Close To My Heart

Local pastors and others tell us what’s “Close To My Heart”
  • Safe at Home
    Rev. Craig Carter
    Pastor, Lynn Haven United Methodist Church
    Safe at Home
    Former major league baseball player, Al Gallagher, once said: “There are three things in my life which I really love: God, family, and baseball. The only problem is, once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit.”  While I hope that is not entirely correct, it is not far from the truth for me as ...
  • She Was Rude To Me, But…
    Dr. Steven Kyle
    Pastor, Hiland Park Baptist Church
    She Was Rude To Me, But...
    When I was growing up I remember going to the movie theatre and seeing “Rocky”. I can remember thinking it was the greatest movie I ever saw. Then when I was in college I saw it again on a black and white portable TV. Of the two, which one do you think I got the ...

My Favorite Stories

Local pastors tell us their “Favorite Stories”
  • Open My Eyes, Lord
    Tom Daniel, Pastor
    First Baptist Church of Lynn Haven
    Open My Eyes, Lord
    One of my favorite stories comes from the Bible in the book of Second Kings. The prophet Elisha had been a thorn in the flesh of the nation of Aram and they devised a plot to take his life. They gathered a great Army with horses and chariots and went by night and surrounded the ...
  • Read The Instructions
    Dr. Craig Conner, Senior Pastor
    First Baptist Church
    Read The Instructions
    Legend has it that there was a man who was lost in the desert. He was dying for a drink of water. He stumbled upon an old run down shack, a windowless, weather beaten shack. He walked inside and noticed a rusty old pump in the corner. He walked over to the pump and began ...

Testimony/God Stories

Local pastors and business men and women tell us their “Testimony/God Stories”
  • And the doctor said, “We don’t know what happened!”… but we bet our readers do!
    Robert Gay, Pastor
    Robert Gay, Pastor
    High Praise Worship Center
    And the doctor said, “We don’t know what happened!”... but we bet our readers do!
    I was blessed to be raised in a home where on the rare occasion that someone was sick, our first resort was to pray the prayer of faith and believe for a miracle. As a young boy I witnessed people get out of wheelchairs and walk. I have come to personally believe that miracles should ...
  • Special Testimony Request
    Dr. Anne Marie Taylor, Au.D., CCC-A
    ALPHA Audiology, Inc. Audiologist
    Special Testimony Request
    Recently we lost a child, Diego, but it’s actually a cause for celebration. We met Diego, a very young child from El Salvador, and he became the longest member of our World Vision Family. He has now matured from a small toddler to a young man. …

Difficult Questions Answered

Local pastors and business men and women answer “Difficult Questions”

Last Sermons

Local pastors answer “If this was the very last sermon I would ever preach…”
  • Love One Another
    Dr. Steve Taylor
    Dr. Steve Taylor
    Emerald Coast Fellowship
    Love One Another
    The most important message in the Bible is the story of God’s love for humanity. Jesus was the picture of that love as He gave His sinless life to pay the penalty for our sins and purchase for us a place in heaven. However, this is not a new concept for those reading a publication ...
  • Won’t you please put your faith and trust in Him today?
    Steven Kyle, Pastor
    Steven Kyle, Pastor
    Hiland Park Baptist Church
    Won’t you please put your faith and trust in Him today?
    Luke 13:24 tells us there is only one door to heaven…and it is narrow. These words of Jesus are not politically correct in our age of religious pluralism. If Jesus came to America preaching this message today, He would be labeled a radical and would probably be arrested. In fact, that’s exactly why the…