There are far too many true Holy Priests like the pastor Father Perez is at this Church. We were Blessed to know him and be a Parishioner at ST.Stephens for many years. He is really a Man of God.
I hope that others looking to find a church in the Pensacola area are not swayed by only one review on here. I have attended this church for over two years, am a single mother, and have often been asked to participate in many different roles for worship. From serving communion, to helping with the children, to event planning, to my testimony, I have always felt there is an equal role within our church for men and women. Please decide for yourself and come visit us on any given Sunday!
Pastor Curl is an awesome man of GOD, true believer, he keeps and teaches the unadulterated WORD of GOD he is concerned with the things of GOD and not himself but I warn you do not I repeat do not go there if you do not want to change and live right because he will not sugarcoat GOD's WORD, he will not water it down, he will not add to it, he will not take away from it and once we have heard the WORD we are now held accountable by GOD!!! vGODbirdval
Love this church great people and Dr Barry Howard is the best Preacher in Pensacola,FL
I have been a parishioner of this wonderful parish for a great majority of my life. It is by far THE most conservative parish in Pensacola. The priest Fr. Hector gives out standing sermons that need to be preached and not like most parishes that preach like they got it out of a little kids story book. He can relate to others lives and help us with our day to day struggles. I have been serving Mass for him for 11 years. Both OF Mass and EF Mass. He does them very reverently and is a very good example to fellow priests on how to preach and worship in the Liturgy. He is not afraid to tell it like it is to people which is what we really need in this day and age in which we live in. He wears the traditional Cassock and Roman Collar. The servers ( in which I am apart of) consist of strictly Males in Cassock and surplice. Mass is said ONLY facing Ad Orientem ( towards Christ in the tabernacle). It is extremely rare and almost unheard of to see Fr. Hector face the people for Mass which is splendid because that is how our prayers are to be directed. He is truly inspirational in his preaching as well as the example he gives to others. The parish community is very warm welcoming! There are several children, families and a diversity of culture! He knows several languages including Italian, French, English, Spanish, German, Lithuanian, Greek, Latin and others. If someone was looking for a parish that does it the way all parishes should do it and follows the tradition as implemented strongly by Benedict XVI I would highly recommend this parish. Fr. Perez and St. Stephens have encouraged and helped me on my path to hopefully one day becoming a priest. God Bless Fr. Hector Perez and St. Stephens. Ad Multos Annos!!
I went when chuck baldwin was the pastor and it was a horrible experience. He would hold political rallies when he was supposed to be preaching being the reason he no longer goes there. This church has some of the nuttiest people I have ever met in my entire life. I went with a friend and was talking to him in my car and the church people came outside to the parking lot and swarmed my car and treated me like a criminal whenever it was none of their business whatsoever. One time I was late to church and showed up during the service and chuck baldwin personally anounced my tardiness to the audience and embarrassed me so badly that I didn't go back. Also, these people are a cult. They are not baptist acting at all. It is a front that they put on. It is like a society with a leader and followers. This place is not a place that I would recommend at all to anybody. The entire time I was there, the deacons followed me around everywhere like a small child.
I was initially impressed with this church until it became apparent women were placed in certain roles and men in others. Polity is Church of Christ.
Church is focused heavily on ensuring its members tithe even if they are low income. Tithe, then food and bills. Is a Southern Baptist polity church with connections to a congregation in Miami. Lots of razzmatazz in worship. .
Awesome, up and coming ministry that gives life through the Word of God.