~ The Heart of the City
492 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, FL 32536
(Near the intersection of US 90 and FL 85)
Laurel Hill Presbyterian
~ The Small Church With a Huge Heart
8115 Fourth Street ** PO Box 55
Laurel Hill, FL 32567
Worship 9:00 a.m.
16 miles north of Crestview. Turn East on Fourth Street toward Laurel Hill School
Welcome to the Presbyterian Churches of Crestview and Laurel Hill, Florida. Between them, our two congregations have a rich history of over 200 years of ministry.
Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church was established in 1895 and has served the people of this charming city without fail since it was chartered. In the eyes of many the church building is a "beautiful country church" with comfortable pews, pipe organ, and a warm inviting atmosphere. It is a small congregation, but extremely active, providing a very popular annual Spring Arts and Heritage Festival since 2010, and a yearly Journey to Bethlehem (outdoor Living Nativity) each Christmas season since 2009. Both events draw visitors and participants from several states. The congregation does much to help meet special and specific needs of folks in the community.
First Presbyterian Church of Crestview is located in the heart of the city where it has provided ministry to the city of Crestview since 1916 - the same year the city was chartered. At the junction of two major thoroughfares, there are many opportunities for ministry. The congregation hosts a weekly soup kitchen for the less fortunate in the area, a cold night shelter in winter when the temperature drops below 40 degrees, food for persons in need, meeting space for civic organizations, just to mention a few.
Our pastor, Rev. Mark R. Broadhead, has led both our congregations in worship and ministry since 2007. He is approachable and easy-going, willing to give a listening ear to those who wish to unburden their heart. His goal in worship is to encourage people to "Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness..." (Mt 6:33). He also provides constant reminders that we are beloved children of God as disciples of Jesus Christ, that the scriptures are still very much alive in today's world as God speaks to our hearts, and that God never abandons anyone in a time of need.
You are invited to come worship our Lord with us and experience the hospitality and family atmosphere of either of our congregations!