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Jan 31, 2023

Coastline Calvary gala shines light on Christian education

There have been a number of Christian-centered religious schools that have opened in Santa Rosa County in the past decade. LEAD Academy, located in Chumuckla, will be celebrating 10 years as a school this year. Since that time, Gulf Pointe Latin School in Navarre has opened, as has Coastline Christian Academy in Oriole Beach.

Jan 20, 2023

Forging their Destiny: Groundbreaking of a future church in Navarre

A crowd of 100 people gathered Thursday, Jan. 19, to witness and celebrate the groundbreaking of Destiny Worship Center’s new Navarre campus. While the campus is currently an open field, people associated with the church came together to recognize the start of construction and a new chapter. Steve Vaggalis, the founder and senior pastor of Destiny Worship Center, gave a speech at the groundbreaking ceremony letting the crowd know he was grateful to all the people who had helped make Destiny Worship Center a successful church.

Jan 17, 2023

Billory Baptist says goodbye to Korean church it hosted

For many Christian church congregations, they set out to go on mission trips across the world to make a difference in people’s lives and promote the message of Christ. Not too many think about a church body coming to their town and changing their lives, but that is what happened at Billory Baptist Church in Holley.

Jan 10, 2023

Faithful fasting: local churches hold fasts during January

Every January, people make new year’s resolutions. For some, it’s exercising more. For others, it’s focusing on their mental health. And for members of local churches, like East Bay Church and Momentum Church, it’s about getting reacquainted in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Jan 2, 2023

Bishop Wack, Diocese look to new year

Even after five years as Bishop with the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Bishop William “Bill” Wack said he is just getting started. Over the past few years, Wack (pronounced wok) and the Diocese have had to deal with several issues which have taken away the church’s ability to map out the future.

Dec 21, 2022

New Light shines: Ministry seeks to put Jesus back in Judaism

Growing up, Dylan White wasn’t very religious. When White was 15 years old, he decided to search for religion.

That journey led him to Messianic Judaism, a sect which incorporates Jesus (or Yeshua) as Messiah into the more traditional aspects of Jewish life. Now he is starting his own Messianic Jewish ministry, New Light Community, in Navarre.

Dec 15, 2022

First Baptist Navarre celebrates ‘Christmas Around The World’

First Baptist Church of Navarre celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ at its Christmas Around the World event this past weekend.

Dec 12, 2022

Community Life Church to hold Christmas food distribution

Community Life Church is celebrating the Christmas season by helping feed those in need. On Friday, Dec. 16, starting at 10 a.m., CLC will be hosting a food distribution for anyone in the community in need.

Dec 6, 2022

Destiny Worship Center set to build Navarre campus

A Navarre campus for Destiny Worship Center will soon become a reality. On Nov. 23, site plans for property east of Ortega St. and north of Highway 98 was approved by Santa Rosa County.

Nov 29, 2022

Schism: Local churches leave United Methodist Church

Across the nation, Methodist churches are having tough conversations. These conversations surround the church’s stance on homosexuality, as well as how the rules of the church are followed. Many of these conversations have led to disaffiliations with the United Methodist Church, which acts as the governing body of over 30,000 congregations.