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Kenny Roberts

Lead Pastor

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Kenny Roberts

Lead Pastor

I am a native of The Bahamas and am married to Jenna, who grew up in Jacksonville. We have an eleven-month-old daughter named Lillie and are thrilled to be here in Jacksonville to serve as lead pastor of MissionWay. Serving in ministry has many demands and responsibilities but none excite and bring as much fulfillment for me quite like communicating God's Word. I am passionate about our church being a force in the community, reaching people with the hope of the Gospel. I am a follower of Jesus, husband, father, pastor and coffee enthusiast -- in that order.

He did not even spare his own Son but offered him up for us all. How will he not also with him grant us everything?
— Romans 8:32 (CSB)

Jamie Wilbanks

Missions, Media & Worship Director

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Jamie Wilbanks

Missions, Media & Worship Director

I am a native of Jacksonville, FL and have been on staff at MissionWay since January 2008 when my husband Matt and I returned from two years of service in Northern Africa. We have two boys, Walker (10) and Eli (7) and a sweet girl, Evie Grace (4). 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 , 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 Director

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Jean Turner

Children’s Ministry Director

My family has been a part of MissionWay since day one. My husband Robert and I have three boys, Caleb (20), Ryan (17) and Josh (15). 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

Stephanie Cumella

Financial Director

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Stephanie Cumella

Financial Director

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 (21) and Sarah (21), 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

Rob Gover

Worship Leader

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Rob Gover

Worship Leader

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 three kids, Smyth (13) and Addie (10) and Ella (3), 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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Jill O'Brien

Worship Leader

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 (12) and Josh (8). 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

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:

  • Stephen Cumella

  • Rob Gover

  • Dave Harkey

  • Mark Rigdon

  • Kenny Roberts

  • Robert Turner

  • John Wilbanks