Joyfest brings together community members of all denominations

More than 300 people attended Joyfest, an all-day event that featured worship, prayer, music and fellowship for the Christian community.

More than 300 people attended Joyfest, an all-day event that featured worship, prayer, music and fellowship for the Christian community.

Just a few miles down the road from the 14th annual Navarre Beach Car & Truck show, a new event had its inaugural celebration at Navarre Park. On a sunny October day, more than 300 people turned out to see what Joyfest was all about.

Joyfest, organized by Navarre businesswoman Julie Condon and members of her prayer group, along with many volunteers, was an all-day event that featured worship, prayer, music and fellowship for the Christian community.

“This is a great way to come together as brothers and sisters in Christ and kind of let down our denominational walls,” said Ricky Lee Phelps, pastor of Word and Grace Ministries of Florida. Phelps sang during the seven-hour event which featured a number of church worship teams throughout the day.

Nearly a dozen churches pitched a tent along the park’s sidewalk as well, giving passerby a “one stop shop” to browse the area’s churches, ministries and more.

Read more in the Oct. 23 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

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