The Pensacola District of The United Methodist Church
Thursday, June 21, 2018
 
The Pensacola District is one of eight districts comprising the The United Methodist Church's Alabama-West Florida Conference. True to biblical mandate and denominational priority, we are committed to proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ; discipling residents, tourists, and snowbirds alike; establishing new congregations; and nurturing existing ones.
     
 

Churches of the Pensacola District

 

Alphabetical List:  A  H  I  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

 
INSTRUCTIONS:  For details about a church listed below, please click on the name of the church. 
Each local church is responsible to keep their information correct in the database.
 
Churches
Location
City, State Zip Code No. #
Aldersgate 6915 Highway 29 N Molino, FL 32577 8010
Allen Memorial 206 Pace Parkway Cantonment, FL 32533 8015
Annie Jones 6190 Arthur Brown Road Walnut Hill, FL 32568  8020
Bagdad 4540 Forsyth Street Bagdad, FL 32583 8030
Baker First 5826 Highway 189 N Baker, FL 32531 8035
Bellview 4945 Saufley Field Road Pensacola, FL 32526 8040
(An Hispanic/Latino
Mission Congregation led
Pensacola, FL   NA
Century 530 Church Street Century, FL 32535 8050
Christ 5983 Dogwood Drive Milton, FL 32570 8055
Chumuckla Community   8008 Chumuckla Highway Pace, FL 32571 8062
Clear Springs 27891 County Road 112 Robertsdale, AL 36567 8065
Cokesbury 5725 N Ninth Avenue Pensacola, FL 32504 8070
Community Life 4115 Soundside Drive Gulf Breeze, FL
32563-9134
8073
Cottage Hill 229 Williams Ditch Road Cantonment, FL 32533  8075
Crestview First 599 Eighth Avenue Crestview, FL 32536 8080
Crosspoint 214 Partin Drive S Niceville, FL 32514
8195
Destin 200 Beach Drive Destin, FL 32578 8085
(New Church Start)
Navarre, FL
32566
8093
Ensley 25 E Johnson Avenue Pensacola, FL 32534 8095
Farm Hill 1251 Muscogee Road Cantonment, FL 32533 8100
Ferry Pass 7300 N Davis Highway Pensacola, FL 32504 8105
Ft Walton Beach First 103 First Street SE Ft Walton Bch, FL   32548 8110
Gadsden Street 901 E Gadsden Street Pensacola, FL 32501 8115
Gonzalez 2026 Pauline Street Cantonment, FL 32533 8120
Gulf Breeze 75 Fairpoint Drive Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 8125
Jay 14093 S Alabama Street Jay, FL 32565 8135
Lathram Chapel 2690 Jacks Branch Road Cantonment, FL 32533 8140
Lillian 12770 S Perdido Street Lillian, AL 36549 8145
Mae Edwards 5052 Mulat Road Milton, FL 32583 8150
Mary Esther 703 Miracle Strip Parkway Mary Esther, FL 32569 8155
McDavid 2 Main Street McDavid, FL 32568 8160
Milton First 6830 Berryhill Street Milton, FL 32570 8165
Mt. Carmel 4675 Mt Carmel Road Jay, FL 32565 8170
Myrtle Grove 1030 N 57th Avenue Pensacola, FL 32506  8175
Navarre 9474 Navarre Parkway Navarre, FL 32566 8180
New Bethel 5986 Highway 85 N Crestview, FL 32536 8185
New Hope 27960 New Hope Church Rd Robertsdale, AL 36567 8190
Pace First 4540 Chumuckla Highway Pace, FL 32571 8200
Pensacola First 6 E Wright Street Pensacola, FL 32570 8205
Perdido Bay 13660 Innerarity Point Road Pensacola, FL 32507 8210
Pine Forest 2800 Wilde Lake Bouvevard Pensacola, FL 32526 8215
Pineview 1440 Pineview Church Road Jay, FL 32565 8220
Richards Memorial 905 North "T" Street Pensacola, FL 32505 8225
Shalimar 1 Old Ferry Road Shalimar, FL 32579 8230
St. Luke 1394 E Nine Mile Road Pensacola, FL 32514 8240
St. Mark 2203 N 12th Avenue Pensacola, FL 32503 8245
St. Paul 4901 Gulf Breeze Parkway Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 8130
St. Paul 2690 W Baars Street Pensacola, FL 32505   8255
The Way (Wesley Mem.) 4701 School Lane Pace, FL 32571 8275
Trinity 403 Racetrack Road NW Ft Walton Beach, FL  32547 8265
Warrington 301 E Winthrop Avenue Pensacola, FL 32507 8270
Woodbine 5200 Woodbine Road Pace, FL 32571 8280
 
 

Pensacola District Churches by County

 

Churches in Baldwin County, Alabama, are Clear Springs, Lillian, and New Hope.

