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GameDay Church is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Orange Park.

Our Statement of Faith is the Baptist Faith & Message (2000).

Founded in 2015 by Pastor David Tarkington as a ministry to athletes and sports fans in the Jacksonville, Florida area., the desire of GameDay Church is to work alongside area churches and ministries to best reach and connect with athletes  sports fans throughout the community for the sake of Christ.


Dr. David Tarkington, Pastor and Founder

Dr. Tarkington surrendered his life to Jesus Christ in his fourth grade Sunday School class at Trinity Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. David's father was career Air Force, so he has lived in numerous states. He was born in west Tennessee, but has called Orange Park, Florida home since 1994. He attended Texas Wesleyan University for two years where he played on the basketball team. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Texas, a Masters of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Educational Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Tracy and they have two adult children. 

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