The Amelia Plantation Chapel had humble beginnings when the then-fledgling Amelia Island Plantation development was under construction in the early 1970s. Project employees wanted a place to worship on the south end of this barrier island in northeasternmost Florida. At the time, their worship materials were contained in a wooden chest on wheels which became known as the “Chapel Ark”. The congregation along with the materials were moved from place to place since sites for worship were transitory. In 1990 the sanctuary was constructed in a beautiful location on the Plantation, nestled among the live oak trees. The year 2005 saw expansions to sanctuary seating and construction of office, meeting, and fellowship spaces.
Fast forward to the Amelia Plantation Chapel of today. We are an active and vibrant unaffiliated interdenominational church of approximately 550 spiritually mature and conservative members. We enjoy two spiritually nourishing services each Sunday, along with livestreaming of the first service. The early worship service is a traditional one, with the Chancel Choir. The second service is a “Praise and Worship” service and is more informal with contemporary music led by a praise team. Both services benefit from our excellent music program.
Our vision is “To develop mature Christian disciples who compassionately respond to the needs of others.” We are financially stable and able to devote a full 30 percent of our tithes and offerings to over 30 outreach ministries and Christian charities locally, nationally, and internationally.