Ministries

Ministries Mission

St. Andrew’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church follows the Gospel of Jesus Christ as outlined in St. Matthew’s Gospel: To provide food for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, welcome for the stranger, clothing for the naked, healing for the sick, and companionship for the captive.

We live into our Baptismal Covenant: to proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ, to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves, to strive for justice and peace among all people, and to respect the dignity of every human being.

Blue Door Ministry


The Blue Door provides hot lunches twice a week in coordination with other congregations in the area, sack lunches, a clothes closet, food pantry, showers, food stamp application services, local bus passes, Harvest House vouchers, Charity Tracker on-line management profiles of clients, Destin Harvest produce services, as well as referral services to other NGO’s, VA, and other state and federal agencies.
Blue Door Ministry Chair: Kathy McGee, 850.650.2737

Bike Shop

The Bike Shop receives donations from individuals and businesses in the area who are replacing their fleets of beach bikes. The shop repairs and services hundreds of bikes each year. The bikes are given free of charge to anyone indigent in our Charity Tracker system, homeless persons and children in need. In addition, the shop provides bikes to J-1 Visa persons: these are college students from around the world working in the Destin area. They leave a deposit of $50 and receive a refund of $45 when the bike is returned. The Bike Shop is self-sustaining and is run by a volunteer crew of bike mechanics.
Bike Crew Leader: Walt Chidsey, 850.650.2737