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Jun 14, 2022

Crestview Prayer Network, uniting the city in prayer

Late afternoon temperatures pushing about 90 degrees and a heat index of 100 plus didn’t stop members of the Crestview Prayer Network from gathering in the parking lot of the Okaloosa County Jail on June 13 to pray for the guards, employees and inmates.

May 24, 2022

Hope City Community Church here to serve Crestview

Less than three months into its existence, Hope City Community Church is already making an impact on the city of Crestview.

The church, under the direction of Pastor Josh Neel, meets each Sunday at Shoal River Middle School at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

May 17, 2022

Rock Hill Missionary Baptist serving the Lord for more than a century

In his poem, “The Road Less Traveled,” Robert Frost writes of two roads diverging and the choice he had to make. He concluded by saying he chose the one less traveled and it made all the difference.

May 10, 2022

A city unified in prayer

Church leaders and people of faith from across the community gathered at the Old Spanish Trail Park Amphitheater the 2022 National Day of Prayer and Blessing of the City.

Crestview Mayor JB Whitten read a proclamation stating that May 5, 2022, was in fact the National Day of Prayer, an American event that was first held in 1952 under a proclamation signed by President Harry S. Truman.

May 3, 2022

Vision 2025, a call to make disciples for Jesus

Proverbs 29:18a in the King James Bible states, “Where there is no vision the people perish.”

Pastor Geoff Prows and his congregation at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Baker have a vision to reach not only Baker and the surrounding communities in North Okaloosa County, but to reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Apr 27, 2022

Big weekend on hand for First United Methodist youth

One of the most important weekends of the year is at hand for the youth of Crestview’s First United Methodist Church. This Friday through Sunday is an opportunity for the young people to set aside time for deep spiritual growth.

Apr 19, 2022

Saving Grace Women’s Home offers hope

Nestled at the end of a winding driveway in Baker in is a place of rebirth for women suffering from addictions and substance abuse.

The place, Saving Grace Women’s Home, offers hope found in the redeeming grace of Jesus Christ.
Each woman has a story that is similar yet different.

Apr 12, 2022

How Easter killed my faith in atheism

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.”

Apr 6, 2022

Sharing God’s Son with Sunset Village

Matthew 19:14 in the New International Version, Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” And just before ascending into Heaven, Jesus told the disciples to go into all the world spreading the Gospel message. That command started in Jerusalem. Woodlawn […]

Mar 23, 2022

Helping the people of Ukraine

Eugene Strickland has been the Okaloosa Baptist Association Director of Missions for more than 30 years.
In that time, he has seen some of the great disasters and tragedies of our time.

And during the time of need, he’s seen the people of Okaloosa County, from every denomination, as well as those without a church affiliation, step up.

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