About us

This section tells you who we are. Westminster Presbyterian Church has an important message to carry to the people of Jacksonville. That message is the good news of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Christ lived a perfectly righteous life on earth for those people that His Father had given Him before the foundation of the world. He suffered a painful death upon the cross to redeem His people from their sins and to reconcile their broken relationship with His Father.

Our Church

Our Goal:
Is that we and those we love will arrive HOME experiencing, joy, freedom, and faithfulness to Christ and the Gospel as He leads us on life’s journey… We do not simply want to get people ‘saved’. We want to get them ‘home’. We are pilgrims. The journey is the adventure of a lifetime. It demands the dedication of faith.

Our Setting:
Is in the midst of a world which is fundamentally hostile to our goal. This requires that we be a people of conviction, courage, and commitment. On this journey we do not want to go alone. We desire the company of our neighbors and friends. That makes us a Missionary Church on a Mission Field.

Our Heritage:
Is that we are a Traditional Church. We have our roots in past history. We are told in 2 Thessalonians 2:15 to “stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught.” This word “tradition” refers to the things that have been “handed over, passed on to us” from those who have gone before us on the journey.

Our Traditions

What traditions have been passed on to us for our use and transmission to others?

  1. A FUNDAMENTAL CONVICTION
    That the Bible is true, completely reliable, necessary and sufficient as the final authority for our lives.
  2. A SYSTEM OF CHURCH GOVERMENT
    That the Bible is true, completely reliable, necessary and sufficient as the final authority for our lives.
  3. A FORM OF DOCTRINE
    That is called ‘Reformed' and is summarized in the statement of faith historically known as The Westminster Confession - a statement true to those teachings to which the Apostle refers when he says:
    "Thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed" Romans 6:17.
  4. HERITAGE
    That calls us to compassionately care about the needs of people who, although fallen, are created in the image of God. Our church is a Relational Community. The covenantal nature of the Gospel teaches us that God is glorified through close, forgiving relationships of friends and family.

What is Tradition vs. Traditionalism?
Tradition is the living faith of Godly people passed from generation to generation. Traditional ‘ism' is the dead faith of those who simply do not want to lose control. We do not want to worship tradition.
To care about the needs of people, we must know them in their present settings. To say that we believe in the Scriptures as our final, sufficient authority means that the Bible speaks to our needs in a relevant and timely manner in the language of today.
The Practice of these Beliefs we call the Worship of God. Our worship is not trendy or flashy, but it is sincere and heartfelt. Our worship is for God and He promises to take delight in being our Father in Heaven. For our benefit and His glory, worship must be God-directed and Christ-centered. As God's family we gather before Him to love and honor Him, and we scatter to make Him known to the world around us.

Our Pastor

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. (1 Timothy 5:17 ESV)

Pastor Stephen Jennings
Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCA) called the Rev. Stephen Jennings in 1999 to share the leadership of the congregation with the other Ruling Elders on the church Session. Steve is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he learned of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. After serving 12 years on active duty in the Marine Corps he attended Covenant Theological Seminary and later the Orlando campus of Reformed Theological Seminary. Steve married his wife Mary in 1971. They have three children and four grandchildren.

Our Elders

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil. (1 Timothy 3:1-7 ESV)

Elder Brian Ferriol
Brian Ferriol has been a member of Westminster PCA since 2000. He has served as an officer at Westminster since January 2002. A graduate of Florida Tech, he uses his Engineering degree doing technical sales for Underwriters Laboratories. He enjoys raising his four children along with his wife, Ama.
Art Fox was installed as a Ruling Elder in 2006. He is a graduate of the University of Florida. Art married his wife Mary in 19xx. They have three grown children.
Bob Moore was installed as a Ruling Elder in 2006. Bob accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at an early age. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and the University of Illinois. He currently works for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. Bob married his wife Theresa in 1978. They have two grown children.

Our Deacons

Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 3:8-13 ESV)

Deacon Alan Caudel
Alan Caudel was installed as a Deacon in 2006. He is currently unmarried.

Deacon Chris Condon
Chris Condon was installed as a Deacon in 2009. He is married to his wife Tiffany. They currently have no children.

Deacon Seth House
Seth House was installed as a Deacon in 2009. He is married to his wife Angela. They have two children.