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Our Pastor

Reverend George A. Price, our present pastor, accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior in the year of 1946 and has served as the Pastor of Saint Matthew Baptist Church of Jacksonville Florida for the past 50 years.

He was baptized, the first Sunday in November, 1946, by Rev. C. L. Culver. He attended Stanton High School graduating in the Class of 1955. He remained a member of the youth church and Sunday school until he joined the United States Air Force in 1955.

His calling to the ministry was acknowledged in the year of 1957 while serving our country. He preached his initial sermon on Monday, August 19, 1957. He was ordained to the Gospel Ministry at West End Baptist Church of San Antonio Texas. Rev. Price attended Guadeloupe Baptist Seminary of the same city and was called to pastor the Pilgrim Baptist Church of Pearsall, Texas that same year. In 1960, he returned to the city of Jacksonville and to his home church and continued his Theological training at the B. F. Lee Theological Seminary at Edward Waters College. He graduated in 1963, receiving the Bishop John A. Gregg Award for the highest honor in the department of Theology. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Edward Waters College in Business Administration in 1970. He also has continued studies at Hampton University.

On the third Sunday of September 1963, Rev. Price accepted the call to assume the role of Shepherd of this church. Since accepting the call to Pastor his home church, he has implemented many physical improvements; all mortgages were liquidated the Church, purchased a new parsonage and a modern three-story Educational Building was erected. Through his vision additional properties were purchased for future building; in which a new church sanctuary is now being erected to expand the ministry of this church.

All physical improvements have been a by-product of his labor. He has made an untiring effort to lead his church into Testament awareness. He teachers that God’s work, must truly be church’s work. Pastor Price knows that the cause of all human maladies is man’s disharmony with God. We will ever be a witness of God’s power to lift, heal and save.

Memberships and/or Past Affiliations include:

National Baptist Convention of America
Progressive Baptist of Florida
Chairman of Order of Business Committee of Florida Baptist Convention
Advisory Board of Shands of Jacksonville
Lifetime Membership of NAACP
Served as Coordinator of Habijax Building Project

3811 Moncrief Rd
Jacksonville FL, 32209