Churches in Escambia County, Florida, are Aldersgate, Allen Memorial, Annie Jones, Bellview, Century, Cokesbury, Cottage Hill, Ensley, Farm Hill, Ferry Pass, Gadsden Street, Gonzalez, Lathram Chapel, McDavid, Myrtle Grove, Pensacola First, Perdido Bay, Pine Forest, Richards Memorial, St. Luke, St. Mark-Pensacola, St. Paul-Pensacola, and Warrington. 

Churches in Okaloosa County, Florida, are Baker First, Crestview First, Crosspoint, Destin, Fort Walton Beach First, Mary Esther, New Bethel, Shalimar, and Trinity.

Churches in Santa Rosa County, Florida, are Bagdad, Christ, Chumuckla Community Church - A United Methodist Congregation, Community Life, Encompass, Gulf Breeze, Jay, Mae Edwards, Milton First, Mt. Carmel, Navarre, Pace First, Pineview, St. Paul-Gulf Breeze, Wesley Memorial, and Woodbine.

See Also:   Alabama County Maps (Order/Pay) / Florida County Maps (Free Downloads)

 
 

Sources for Statistics

 
 
Where to Find Statistical Information:
Alabama-West Florida Conference Journal 
To view pdfs of the Journal for the years 2007 through current, look up "Journal" on our Forms and Documents page.
Scroll down this page for Statistical Tables from the Journal.
 
General Council on Finance and Administration ("Ezra Year-end Statistical Report")
Each year, United Methodist Churches submit a Local Church Report to the Annual Conference, which is entered into the database of the General Council on Finance and Administration. Pastors/secretaries can log into the GCFA database (http://ezra.gcfa.org) and view their local church reports going back to the year 1999. 
See also:
http://UMCPensacolaDistrict.org/Reports <-- In the Ezra Report section (and below, this page) you can view several years' statistics (pdf).
 
MissionInsite is a demographics program that provides churches with instant access to community information. You’ll get desktop, web-based access to demographic data for a variety of geographic levels. The system also provides local churches with the ability to locate their church members and others affiliated with their church on their map.
 
Pensacola District Website
Scroll down this page for charts and downloads compiled by the District Administrative Assistant. 
 
 
 
Pensacola District Statistics
 
 
Annual Comparatives Compiled by the District Office Assistant from Reconciled Reports:
2000-2017 Membership Roll and Average Worship Attendance - PDF / Excel
Figures in this report are color-coded to show, for each year, whether each church's membership roll and average worship attendance have stayed the same (black font), increased (green font), or decreased (red font). 
 
2007-2017 Connectional Mission Giving - PDF / Excel
Figures in this report are color-coded to show, for each year, whether the percentage each church paid on apportionments has stayed the same (black font), increased (green font), or decreased (red font).  See also Connectional Giving - Latest and Archived Reports / 2017 Apportionments Report - Pensacola District
 
 
Annual Reports
Annual District Report from the AWFC Book of Reports / Journal
Select Year: 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006 
Statistics from the General Council on Finance and Administration Database - See At-a-Glance Statistics (Below)
(This data was submitted by local churches via the annual Ezra Statistical Report, aka "Local Church Report.") 
           
At-a-Glance Statistics - Download/View Pensacola District Reports:
                                                  (Yellow denotes record-breaking highs for the years 2001-2017.)
 
Dist Rpt PDF
 
 
History Notes
 
 
* See below
 
Data
 (C=Churches,
D=District)
 
 
 
 
(Apport)
 
Roll &
Attend.
 
 
 
Average Worship
Attendance
 
*
% Pd
AWF
Confer
 
 
% Pd
District
Admin.
 
 
% Pd
District
Missions
 
 
Member- 
ship
Roll Net
 
 
New Profess.
of Faith (not including
"restored")
 
