Hope on the Beach Celebrates 20 Years

In 1998, people had the vision to start a church in Santa Rosa Beach. On March 14th, 1998, they had their first service, with 33 attendees. The second service had only three. Hope’s mission and vision was to be “A Light in South Walton.” Twenty years later, we believe we have fulfilled this vision with our service to the community.

Some of Hope’s outreach efforts include: layettes, blessing the lifeguards, Halloween, Egg Drop Palooza, Vacation Bible School, Chili Cook-Off, Christmas at the Beach, and many others. In 2003, Hope believed God was calling them to start a beach service. Who knew that the service would grow to more than 80 attendees each weekend and 2,500 at Easter this year. God has blessed Hope on the Beach in many ways and this community is one of the blessings. We would like to thank our community for their support – from donations of items, time and energy, as well as a place to meet in the early years. We are honored to have the opportunity to serve the community and we invite you to celebrate with us at worship.

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