Church moves on — with A Simple Faith


The Chapel at Crosspoint will soon be the new home of A Simple Faith Church. Services begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 4 at 1477 S. County Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach.

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 09:54 AM.

A Simple Faith Church is taking a giant step of faith — and moving to a new location at Chapel of Crosspoint.

“The upcoming move will be our fourth move in six years,” Ronnie McBrayer, pastor of Simple Faith, told The Sun.  “We began in a living room … then moved to a former bank lobby. When that was converted to a beach store, selling flip flops, T-shirts, and $20 sunscreen, we moved to a vacant storefront next to the WaterColor Publix.”

After the rent went up, and a liquor store eyed their “sanctuary,” Simple Faith moved to Celebration Hall at Santa Rosa Beach, where they have been about two years.

“This location has been superb, but its space limitation has become an issue,” said McBrayer, who writes a weekly column in The Walton Sun. “So, we have been looking for a long-term solution for some time.”

McBrayer and Crosspoint’s pastor, Charles Wilson, breakfast together regularly, but rarely talk shop.

“Charles, along with Crosspoint’s leadership, knew we were searching for a long-term solution as far as gathering space was concerned,” McBrayer said. “They graciously and enthusiastically extended an invitation to use their facility beginning the first Sunday of August.”

Wilson, a pastor for 42 years, has been affiliated with Crosspoint for eight years, and is now the senior pastor.

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