The Emerald Beach church of Christ is a family of Christians seeking to walk in the old paths (Jeremiah 6:16) and do all things according to the pattern found in the New Testament for the church of Christ (2 Timothy 1:13). We hope this website is helpful to describe to you who we are and what we are seeking to be as a part of God’s family.
If you visit with us we trust you will receive a warm welcome and find that we are a friendly and caring group of individuals – imperfect people who believe in the perfect plan of Christ for His church. We seek to uphold the principles of the New Testament in our worship, organization, plan of salvation, and every day living in Christ.
Our goal is to speak where the Bible speaks, and be silent where the Bible is silent. We are convinced that the Bible is not only authoritative, but is also relevant today as mankind’s best guide for everyday living. We would love to have you worship with us.
Meet our ministers
Connor "Sean" Coley
Sean began working with us as our full-time minister on April 1, 2018. He graduated in the spring of 2017 from Faulkner University with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. During his time at Faulkner University he engaged in several intern related activities to build his experience as a minister of the Gospel. After graduation, he worked as a Young Adult & College minister in Chattanooga, TN. He and his wife, Jenna, currently make their home in Panama City Beach, FL. He says his objective is to "preach the Word and make disciples after Jesus through His Word."
David L. Stevenson
David began working with us part-time in April 2017. He primarily "fills-in" the preaching duties when the full-time minister is away, occasionally teaches classes on Sunday & Wednesdays, is in charge of church media, and assists in a variety of tasks within the congregation as needed. Currently he is teaching, on a regular basis, our auditorium Bible class on Sunday mornings. He has been preaching for over 30 years. He graduated from the Bellview Preacher Training School in Pensacola, FL in 1986. He has preached full-time for congregations in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Georgia. He preached part-time at the Lynn Haven, FL congregation from Aug. 2015 - December 2016. He has also preached various Gospel Meetings, given lessons at area VBS, and has been a speaker at various Lectureships over the years. He moved to Florida in 2014 to work full-time as a "City-Carrier" for they U.S.P.S. and has worked for the United States Postal Service since April 2006. He and his wife, Nancy, currently make their home in Fountain, FL. They placed membership at Emerald Beach in 2014. They have two grown sons, Lee and Shane. They also have a daughter-in-law, Valana, who was married to Shane in 2018.
We Are A Spiritual Church
We make it our aim to be pleasing to God (2 Corinthians 5:9). God's word is our final authority in all matters. Our sincere and dedicated purpose is to teach what the Bible teaches. Our goal is to worship God in spirit and in truth ( John4:24 ).
We Are A Friendly Church
We strive to open our hearts as well as our doors to all visitors. Visitors are counted as honored guests.
We Have A Faith-Building Education Program
Our Sunday & Wednesday Bible schools have classes for all ages taught by dedicated teachers. We are committed to the Bible command, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15).
We Are A Church Concerned About Others
As a group of Christians, we are interested in others; therefore, our benevolent and mission programs are constantly active. God commands, "As we have therefore opportunity, let us good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith"( Galatians 6:10).
We Are A Church Telling The World About Jesus
We are dedicated to the "Great Commission" of Jesus Christ. "Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15-16).
We Are Just Christians
The confusion of the religious world today is far different from the unity shared by the early Christians. Following the teachings of Jesus Christ and His apostles, we are simply Christians.