Ferris Hill Baptist Church got it’s start as a church plant, and decades later they are making their name as a leader in the community.
Pastor Zach Johnson leads the church and the multitude of ministries that aim to reach out to the local area.
A store in Milton’s historical district funds charities here in Santa Rosa County and abroad. The Shoppe, a ministry from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, has served the area for almost 10 years.
The Shoppe is completely volunteer-run. Ann Odom heads up the project, but other volunteers, such as Jim Johnson and Dee Bryan, help her run the day-to-day operations.
The theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer was “Exalt the Lord who has established us.” National organizers took the theme from Colossians 2:6-7 and used it for the event on May 5.
According to the National Day of Prayer website, the first Thursday in May has been set aside for communities to come together and pray for the nation.
Two Pace churches are becoming one.
In fact, New Harvest Fellowship Church and Riverwalk Church began holding services together in February, though they will officially merge on June 26, becoming Together Church.
A mental health program reaches out to those in the Chumuckla community.
Fresh Hope, a nationwide program, has a chapter at Living Truth Church, and the facilitators’ goal is to help people and reduce the stigma around mental health.
Refuge Church is focused on God and reaching back out to the community.
The pastors of Refuge, Matt and Stephanie Gaines first felt the call to start the church several years ago. In August of 2020, they opened.
By Lee Strobel
It was the worst news I could get as an atheist: my agnostic wife had decided to become a Christian. Two words shot through my mind. The first was an expletive; the second was “divorce.”
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