2021 Sunday School Schedule

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Shores Baptist Worship Center in Ocala, Florida
Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.




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TEACHER:  Dr. Jewel Walker


1.31.20 – Called to Prophesy – Luke 2:36-38; Acts 1:12-14, 2-16, 21, 21:8-9


2.7.21 – Called to Testify – John 1:37-51, 4:25-32

2.14.21 – Called to Support – Mark 15:40, 16, 19; Luke 8:1-3; John 20:10-18

2.21.21 – Called To Explain – Acts 18:1-26; Romans 16:3-4; 1 Corinthians 16:19; 2 Timothy 4:19

2.28.21 – Called to Serve – Acts 16:11-15, 40; 1 Cor. 1:26-30


3.7.21 – Prophet of Deliverance – Exodus 12:28-50; Deut 18:15-22

3.14.21 – Prophet of Conquest – Joshua 5: 13-15, 6:27

3.21.21 – Prophet of Wisdom – 2 Kings 22:14-20

3.28.21 – Prophet of Courage  – 1 Kings 18:5-18; Matt 17:1-13


4.11.21 – The Faith in Action Preacher – Ezra 10:1-12

4.18.21 – The Restoring Builder – Nehemiah2:11-20; 13:1-22


8.22.21 – Prophet of Wisdom – 2 Kings 22:14-20

8.29.21 – Prophet of Courage (1 Kings 18:5-18, Matthew 17:1-13

TEACHER:  Lady Melissa Garner
08.08.21 – Preaching to the Exiles (Ezekiel 18)
8.15.21 – Preaching to the Enemies (Jonah 3)


9.05.21 – Praise with Music – (Exodus 15:11-21) 

9.19.21 –Praise by Expecting and Following (Mark 10:46-52) 

9.26.21 – Praise for Salvation (Acts 2:37-47)




TEACHER:  Sister Sophia Ford


10.3.21 – Praise God with Joy (Psalm 100)

10.10.21 – Praise for God’s Ultimate Justice (Psalms 9:1 – 12)  

10.17.21 – Praise God for Past Deliverance (Psalm 107:1-9, 39-43)

10.31.21 – Praise God for His Greatness (Psalm 149:1-5, 150)





TEACHER:  Dr. Jewel Walker


11.7.21 – United in Praise (Revelation 7:9-17)

11:14.21 – God of Power (Revelation 11:11-19)

11.21.21 – Marriage of the Lamb  (Revelation 19)

11.28.21 – Good News for All (Acts 10″34-47)


12.5.21 – Justice and Obedience   (Deuteronomy 5:1-3)

12.26.21 “Justice and Deliverance” – (Nahum 1:1-3)

Drive-In Church

Join us for Drive-In Worship Service every third Sunday of the month at Shores Baptist Worship Center, 414 Silver Road, Ocala, Florida.

This is a safe distanced, outdoor, worship event.
This event is subject to change. Check for updates in our BLOG.

Youth Sunday School (Zoom)

Youth of all ages will enjoy learning about the Bible in fun, interactive ways at SBWC.

In person services and classes are postponed until further notice.

Youth of all ages are welcome to join us for Sunday School on Zoom every Sunday at 9:00am.

Please contact Ministry of Education for login. 


What We Believe

The Scriptures:

We believe the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments to be the full record of God’s self-disclosure to mankind. Different men, while writing according to their own styles and personalities, were supernaturally moved along by the Holy Spirit to record God’s very words, inerrant in the original writings. Therefore, those applying themselves to study its literal, historical-grammatical context can accurately understand God’s Word. Scripture is fully trustworthy as our final and sufficient authority for all of life.
2 Timothy 3:16-172 Peter 1:20-21

The Triune God:

We believe in the one living and true God, eternally (John 17:3) existing in perfect unity as three equally and fully divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20). Each member of the Godhead, while executing distinct but complementary roles in redemptive history, has precisely the same nature, attributes, and being, and is equally worthy of the same glory and honor and obedience.
John 1:1-4Acts 5:3-4

