Project Description

First Baptist Church of Jacksonville –
Nocatee Campus

To expand their outreach, First Baptist Church of Jacksonville launched its satellite campus at a local high school gymnasium in Nocatee, a planned community near Ponte Vedra Beach. After experiencing rapid growth, they decided to invest in a permanent but flexible home so their ministry could grow along with the community. We used a thorough master planning process to help them assess their needs, and together, we developed a two-phase solution for sustainable future growth.

In a nod to their humble beginnings, Nocatee wanted to give back to their supportive community and provide a recreational space. Therefore, their main meeting space is actually a multi-purpose room. We designed a space which serves as a state-of-the-art auditorium on Sunday mornings and as a gymnasium during the week.

The full scope of the project provides everything the congregation needs to fulfill their ministries, invite new members and adapt for growth. The church has generous interior and exterior gathering space, full-service cafés, a kitchen, classrooms, music rooms, an administration suite, separate youth ministry, athletic fields and more.

CDH Partners_First Baptist Church Jacksonville - Nocatee Campus

As an extension of First Baptist Jacksonville family, the beautiful, functional new facilities focus on its local connections and community outreach. The church’s goal is to be a part of and essential to one of the fastest growing communities in the country. The campus is a welcome addition to Nocatee, providing its residents a place for recreation, learning, a sense of community, and of course, a meaningful worship experience.

Contemporary Worship

Our Worship + Community Studio has designed more than 700 church projects, creating inclusive, supportive and authentic spaces for contemporary spiritual enlightenment. We are proud that over 700,000 people each week worship in facilities we have designed, from children who can play in a safe, nurturing space to the congregation who gather in fellowship. Our success comes from understanding each organization’s mission so that we can align its facilities with the needs of its ministries. This process creates vibrant, modern environments that inspire church members to do great things together.

Client:  First Baptist Church Jacksonville
Location:  Jacksonville, FL
Project Size:  Phase 1 – 20,919 sq ft;
Phase 2 – 40,970 sq ft