Now What?

Now What?

The Chapel at Seaside, Sunday Service April 28, 2019   Pastor Gary Wingo brings the message “Now What?” as he continues his Easter series: “Resurrection Life”. Music Pastor Bill Evett leads the service music. To see this Sunday’s Video Click Here

Easter 2019

Easter 2019

Join us as we Celebrate the Ressurection of our Lord, Jesus Christ! Service Information Good Friday: Open Communion at the Chapel from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Sunrise Service: Sunday morning at 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM on the beach in Seaside in front of […]



We are always happy to provide opportunities to serve at the Chapel!

Easter is on Sunday, April 21st this year and we have three services which will require the help of at least 12 volunteers


Please use the form below to sign up and make sure you check the boxes next to which service(s) you will help at.

Set up for the sunrise service on the beach in front of Coleman Plaza starts at 4:30 AM.


Sunrise Service8:00 AM Service10:00 AM Service

Palm Sunday, 2019

Palm Sunday, 2019

Pastor Gary will be bringing a wonderful message this week and music Pastor Bill Evett is back and will be leading the congregation in song. If you would like to volunteer to help with Easter Sunday services please click here   Here’s the Program for […]

Our Intimate Father God

Our Intimate Father God

The Chapel at Seaside Sunday – April 7, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. PRELUDES: Jeff and Betty Nichols “Holy, Holy, Holy” Hymn 68 WELCOME:  Gary Wingo SCRIPTURE “My sheep listen to My voice; I know them and they follow Me. I give them Eternal Life, and […]

Historic American Building Designation

Historic American Building Designation

The Chapel is recognized by the US Library of Congress

Historic American Building SurveyThe Chapel at Seaside was built in 2001 but has just recently been designated a Significant American Building by the US Library of Congress Historic American Building Survey.


View the Chapel’s entry on the Library of Congress website:

The registry contains comprehensive documentation on the Chapel’s construction including detailed drawings, diagrams, and descriptions.

The Survey Data Pages include this section entitled “Significance“.

” The Seaside Interfaith Chapel, designed by Merrill, Pastor & Colgan Architecture,
is an outstanding example of post-modern vernacular architecture and
contemporary construction. It is considered one of the most iconic civic buildings
in Florida and attracts many thousands of visitors and dozens of faith-based
events every year. Its unique and considered light-filled design and cohesiveness
within the Seaside streetscape and Ruskin Square contribute to an architectural
ensemble that makes this chapel widely appealing. The utilization of vernacular
materials in unique and unexpected ways differentiates the design of this chapel
amongst a sea of subpar construction materials and anonymous design found
throughout much of Florida and the American Southeast during the twenty-first
century. The style of the chapel is colloquially known as “Carpenter Gothic,”
demonstrating its connection to earlier American vernacular styles including the
wooden vernacular chapels found on the Florida peninsula, and to relate it to the
earlier Seaside buildings.”

View the Data Pages



The March-April 2019 issue of The Seaside Times ran an article about this amazing honor.

Heritage Designation

by Lynn Kurtz, Seaside Chapel Board Vice President

“The Seaside Interfaith Chapel is a stunningly beautiful house of worship that welcomes believers of all faiths. Designed by renowned architect Scott Merrill, its iconic design is breathtaking in its simplicity, light-filled in design and a style that is colloquially known as Carpenter Gothic, demonstrating its connection to earlier American vernacular styles of wooden chapels.

Opened and dedicated in October 2001, its 68-foot bell tower marks the highest point in Seaside and is a beacon for guests, visitors and homeowners along the 30A corridor for Sunday and holiday non-denominational services, as well as a popular beachside destination for weddings…”

View the full article


This is truly an honor and we are blessed to have Sunday worship and weekly Bible study services in this wonderful building. Congratulations to the Seaside Chapel Designer, Architect Scott Merrill.







Restore My Heart

Restore My Heart

The Chapel at Seaside Sunday – March 24, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. “When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who DREAMED. Our mouths were filled with LAUGHTER, our tongues with songs of JOY. Then it was said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great […]

Do What You Know

Do What You Know

The Chapel at Seaside Sunday – March 17, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. PRELUDES Bill Evett “You are My King (Amazing Love)” Hymn 305 WELCOME Gary Wingo SCRIPTURE “This is what the Lord says: ‘Stand at the Crossroads and look; ask for the Ancient Paths, ask […]

Living on Purpose

Living on Purpose

“…so is My WORD that goes out from My mouth: It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the PURPOSE for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11

The Chapel at Seaside

Sunday – February 17, 2019 – 10:00 a.m.

“You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense.” ~ Rick Warren


He Is Lord” Hymn 277

WELCOME Gary Wingo


We know that in ALL THINGS God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His PURPOSE.”

Romans 8:28 – Pg. 1755

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” Hymn 98

MESSAGE Gary Wingo



There Is a Redeemer” Hymn 279

Benediction Gary Wingo

“Nothing is more important than to learn how to maintain a life of purpose in the midst of painful adversity.”

~ Timothy Keller



TIMES LIKE THESE: Purposeful Beginnings

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who MEDITATES on His law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.”
Psalm 1:1-3 – Pg. 840


You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.”

Matthew 5:6 – The Message

We know that in ALL THINGS God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His PURPOSE.”

Romans 8:28 – Pg. 1755


“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.  I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and will bring you back from captivity.’” Jeremiah 29:11-14a – Pg. 1224

“…continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,  for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good PURPOSE.” Philippians 2:12b-13 – Pg. 1824

Chapel Events

*GREETERS: Kirk and Cindy McCarley

*The Chapel at Seasideis a nonprofit, interdenominational

church dedicated in 2001. We are supported SOLELY by the benevolence of our Lord Jesus Christ, Sunday offerings and gifts.

*MEN’S BIBLE STUDY – “The Gospel of MARK”

Wednesdays – 8:00 a.m. at the Chapel.

*WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel, the Women’s Bible Study: “The Faithful – Heroes of the Old Testament” For information, see Jan at the Hospitality Table.

*The Chapel at Seaside supports the Seagrove Garden Club’s Flower Shuttle Mission! The Seagrove Garden Club turns donated flowers into arrangements that benefit local hospitals, nursing homes, and people in need. See Debbie Schneider – 630.542.0543


See Gary Wingo after the Worship Service!

*Samaritan’s Purse – Panama City Workday: Friday, 2/22

Please see Matt and Ann Fessler at the Hospitality Table.


Today, Linda McCrae is performing three Gospel-oriented songs on the clawhammer banjo and guitar. Please see “Lyrics Handout” to sing along!

The Chapel at Seaside Pastor – Gary Wingo

Gary Wingo has served as a Young Life Area Director and as a Pastor in Marietta, GA and Vail, CO. He has been involved in International Missions, teaching in various countries. Gary and his wife, Jan, have two daughters and a granddaughter!

The Chapel at Seaside Music Pastor – Bill Evett

Bill Evett has performed in cities across the U.S. as a solo artist and worship leader. He has written and recorded several compilations of original Christian music. Bill and his wife, Betsy, have three daughters, three sons-in-law and grandbabies!

Bill’s music also available on the Chapel website for download only and at the Hospitality Table for $5.00. All proceeds go to Walton County Benevolence Ministries!

I See the LIGHT!

I See the LIGHT!

The Chapel at Seaside Sunday – February 10, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. “You, Lord, are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into LIGHT.” II Samuel 22:29 – Pg. 507 PRELUDES Bill Evett “Hosanna” Hymn 135 WELCOME Gary Wingo SCRIPTURE “When Jesus spoke again to the people, He […]