Navarre First Assembly of God

MISSION: Cuba

MISSION: Cuba

A little over 100 miles south of Key West, Florida, at the confluence of the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, sits the tiny island-nation of Cuba. The ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Mariel Boat Lifts and the Elian Gonzalez custody battle have paraded across our […]

Local duo lays groundwork for Togo mission

Local duo lays groundwork for Togo mission

It took 24 hours and four layovers for Navarre First Assembly of God missionaries Rachel Coggins and Becky Fleury to make their way to the impoverished regions of the African nation of Togo. The women were on a mission Jan. 16-25 to lay the foundations for future missions. Read the full article in the Feb. […]

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. […]

Nativity story brought to life at Navarre First Assembly

Nativity story brought to life at Navarre First Assembly

Navarre First Assembly of God brought the birth of Jesus to life Friday and Saturday night during their annual Drive-Thru Live Nativity. The event featured a variety of scenes from the biblical story of Jesus’s birth including the three wisemen following a star to his birthplace, an angel appearing to shepherds in the field and […]

Fear Forest frightens for a cause

Fear Forest frightens for a cause

Leading up to Halloween night, Community of Christ church brought the fear last weekend during their annual Fear Forest. This haunted trail brought in hundreds of folks for screams and children’s Halloween activities. Read the full article in the Oct. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive […]

Navarre missionaries break down walls in Cuba

Navarre missionaries break down walls in Cuba

Walls, both physical and verbal, came down as 11 missionaries from Navarre First Assembly of God worked in the Cuban town of San Antonio De Los Baños to help rebuild a church more than 100 years old. Missionary Fred Aylstock explained that the church group traveled Oct. 2-9 to the Elim Assembly of God to […]

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 […]

Navarre First Assembly brings Nativity to life

Navarre First Assembly brings Nativity to life

From three wise men bringing gifts from far-off lands to angels appearing before startled shepherds to a newborn Jesus being laid in a manger, members of Navarre First Assembly of God acted out the story of the birth of Jesus during their annual Live Nativity last weekend. This drive-thru retelling featured scripture from the Bible […]

Christmas begins

Christmas begins

The Christmas season will officially kick-off in Navarre Saturday, Dec. 2, with a full line-up of festivities. It is traditionally one of the busiest weekends in Navarre. 8 a.m. Start your morning off at the Holley Navarre Fire District Station 45 (behind Winn Dixie)for the Jingle Bell Run 5K. If you aren’t up for running […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

Dec. 1 Holiday Dance The Community Life United Methodist Church, 4115 Soundside Dr., is hosting a holiday dance for persons with special abilities, 16 and older. The dance provides adults with disabilities an evening to gather for community while caregivers enjoy a night out. Each event is comprised of entertainment, dancing and refreshments. RSVP at https://fridaydanceclc.weebly.com/. For additional questions, email fridaydanceclc@gmail.com. […]

God’s big work done in a tiny place

God’s big work done in a tiny place

Belgium is known for three Cs: coffee, chocolate and cheese. Christ is not high on the list, said Navarre First Assembly of God Pastor John Skipper. Church member Fred Aylstock said the area is devoid of evangelical worship. “You have heard of Europe being the ‘Dark Continent,’” he said. “Well statistically they say there are […]

Easter egg hunts and festivities

Easter egg hunts and festivities

Easter egg hunts and family friendly activities will be going on in Navarre and surrounding areas this weekend and next weekend. Listed below are some of the events taking place.   April  8 Community Spring Fling Families First Network hosts a community spring fling on April 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the […]

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 […]

Crop Drop feeds body and soul

Crop Drop feeds body and soul

Volunteers with Navarre First Assembly of God handed out more than 28,000 pounds of produce and 35 turkeys with all the fixings Monday, Nov. 20, during the church’s seventh annual Crop Drop. People from all walks of life, poor or rich, unemployed or gainfully employed, were invited to take grocery bags loaded down with farm […]

Spreading love and encouragement from Navarre to Belgium, Italy

Spreading love and encouragement from Navarre to Belgium, Italy

Not all foreign mission work is about going to the poorest nations to feed the destitute. Not all mission trips require the missionaries to abandon modern conveniences like electricity and plumbing. Not all mission work is about meeting people’s basic needs. But all missions are about spreading love. That is what Navarre First Assembly of […]

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 […]

Congregation unites in time of tragedy

Congregation unites in time of tragedy

Hours after learning about the March 10 fatal Black Hawk helicopter crash, which took the lives of 11 servicemen, Navarre First Assembly of God on U.S. 98 announced it would host a candlelight ceremony open to the public. Nearly 70 people attended the service, which included worship and a message from Senior Pastor Jon Skipper. “Living […]

Children’s choir from Africa visits Navarre

Children’s choir from Africa visits Navarre

Navarre residents left behind a cold, rainy night when they stepped into the warm pink and purple glowing sanctuary at Navarre First Assembly of God Feb. 4. The sanctuary had been transformed and looked much different than it does during Sunday worship. Instead, those streaming in from the dreary weather were treated to a bright, […]