On Monday, Aug. 19, St. Peter’s Anglican Church of Port St. Joe had a groundbreaking ceremony for a permanent home on Garrison Ave.
A 4,900 square foot facility will be built on the site to include a sanctuary, office, and fellowship hall. St. Peter’s Church first met for services on Nov. 1, 2006 at the United Pentecostal Church on 6th Street. The church purchased a 9.1acre tract of land on Garrison Ave from Long Avenue Baptist Church in 2009. St. Peter’s Church currently meets at the Stiles Brown Senior Citizens Center with Fr. Lou Little as the Priest-in-Charge.
The builder is Tim Tucker of Rock Solid Design & Construction, Inc. of Crawfordville, FL.
It will be an ICF block structure with construction taking approximately eight months to complete. Financing was made possible through Capital City Bank and bank President Amy Geiger.
After a short ground breaking service at 11:15 a.m., everyone adjourned to the Sunset Coastal Grill for lunch. In attendance were current and former members of the church, Tim Tucker, builder and staff, Amy Geiger and Kim Knight of Capital City Bank, Mitch Burke and Dan Christie of the Gulf County Property Appraisers office and other friends of the church who attended the event.
Many thanks to all who made this day possible for St. Peter’s. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.