Providence began in the hearts of our Founding Pastors Wes and Becky Peaden in 2009. They understood that the Lord had called them to start a church in their hometown area, Pace and Pensacola. The population of this area has grown significantly over the last two decades and the need for more church communities is greater than ever before.
Starting in 2009 we served the Lord, each other, and the community while meeting in homes, schools, and community centers in the area. During that time many lives were changed as the ministry of the church touched hearts, minds, and lives all around us. After 12 years of looking for the geographic location where we would have a building, land, and the resources to better serve others we connected with Cottage Hill Assembly of God in Cantonment, FL. From December 2021 until March 6, 2022, we worked through the details of merging these two local churches. God has directed each step of the process as the love of God in each person has made the merger a smooth transition for all involved.
Pastors Wes and Becky are thankful for the leading of the Lord in this venture and excited to work with Pastor Ron McGlothren from Cottage Hill Assembly of God. The church isn’t really about the place we meet, but about being followers of Jesus! Our goal remains simple, to love God, love people, and never quit. Acts 10:38 says that Jesus “went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the devil” and that model remains our driving passion. The Good News is Jesus and we want the world to know that He is the answer to all of the problems we face. As disciples of Jesus, we should take the gospel into our workplaces, in our homes, into the grocery store, and simply everywhere we go. We are the Church.