In 2005, after careful deliberation Reverend Garner was ordained and installed as the Pastor of Shores Baptist Worship Center. Presently, Pastor Garner is obtaining his Masters in Theological Studies from Faith Evangelical College and Seminary, and has received extensive training in Church Planting with the Florida Baptist Convention.   

His lovely wife and partner, Sister Melissa Garner, a retired U.S. Navy Senior Chief holds a position in Employment Services at Marion County Public Schools.  Her commitment to helping others is evident through her lifestyle of service.  Her passion and ministry is teaching Sunday School.  She is also currently continuing her education and obtaining a degree in Business through Florida State College in Jacksonville.  

Together they teach the uncompromising Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ and their ministry’s vision is plainly to reach the community’s lost, and teach the found!



Reverend Harold N. Garner, served our country for 10 years in the U.S. Navy.  He received his Bachelors in Accounting from Marymount College, and after working in several Accounting firms realized he was unfulfilled.   He then, accepted a position at the U.S. Postal Office, where he has worked for over 20 years.  Reverend Garner decided to answer the call God placed on his life, and pursue his true passion in sharing God’s teachings.  In 2003, he was licensed as a Minister by Reverend Tommy L. Brooks.  He didn’t realize Accounting, would someday compliment his calling to be a Pastor.  But God’s plan is perfect.  

"People reaching people through the power of God's love"