God the Father:

God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ. He is fatherly in His attitude toward all men.  (Genesis 1:12:7Exodus 3:146:2-315:11ff.; 20:1ff.; Leviticus 22:2Deuteronomy 6:432:61 Chronicles 29:10Psalm 19:1-3Isaiah 43:3,1564:8Jeremiah 10:1017:13Matthew 6:9ff.; 7:1123:928:19Mark 1:9-11John 4:245:2614:6-1317:1-8Acts 1:7Romans 8:14-151 Corinthians 8:6Galatians 4:6Ephesians 4:6Colossians 1:151 Timothy 1:17Hebrews 11:612:91 Peter 1:171 John 5:7)

God the Son:

We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son, moved by love in accordance with the will of the Father, took on human flesh (John 1:11418).  Conceived through the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit, He was born of the virgin Mary. He, being fully God and fully man (John 14:8-9), lived a sinless life and sacrificially shed His blood and died on the cross in our place accomplishing redemption for all who place their faith in Him. He arose visibly and bodily from the dead three days later and ascended into heaven, where, at the Father’s right hand, He is now Head of His Body the Church, the only Savior and Mediator between God and man, and will return to earth in power and glory to consummate His redemptive mission (1 Timothy 3:16).

God the Spirit:

We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ during this age. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He draws the unredeemed to repentance and faith, and at salvation imparts new spiritual life to the believer, bringing that person into union with Christ and the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit sanctifies, seals, fills, guides, instructs, comforts, equips, empowers, permanently indwells at salvation, and bestows spiritual gifts to the believer for Christ-like living and service (John 16:813:15Titus 3:5Ephesians 1:224:11-12Romans 8:9-1712:4-81 Corinthians 3:1612:4-511-1319Galatians 5:25Hebrews 2:1-42 Corinthians 12:12).


Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.

– Regeneration, or the new birth, is a work of God’s grace whereby believers become new creatures in Christ Jesus. It is a change of heart wrought by the Holy Spirit through conviction of sin, to which the sinner responds in repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Repentance and faith are inseparable experiences of grace. Repentance is a genuine turning from sin toward God. Faith is the acceptance of Jesus Christ and commitment of the entire personality to Him as Lord and Savior.
– Justification is God’s gracious and full acquittal upon principles of His righteousness of all sinners who repent and believe in Christ. Justification brings the believer unto a relationship of peace and favor with God.

–  Sanctification is the experience, beginning in regeneration, by which the believer is set apart to God’s purposes, and is enabled to progress toward moral and spiritual maturity through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in him. Growth in grace should continue throughout the regenerate person’s life.

–  Glorification is the culmination of salvation and is the final blessed and abiding state of the redeemed.
Genesis 3:15Exodus 3:14-176:2-8Matthew 1:214:1716:21-2627:22-28:6Luke 1:68-692:28-32John 1:11-14,293:3-21,365:2410:9,28-2915:1-1617:17Acts 2:214:1215:1116:30-3117:30-3120:32Romans 1:16-182:43:23-254:3ff.; 5:8-106:1-238:1-18,29-3910:9-10,1313:11-141 Corinthians 1:18,306:19-2015:102 Corinthians 5:17-20Galatians 2:203:135:22-256:15Ephesians 1:72:8-224:11-16Philippians 2:12-13Colossians 1:9-223:1ff.; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-242 Timothy 1:12Titus 2:11-14Hebrews 2:1-35:8-99:24-2811:1-12:8,14James 2:14-261 Peter 1:2-231 John 1:6-2:11Revelation 3:2021:1-22:5

Baptism and Communion:    

Baptism and communion are the two ordinances required in the church. We believe that Christian baptism by immersion in water is a public identification with Jesus Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection.

Although baptism is not required for salvation, it is commanded of all believers and is for believers only (Matthew 28:19-20Acts 2:3841Acts 18:8). Scripture shows that a person was baptized after personally receiving forgiveness of sin through accepting Jesus Christ. The waters of baptism are a symbol of our death, burial, and resurrection to newness of life that happens when we become new creations in Christ (Colossians 2:122 Corinthians 5:17Romans 6:1-4). 

