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We are a family of neighborhood churches in South Florida.

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Building families by helping them discover & pursue God’s design.

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Taking the gospel to every person in every neighborhood in South Florida.

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Build Families
Family Church is committed to building families for several reasons. First, the Bible refers to those who identify themselves with God using familial language. God refers to Himself as our heavenly Father. When the Apostle Paul talks about church relationships, he refers to us as brothers and sisters in Christ. The Bible tells us that God adopts us and as such, we are adopted brothers and sisters of Jesus. The Bible says God’s family is made up of people from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages.

On any given Sunday all kinds of families are worshipping with us—single people and college students, young couples (some married, some dating, some engaged and some living together), blended families, single moms and single dads, people who have been married once and people who have had multiple marriages, people raising his kids, her kids and their kids along with senior adults, widows and widowers.

Our goal is to help all kinds of families, in all kinds of situations, discover God’s design. We want to help them dive deeply into the gospel of Jesus so that they can discover and pursue God’s design from wherever they are.

Love Our Neighbors
God tells us that there are two commandments that stand out above the rest: love Him and love our neighbors. This is why we are committed to loving our neighbors—at the micro and the macro levels. We challenge ourselves to live on mission in the places where we work, play and live. We look for opportunities to be a blessing in all of these places. We want to be the people of God who gather together so that we can scatter together. We hold each other accountable to be blessings, engage in random acts of kindness, and pay it forward. We want people to see the love of God on display in us and the gospel of Jesus lived out through us.

We strive to do the same corporately—reaching out as Family Church to our neighborhoods by hosting community events and partnering with neighborhood schools and community organizations. We partner with Palm Beach County Food Bank, Feeding the Hungry, Feed the Hungry, First Care, Community Health Clinic and Urban Youth Impact to meet the needs of under-resourced families all over Palm Beach County.

Teach the Bible
At Family Church we are committed to teaching the Bible because we believe the Bible is the absolute Truth and God’s final authority. We believe both the Old and New Testaments are the inerrant, verbally inspired, and infallible Word of God.

We believe that God chose to reveal Himself to people from creation to the present day. We believe the Bible is the written record of God’s activity and that through it we can discover God’s design for our lives. God, as the author and giver of life, is the only one who can show us how to have life as He intended.

We believe that teaching the Bible includes helping us live it out in our daily lives. Jesus said it is by knowing and doing His Words that we build our lives on a firm foundation that cannot be shaken by life’s storms. For this reason, we alternate between teaching topically and verse-by-verse. We also teach the same material in all of our age-group worship services—adults, students and kids. Even the babies in our nursery are shown God’s great love for them through the actions and words of those who lovingly care for them each week.

First, husband to Kristin, next father to James (Reilly), Daniel (Mary-Madison), Jeremiah, Isaac, Stephen, Anna Kate, Mary Claire, and Caleb, grandfather to James VI and Willow Kate, and then lead pastor of Family Church. I am dedicated to building families in South Florida through a network of neighborhood churches. My vision is to see each of our campuses on mission to help people in their community discover and pursue God’s design. Together we will reach South Florida with the gospel.

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Family Church is on mission to make disciples of Jesus in the places where we live, work and play. We are continuing a legacy of people committed to taking the gospel—the good news that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, was buried and raised from the dead—to the ends of the earth. Our neighborhood churches have been launched by a group of courageous individuals who are willing to go and make disciples. We were founded as the First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach in 1901 when there were fewer than 1,000 people living in the city. A small group met first in a home, then in the city’s reading room and then in a donated building on Clematis Street. As the church grew, we changed location and acquired buildings and property to accommodate the growth. This mission is more important now than ever before. There are an estimated 1.4 million people in Palm Beach County and 96% of them remain unconnected to God and His church. When Pastor Jimmy Scroggins came as our Lead Pastor in 2008, he brought to us a vision to plant 100 neighborhood churches. We want to more effectively go out to reach people rather than expecting them to come to us.