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Sunday Services and Communion at 10 AM
We are pleased to announce the affirmation of The Reverend Dr. Jim Merritt as the Senior Pastor of Holy Cross Metropolitan Community Church.
Rev. Jim Merritt received a strong affirmation from our church on Sunday, July 22nd with our voting members overwhelmingly endorsing him as our new senior pastor. We are delighted and look forward to exciting days ahead under Rev. Merritt's leadership.
Rev. Merritt was born and in Dothan, Alabama and raised in Auburndale, Florida. He was ordained at the age of eighteen and has been in Christian ministry for more than 30 years. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University, his Master of Divinity degree from Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) and was awarded the Alison B. Cheek Prize in Feminist Liberation Theology in 2008. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree from EDS and was the recipient of the J. Normal Hall Prize for Peace and Justice Work in 2011. Earlier this year, he received the Distinguished Service Award from Metropolitan Community Churches.
Rev. Dr. Merritt is a nationally known civil rights activist currently serving as Marriage Equality Director for Metropolitan Community Church’s Global Justice Institute and Public Policy Team. Dr. Merritt is a frequent guest speaker/preacher for churches, civic organizations, weddings and other events around the world. Currently, he is the Senior Pastor for Trinity MCC in Gainesville, Florida. He previously served Metropolitan Community Churches in Sarasota, Florida, Orlando, Florida, Boston, Massachusetts and Jacksonville, Florida.
We welcome Rev. Merritt and his partner of nearly 20 years, Albert Knight Leach. Rev. Merritt’s first Sunday at Holy Cross Metropolitan Community Church will be Sunday, September 7th.
Holy Cross Business Sponsors
Holy Cross MCC Business Sponsors have a unique opportunity to partner with our church to offer discounts and merchandise to our church members and their families.
For more information, please contact our church office at 850.469.9090 or Contact Us.
MLR Fine Jewelry & Gifts
Bonelli’s Café Italia
Scentsy for the Home
Randall’s Formal Wear
5th Sunday Potluck
Sunday August 31st
following the worship service
Friday, Sept 5th
Praise Team Practice