We believe the Bible is the Inspired Word of God without any mixture of error. The Bible is our sole authority in everything we do.
We believe there is one God. However, we accept the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that salvation comes through faith and faith alone in Jesus Christ. We believe that those who are saved should be baptized by immersion as a testimony to their faith. We believe those who are saved will spend eternity with our Lord in heaven. We also believe that those who reject Christ will spend eternity in hell.
We believe that the local church is to be self-governing. Although we cooperate with the Okaloosa Baptist Association, the Florida Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention, no one can make decisions for our church.
We believe the local church is the visible expression of the Kingdom of God here on earth. As a result, our mission is to reach people for the Kingdom as well as church membership. Through the Cooperative Program, we support around 5,000 International Missionaries and 5,000 North American Missionaries.
A more detailed description of our beliefs can be found in the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church (PRBC) is a place where the entire family can learn to live the Christian faith in a safe, friendly environment. We are passionate about introducing people to Jesus Christ and teaching them to live the Christian life with purpose to the glory of God. If you’re new to PRBC this page is designed to answer some of the basic questions you might have.
At PRBC, we believe membership means ministry. We believe every person has a unique place of service that reflects their passion and gifts. That’s why we’ve created four great environments for people of all ages to grow toward maturity in mind, body and spirit.
Attend our Newcomer’s Class & Membership Orientation
We offer Bible Study Classes and discipleship opportunities for all ages so they can grow in spirit and truth as true worshippers of Christ.
There are many ways to follow God’s call of ministry at PRBC. As we continue to grow, we are continually seeking volunteers for kids’ workers, teachers, and ministry team leaders.
Our goal for each member at PRBC is to participate in short-term mission projects at home and abroad.
The purpose of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church is to glorify God by fulfilling the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). We believe found within these verses are five God given purposes for our church.
1) Fellowship- To encourage, support and pray for each other as members of the family of God. To share our lives with one another.
2) Worship- To participate in public worship services together and maintain personal daily devotions.
3) Discipleship- To help members become fully devoted followers of Jesus. We desire to promote personal and spiritual through small groups and Bible teaching.
4) Service- To serve unselfishly in Jesus’ name by meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those in our Church, community, and world.
5) Evangelism- To share the good news of Jesus with as many people as possible in our community and throughout the world.