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(855) 411-1557

Street Address:
658 Forest St
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 4936
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

The Chapel at Seaside, Chapel Bell, Seaside Florida



Gary Wingo

Chapel Pastor Gary Wingo

Gary Wingo is an ordained pastor with extensive experience in ministry as a pastor, teacher, missionary, and Young Life staff member. He has been a teacher in Europe, Central Asia, and various parts of the United States. Gary has also performed weddings across America and conducted premarital counseling with numerous couples.

He has served as a Young Life Area Director and as a pastor in Marietta, Georgia, and Vail, Colorado. He has a master’s degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and has been involved in International Missions teaching in various countries. Gary and his wife, Jan, have two daughters and one granddaughter.

As a wedding pastor, Gary’s specialty is relating to each distinctive couple in order to help create a unique and personalized wedding celebration instead of just a standard ceremony. His emphasis is on the love and celebration of two people being united in marriage. While Gary has indeed officiated weddings all over the country, he specializes in interdenominational outdoor weddings on mountaintops and beaches. His casual, fun-loving personality and easygoing humor make Gary great to work with.

Music Ministry by Bill Evett

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

Bill was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and is part of multigenerational music family. Growing up in this environment exposed him to a wide variety of musical genres. He formed a band at an early age and performed in downtown Baltimore clubs. Bill has played with numerous notable artists and groups over the years. He is a vocalist, guitarist, and jazz flutist.

Bill currently performs as a solo artist living in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. His music and style are diverse, blending elements of bossa-pop, jazz, and rhythmic elements that bring to mind such artists as James Taylor and Steven Bishop.

Help The Chapel at Seaside’s charity initiatives by purchasing Bill’s music tracks. We will donate 100% of the profits to Walton County (FL) benevolence ministries.

Bill Evett
Jeff Nichols

Jeff Nichols

Jeff, his wife Betty, and their three sons moved to Blue Mountain Beach, Florida, from Southern California in 2014. In 2017, he started attending The Chapel’s Men’s Bible study and found a need for his background in worship music, audio/visual, and internet technology. In 2018, Jeff took over as The Chapel soundman, and he and Betty have filled in as worship leaders. In 2019, Jeff accepted the position of manager of technology for The Chapel. He enjoys working with Pastor Gary and Bill Evett and being a part of the work of the Gospel of Christ Jesus here in Seaside.

If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation.
The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from
God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ
and gave us the ministry of Reconciliation.
II Corinthians 5:17-18