Who We Are

Coast Community Church is a place where people from all walks of life can begin or continue their journey toward a relationship with GOD. It is a place where seekers, new believers, or seasoned followers can grow in that relationship. As our name states, we are a community of believers that want nothing more than to establish true friendships with others on the same journey. Coast is the place where everyone can walk out their faith together.

Our Mission

Coast Community Church exists to reach people from all backgrounds and cultures with life-giving message of Jesus that they might become fully devoted followers of Christ.

At Coast we want you to:

   * Know God

   * Find Freedom

   * Discover Purpose

   * Make a Difference

(We teach this through our Growth Track).


The Coast Growth Track exists to help you discover and develop your purpose and live the full life God created for you. The Growth Track is made up of four steps in two classes, which guide you through next steps in your journey to know God, find freedom, discover purpose, and make a difference.


“Let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity.”



“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

JOHN 10:10

  • Step One - BECOME A MEMBER

    Explore the ministry of Coast and find out how to connect with our church. Step One takes place the first Sunday of every month.

  • Step Two - discover my design

    Dive into the details of your personality, discover your gifts, and see how your design reveals your purpose in life and your best fit in ministry. Step Two takes place the second Sunday of every month.


    Find out what it means to be a leader at Coast and learn how you can strengthen your character and gifting to fulfill your leadership potential. Step Three takes place the second Sunday of every month.

  • Step Four - JOIN A TEAM

    Connect to the opportunities available at Coast to live out your purpose and serve others by using your God-given gifts. Step Four takes place the second Sunday of every month.

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And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28

Meet our leadership

Coast Community Church has been blessed with many Godly men and women who have stepped up to the plate and served selflessly as the needs arose. Pastor Robert Pooley, along with wife Vicki, have worked faithfully to fulfill God's call to plant a church in the Gulf Breeze area. Now, 20 years later, Coast is a thriving and vibrant group of believers that love God and love others. But Robert and Vicki knew that they couldn't do it alone and trusted that God would bring men and women alongside. And He has!

  • Robert Pooley

    Lead Pastor

    Born in Milton, FL, I have lived in California, the Washington DC area, and North Carolina before making Gulf Breeze home. I love movies, playing guitar, college football and hanging out with friends. Words that excite me? Passion, Authenticity, Relevance, Creativity, Culture

    • Family: Wife Vicki; Daughter Leanna
    • Favorite Book: Anything by C.S. Lewis or Tolkien
    • Favorite Song: "Baby, I'm Amazed" - Paul McCartney
    • Favorite Starbuck's Drink: Grande Caramel Macchiato
    • Click on my picture and go to my blog!
  • Tim & Clara Hemphill

    Next Gen Pastor and Worship Pastor

    • I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I have served the Lord in both student ministries and worship ministries locally as well as abroad in the U.K. and the Caribbean. Clara is a teacher and is excited to bring her experience in education to the training of the next generation. We have a daughter named Addison and are excited about her part in our journey as well. Clara, Addison and I are joining Coast after over 10 years of next generation ministries in the Atlanta area and we are excited to be a part of what God is doing at Coast!
  • Cheri King

    Administrative Assistant and Made with Love - Director

    Born in Pensacola, FL where I have lived here most of my life, currently live in Gulf Breeze. I have lived in Saraland, AL; Chadds Ford, PA; and League City, TX for a short period of time but our love for the white sand beaches and emerald green water always brings us back home.

    I have a passion to help other. This passion has lead me to be the leader of "Made With Love" our food pantry ministry so those in need will be able to put food on the table.

    • Family:  Husband, Danny; Daughter, Brittany
    • Family Pets:  1 cat, Ginny; 3 dogs, Holly, Kylo, and Raven
    • Favorite Hobby:: Crochet and Sewing. I like to dabble in other crafts too!
    • Favorite Football Team:   Alabama "Roll Tide Roll"
    • Favorite Movie:  Gone with the Wind and It's A Wonderful Life
    • Favorite Flowers: Plumerias and Roses of all colors

  • Jeff & Pam McKinney

    Directors of Missions

    Jeff & Pam love to spend time on the mission field.

    Jeff - specifically with building projects and loves to invest in other people's lives. He has lived in Gulf Breeze area his whole life.

    Pam - grew up in a wonderful home where I learned that God had two main purposes for my life: To know Him and to make Him known. I have spent most of life pursuing those two things and helping others to realize God's plan for their life. This carries through in my passion for missions and small groups. I love my job! What makes me laugh? People running into glass doors. You can't beat that for entertainment.

    • Family: Daughter, Tiffany; Son, Brooks
    • Pam's Favorite Day of the Week: Today
    • Pam's Favorite Quote: "Sometimes there just aren't enough rocks" - Forrest Gump
  • Deby Leroux

    First Impression Leader

    I was blessed to be able to trade the white champagne powder snow of Colorado ski country for the sugar soft sands of the Emerald Coast in 2019.  I love to be at the beach, thrift, paddle board and ride my bike, anything outside really!  I have a small unfortunate looking doggo, Rufus, who is great  company and a mostly adult son, Hunter, who still lives in Colorado.  I felt at home the first time I walked into Coast Community Church in December 2019 and want to help new visitors feel the same

