Gulf Shores RV Resort Offers Regular Church Services
“…where two or more are gathered together in my name” ~ Matthew 18:20
With the above in mind, this verse was the catalyst for the organization of the Gulf Breeze RV Church which began in the fall of 2001 with 12 people in attendance. Sunday mornings now find more than 100 worshipers representing as many as 14 denominations gathering in the Gulf Breeze RV Resort’s clubhouse located at 19800 Oak Road West, which is just off County Road 6 in Gulf Shores, Ala., Gulf Coast News Today reported
Services are held from Nov. 1 through the following Easter each year.
Working through the owner of the RV park, a winter resident was instrumental in getting the church organized. His desire was to have a “teaching” rather than a “preaching” service for the park’s temporary residents.
Since the church’s inception, there have been three pastors. The current pastor is A. O. McGill, a permanent island resident.
Helen Hastings has been the pianist since 2001. One of the early decisions of the church was to give its weekly offerings to the Christian Service Center (CSC) – a practice still continued today.
And even though the congregation meets only six months each year, it is one of the center’s most generous church donors.
Bev Soenksen, the church’s representative on the center’s board of directors, said, “It is a great feeling to know a small group of people who meet only six months a year can make a difference at the CSC. We believe in what the center does, and we consider it a blessing to be a part of their mission.”