Old Plank Road Baptist Church
8964 Old Plank Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32220
As far as the church service's, I have nothing to say. However the daycare service has been an issue with me and my daughter since day 1. My sister also takes her twin daughters there as well, who are the same age as my little girl. My daughter has told me several times that her teacher spanked her. Which according to the daycare is strictly not tolerated. When I told the director Rhonda about this situation after confronting the teacher who spanked my child and she admitted to it. The director told me oh, well her last day is tomorrow anyways. For the rest of that week I was told every day that my daughter was biting and hitting other kids, which is NOT like my daughter at all! I witnessed with my own eyes a teacher grabbing a child by his cheeks yelling at him! All because she thought he was going to run out in front of my parked car, when he was simply just waving bye and standing there.My sister has also had her daughters tell her several incidents of the teacher putting her in the crib and saying if your going to act like a baby than be one and threw a blanket over her head. Now I understand kids make up stories but they usually cannot keep them straight at least not the next day. Our kids have told us and still tell us the exacts stories and more I have just posted. Just a fair warning to any concerned parents none of these teachers should be teaching or watching 2 or 3 year olds!! They have no knowledge of how to handle kids this age!
10/25/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I believe outreach is the best witness a church can do. I do not nor have I gone to Old Plank Baptist Church, but I believe they have a great ministry in their real life ""Tribulation House"".
Its all about spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. We tend to lose sight of what is important when we focus on self. Unfortunately, Man will fail you every time, but GOD will never fail you. He loves you. We tend to associate & compare human nature with God, when we do this, we humans will always come up lacking. Always.
For I love him so much, Christians are not perfect, They have just acknowledged their sin and failures and are trying to do better. I hope you will try to keep your eyes focused on God, nothing else matters.
this church has helped my family and i so much. i have been going there my whole life. yea no one is perfect we all have sinned but God has and will forgive us no one is perfect. if it wasn't for this church i would probley end up like the rest of my high school friend 2 kids not married drugs and a drunk. the church is not going to bail someone out of jail for doing something wrong. my last name is not mcginley and neither is anyone in my family. they gave my brother and his kids christmas 3 years ago and they didn't even know that he was my brother and every year we have christmas shoe box where we fill a shoe box with toys and gifts and give them to children. this is the one of the few churches that i see help other people every sat the men of purpose goes and have a work day where they go and help people fix their roofs plumbing, or what ever they need help with. and their hospital ministery is awsome bro. ronnie has been doing that since i could remember they even go to people they don't know all you have to do is call and they will be there to pray with you. i can't think of anything negative about this church and i have been their on and off since i was 3 now im 22 and a faithful member.
04/30/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I simply wish those who are bold enough to write negative and derogatory remarks would be BOLD enough to use their real names rather than hide behind ambiguous screen names. Old Plank Bapist is a God honoring and Jesus worshipping church. It is not perfect, nor will it ever be. IF those with such hurtful things to say, would simply PRAY for those they write about, things might change for all. I'm thankful for our church, our pastor, the ministries and the staff. Isn't it time to ... Just give it to God and let Him deal with it all???
04/29/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I just had to make a comment to the person who wrote this last review... 1st of all, You are hillarious and telling such truth! 2nd, how are you going to say a curse word and Jesus Christ in the same paragraph. 3rd I particularly enjoyed the part where you said all the women are sluts!!! HAHAHAHA so true! More than half get knocked up so they can trap them a man into marrying them. 4th, don't forget about the men who just can not keep it in their pants. How many men their run around on their wives. LOL Oh ya'll are some funny people at Old Plank
04/28/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I went to school there for three years. I finally got out because I didn't want to hear the word jesus anymore. This school dragged me away from Christ for so many reasons.Students and the staff were constantly nagging on me because my hair was red or something like that or I had my hair in my face and they talked about my family because my uncle is gay and they dislike homosexuals. I think the members there favor to much, Most of the kids parents work up there or either there related to Bro Larry and they get treated different from other kids there because of that. The church is in it for money. I don't even think that the teachers even have there license to teach D:When I attended there you could where pants for a day for 10 dollars. That is teaching us that money can get what we want. I think that was ridiculous what if someones parents could not afford that? !!! Most of the women who there are fake and sluts lol honestly look at them! people are steady cheating up there haha man that's just twisted men up there can't keep there little buddy in his pants lol Most of the people talk about other people's business up there. They strongly dislike my family for whatever reason lol The church is extremely prejudice. I hate the fact that I let this school effect my relationship with Jesus Christ. You can give me a thumbs down but I am just speaking the truth and don't get all mad at me because you know I am right. Alot of these people who attend here are bigots!!!!!
