Our Vision. Our Purpose. Our Motto.
"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."
We purpose to glorify God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, by winning the lost at any cost, accepting them as members of this local family of God, making disciples of all who choose to follow God, and equipping them for ministry, first in Jacksonville and then in all the world.
The vision of Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene is to glorify God by providing saving and restorative healing and support for those on the Westside of Jacksonville who are consciously hurting, through the Good News of Jesus Christ, offered in a relational environment, so that these people may develop significant relationships with God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and other believers.
We strive to do this primarily through services that are celebrations of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, which are built around the Spirit-filled preaching of the Word of God and a sense of the presence of God, which is experienced in two predominant impressions: God’s transcendent greatness, which is experienced as a sense of awe or excitement when we sense He is present; as well as God’s immanent closeness, which is experienced as a sense of God’s love that often manifests itself in a corporate worship experience with sensations of community and love from other people in the community. This sense of the presence of God would be accompanied by a freedom to express mature emotions, which would result in the conviction of sinners who are present and Christians who are built up, committed to Christ and His church, challenged to grow towards His vision for them, and demonstrating all of this in evangelism.
We also strive to realize our vision through Intentional Faith Development and discipleship that entails maturing people in the image of Christ, through the Sunday School and educational events, and the one another ministry of believers who exercise their spiritual gifts, through the power of the Holy Spirit, one-on-one and in small groups, so that the local body of Christ may build itself up in love.
We continue to pray that God would open doors for our continued expansion as we seek to minister to the Jacksonville Community, Northeastern Florida, and the world.
Pastor Tim Maynard
Tim's passion is to see the church become agents of reconciliation, reconciling people to God and one another. "In these days of conflict and turmoil, what better time to be the church. Jesus came to reconcile us to the Father and Paul confirms this as he writes in 2 Corinthians 5:18 ' All of this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.' As agents of God's kingdom, we want to do all we can to bring glory and honor to his name."
Pastor Tim is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College receiving a Bachelors degree in Psychology and received a Masters in Pastoral Leadership from Olivet University.