Our Ministry

A warm and welcoming atmosphere

Sunday Sermons

Our 9:30 am Sunday sermons are from the cherished Book of Common Prayer and lessons from the Holy Bible. Every first Sunday of the month is a quiet, meditative Rite I Holy Communion service and sermon. The remaining Sundays are Rite II Holy Communion services with full sermons. We are supported in worship by the Parish Choir.

Pastoral Care

St. Mark’s congregation is served by a breadth of spiritual missions that are offered: worship services, home communion, prayer list, social events, care and comfort in illness and grief, and facilities that are available from our parish church.

To schedule a visit from any of our Pastoral Care providers, please call (386) 328-1474 or email us at office@stmarkspalatka.org.

Rev. Jon Davis, Ph.D.

Rev. Jon Davis, Ph.D.


The Rev. Jon Davis is the Rector at St. Mark’s Palatka. He holds a BA from Berry College; an MDIV from Reformed Theological Seminary; an MA in Anglican Studies from Trinity School for Ministry and a PhD in Theology from Graduate Theological Foundation.

He is a sought after consultant and speaker on: Worship and Liturgy; Youth Ministry; Church Planting; Missiology, Church Growth and more. Father Jon is a singer, songwriter and has recorded numerous music projects.

He served as Canon for Youth Ministry in the Diocese of Central Florida; an Associate Rector of All Saints in Winter Park, FL; Church Planter and first Vicar of Church of the Incarnation in Oviedo, FL; Executive Director of Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center. Jon has taught seminary courses at Reformed Theological Seminary and with Asbury Theological Seminary. He has led teaching missions in the UK, Kiev, the Canadian Arctic and extensively throughout the USA.

He has been married to his wife Beth for 30 years. They have two daughters and two grandsons.

Bill Heath

Bill Heath

Bill Heath and his wife Gertie are licensed Stephen Ministers sent out to visit the sick and poor in spirit in our community.

Stephen Ministries is the one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people in the congregation and in the community experiencing life difficulties. Bill visits the men through this ministry and his wife visits the women.



jeanette and harley

Jeanette and Harley

Jeanette Barber said when she retired she wanted to do something to give back to this community. Her sisters in Ohio and North Carolina both have yellow labs that are pet therapy dogs, and they suggested Jeanette would enjoy pet therapy. A friend sent her a photo of nine adorable black lab puppies, and she went to the friend’s house to pick one, but they all looked alike. Then Harley picked Jeanette!

There is no doubt that God had a hand in this entire situation. Harley and Jeanette began at Palatka Health and Rehab (formerly Solaris). They then went to Vintage Care and finally Robert’s Care Center, which is part of Haven Hospice. People’s faces light up when they see Harley! What a blessing!

Greeters Linda Darden and Leona Reeg

Greeters Linda Darden and Leona Reeg


Congregants are welcome to volunteer one Sunday a month to welcome folks at the St. Mark’s red front doors.

Justin Hafner Bell Ringer

Bell Ringer Justin Hafner

Bell Ringers

Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. our bell ringer Justin Hafner calls everyone to worship. Justin also rings the St. Mark’s bell at 4:00 p.m. EDT on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

Usher volunteers Ray Wilkes and Art Nichols

Usher volunteers Ray Wilkes and Art Nichols


Our ushers assist our Priest every Sunday and are available to the congragation for assistance before, during or after worship services. They also assist in our community.


Linda Darden, Senior Warden. Dr. Walter Rogero, Junior Warden. Vestry members: Jeanette Barber, Bill Heath and Dr. Dianne Taylor.

Each month two Vestry-at-Large members are randomly chosen to attend the monthly meetings.