Religion

Local pastor, family visit biblical sites

Local pastor, family visit biblical sites

Pastor for Encompass Navarre Lance Whorton and his family made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land last week as part of a mission trip to grow their faith. Along with a dozen other Americans from throughout the region, the Whorton family traveled to the place where it really happened. They spent three days in and […]

Fasting strengthens relationship with God

Fasting strengthens relationship with God

Fasting, or the practice of giving up food items for religious purposes while praying regularly, is referenced throughout the Bible as a way to get closer to God. The practice has evolved over the years into several different varieties, and is not always limited to food, but the goal is always the same. Read the […]

Shaver says preaching takes all kinds

Shaver says preaching takes all kinds

Earning a Master of Divinity and become an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church can take 10 years of study, work, paper writing and scrutiny. St. Paul United Methodist Church Pastor Christina Shaver says it was worth every minute to fulfill a calling from God. Shaver is the only female Methodist pastor in this […]

Teaching pastors south of the equator

Teaching pastors south of the equator

Early Monday morning, Aug. 15, First Baptist Church of Navarre’s pastor, the Rev. Jensen Petersen loaded up his suitcases, boarded an airplane and traveled down to Central America to the small coastal country of El Salvador for a six-day mission trip. Petersen will be leading a group of five from his church to join with […]

Momentum Church hosts summer series

Momentum Church hosts summer series

Momentum Church kicked off its Summer Nights series Sunday with a Night of Worship at the Community Life Methodist Church in Gulf Breeze. Matt Arnold, the Worship and Creative pastor at Momentum, said the Sunday worship event was one of two the church does each year and brings both the Navarre and Gulf Breeze congregations […]

Community Life Church launches with a mission

Community Life Church launches with a mission

Community Life United Methodist Church, once known as the Soundside Campus of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, now stands on its own as a new church serving both Navarre and Gulf Breeze communities. “We are very grateful for the hearts of the people at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church for their willingness to allow us […]

Santa Rosa County’s first synagogue opens its doors

Santa Rosa County’s first synagogue opens its doors

The Ahm Yisrael Messianic Synagogue (AYMS), has just opened its new building’s doors to the Navarre community. The first-ever synagogue in all of Santa Rosa County, it is led by the Rabbi Wayne Leland. According to the synagogue website, the group began as a home-based Bible study Leland taught in 2001. From the original handful […]

Faith and failure instrumental to Baldwin’s success

Faith and failure instrumental to Baldwin’s success

Doug Baldwin has come a long way from Gulf Breeze High School, establishing himself as one of the top wide receivers in the National Football League. A lot has gone into getting to where he is today, but the one thing many overlook is perhaps the biggest driving force behind Baldwin’s success as a professional […]

Athletes not afraid to express their faith in God

Athletes not afraid to express their faith in God

It isn’t uncommon to hear an athlete thank God for his or her success in sports or to see athletes from both teams gather together for a prayer circle after a game. In a world where faith in God is sometimes looked down upon, many athletes aren’t afraid to express it. That group includes Navarre […]

Baldwin to speak at Momentum Church

Baldwin to speak at Momentum Church

Seattle Seahawks’ star wide receiver Doug Baldwin will speak live at Momentum Church on Easter Sunday. Baldwin, a graduate of Gulf Breeze High School, will speak live at the 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. services at Gulf Breeze Elementary School. The 10 a.m. service featuring Baldwin will be broadcast at the service being held at […]

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