St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Welcome!
St. Andrew’s Panama City is an Episcopal Church where the liturgy and sacraments are highly valued and regularly practiced. We are strongly anchored in the 21st century with its focus on learning about God’s plan for us through Scripture, reason, tradition and music. People from many different faiths find a home at St. Andrew’s and bring their own experiences to enhance our spiritual growth and worship.

Our Vision of Mission – St. Andrew’s reaches out to those who do not know Christ (or who do not have a church home). The primary focus of the Church is to minister to those who have yet to enter our doors.  Each of us is an evangelist.

St. Andrew was a fisherman, the first disciple to follow Jesus. St. Andrew’s Panama City is located on St. Andrew Bay where people still fish for food and recreation. Where St. Andrew Bay fed the physical needs of the people around it, St. Andrew’s Panama City strives to feed the spiritual needs of our parishioners, neighbors and the needy.

Our parishioners do this by participating in over 40 ministries, including weekly Eucharists, Sunday School, Healing Ministries, St. Mary’s Guild, Outreach and responsible stewardship of our time, talents and treasures.

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MENTAL HEALTH DAY, SATURDAY, FEB. 2ND 
 10 A.M. TO NOON 
in Byrne Hall
Sponsored by the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast

Are you still bothered by the repercussions of Hurricane Michael?  Feeling frustrated because you can’t get your home in order?  Are you feeling depressed and anxious?  Are your children wondering where their friends are? Then this time is for you.  
The Diocese is making it possible for The Rev. Dr. Roy Elam, Dr. Anne Elam to be here to hear your stories and frustrations.  If you have older teens, please bring them. Dr. Anne Elam specializes in this area.  It will be helpful if you can let us know you are coming so that we can plan for refreshments.
Psychological First Aid/ Help

The Rev. Dr. Walter L. Elam, III, 
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Father Elam, “Roy”, was ordained Priest in 1982 in the Diocese of Alabama and was a Parochial Priest until he tried to retire – which he has not been able to do as he says, “my hobbies cost too damn much.” He is currently the Vicar of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Robertsdale, Alabama and in private practice in Gulf Shores, Alabama where he treats individuals, couples, children and families  with depression, panic and anxiety disorders, PTSD, ADHD, post-partum depression, Bi-polar Disorder and behavioral problems. He and his wife, Anne, share 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 4 dogs.
Edward J. Pratt, III, MS
“Eddie” holds a Master’s of Science, Counseling and Psychology from Troy State University and currently serves as the Program Coordinator of the children’s day treatment program for AltaPointe Health in Baldwin County, Alabama. Eddie is a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Certified Trauma Specialist, and a Certified Trauma Informed Care Instructor. His experiences include work with the victims of the B.P. Oil Spill, Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina, and the Baldwin County School System’s “All But Sad” suicide prevention program for high schools students. Eddie and his wife, Natasha, live in Robertsdale, Alabama with their 2 children, a dog and a cat. Eddie has been featured on many local television and other media events for his work in the area of suicide prevention and trauma.
Anne Chipman-Elam, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor
Anne has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Auburn University and is currently the Assistant Clinical Director for Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services with AltaPointe Health in Baldwin County, Alabama. Anne is certified in Psychological First Aid, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mental Health First Aid, and QPR Suicide Prevention. In her duties with AltaPointe Health, Anne oversees school based therapists, clinic therapists, child day treatment program, home visiting parenting program, juvenile court liaison, and an alcohol and substance abuse prevention program for adolescents.  She has worked with children and adolescents and their families with a focus on the “system” and how to overcome difficulties. In her work with trauma victims, she is in process of receiving a national certification in TF-CBT. Anne and Roy live in Fairhope with their 4 dogs – Max, Parker, Otto and Jake

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