lol yeah there lame up there. They hate my family hehe to bad I live right by them I wish people weren't so dumb to see what they truly are:D
GOD Bless you ignorant people
12/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have really enjoyed the first few months I have been at Old Plank. I have been welcomed by so many, I wish I could remember everyones names better. This church is very cozy and down to earth. No they are not all perfect and neither am I or you. The pastors sermons are easy to understand and biblically based. Although alot of families attend Old Plank, no one made me feel unwanted because I wasn't family. The Nursery is great and the whole church takes turns. The childrens director, Ms. Kim has really been so kind to my daughter and is always calm and friendly. The middle schoolers program, AIMS(awesome intelligent middle schoolers) is directed by the kindest couple who take so much time with the kids and really put forth so much effort. I am in a ladies class that has blown me away with the amount of true kindness they have for one another and me. This church has made me really want to be there and grow with them spiritually. I feel free to not be ashamed of anything in my past. God has forgiven me and they are more about mercy at Old Plank than judgement. I dont really understand the negative ratings - but I have enjoyed this church since June and this is my opinion and I would love for you to join us this Sunday and experience this church for yourself. We'll have a place for you here.
12/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I think every staff member in that school is all about favorites.Every time i go up to the school i get dirty looks.Just because someones daughters ex boyfriend hangs out with a girl she is jealous of dosent mean everyone needs to judge.Before you do judge other peoples kids you need to worry about what yours are doing first.I can gurantee everyones kid up there has did something wrong and are still doing them.It is ridiculous how this is supposed to be a church and your supposed to feel welcome.Everyone talks about everyone up there.What they need to do is get over themselves
09/14/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I must say to all of the opposing ""Christians"" of Old Plank, that God knows who you are and is waiting with open arms for you to ask for forgivness for your negativity. If there is anything I dislike most, that would be negativity!! When Emilee was laying on her death bed, I kicked a doctor out of her hospital room for being negative. When you are negative, that makes the DEVIL happy. Who are we here to please the devil or GOD? My guess would be God! So I ask you to stop with the nasty remarks, mind your business and pray that God will remove the bitter seed from your heart.
As for my church family, they are wonderful. I never knew how supportive any one person could be until I went through the hardest time in my life, much less a whole church family. I want to thank Old Plank Road Baptist Church for their prayers, visits, phone calls, gifts and everything else that was done for us during Emilee's illness. From the moment Emilee was diagnosed with Leukemia, my church family was there to support me. Even now, my church family is still supporting me, 2 months after my Emilee went to meet Jesus!
So ""negative"" people, use your time wisely! Start spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and stop spreading ""trash"" about a church. The Bible says: For ALL (you) have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.....Just remember, the next time you start pointing a finger, you have 4 more pointing back at you!
08/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
my family are members of old plank baptist. it is a great church to be a part of. i also have a child in opca, which an awesome school with the best teachers, i am blessed to have my child there. she has came so far and progressed so much academically we couldnt be more impressed. the lunches, snacks, and drinks could stand to be somewhat more healthier but i guess that isnt up to us is it. my main concern is the daycare. to be quite honest its scary. i hate the thought of leaving my child there. the mornings are seemingly o.k. but the afternoon is a nightmare! i dont think any of the evening staff in the daycare are over 19 yrs old, i can almost bet they have no experience with small children, i know for a fact no one is cpr certified, and its ""JUST A JOB"". the problem is its not really a caring environment. most of the younger ""teachers"" are sitting, hanging in the hallway, or on their cell phone. there have even been times when their boyfriends are hanging out in the classrooms with them! mothers i ask you-do we know anything about these guys that are around our children? do we know who they are? shouldnt no one be in the classroom but the teacher and students? i was appauled. these ""girls"" in no way know how to speak to small children muchless 1 yr old toddlers. there have been yelling incidents that i have also witnessed. extended day is pretty much rule free to. i have watched my child and several others run across the street with no supervision, no one is in line, they are scattered and running around. bit dangerous? i have also walked to the fence, took my child out of the gate and if i hadn't said anything nobody would have ever known. quick and easy huh? just this week small kids were walking out to the playground and out of no where here comes a four wheeler SPEEDING right through the kids. i was in shock. two teachers witnessed the whole thing and not a word was said. why is this allowed? what happend to police in parking lot? speak out moms! voice it!