Core Values

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What We believe

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    We Believe:
  • Inspiration Of The Scriptures - We believe in the verbal inspiration of the Bible, both the Old and the New Testaments, and that the Bible is the sole authority for all Christian faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12, 1 Peter 1:23-25, 2 Peter 1:19-21)
  • GOD - We believe in one GOD revealed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:19, John 17)
  • Man - We believe that man was created in the image of GOD. Through the sin of rebellion mankind was separated from GOD, and without GOD we are without hope. (Romans 3:19-23, Galatians 3:22, Ephesians 2:1)
  • Divinity And Humanity Of Christ Jesus - We believe that JESUS is GOD come in the flesh and that HE is both divine and human. (Luke 1:26-38, John 14:1-3, Acts 2:36, Acts 3:14-15, Philippians 2:5-12)
  • Blood Atonement - We believe in the saving power of the Blood of Jesus Christ and His imputed righteousness. (Acts 4:12, Romans 4:1-9, Romans 5:1-11, Ephesians 1:3-15)
  • Resurrection - We believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ Jesus. (Luke 24:39-43, John 20:24-29)
  • Ascension - We believe that Christ Jesus ascended to the Father to prepare a place for His people and is presently engaged in interceding for them. (John 14:1-6, Romans 8:34, 1 John 2:1)
  • Second Coming - We believe in the visible, bodily return of Christ Jesus to this earth for His Church and to judge the world. (Acts 1:10-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10, James 5:8, Revelation 1:7)
  • Salvation - We believe that the terms of salvation are repentance toward God from sin, and a personal heartfelt faith in the Lord Jesus Christ which results in regeneration of the person. This salvation is entirely by the grace of our Lord and not of works. Works are excluded except as fruit of salvation. (Romans 4:1-5, Romans 5:1, Ephesians 2:8-10)
  • The Church - We believe the Church Universal consists of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that the "local church" is an expression of that body in a particular place and time. These believers assemble to worship, carry forth the great commission, and minister as the Holy Spirit leads. (Matthew 16:18, Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:40-47, Acts 20:28, Ephesians 5:22-32, 1 Timothy 3:15 )
  • Sacraments - We believe that the two sacraments of the Church are Water Baptism and the LORD'S Supper.
  • Water Baptism: Immersion in water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Water Baptism is a symbol of identification with JESUS CHRIST, His death, burial, and resurrection, typifies the death of the old man and the resurrection of the new man in Christ, and is done in obedience to divine command of the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • LORD'S Supper: A remembrance of the death and resurrection of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, and a time of self examination and renewal for the believer. (Luke 22:13-20, Matthew 3:15-16, Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 8:38, Romans 6:1-4, Colossians 2:12)
  • Separated Life - We believe that the believers should seek, as the early disciples did, to practice the separated life from the world and unto Christ, (being in the world but not of it) and to set standards of conduct which shall exalt our Lord and His Church and be a witness to the World. When it is deemed best for the life of the fellowship of the testimony of the Lord, the church authorities may discipline, in the spirit of love, any member who departs from the doctrines set forth in these articles or those whose conduct is contrary to the spirit and practice of this body according to the Bible. (Romans 12:1-3, 2 Corinthians 6:17, Galatians 6:14, Ephesians 5:11, Colossians 3:17, Matthew 18:15-20)
  • Heaven And Hell - We believe the scriptures clearly set forth the doctrines of eternal punishment for the lost and eternal bliss and service for the saved — Hell for the unsaved and Heaven for the saved. (Matthew 25:34, 41, 46 Luke 16:19-31, John 14:1-3, Revelation 20:11-15)
  • Holy Spirit - We believe the Holy Spirit to be the third Person of the Triune GOD whose purpose in the redemption of man is to convict men of sin, regenerate the repentant believer and guide the believer in ministering as Christ would to men. We believe that the manifestations of the Holy Spirit shall operate in the present-day churches which yield to the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit, with speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, is available for all believers as promised by John the Baptist and Jesus, and was witnessed by the early disciples of Christ, and is evidenced by many present-day disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Luke 11:13, John 7:37-39, John 14:16-17, John 16:7-14, Acts 2:39-48, 1 Corinthians 12:8-11, Matthew 3:11, Acts 1:4, 5, 8, Acts 2:38-41, Acts 2:4, Acts 10:44-47, Acts 19:1-6)
  • Divine Healing - We believe that physical, emotional, and spiritual healing may be appropriated by the laying on of hands by the believers, by the prayer of an anointed person gifted by GOD for healing the sick, or by a direct act of receiving this provision of faith. We further believe that GOD also uses doctors, medicines, and other material means for healing. (1 Corinthians 12:9, Mark 11:23)
  • Priesthood Of Believers - We believe that each believer is a priest of the LORD and has direct access to the Father through the LORD JESUS CHRIST. All people must believe for themselves, be baptized for themselves, obey for themselves, and answer to GOD for themselves. (Revelation 1:6)
  • Ordained Ministries - The ordained ministries of the church are apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher. Apostles, prophets, evangelists and teachers shall not necessarily all function in one local church. However, it is believed that all these ministries should function under the auspices of a local church. (Acts 15, 1 Timothy 5:17-21, Titus 1:5-9, Ephesians 4:11)
  • Freedom Of Conscience - We believe in freedom of conscience, that all individuals are responsible for their own choices and behavior. Even though GOD has ordained both civil and spiritual authorities, we believe each person to be directly accountable to GOD, thus all service, civil and religious, should be rendered voluntarily, joyfully, and from a free conscience.
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Coast Community Church is a member of the Radiant Network.

The Radiant Network is a family of churches and leaders who share similar spiritual DNA and have aligned themselves together in a common vision for growing the Kingdom. The Network is designed to be an apostolic covering and relational connection for pastors, a support system and logistical resource center for organizations, a catalyst for relationships, and a developer of leaders. With dozens of churches across many state lines coming together under the banner of the Radiant Network, there is a palpable measure of comradery and momentum being built in our community of churches, pastors and leaders.

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