Gospel

MISSION: New York NY, July-August 2019

MISSION: New York NY, July-August 2019

Planning a trip for a person traveling alone is easy. In planning a trip for a family, the logistics quickly become more complex. Imagine the logistical challenge of taking a group of twenty-six people, eighteen teens and eight adults, on a mission trip to one of the busiest cities in the world, New York City. […]

MISSION: Philippines

MISSION: Philippines

Church short-term mission trips can take on many forms with lay volunteers serving on work teams, evangelism teams and teams leading Vacation Bible Schools, each with the goal of sharing the gospel in word and deed stateside and abroad. One form of a mission trip that is less common is ministering at a regional pastors […]

Upper Room celebrates first anniversary

Upper Room celebrates first anniversary

Along Pensacola Beach, above a surf shop and marina, there is worship going on every Sunday as a fledgling church brings God to the coast. Upper Room is celebrating its first anniversary, and pastor Nathan Pooley said he is excited to see how far the congregation has come. Read the full article in the Sept. […]

Jefferson strives to make a difference in the lives of others

Jefferson strives to make a difference in the lives of others

AJ Jefferson is like a lot of us. He’s had his challenging moments, dealing with the ups and downs that come with the roller coaster of life. The journey has led him to a life in the ministry. Jefferson is a pastor at Saving Grace Church of God in Christ in Navarre. Read the full […]

Peru mission brings love, tears

Peru mission brings love, tears

Peru is a country of contradictory life styles. While the city of Lima continues to see less rampant poverty and exports of minerals help to drive the economy, outside the city limits the country tells a different story. Read the full article in the Aug. 23 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription […]

South Santa Rosa teens take mission to Mexico

South Santa Rosa teens take mission to Mexico

Few things on Earth are culturally universal, but athletic competition is one of them. When a group of 12 teens from Navarre and Gulf Breeze headed to Mexico to spread the gospel last month, they used this universal language to connect with the community. Read the full article in the July 5 issue of Navarre […]

Navarre First Assembly of God members build church in Belgium

Navarre First Assembly of God members build church in Belgium

A year and a half ago, a team of Navarre handymen loaded into a plane and flew over the Atlantic to the tiny town of Botassart in the southern part of Belgium near the border of France. The team were missionaries from Navarre First Assembly of God, and they were setting out to build a […]

US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

US may never see another spiritual leader like Billy Graham

  Montreat, North Carolina – In the wake of the Rev. Billy Graham’s death, religion scholars say this much is clear: There will never be another American spiritual leader with his reach and influence. The evangelical movement that Graham helped solidify and embodied for much of the second half of the 20th century has splintered. […]

Watoto brings worship and song to Navarre from Africa

Watoto brings worship and song to Navarre from Africa

Navarre First Assembly of God danced the night away with some children from Uganda Saturday night as a traveling choir, Watoto, made a stop along their six-month U.S. tour. Watoto means “children” in Swahili. Watoto is an international ministry organization focused on the care of orphans and at-risk women in East Africa, specifically Uganda. Read […]

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 […]

Manning sharing Gospel on journey across the country

Manning sharing Gospel on journey across the country

As a light rain fell Monday morning, Mitchell Manning walked along Highway 98 in Navarre carrying a wooden cross, the bottom of laying on a wagon that also holds supplies for his trip. Manning has been on the road for nearly two months. Originally from Tennessee – a friend drove him to Florida — he […]