organizational Leadership at Carolina University. The Lord has given me many opportunities to lead in ministry and has given me the ability to utilize my gifts in this capacity to proclaim the Good News of God’s love by helping others encounter Him, leading them to His truths, nurturing their spiritual development, building other leaders, and encouraging them in ministry.
I believe that ministry is first and foremost about “people,” reaching not only the community for the cause of Christ but also our own church body. Being professed Christians and being Biblical Christians are very different things. The challenge today is to be Biblical Christians. I believe the Bible teaches us to be “disciples” and that the primary objective of the body of Christ is to not only “be” disciples ourselves but also to be constantly training and in the process of discipling of others. I believe a well-discipled church will bring about the best opportunity for growth for the church itself as disciples turn into “Ambassadors.”
You can reach Pastor Frank at email@example.com.
Frank and Sara Selvaggio were married in 2005 and have a son, Peyton, born in 2007 and daughter, Savannah, born in 2011. Sara was born and raised in a Christian home. She gave her life to Christ as a child, but it was not until Frank became a Christian that she started to realize she had much to learn about what it truly meant to be a Christian and recommitted her life to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
She is currently the Sr. Director of Orange Park and Jacksonville for AccentCare (Home Health Agency). She has been involved in home bible studies, sports ministries, working with children, nursery and teen ministries and has attended several classes at North Star Bible Institute. Sara is committed to serving the Lord, ministering to others, and continuing to be ever growing in the word.
Originally from Hendersonville, North Carolina, I’ve lived in Jacksonville since I moved here with my parents in 1980. I met the ONE who’s still the ONE just five years later and since January 1986, Andrea Ingle has been a help meet for me. We have four grown children (Robert, Amanda, Heather, and Ashley) and five grandchildren (Judah, Adelyn, Norah, Geneva, and Samuel). I enjoy shooting, World War 2 era history, the Florida Gators, and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
I heard the gospel, and I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior on a Sunday night when I was 15. I got baptized soon after, but no one ever taught me what a saved person should do (discipleship). So, what I did was mimic what other church people did and I thought that was right. All this made me disillusioned and confused me and I walked away from the church. I didn’t go back until my children were getting older. This was when I started learning a little bit. However, it wasn’t until my wife and I started attending ONE Baptist Church that I truly started learning about how to be a Christian.
I’m in no way saying that ONE Baptist Church is the best church. However, I am saying that all churches are not the same. ONE is special, not because of the pastor, leaders, or the congregation, but because we allow the Bible to be our sole authority. We allow the Bible to define our purpose, what we do, and why we do it. If you’re looking for a church home, I’d highly recommend that you come and check out ONE Baptist Church.
I was born in Richmond, VA and was attending church before I was born. At the age of 8, while listening to an afternoon children’s program on the local Christian radio station, I realized that I was a sinner. I talked with my mom, who took me to the Bible and showed me how Christ had paid the penalty for my sin. That by believing that He died for us all, was buried, and rose from the dead on the third day, His sacrifice would cover my sin and make me right before God. At that time, I prayed and asked Christ to become my personal Savior and Lord of my life.
The journey has not always been easy or smooth, but God has enabled me to serve in various areas in the church over the years. As a young child growing up, our church started an Awana club. Through this, many men and women influenced my life teaching me from God’s word. As I grew older, God enabled me to work in Awana and pass on what was faithfully taught to me (“Discipleship”). God also used my love of computers and electronics to be used working with sound and other technical areas in the local church body.
In 1995, my job moved me to Jacksonville, Florida. There I met my wife, Amanda, at the church we were both attending. God has blessed us with 4 beautiful children, the youngest graduating from high school in 2023.
Amanda is a native of Jacksonville and we were able to raise our kids in the same neighborhood (across the street) where she grew up. Amanda was also saved at a young age in VBS. This has become a passion and area she loves. Seeing the opportunity to reach kids while they are still young, and their hearts are tender towards God’s word.
My wife and I started attending ONE Baptist Church a few years ago and right away saw a difference from other churches we had researched or attended in the past. God’s word and what it says was the authority, not our opinion or interpretation. Our pastor was not preaching to make us feel good. He was teaching what God’s word says and His will for our life. Also, how we can bring honor and glory to God by reaching others for Him and helping them to grow in his word.
Although we do not have young children at church anymore, we still noticed the children were being taught truths from the Bible and not some entertaining Bible story each week. Our children’s teachers first have a love and relationship with the Lord. They also have a love for the children and desire to teach each child how they can have a personal relationship with Christ.
We would love to have you join us in what God is doing in and through our local church body here in Yulee, Florida.
Kristofer believes that worship in song prepares the heart of the believer to receive the word of God. Before moving to Jacksonville, Florida in the summer of 2013, he grew up and lived in Rochester, NY. There, he led bible study in worship and was a part of First Bible Baptist Church of Hilton, NY. He believes the Lord has called him to be a worship leader of His people in song.
Music is a very important part of worship in the word of God and so it is in his life as well. He looks forward to the future of this church body and counts it both his honor and privilege to serve our Lord and Savior at a true bible-believing and teaching church here at ONE Baptist Church.
At the beginning of 2017, I set foot into ONE and was never the same. Born in New England but raised in Jacksonville, I grew up in a Christian household, regularly attending church but did not know what to do after my salvation at the age of 14. It was not until my mid-20s when a coworker (my discipler) reminded me of the goodness of God. While growing in my sanctification at ONE and learning my Bible like never before, I decided to go ALL IN in 2018 and surrendered to the Lord's will in my life. I was done being a lukewarm Laodicean.
During my years here, the Lord worked on my heart and instilled in me a passion for children's ministry. We know that if we "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22:6) Our goal is to build kids' character to reflect Christ and edify them so that they put their faith into action and obedience to God's Word. All this while having fun! We are arming the next generation of disciples of Christ to face the world we live in today. As Jesus said, "...Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God." (Mark 10:14)