Welcome to Berean Baptist Church 4800 SW 20 St Ocala FL 34474

Welcome to Berean Baptist Church 4800 SW 20 St Ocala FL 34474

Welcome to Berean Baptist Church 4800 SW 20 St Ocala FL 34474Welcome to Berean Baptist Church 4800 SW 20 St Ocala FL 34474Welcome to Berean Baptist Church 4800 SW 20 St Ocala FL 34474

KJV 1611 - Independent - Fundamental

Do you have 20:20 vision for Jesus?

Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord - John 20:20 b

Dr Mike Patton, Senior Pastor

"...they (the Bereans) received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."


Service Times

Service Times

Service Times


 9:45am - Sunday School

10:45am - Worship Service

 6:00pm - Evening Service


 6:30pm - Bible Study


Service Times

Service Times

To comply with CDC guidelines, Berean has cancelled all services for the rest of March.  We will keep you informed as guidelines change.

Contact Berean for further information on all activities.





Ages 4 and 5

Ms Rosemary Grube 


Ages 6 thru 11

Ms Cathy Johnson

Every Sunday morning during Worship Service.  Children are dismissed before the Morning Message.





Every Sunday at 6:00pm

Helper - Ages 4 and 5

Watchman - Grades 1 and 2

Warrior - Grades 3 and 4

Champion - Grades 5 and 6




The first Saturday of every month (except January and July) at 8:00am in the Fellowship Hall.  Bring a breakfast item to share.

Iglesia Berean Hispana

Iglesia Berean Hispana



Pastor Jose Santos

Sunday - 1:00pm

Tuesday - 7:00pm

Thursday - 7:00pm

Iglesia Berean Hispana


Iglesia Berean Hispana


Berean History

In July 1974 Dr Gerald E Golding started holding services in a little white house by the side of College Road (SR200). After two weeks of preaching services and much prayer, 16 joined together in charter membership of College Park Baptist Church on August 7, 1974. A State Charter was received, along with recognition from the Federal Government, on August 29, 1974. The church completed a 6,800 sq ft education building on Airport Road (SW 20 St) with dedication on April 18, 1976. On June 27, 1979, the name was changed to Airport Baptist Church and on November 14, 1984, the name of the church was changed to Berean Baptist Church. 

The following pastors have served Berean:

  • Dr Gerald E Golding, Founder
  • Rev M Robert Hancock, 1984-1991
  • Dr Lloyd T Boldt, 1991-1992
  • Rev Robert Miller, 1992-1993

On March 21, 1993, Rev Mike Patton was called as Berean's Pastor and on June 4, 2004, Pastor Mike Patton received his Doctor of Divinity Degree from North Carolina College of Theology in Wilmington NC.

Statement of Faith

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus as our Savior, and on profession of our faith, having been baptized in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love, to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the Church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.

We also engage, to maintain family and private devotion; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, back-biting and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.

We further engage, to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior, to secure it without delay.

We moreover engage, that when we remove from this place, we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this Covenant, and the principles of God’s Word.  

​  "Walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God."  (Ephesians 5:2)

The Roman Road


FIRST, everyone is a sinner. "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one." (Romans 3:10) "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" (Romans 3:23)

SECOND, there is a penalty for sin. "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned;" (Romans 5:12) "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23)

THIRD, Jesus died on the cross to pay for your sin. "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)

FOURTH, you must trust Christ in order to go to Heaven. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek; for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:9-13)


FIRST, when we receive Jesus Christ by faith, we have received eternal life. "And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life." (1 John 5:11-12)

SECOND, God wants us to know we are saved. "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." (1 John 5:13) "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." (John 5:24)

THIRD, confess Him as Savior before others. "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 10:32)

BAPTISMFirst, identify with Him publicly because He has saved you. "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized; and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls." (Acts 2:41)

CHURCH ATTENDANCEThe Bible says in Ephesians 5:25 that "...Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;" Church is a good place to grow spiritually and make new and lasting friendships