Shane Platten first came to Access Church because he was hired to play bass in the the adult worship service. “At that point I was a know-it-all Christian,” he said. “I have to say, I was arrogant about it, too, even though I wasn’t living it.” His wife, Annessa, didn’t go to Access with Shane at first. She had grown up in church but hadn’t engaged in awhile. “I had just come off of being a single mom for eight years,” she said. “I knew with church there were always hoops to jump through, and I didn’t feel like I was up to the expectations.”
Right away, the value placed on excellence was evident to Shane as a musician. “I liked the excellence,” he said, “but it was the atmosphere of caring that Darin and Kevin created for the band that really made Access different.”
Shane wanted Annessa to experience this, too.“Before, Shane was checked out about faith, but I started to see something change in him, so I came,” Annessa said.… Read the restPosted July 12, 2018
Kyal and Shana Rector are familiar with the task of finding a church in a new area. They have been through the process before. Their military background has moved them all over the United States. But a career change placed them in the St. Johns area, and they found themselves once again looking for a church.
As parents of two small children, they were looking for a place that would value their children. One of the first memories Shana has of Access Church is when her daughter accidentally knocked over a tray of cookies at a Christmas Eve service just last month. Stephanie Barrett laughed it off, told Shana it was no big deal, and went on to explain that raising four children herself had taught her not to worry about things like that.
“It was a small thing, but it really made us realize that this church was a good fit for our entire family. Access has such a positive family culture,” Shana said.… Read the restPosted January 24, 2018
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