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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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"The season of Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and self-examination in preparation for the celebration of the resurrection of the Lord at Easter. It is a period of 40 days — like the flood of Genesis, Moses’ sojourn at Mount Sinai, Elijah’s journey to Mount Horeb, Jonah’s call to Ninevah to repent and Jesus’ time of testing in the wilderness. (The Sundays in Lent are not counted in this reckoning of the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter, as every Lord’s Day is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.)" PCUSA
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.

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Learning Place Preschool
The Learning Place Preschool is a Christian program based on a balanced sequential curriculum. where concepts are introduced and built upon existing skills.  Children are placed in classes appropriate with their chronological age and development.  All levels will include language, numbers, stories, music, science, creative play, art, playground fun, and special units.  The Learning Place integrates a Christian preschool curriculum with the academic program.  In all of our classes the emphasis is on individual learning in a relaxed, enjoyable small group.

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.

Verse of The Week


Matthew 21: 10-11

"When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.” ~ Matthew 21:10-11nly.