Removed by
Chrg Confer
*
2017
Byrneville UMC
closes
Trent 14,540 86.77 95.20 97.51 -1,222 518 719
2016
Community Life UMC starts-Jan.
Trent 14,714 88.77 100 100.55
-488
768 696
2015  
Pridgeon/
14,861 82.40 94.15 94.34 +348 633 94
2014
Century tornado-Feb., Gulf Coast flooding-Apr.,
Mt Carmel fire-May, St Andrew merges w/ Bellview
Pridgeon 14,477 77.10 93.85 94.04 -220 660 703
2013   2013-14 (C) Pridgeon 15,020 76.14 92.29 90.03 -756 666 1,275
2012   Pridgeon 15,288 67.99 89.37 90.96 +148 629 494
2011
Crestview St. Mark
merges w/ Crosspoint
Pridgeon 14,820 63.06 93.85 75.82
+236
563 337
2010
Gulf Oil Spill - Apr.,
Chumuckla &
Eliz. Chapel merge
Roberts/
14,639 66.06 61.13 59.28 +175 591 327
2009   Roberts 14,707 62.07 83.25 66.54 +272 689 443
2008
Hsg Mrkt Crash
Roberts 2008 Roll 14,398 64.00 87.44 84.51 +304 670 344
2007   Roberts 14,395 74.16 86.79 78.75 +300 677 228
2006
Insur. rates explode
Chunn/
14,647 77.41 88.45 90.10 +416 687 259
2005
Hurr. Dennis-July,
Hurr. Katrina-Aug.
Chunn 14,506 88.97 91.82 91.51 +186 768 587
District gains 3
Alabama churches,
Hurr. Ivan-Sept.
Chunn 14,670 85.00 89.00 86.00 +590 758 322
2003
Pleasant Grove closes, Summit Park merges w/ Cokesbury
Chunn 13,835 84.16 94.23 92.95 +612 716 273
2002  
Avery/
13,818 88.00 87.30 84.86 +596 800 183
2001   Avery     13,909 84.53 91.00 88.00 +723 739
105
 
* AUTOMATIC ZEROES FOR SOME QUESTIONS IN THE EZRA SYSTEM:  Questions were changed for the GCFA/Ezra data churches entered in January 2018. For instance, clergy compensation. For the 2015-2016 report and prior, the question asked for a total of local church clergy salary, but beginning 2016-2017, those figures weren't combined. There was a new, separate question for reporting what the salary of the senior pastor (alone) received. Separating and creating questions made the system automatically put ZERO as the answer for the previous year for the new answer box (example: 42a). Another question that automatically put ZEROES for the 2016 answer was number 7a, "number of persons who worship online." To find the 2016 answer to that question, look at the 2015-2016 report.
 
* AVERAGE WORSHIP ATTENDANCE:  The 2004-2005 Ezra report reworded the question requesting average worship attendance from "AVERAGE ATT WOR" to "average attendance at the principle weekly worship service(s)." The 2008-2009 report reworded the question again to read "average attendance at all weekly worship services."
 
* REMOVED BY CHARGE CONFERENCE ACTION: Churches' membership roll audit sometimes results in correction of figures and/or inactive members contacted by the Church and encouraged to rejoin fellowship. After appropriate time, efforts, and conditions as outlined by the Book of Discipline, some may be removed from the roll by the Charge Conference.  
 
These reports do not include Hispanic/Latino Ministry congregations. Considered mission churches, they are not required to submit statistical reports to GCFA.
 
* Historical memo regarding impact of natural and economic disasters:  Hurricane Ivan was in September 2004, Hurricane Dennis was in July 2005,  Hurricane Katrina was in August 2005, and Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill began in April 2010. Other:  dramatic drop in the housing market and significant increases in insurance costs.
 
*Historical memo regarding new, merged, and closed churches:  In 2017 Byrneville UMC closed. The Ezra annual statistical report will not accept zero as an answer for membership or average worship, including closed churches; however, the table above does report zeroes, such as for Byrneville. In January 2016 the Soundside Campus of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church became a stand-alone Church named Community Life United Methodist Church, with Rev. Scott Veroneau as pastor.  In 2014 St. Andrew and Bellview merged to become Bellview United Methodist Church and closed St. Andrew. In 2014 The Journey new church start in Crestview closed. In 2014 churches were impacted by flooding. In 2014 the sanctuary of Century UMC was destroyed by a tornado. In 2011 Crestview St. Mark United Methodist Church merged into and became a second campus of the Niceville United Methodist Church.  (You will thus see membership information for St. Mark zeroed out as membership transferred into (under the umbrella of) Niceville.) In 2010 the Chumuckla and Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Churches merged to become Chumuckla Community Church - A United Methodist Congregation. (You will thus see membership information for the two original churches zeroed out as membership transferred to the new church.) In 2004 the Pensacola District gained three Alabama Churches (600 members total):  Clear Springs (131 members), Lillian (441 members), and New Hope (28 members). In 2003 the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church closed (27 members transferred out to zero), and Summit Park United Methodist Church merged with and became a second campus of Cokesbury United Methodist Church.
 