07/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I am a former member of Old Plank and I'm writing this response to those that are attacking one of the best churches in Jacksonville and certainly one of the greatest men of God that I have ever met in my life. I love you Bro. Larry and Bro. Gary and I'm praying for all of the church. Bro. Larrys job is to preach the Word of God in which he does faithfully and with the Power of God on his life. I learned along time ago from Dr. E.L. Weinberg Sr., that you really shouldn,t mess with the man of God like this. You are putting your life at risk!!!! The people you are talking about are grown adults and have to answer for themselves, and by the way if they have allready asked God to forgive them for this sins you say that they have committed then that sin is on your account . One last thing I must say and that is Romans 1:22 says ""Professing themselves to be wise they became fools"". If it is not of God then it must be of the devil!!! Get the behind us satan!!!!! Please quit kicking against the thorns and ask God to forgive you and if you don't know Jesus Christ as your Savior then please ask him into your heart today and be saved, then when you do all that other stuff will not matter, only Jesus will!!!!!!!!!! SATAN STINKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06/27/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Just want to say that I personally am not a member, my children go to OPCA -- GO DEFENDERS!!... but want to thank those faithful people of OPRBC for their ministry to my children and countless other individuals both children and adults. Because of OPRBC and OPCA ... I am confident in knowing that my boys... whom are of accountable age... are closer in their walk and relationship with the Lord. I must say that it is with great help from OPCA and OPRBC that my children are close to God and know God as their personal saviour. Praise the Lord for OPCA and OPRBC.
As for the negativity being placed on this website... I am sure that as a christian if you are in deed a christian that you know personally that we are all sinners and are born sinners. Families have trials and tribulations as do all others in the world. This is why we have a church and church family, so that we can be reminded and constantly know that we are forgiven and that no one is perfect.. that God loves us and wants us as his children.
Thank you OPRBC and OPCA for all you do in our lives and the lives of countless others. Looking forward to another wonderful year at OPCA. As well as joining your church family soon as members.
GOD BLESS!! Oh yeah... please remember our troops in your prayers... today and always.. GOD BLESS AMERICA!! GO DEFENDERS
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I want to Thank your church for the wonderful people ( Like Bro Carl) that you have that come by every Sunday to pick up my children for church. This is something that they talk about all week they can't wait for Sunday to get here. The church has always made a way for them to be able to go to camp in the summer and has seen that they always have a nice Christmas. In all my 17 yrs of having children there has not been another church to reach out to them like OP. I plan to attened this Sunday because my children keep asking me to come with them and I really see how much your children leaders have done for my children. I thank you and look forward to visiting with your church.
Great Job Hell Fighters Ministry at Old Plank. I think it is a great thing you did raising money for Little Emily's family with the Bike ride a couple of weeks back. It was an awsome feeling to be riding with 146 other motorcylist for such a great cause. I am so glad that I was able to participate. Please remember Emily in prayer as she is undergoing a bone marow transplant today.
I just wanted to let our commuinty know what a wonderful church we have here at Old Plank. Everytime I attend a service I can always feel the holy spirt. Starting with the music down to the invitation. I love our pastor, He is truly a man of God who cares about his congregation, and is always there for them! He has been there so many times for myself as well as my family WOW!! How the Lord has blessed our church with such a Godly man. I thank God for Old Plank for this is where I recieved Christ as my savior as well as my husband and children. What a blessing to have my family serve together at such as awesome church. I'd like to Thank the Staff, Deacons, and Teachers for showing the love of God and for such a tremendous ministry you've allowed God to use you in. For those who are looking for a church home come visit and experience such a loving and Godly place just as I have. Also visit OUR website.