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Ron Henson,
Pastor

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I was born in Jacksonville, FL and, as part of a Navy family, spent most of my childhood moving around the world. It was not until college that I became a Christian and began my lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ.

I earned a BS in Elementary Education from Palm Beach Atlantic (FL) and a Master of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (TX). I’ve been married to Margi for over 30 years and have two children, a daughter-in-law, beautiful granddaugther and a precious grandson. Besides the Lord and my family, my other passion is surfing!

"Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:1-2


Matt Wilbanks,
Missions, Youth & Community Groups Leader
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I am a native of Jacksonville, FL and have been on staff at MissionWay since January 2008. Previously, Jamie and I served for two years in Northern Africa. Now I serve as fulltime staff in leadership of our Missions, Community Groups and MWave (Student) ministries.

My desire is to help God’s people embrace the opportunities they have to join Him in what He’s already doing. Jesus tells us in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18) to “go and make disciples of all nations." This doesn’t mean just a few people. It means all of God’s people are called to be a part of this mission. It's my desire to help ignite a passion for the nations among our church community.

"May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you." Psalm 67:3


Jamie Wilbanks,
Missions, Media & Worship Director
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I am a native of Jacksonville, FL and have been on staff at MissionWay since January 2008 when Matt and I returned from two years of service in Northern Africa. We have two boys, Walker (8) and Eli (5) and a baby girl, Evie Grace (almost 2). My role at MissionWay includes developing our missions partnerships both locally and globally, coordinating church communications/media, helping new members find their place in ministry at MissionWay, and planning/directing Sunday morning worship.

"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8


Jean Turner,
Children's Ministry Leader

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My family has been a part of MissionWay since day one. My husband Robert and I have three boys, Caleb (18), Ryan (15) and Josh (13). I have seen amazing things transpire at MissionWay, all on the wings of hope and unwavering faith in our amazing God. It is my desire that all kids come to know just how much Jesus loves them, how important they are to Him, and how He wants to lead them in everything they do. It is also my desire that our kids learn these vital truths through FUN, relevant, age-appropriate Bible lessons, exciting worship, and awesome activities. At MissionWay, we want our kids to explore and discover God at a young age so they can grow to be life-long followers of Christ.  

"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1


Rob Gover,
Worship Leader
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My wife Kristie and I are originally from Kentucky.  We met at the University of Louisville (GO CARDS!!) and came to Jacksonville in 2003 after a two-year stint in South Carolina. We have two kids, Smyth (11) and Addie (8) and Ella (1), our baby girl. God led us to Missionway in 2006 where I have had the privilege to lead the most amazing group of people – the band and all the people who have come to MissionWay Church over the years.

 "I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship." Romans 12:1 (ESV)

 


Jill O'Brien,
Worship Leader
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I was born in North Carolina, raised in Kissimmee, FL, and have been in Jacksonville since 1999. My husband Nate and I have been members of MissionWay since 2006, which is also when I joined the staff. We have two boys, Alex (9) and Josh (5). Currently, I coordinate and facilitate worship planning, provide general support for our band/media volunteers, as well as co-lead worship on Sunday mornings. I also have the privilege of leading our ‘KiDZ’ worship during summer Bible Camps and for special occasions.

 "For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to gasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." Ephesians 4:14-19

Stephanie Cumella,
Financial Assistant
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I was born in Memphis, Tenn. but grew up in Oxford, Miss. I became a Christian at the age of 17 during my senior year of high school. I attended the University of Mississippi where I met my husband, Stephen. We got married and I moved to Florida. I then attended the University of North Florida where I earned my degree in Business Management. We have two children, Matthew (18) and Sarah (18), who both attend Auburn University. I am thankful to be a part of the MissionWay family!

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6-7

 

 

Church Elders

Elders provide overall leadership to MissionWay through prayer, the ministry of the Word, and pastoral care.  Elders are to be men whose lives are typified by the qualifications set forth in 1 Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus 1:6-9.

Our MissionWay Church congregation confirmed the following elders on February 19, 2017:

  • Stephen Cumella
  • Ray Gee
  • Rob Gover
  • Dave Harkey
  • Ron Henson
  • Matt Kramer
  • Mark Rigdon
  • Kris Thoresen
  • Robert Turner
  • John Wilbanks
  • Matt Wilbanks