Dave Abney

Dave is the founding pastor of Christ Church InTown. He grew up in Jacksonville, before moving away to attend Rhodes College (Memphis, TN) and Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando). While in Orlando he met his wonderful wife Hayley. He served as Assistant Pastor at Lake Baldwin Church in Orlando before returning to Jacksonville to begin the work of planting Christ Church InTown. In addition to his role as pastor, Dave is pursuing a PhD at the University of Aberdeen studying the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Dave lives in San Marco with Hayley and their two boys. He enjoys reading, movies, working out at the local CrossFit gym, and eating good food, preferably with family and friends. He loves Jacksonville, and remains a naively hopeful Jaguars fan after all these years.

Willie Addison


Willie serves as our Associate Pastor, with a focus on adult discipleship groups and classes, community outreach, and preaching. He is a native of Jacksonville, and has served as a pastor in local churches for almost 20 years. Prior to this he has served as a police officer and in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He is married to Sonya and together they have two adult children, Coery and Jeremy, and two grandchildren all of whom live in Jacksonville.

Amanda Powell


Amanda is the Church Administrator for Christ Church InTown. She grew up in Marietta, GA before moving to attend Mercer University in Macon, Ga. While in Macon she met her husband Ben.

They relocated to Ben’s hometown of Jacksonville, FL. She worked for 6 years in the non-profit arena before working at InTown.

Amanda enjoys crafting, reading, and Ohio State Football.

Shemyah Wilson

Director of Music —

Shemyah Wilson is our Director of Music. In this capacity she leads the band and oversees the musical elements of our worship services. Shemyah is a Jacksonville native with deep roots in Jacksonville’s musical community. In addition to leading worship music at Christ Church InTown she performs and records music throughout the region.

Rachel Bacheldor

Communitcations Director, Interim Children’s Ministry Coordinator —

Rachel serves as the Communications Director for Christ Church InTown. She grew up in Crystal River, Florida and moved to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida, where she met her husband Eli. In Gainesville, she worked as Director of Hospitality and Communications for Christ Community PCA.

Eli’s job brought the Bacheldors to Jacksonville in 2020, at which point they joined Christ Church InTown. Rachel and Eli have two little girls, Emma and Charlotte. Rachel loves cooking, rom-coms from the early aughts, and Gator football.