If you're from Jacksonville, then you have probably seen the Eleven22 stickers all over everyone's car windows everywhere you go. And I mean EVERYWHERE. I count at least 10 of them a day on my way to and from work. So if you've seen them but don't really know what it's all about, it's actually the name of a church. And a pretty amazing church at that. The Church of Eleven22. In fact, it's where my family and I attend. (Also my friend and fellow photographer Lyndsay goes there.)
If you're someone who has always been on the fence about going to church, I really encourage you to check this one out. If you're nervous about it don't worry. It's really big so you can sort of just blend in and sit in the back without really talking to anyone. And I promise you it is not like any other church you've been to or heard of before.
The pastor Joby Martin is just your average guy. He likes hunting, fishing and college football. And he talks about it a lot. But he has also been given an amazing gift to teach the lessons written in the bible in a very easy to understand way. And his delivery is hilarious.
The other amazing thing about Eleven22 is the band. They are just plain awesome. When you walk in and they are cranking away you can just feel it! The worship leader, Ben Williams, is a good friend of mine. I have known him for 20 years. His passion is incredible and his voice is just awesome.
Checkout a video (not shot by me) from a special live recording worship album that they did. Then checkout some images from that night (shot be me) after you finish.