Hendricks Avenue Baptist

Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church: 75 years young and still growing

Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church: 75 years young and still growing

From its very beginning Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church (HAB) members have focused on how their church is being called to serve its members and the local community. The original members split from two other congregations – Faith Temple and Southside Baptist Church – and agreed to form a single church in 1945 in space they […]

Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church: 75 years young and still growing

Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church: 75 years young and still growing

Buildings and people have come and gone, but Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church’s founding vision to be a church “with old ideals and a new idea, that of offering to children and young people a Church that is a place of worship and also a community center” has never wavered. The original members split from two […]

Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church celebrates 75th anniversary

Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church celebrates 75th anniversary

Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Oct. 23 and 24 with a weekend of fun, food and entertainment for the community. Three simultaneous activities on the church campus on Saturday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., are open to the public. Saturday events include a Home Run Derby featuring all […]

Hendricks Avenue Baseball League Celebrates 75 Years

Hendricks Avenue Baseball League Celebrates 75 Years

One of Jacksonville’s most iconic neighborhood baseball leagues will celebrate its 75th anniversary when opening season begins Saturday, Feb. 27. Hendricks Avenue Baseball League was founded by Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church – which is also celebrating its 75th anniversary this year – when it built the athletic fields next to its church in 1946. For […]

The Way We Were: Bill and Julie Mason

The Way We Were: Bill and Julie Mason

Juliette “Julie” Baldwin Mason is a seventh-generation native Floridian from a pioneering American family whose ancestors arrived at Plymouth Colony in 1621 on the Fortune, which landed two weeks following the Mayflower. Members of her family fought in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, as well as World War I and II.   One of three […]