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 exist 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!
  • Cheri King

    Administrative Assistant

    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; Step-son, Brad; Step-daughter, Brandi; and 2 grandkids, Makayla and Kaleb
    • Family Pets:  3 cats, Buddy, Annabelle, & Izzy; 3 dogs, Bandit, Holly and Christiane; 1 rabbit, Gnomeo
    • 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
    • Love Flowers:  Roses in all shades and Plumerias

  • Vicki Pooley

    Ladies & Children's Ministry Leader

    I was born in Bozeman, MT. My mother married a Navy man, and we were transferred to quite a few different places.  One of the places Dad was stationed was the Pensacola area. I fell in love with the area and eventually moved to Pensacola area where I married my husband, Robert Pooley. We adopted our daughter, Leanna in 1992.


    • Family: Husband, Robert (Lead Pastor) and daughter, Leanna
    • Fur Babies: Our 3 cats: Max, Maggie and Moby (our 3 M&M's)
    • Favorite Hobbies: Reading, movies, writing, and being creative.
    • Love:  Laughing and doing life with others.
    • Greatest Joy: Being a grandma/Mimi
    • Favorite Saying: "Miracles happen on ordinary days"!
    • Passion:   Ladies and Children's Ministry
  • Mark Kabacinski

    First Impressions Director

    I grew up in Michigan City, IN and most recently lived in St. Louis, MO area. My wife and I were blessed to be able to move to Navarre, FL in 2016 and love everything about the area! Besides the beach, I also love NFL football, college basketball, bike riding, kayaking, hanging out with friends and especially working in the yard.

    • Family:  Julie - wife, Jessica, Joel, Brittany, & Brooke - kids, Lilly - the cat
    • Favorite Movie: Hoosiers (of course, I'm from Indiana!)
    • Funniest Quirk: Talking with my hands!
  • 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
  • Jeff Gibson

    Worship Leader

    I was born in Cleveland, OH & have travelled, lived all over the world. My family moved to the Gulf Breeze area about 9 years ago from California. We’ve been happy to call Coast “home” now, for the past 3 years ;-)

    • Family: Wife, Anna / Children, Emme, Liam, Declan & Kellen / Mom, Sylvia
    • Favorite Non-Bible Book: The Screwtape Letters, by C. S. Lewis
    • Love: My family & the Body of Christ
    • Greatest Joy: Being a husband of 28 years to my Godly wife, Anna
    • Favorite Scripture: Psalm 133:1
    • Passion: Music centered upon the honor & worship of Jesus!

Core Values

Outward Focused







What We believe

The Short Version

    We Believe: 
  • That all of us are created in GOD's image and we desperately need HIM.
  • That the only way we can know GOD and have any hope of a meaningful life is to accept that JESUS (fully GOD) came to earth as a man and gave HIS life as a sacrifice for us.
  • That JESUS came back to life and HE lives today to give us hope that we can live with HIM forever in "The Good Place"
  • That the only real source of truth is the Bible and that the Scriptures are just as relevant to us today as they were to those who wrote them.
  • That there is a Heaven and a Hell.
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Coast Community Church is a member of The Association of Related Churches  (ARC)

And ARC,  well it's all about planting life-giving churches that grow and reproduce and plant other life-giving churches themselves.    

Made up of churches of all types throughout the U.S., in it's first 8 years, ARC saw 110 churches established in 29 states.  It is now averaging one new church plant every 3 days.  Additionally, over 120 churches (including Coast)  and growing  have teamed up with the ARC to share resources, develop lifelong ministry relationships and help plant more churches.   

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