Pastor/columnist Ronnie McBrayer returning to Walton County

Published: Friday, February 1, 2013 at 05:22 PM.

When Ronnie McBrayer wrote his first column, “Keeping the Faith,” for the Walton Sun in the summer of 2006, little did he know his words would be read by millions in the years to come.

“Finding a welcome audience here led to finding my voice throughout North America,” McBrayer told The Sun. “I am so grateful for that. Wow, has that little column gotten some legs!”

His column now appears in more than 100 outlets, newspapers and online, across the country with a circulation of more than six million readers; he has written multiple books and is a sought-after speaker. About two years ago, McBrayer left Walton County to tend to family matters in Georgia, but now is returning topastor A Simple Faith church in Santa Rosa Beach.

“I’m returning to actively lead ASF once again,” he said. “I’m back as pastor but my role has never been a traditional one, no more than ASF is a traditional congregation. I’ll be away from ASF on a regular basis because of my increased writing and speaking demands, but ASF is home for me and my family.”


A Simple Plan

A Simple Faith church began around a kitchen table in the summer of 2007 in the home of Michael and Cheryl Belk.

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