First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church Rendering Shows Exterior Refresh

Feb 12, 2021
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Downtown’s First Baptist Church of Jacksonville will give the Lindsay Memorial Auditorium an exterior face-lift as part of a $1.78 million renovation.

First Baptist Church Abandons Plan To sell Most Of Downtown Jax Campus

Aug 4, 2020
First Baptist Church / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville’s First Baptist Church will not pursue its plan to sell a majority of its Downtown campus and consolidate to “The Hobson Block” as offers to buy its property dwindled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Business Brief: First Baptist Church Denied Demolition For Downtown Building

Feb 27, 2020
Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission voted Wednesday to deny First Baptist Church a permit to demolish its Downtown building at 125 W. Church St., but the fate of the structure may not yet be decided.

First Baptist Plans Lawsuit Opposing Landmark Designation For Building It Wants To Demolish

Feb 24, 2020
Jacksonville Daily Record

A Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission staff report could lead to a local landmark designation for a First Baptist Church building Downtown and halt its demolition.

Investors Buy Part Of First Baptist Church Property With Plans For $25 Million Project

Feb 19, 2020
Jacksonville Daily Record

Buyers of a nearly full city block of the First Baptist Church’s Downtown campus could invest $25 million for a mixed-use development at the site.

Business Brief: DIA CEO Wants Master-Planned Development For First Baptist Property

Oct 17, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

Downtown Investment Authority CEO Lori Boyer says a master-planned redevelopment could be the best option for First Baptist Church officials as they plan to sell 12.17 acres of its Downtown campus.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

First Baptist Church of Jacksonville plans to sell-off the bulk of its Downtown properties, as WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record reported. That may bode well for future development.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

Victims of violent crimes were recognized Thursday at the annual “Together We Can” breakfast fundraiser for the Jacksonville-based Justice Coalition.