A Little About Us

  • Ocklawaha Bridge Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist Church with the concern of people’s needs at heart. We strive to reach lost people with the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our ministry is world wide through the Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention. We help support 5,000 missionaries serving in 114 foreign countries, as well as 5,000 home missionaries serving within the United States.

    Our Brief History

    Ocklawaha Bridge Baptist Church was founded in 1854 through the efforts of William “Uncle Billy” Holly, his family and neighbors. The original site was on U.S. Government land which was sold in 1883. E.M. Henderson donated property on Mothershed Lake, now known as Church Lake, for the new home of the church. This is the present day location on Hwy 40 East, in Lynne. The name Ocklawaha Bridge may be confusing as the church is miles from the town of Ocklawaha as well as miles from a bridge. The 1854 location required a number of members to cross the only bridge across the Ocklawaha river to make their way to the church. We have retained the name given by those pioneers. An in depth history of the church is available digitally or in print. Please contact us for this information.

    Sunday Services

    Sunday School begins at 9:30 AM each Sunday.

    Sunday school classes are available for all ages. You may join the class that is best suited for you. The Worship service has a blended style of music with a praise band, piano and choir. There is opportunity for discipleship training in the evening at various times and locations, Everyone is welcome.

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    Upcoming sessions:

    Dec. 31 - Strengthened (Acts15:36-41; 16:1-5)
    Jan. 7 - A Changed Family (Acts16:22-34)
    Jan. 14 - The Unknown Known (Acts 17:22-34)
    Jan. 21 - Value All** (Acts 16:15-19; Ps. 139:13-16)
    Jan. 28 - Incomplete Picture (Acts 18:24-28; 19:1-7)

    Extended Services and Childrens Church

    Extended Services - are classes we offer for the newborn thru Pre-K during the morning worship hour. These are carried over from the Sunday School hour and the children stay in the same room as their Sunday School Classes.

    Children's Church - Pastor provides a short introduction of his sermon to the children from Kindergarten thru 5th grade during the regular Sunday Worship Service then the children are dismissed to attend "Children's Church"

    Worship Services

    Worship begins every Sunday morning at 10:45 AM.

    Tuesday Activties

    Prayer Meeting begins at 9:30 on Tuesday mornings for adults and is led by Rev Raymond Estes.

    Wednesday Activties

    In the mornings, Care and Share opens to the public. There is no fee for the goods or services provided.

    The Sewing Ministry meets for several hours to make pillow cases, do quilting and make ditty bags and so much more.

    In the evenings, we have a prayer meeting and pray over the people on the prayer list. Any additional requests are prayed over and added to the next week's list.

    New Team Kid Hours:

    Drop off is 6:20 PM
    Pick up is 7:45 PM

    Team Kid classes are as follows:

    Kindergarten and First grade
    Second and Third grade
    Fourth and Fifth grade
    Sixth thru twelfth grade - Male
    Sixth thru twelfth grade - Female

    Team Kid provides a Bible Study and recreation time. Children and Youth meet in the gym and the children are provided a hotdog, chips and a drink.

    Choir rehersals will be held at 7:00 PM every Wednesday night in the Sanctuary.