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The Crew celebrates summer

The Crew celebrates summer

Being a teenager is hard. Momentum Church student pastor Ray Millsap said sometimes folks forget that. But between social media bullying, temptations to sin online and the constant barrage of often misleading information, being a teen and being a Christian can be a challenge, he said.   Read the full article in the June 13 […]

Navarre Presbyterian: Tentmakers

Navarre Presbyterian: Tentmakers

Those who have read about his life and ministry know that the Apostle Paul, not wanting to be a burden on the congregations he was establishing, took a job making tents in order to provide for his own needs. The term “tentmaker” has since come to describe any minister who does not make their living […]

Fisherman now a fisher of men

Fisherman now a fisher of men

When Jesus called Peter, James and John to be his apostles, he told these professional fishermen to leave their nets and he would make them fishers of men. Having caught every kind of fish in the Gulf, says Florida-born pastor, Jon Skipper, he is now about winning souls. Read the full article in the Jan. […]

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 […]

New pastor brings love to Navarre United Methodist

New pastor brings love to Navarre United Methodist

Talk to Alan McBride, the new senior pastor for Navarre United Methodist Church (NUMC), for any length of time and a couple things become apparent. The first is his more than 10 years of college education including bachelor’s degrees in both history and English and a doctor of ministry. This is evidenced by his extensive […]

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 […]

Blanketing Our Streets feeds the homeless

Blanketing Our Streets feeds the homeless

The back kitchen of Navarre First Assembly of God was packed Saturday, Sept. 24, for the Blanketing Our Streets Community Dinner as the homeless of Navarre and Fort Walton received a free meal with a Tex-Mex feel. Navarre’s homeless ministry Blanketing Our Streets has been around for going on nine years providing food, addiction support […]

Faith in America

Faith in America

According to a research study done in January by the Pew Research Center on public approval ratings for news media and religious organizations, “Millennials’ rating of churches and other religious organizations has dipped by 18 percentage points. Read the full article in the Feb. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as […]

From big business to ministry

From big business to ministry

God’s work calls people of all backgrounds, cultures and skills. Pastor Jonathan Arneault of The Rock United Pentecostal Church in Gulf Breeze and Pastor Jim Whitten of the Momentum Church in Gulf Breeze are two such extraordinary men who found themselves called to ministry in service to their local congregations. In terms of skills, both […]

Saints Recovery helps homeless in Navarre

Saints Recovery helps homeless in Navarre

Jeff Davis was working in the kitchen of a church when he thought about helping those in need in the Navarre area. “There was always all of this food left over after we fed everyone and I thought, ‘Man, this is crazy. There are so many people that could use this food,’ ” Davis said. […]

Navarre United Methodist provides outreach

Navarre United Methodist provides outreach

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of articles highlighting the many houses of worship in Navarre. Navarre United Methodist Church (NUMC), A diverse group of believers who strive to make a difference in their lives and in the lives of others, is located at 9474 Navarre Parkway. NUMC hosts contemporary services on […]