Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene comes from the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition.  We understand Christ to be the head of the body, which is the church (Col. 1:18).  We strive to be a community founded in prayer, focused on the Word, faithful to fellowship, filled with and empowered by the Holy Spirit, and fitted for discipleship.  These principles inform our understanding of authentic worship, which is to be reflected in service.

We invite you to look around our website to learn more and hope you'll consider joining us this week for worship.

Pastor Mike Shinn


  Welcome Pastor Mike and Kelly Shinn to Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene!

   All of us look forward to your leadership of our church, and we are anxious to get to know you and your family. We hope that the friends you make

  here will be as treasured as those you left behind. We’re glad God has chosen you to Lighthouse COTN in Jacksonville, FL.

   Thank you Pastor Alan Flood for your leadership and devotion to God's work. You have truly been a blessing.


The church is not a mission,

but exists because of God's mission


We understand the word mission in the context of ‘sending’ or ‘being sent’. We understand God to be a missional God, in that God sent the Son and the Holy Spirit.


We strive to be a Christian community of authentic worship understanding mission as derived from the very nature of God. In light of this we understand that mission is not primarily an activity of the church, but rather, it is in light of serving a missional God that the church participates in God’s mission. Therefore we are a sent people.


The Gospel of Jesus Christ does not solely serve to instruct Christians and strengthen their own faith, but also serves to call non-Christians to a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.


Our conviction is that the whole congregation has been invited by God to participate in this mission; every individual with all their gifts and graces belongs to the mission of God’s kingdom.