Our Mission & Vision

The mission of United Christian Praise & Worship Center Church, Inc. is to be a worshiping fellowship in which God encounters man and man submits to God:

• To witness for Christ both in this community and throughout the world.
• To be a fellowship of maturing Christians whose learning results in responsible and Holy living.
• To minister unselfishly to all persons in the community in Jesus name.
• To be a church that cooperates with other churches in ministering to the world.
• To truly love God, love others, and magnify the name of Jesus Christ.

The Vision of our church is to glorify our God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances of God the Lord’s Supper and Baptism, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to lead as many people as possible to Christ.

Leadership Team:

Our Pastor and leadership teams recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Reverend Dr. Dennis M. Jackson, PH.D.,

Senior Pastor/Teacher

As the primary teaching pastor, Dr. Jackson has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served at United Christian Praise & Worship Center for fifteen years. He and his wife Jerry have 2 children (Pastor Dennis M. Jackson II and Anitra R. Jackson). Dr. Jackson ministers in many countries and is apart of many fine organizations.

2000-2009 National Board of Addiction Examiners
CPAC-Certified Pastoral Addictions Counselor
2000-2009 The Florida Association of Christian Counselors & Therapists, Inc
Certified Christian Counselor
2000-2009 National Board of Addiction Examiners
MAC-Masters Addictions Counselor
1996 Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary
Doctor of Ministry
1994 Graduated Florida Baptist Convention Chaplaincy Program
1993 Graduated from The Institute of Urban Evangelism Program in
Portland Oregon.
1992-1994 Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary
Master of Theology
1991 Graduate from Florida Baptist Convention Chaplaincy Program
1991-1989 North Florida Baptist Theological Seminary
Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry
1989-1988 North Florida Baptist Theological Seminary
Associates Degree in Ministry
1973-1972 Attended Miami-Dade Community College
1969-1968 Attended Bethune-Cookman College Daytona Beach, Florida

First Lady Jerry Jackson, Youth Leader and Womens Ministry

The Bible has a lot to say about youth, and First Lady Jerry’s role is to lead the church’s youth ministry in a way that matches the character of God.
Isaiah 54:13 All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. She is liken unto that virtuous woman in Proverbs 31 as she tries to lead the women of United and all she comes in contact with to Christ for her price is above rubies.

Deacon Charlie Tennie, Food Ministry

Dec. Tennie has been a faithful member for over 20 years and has headed our Food Ministry, having feed over 55,000 needy and less fortunate people of the community. He also heads our Evangelism Outreach Ministry, Superintendant of Sunday School as well as Teacher. He is a valuable soldier for the up building of the kingdom of God.

What we believe:

Please download our full doctrinal statement.