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Church Services
Sunday Church Service
10:30 AM
Communion Service First Sunday
Of Each Month 10:30 AM
Sunday School Adult and Childern
meet at 9:30 AM each Sunday
Sunday Service Bulletin
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Covid-19 - Coping With Stress

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but they can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety.


Taking care of yourself can better equip you to take care of others. During times of social distancing, it is especially important to stay connected with your friends and family. Helping others cope with stress through phone calls or video chats can help you and your loved ones feel less lonely or isolated. 

Pastor's Page

Dr. Stephen Yates is married to Audrey and has two sons, Luke and Jonah.


His wife Audrey is an accomplished artist and photographer. She was also an active elder in the Destin church.


Stephen is a dedicated family man and enjoys reading, listening to music, and cooking. He is an avid runner and has participated in 7 full marathons and numerous half marathons.

Please click on Pastor Stephen's Sermons below to read or listen to his past sermons





The First Presbyterian Church is a busy place. Yet amid all the activities going on, our focus remains on serving God through worship, education, outreach, and fellowship. We also enjoy having fun and believe that God delights in our laughter no less than in our prayers. We value innovation as well as tradition, and with a healthy mix of both ingredients seek to grow in love, faith, and understanding.

To Learn More Please click on  About Us Below

Our Mission


First Presbyterian Church – Worshiping God, growing together, serving others, and welcoming all.


Please click on Missions below to learn more about our missions projects.


There is a lot happening in our church. To catch up with First Presbyterian Church, head on over to the Newsletter to see what's happening.

Please click on Newsletter below

Learning Place Preschool

The Learning Place Preschool is now taking reservations for 2021 fall school year (Aug - Dec). and 2022 Spring (Jan - May).Registrations will be available on a first-come, first–served basis. Children must be at least 1-years-old (walking) by August 15, 2020, to enroll in a class. Click on The Learning Place Preschool button below for further information. 

If you would like to donate to The Learning Place Preschool Scholarship Fund please click on Scholarships below.

Presbyterian Youth Connection

If you are a youth in Middle School or High School we will be Wednesday February 3rd 5:30 - 6:30 pm for a PYC Open House.


For more information head on over to the Presbyterian Youth Connection (PYC) page (Click Button Below) to find out all of the awesome programs they have to offer.

If you would like to donate to The Presbyterian Youth please click on Presbyterian Youth Donation below.

Adventures in Faith

(Wilson Family Gym)

Starting Wednesday February 3rd 4:00 - 5:30pm  for Pre-K through Fourth grade.

Verse of The Week


Joel 2: 12-14

“Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and He relents from sending calamity. Who knows? He may turn and relent and leave behind a blessing — grain offerings and drink offerings for the LORD your God."