History of Pensacola District Superintendents and Assistants
 
Superintendents (DS)
Dates - DS Assistants Dates - Assistants
Timothy R. Trent
2015-Current    


Mary Hernandez 01/01/2001-05/30/2018
Jeremy Kimble Pridgeon
2010-2015 Mary Hernandez  
Michael George Roberts 2006-2010 Mary Hernandez  
David Henry Chunn 2002-2006 Mary Hernandez  
Charles William Avery 1996-2002 Mary Hernandez Began 01/01/2001
    Debbie Miller
Interim 10/2000-11/2000
Langdon Howard Garrison 1990-1996 Jeannie Stewart  11/15/1985-10/2000
Ellis Robert Dickerson 1985-1990 Jeannie Stewart
Began 11/15/1985
Clifford Miles Abbott 1981-1985 Peggy Winton 07/01/1983-11/14/1985
Henry Earl Eddins 1979-1981 Janet Kay Lee 05/18/1981-06/30/1983
    Ruth Eddins 06/15/1979-05/17/1981
Rex Marion Mixson 1973 (8/1)-1979
Margaret Mixson
?/1973-06/14/1979
    Mrs. Jim Dennis
Part-time 08/1973-?
John Bransford Nichols 1968-1973 (7/31)    
Charles Robert Britt 1966-1968     
Marion Clyde Mathison 1962-1966    
Carlton Everett Barnes 1957-1962     
John Thaddeus Ellisor 1953-1957    
Norman Burns McLeod 1948-1953    
W.M. Curtis 1943-1948    
Carlton Preer 1942-1943    
Albert Earl Shafer 1940-1942    

 

Thank you to United Methodist Archives for the list of Presiding Elders.

Presiding Elders over the Pensacola District
 
1937-1940 R.R. Ellison
1933-1937 Herbert William Rice
1929-1933 O.S. Welch
1927-1929 W.M. Curtis
1924-1927 J.S. Frazer
1920-1924 D.P. Slaughter
1919-1920 S.W. Williams
1918-1919 E.C. Moore
1916-1918 R.A. Moody
1912-1916 W.M. Cox
1909-1912 O.C. McGehee
1908-1909 J.S. Frazer
1906-1908 B.C. Glenn
1904-1906 W.S. Wade
1900-1904 J.M. Mason 
1898-1900 J.S. Frazer
1894-1898 W.H. Wild 
1892-1984 J.R. Peavy
1888-1892 M.S. Andrews 
1885-1888 W.M. Motley
1882-1885 John S. Frazer
1880-1882 S.H. Cox
1878-1880 J.M. Boland
 

 
 

Pensacola District Directory

 
An up-to-date, full Pensacola District Directory is readily available for pastors, clergy spouses, church staff, district officers, Conference staff, etc. upon request. Send your request to the Pensacola District Administrative Assistant, admin@umcpensacoladistrict.org.  

   

How to Contact the Pensacola District Office

  • Phone (850) 434-0118.
  • To send us text e-mail (no attachments or HTML), please see our Contact Us page.
  • The e-mail address for the Pensacola District Office is admin@umcpensacoladistrict.org. Messages to this e-mail address are received through the District Administrative Assistant.
  • The mailing address is The UMC Pensacola District Office, P.O. Box 2727, Pensacola, FL 32513-2727.
  • Our office street address is 901 East Gadsden Street, Pensacola, FL 32501. For mailing purposes use the post office address, not street address.
  • The district office is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon on Friday.
  • If you have some paperwork to drop off at the district office and we happen to be out, please feel free to slip the reports under the door. 

 

Directions to the Pensacola District Office

  
Our Location
The Pensacola District Office is on the second floor of the Dennison Administration Building at Gadsden Street United Methodist Church, 901 East Gadsden Street, Pensacola, Florida. Please enter from the Gadsden Street side of campus. The church parking lot is conveniently close to a covered entryway. When you enter, there is a stairway to your left, or you can walk to the end of the hallway, turn left, and take the elevator to the second floor.  If you use the stairway, our office will be to your immediate left on the second floor. If you use the elevator, our office is the last room on the right at the end of the hallway.  
 
Directions:
From Highway 98 in Pensacola turn onto Ninth Avenue and travel north just a few blocks until you see Gadsden Street United Methodist Church on your right. Turn right onto Gadsden Street (one block south of the Krispy Kreme doughnut shop that is on Cervantes Street) and at your immediate right will be the church parking lot. You can park in the Gadsden Street United Methodist Church parking lot and enter through the covered drive-thru entryway. The Pensacola District Office is on the second floor,.
 
From Interstate 10 get onto Interstate 110 in Pensacola, heading south. Take the Cervantes Street exit and turn left, heading east on Cervantes. At Ninth Avenue turn right. Heading south on Ninth Avenue only one block, you will immediately see Gadsden Street United Methodist Church on your left (one block south of McDonald's and the Krispy Kreme Doughnut Shop). You can park in the Gadsden Street United Methodist Church parking lot and enter through the covered drive-thru entryway. The Pensacola District Office is on the second floor.
 

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