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Ricky Powell
Jacksonville, FL
I have served as the Senior Pastor of Fort Caroline Baptist Church ( in Jacksonville, FL since 1996.
Interests: family time, reading, cars, hanging out with friends, yard work, and laughter., I am a christ-follower. I am married to the most wonderful woman in the world and we have three precious children. I enjoy fishing, vacationing in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Recent Activity
I had lunch today with a man who has recently visited our church. I was amazed as I listened to his story about a life of drug addiction, gang involvement, Satan worship, prison, and hate. He said, "Two years ago... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Pastor Ricky Powell
I am so grateful to be a part of a church that loves God, loves others, and serves the world. These bags are filled with supplies for our children at the Cabaret Children's Home in Haiti. I am praying for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Anderson, Courtney. To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson. Valley Forge: Judson Press, 1987. I am enjoying this Christian biography of the first missionary to go out from North America. Adoniram Judson and his wife Ann carried the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Codependent leaders need to accept the fact that they are not responsible for the attitudes and actions of others and that pleasing God is more important than being liked by the people they serve. As leaders it is not our... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Barnett, Mike, and Robin Martin. Discovering the Mission of God: Best Missional Practices for the 21st Century. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2012. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Pastor Ricky Powell
So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. (‭John‬ ‭19‬:‭30‬, NKJV) Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Pastor Ricky Powell
8:00 a.m. Traditional Worship 9:30 & 10:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship Visit our website for information about exciting child-care and student worship options. Fort Caroline Baptist Church 11428 McCormick Road Jacksonville, FL 32225 (904) 642-2288 #fcbcjax Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Hey Church Family! Easter is just a few days away! Can I count on your help in making it the best Resurrection Sunday ever at FCBC? Be a Bringer. This is an awesome opportunity to invite people to one of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Alexander, Scott. Rhinoceros Success: The Secret to Charging Full Speed toward Every Opportunity. Brentwood, TN: Lampo, 2011. Print. Burg, Bob, and John Mann David. The Go-giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea. NY, NY: Portfolio, 2007. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Last Sunday we gave away “invite” cards for you to use as you reach out to your family and friends with an invitation to one of our three Easter services. Together, we can give people in our community a personal... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Pastor Ricky Powell
I am guilty. You would think that a pastor would not be guilty of such an obvious dereliction of duty, but preachers are people, too. We don't always practice what we preach. What am I guilty of? Well, I don't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Did you miss last Sunday's kick-off message for the series, "The Gospel?" Do you want to hear it again? Then here it is! Click the link below for the audio message. I have also posted the Scripture passage I preached... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Here is a brief explanation of the Fort Caroline Baptist Church logo. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Pastor Ricky Powell
I have been meditating on the quote below from John R. W. Stott about human suffering. It has comforted me to be reminded that when we suffer, we do not face it alone. Christ knows, Christ sympathizes, and Christ is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Batts, Michael E. Board Member Orientation: The Concise and Complete Guide to Nonprofit Board Service. Atlanta, Ga: Accountability Press in Cooperation with Batts Morrison Wales & Lee, 2011. Our congregation has a board of trustees which oversees the legal affairs... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Pastor Ricky Powell
“We envision a church where unchurched people love to attend. Our mission is to help people love God, love others, and serve the world. We do this by creating environments where people are encouraged and equipped to pursue, intimacy with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Colson, Charles W., and Nancy Pearcey. Developing a Christian Worldview of the Problem of Evil. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 2001. Print. This book is based on the best selling book, How Now Shall We Live? It is the second of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Pastor Ricky Powell
Over the last few weeks, our church Finance Team has considered selling one of our church buses. We rarely need both buses at the same time. Plus, we needed to upgrade to newer buses designed for our needs when traveling... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Pastor Ricky Powell
My friend, Geoff Shattock, wrote a moving tribute to my late father-in-law, Sam Jacobs. My emotions would not permit me to read this at the service today, so I share it here. For Sam It’s not easy to be a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Pastor Ricky Powell
The faithfulness of a church is not measured in how many ministry visits a pastor makes, but in how many people he equips for ministry. "Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Pastor Ricky Powell