Communion is the commemoration by believers of Christ’s death, and a reminder—through the bread and the juice—of the Savior’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is to be a time of confession of our sin and should be preceded by careful self-examination according to Acts 4:13Romans 6:3-6; and 1 Corinthians 11:20-29. 


God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians have a spiritual debtorship to the whole world, a holy trusteeship in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in their possessions. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions; and should recognize all these as entrusted to them to use for the glory of God and for helping others. According to the Scriptures, Christians should contribute of their means cheerfully, regularly, systematically, proportionately, and liberally for the advancement of the Redeemer’s cause on earth.
Genesis 14:20Leviticus 27:30-32Deuteronomy 8:18Malachi 3:8-12Matthew 6:1-4,19-2119:2123:2325:14-29Luke 12:16-21,4216:1-13Acts 2:44-475:1-1117:24-2520:35Romans 6:6-2212:1-21 Corinthians 4:1-26:19-201216:1-4; 2 Corinthians 8-9; 12:15; Philippians 4:10-191 Peter 1:18-19

Family Structure:

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race. 
Genesis 1:26-282:15-25Matthew 19:3-9Romans 1:18-321 Corinthians 7:1-16Ephesians 5:21-33


First Baptist church of Silver Springs Shores; originally know as “Shore Baptist Chapel” began as a mission sponsored by the Marion Baptist Convention. In February of 1978, it became a mission of the First Baptist church of Ocala.

The first worship service was held, January 19, 1975 at Mid State Federal building; on the corner of Highway 464 and Water road. There were sixteen persons in attendance with Pastor Clyde Harless, Associational Missions Director for Marion Baptist Association presiding.

During the period of 1978 – 1987, the church was experiencing rapid growth in attendance and giving; so much so, that four pastors were called and the need for a new sanctuary was realized. In 1995 plans were being researched and adopted for the new sanctuary.

In 1987, First Baptist church of Silver Springs call Arthur Hoff as pastor. In 1997 plans were finalized for the new sanctuary, and the “challenge to build” program was initiated. The congregation officially voted to erect a building which would contain the sanctuary, conference/rehearsal room, and two offices under the leadership of Pastor Arthur Hoff. 

October 26, 1997, the ground breaking ceremony for the new sanctuary was held; following the morning worship service. There were one hundred and fifty (150) members and friends in attendance.  The congregation was led in song by Sis Pamela Halsey.

The “Challenge to Build” fund was a success, culminating at the CTB banquet with total pledges equaling $147,314.00 over a period of three years. The erection of the new sanctuary began in November of 1997, and was completed and occupied October 25, 1998. Dedication of the new sanctuary was held November 15, 1998.

In the years to follow, more changes were made. In October 2003, the mission statement became “People reaching people through the power of God’s love”, and the name of the church was changed to Shores Baptist Worship Center. December 2004, Pastor Arthur Hoff resigned after seventeen years of dedicated service to the church and the community of Silver Springs Shores.

During the months to follow; Deacon Sylvester Denton maintained the church with pulpit supply from Marion Baptist Association. The time had come for the church to have its own Pastor, so the congregation selected and organized a pastor search committee. The following members were selected: Deacon Sylvester Denton, Deacon Lloyd Brooks, Deacon Audley Mclean, Sister Ala Leist, and Sister Bernice McDonald. After careful deliberation, the committee selected Brother Harold N. Garner Jr. of New St John Baptist Church.

In August 2005, Minister Harold N. Garner Jr. was selected to fill the pastoral position at Shores Baptist Worship Center. An Ordination ceremony was then held August 28, 2005 at 7:00pm at New St. John Baptist church, and  on September 24, 2005 Reverend Garner was installed as the new pastor of Shores Baptist Worship Center and is currently serving the church and the community of Silver Spring Shores in that capacity.