About Connections Community Church

Connection Base Scripture: Ephesians 4:14-16 [NLT]


“14Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. 15Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. 16He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.”


Connection Mission: The Connection Community Church is called to minister to all of God’s people and to make and reproduce healthy and mature believers for Jesus Christ. 


Connection Vision: The Connection Community Church will serve as vital force in the kingdom of God, to impact our community, and to build covenant and connectional relationships with Jesus Christ.


Connection Motto: “The Church That Connect You to Christ”


The Connection Core
  • Effective Evangelism: Matthew 28:18-20

  • Effective Discipleship: Romans 8:29-30

  • Effective Worship: John 4:23-24

  • Effective Ministry: I Peter 4:10-11

  • Effective Fellowship: Hebrews 10:23-25

Connectional Goals
  • To develop holistic Christian disciples through intentional spiritual formational encounters.

  • To encourage and minister to children and youth that live in the concentric demographics of the Lake Wales inner city.

  • To formalize a productive college age ministry through outreach endeavors with Warner University, Webber International University, and Polk State College.

  • To build and strengthen (blended, single, and separated) families through an effective family life ministry.

  • To create an atmosphere that is equally eventful and worshipful for people of all ages.

  • To build a Christian Educational Institution (day care, early learning center, tutorial programs, GED programs, and adult continuing education opportunities) that will empower the community that we serve.

  • To organize and maintain healthy Connection Circles “Small Groups.”

  • To develop a well organize Fine Arts Ministry (choir, dance, drama, step, etc) that will minister to all age groups.

  • To strategically minister to broken and battered women, single mothers, and teenage young ladies.

  • To create a church/community male mentoring program that will impact young men through church-school-business collective partnerships.

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Connections Community Church

One Church Two Cities


Other Resources: 

Lake Wales Campus

626 N. Dr. MLK Blvd

Lake Wales, FL 33853

Tampa Campus

51111 N. 22nd Street

Tampa, FL 33610

The Very Reverend Jeffery Alex James Johnson, Ph.D., M.Th., Founder and Senior Pastor

Elder Mark Marcus, Executive Pastor

Elder Charlene D. Norwood, Associate Pastor 

Church Email: connections3c@gmail.com