Beach? Church? Both.

These aren’t traditional churches. Instead of stained glass, there are views of emerald surf. Instead of cushioned pews, there are bar stools.  The dress code is strictly casual. But the spirit still moves among the sunburned and sandy footed. Warm breezes carry uplifting messages and music to those who worship at the water.

This summer, Christians and the simply curious are finding spiritual homes in unlikely settings: Flora-Bama Lounge & Package in Perdido and Flounder’s Chowder House on Pensacola Beach.

To read the rest of Rebecca Ross’ story from the Pensacola News Journal, click HERE