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May 31, 2023

Crestview Baccalaureate challenges graduates to be who God created them to be

The night before their graduation, members of the Crestview High School Class of 2023 gathered at Woodlawn Baptist Church in a time of praise and worship at the Baccalaureate service. The service centered on the changes the graduates are facing and encouraged them to lean on an unchanging God.

May 23, 2023

Baker seniors celebrate their faith at Baccalaureate

Members of the Baker School Class of 2023 joined together at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church on May 17 to celebrate their accomplishments, give thanks to God and to challenge each other to let the Lord direct their paths in life.

May 18, 2023

Baker seniors celebrate their faith at Baccalaureate

celebrate their accomplishments, give thanks to God and to challenge each other to let the Lord direct their paths in life. Tyler Eanes, the student pastor at Pilgrim Rest, who delivered the sermon at the service, credited the community and students for the event.

May 10, 2023

First Presbyterian Church recovering from vehicle crash

Easter had even more meaning this year at First Presbyterian Church in Crestview. For the first time in almost two months, the congregation was able to celebrate worship services in its sanctuary. Early on the morning of Feb. 18, a car crashed into the front of the church at the intersection of North Ferdon Boulevard and James Lee Boulevard, reaching the interior wall of the sanctuary.

May 8, 2023

Crestview celebration National Day of Prayer

The City of Crestview brought together pastors from across the community on May 4 in honor of the National Day of Prayer.

May 1, 2023

Live Oak Baptist Church, a story still unfolding

The city of Crestview in 1933 looks nothing like the bustling community we know today. The 1930 U.S. census lists the city’s population at 930, so it’s safe to guess that the Hub City was more of a quiet community with a population somewhere in the 950-1,000 range in 1933.

Apr 17, 2023

High Praise worshipping Jesus, serving the community

The first time you meet Micah and Chelsea Gay, pastors of High Praise Church in Crestview, it feels like you’re relaxing with longtime friends. The young couple are authentic and welcoming as they talk about their love for the local church and reaching people for Jesus.

Apr 10, 2023

Christ centered, cross focused

Raymond Parent, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church, took a less traditional path to the ministry than many of his contemporaries. After graduating from high school in 1973, he joined the Air Force as an enlisted man and a few years later was given the opportunity to earn his commission as an officer through the Reserved Officer Training Program (ROTC).

Apr 3, 2023

How Easter killed my faith in atheism

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.” I thought she was going to turn into a self-righteous holy roller. But over the following months, I was intrigued by the positive changes in her character and values.

Mar 20, 2023

‘D Now’ weekend encourages students to be bold in their faith

Tyler Eanes and Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Baker are on several missions. The mission most important to Eanes, the student pastor at the church, is to reach young people for Jesus and equip them as disciples for Christ. One of the ways the church does that is through an annual D Now weekend held at the church with outreach in the community.