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The purpose of the Christian Chamber is to glorify God by engaging, equipping, and encouraging the Christian community in Northeast Florida.



We engage by facilitating networking and connection.


We equip by sharing biblical principles from experienced leaders.


We encourage by walking alongside and inspiring greater faithfulness.


We serve the Christian community including marketplace, non-profit, and ministry leaders.

Foundational Principles

We Believe the Gospel:
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

We affirm the Apostles Creed:
We believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son Our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy [Universal] Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting

Board of Directors

Tammie McClafferty

Tammie is the Executive Director of Lifework Leadership First Coast. After graduating from Cedarville University with a degree in Elementary Education, Tammie taught in Pennsylvania for several years. Once she began to have children, she and her husband Sean embarked on starting their own school, The Sycamore Center, to service the needs of their community. After Tammie earned a Master’s Degree in Teaching and expanded their school to four locations, God called her to Jacksonville, Florida to attend Seminary. She continued to pursue God’s calling and earned a Master’s degree in Religious Studies while serving as the Principal of Accotink Academy. This led to her accepting the position of Director of Southeastern University JAX, where she was also a professor of Religion and Leadership. Most recently she has become the Executive Director of Lifework Leadership, a 9-month faith-based leadership development program to help professionals bring their work and faith into greater conjunction. Lifework has recently opened its first Community Impact Project - Cup of Jōb in Jacksonville Beach. This is a fully licensed coffee shop designed to serve the needs of the homeless in that area. Lifework has also expanded to the youth of the city through its brand new G.R.I.T. program. Most recently she finished her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University, has co-authored a book entitled “Sheworks4Him - Christian Women in the Workforce”, serves as a Leadership Enrichment Facilitator for the University of North Florida, and is a professor at Trinity Baptist College. She is a trustee at Trinity College, sits on the Board of Beaches Rescue and Recovery, and is also The Ambassador Captain for Alliance Defending Freedom for NorthEast Florida, as well as being the chairman of the Board for the North East Florida Christian Chamber.. Tammie has been married since 1995 and has three amazing kids: Baylie (20), Creed (19), and Canon (16).

Brad Sykes

Originally from Houston Texas. Married to Vicki. Brad currently runs the Guardian Group, a real estate team that is a part of Keller Williams Atlantic Partners. In addition, Brad is the co-host of SWAT radio; a daily broadcast that equips men to walk out the truths found in Scripture. Brad is also the co-founder of the Northeast Florida Christian Chamber which seeks to engage in gospel fellowship, equip in gospel truth and encourage gospel living.

Jeff Dalrymple

Jeff is an organizational leader and experiential branding expert. His leadership experience includes several executive roles in higher education, non-profit, and non-governmental organizations. Through assembling and leading teams, Jeff enjoys organizational management, strategic planning, and making things happen.He currently serves on the boards of The Apollos Project, Anchored Hope, and Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention (ECAP). Jeff enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family. Married to Kristil they are the parents of: JJ, Kassie, Katherine, and Kylie.

Shawn Maxwell

Shawn Maxwell is the Chief Operating Officer and a Pastor at The Church of Eleven22 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Church of Eleven22 is a movement for all people to discover and deepen a relationship with Jesus Christ. Since the launch in 2012, the church has grown to 10 locations serving over 15,000 people weekly plus over 25,000 people online.
In addition to serving in an Executive Leadership role at The Church of Eleven22 for the past 9 years, Shawn is on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of North East Florida, led a Faith Based Task Force team to Re-open Jacksonville during the COVID-19 pandemic, and recently joined the board of North East Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce.
Shawn has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech, a Masters in Business Administration from Kennesaw State and a Masters in Global Leadership from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Shawn has been in full-time ministry for over 9 years. He previously worked at BellSouth/AT&T for 14 years in various operational and leadership roles.
Shawn and his wife, Rebecca, reside in Jacksonville and have been married for 22 years. They have two sons, Chapman and Colin.
A major focus for Shawn is Ephesians 4:12, “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.”

Charles "Chuck" Coker

Chuck Coker is one of America’s most sought- after experts in the field of Personal Formation, Emotional Intelligence and Talent Management. His unique slant on how to use “Human Data” in all phases of the employment life cycle have spawned state of the art approaches for maximizing employee engagement and corporate wellness. Validity of the effectiveness of his processes have been documented by University research studies on multiple continents. Chuck is licensed to administer over 250 assessment profiles and has created over 50 instruments for human factor analysis.

Bennett Brown

Bennett has spent his entire career in the banking industry right here in Jacksonville. From launching new branches to pulling banks through the Recession of 2009 he has shown continuous success with a steady hand and an eye for market trends. He has also been an active board member with multiple Evangelical outreach programs, both in the Jacksonville community and abroad.

Staff Members

Brad Sykes


Jeff Dalrymple

Executive Director

Emily Whalen

Communications Coordinator

Barbara Scholz

Membership Manager

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