Greetings and welcome to Pensacola! You've come to a beautiful part of the Gulf of Mexico. I hope you will accept my invitation to support you while you are training with the Wing. Whether you have a spiritual, religious, emotional, or existential need - good, bad, or ugly - know that I am here for you.
You can reach me via phone (850) 452-2341/5552, e-mail, or stop by my office (Bldg 634, behind the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel). Thank you kindly for what you do, and take good care!
Mission-ready Sailors, Marines and their families, demonstrating spiritual, moral and ethical maturity, supported by the innovative delivery of religious ministry and compassionate pastoral care.
Weekly Fellowship Meetings
POC: Col. Chester "Chet" A. Arnold, Jr., USMC (Ret)
OCF, Pensacola Region Field Staff Representative
Home: (850) 497-6114
Cell: (703) 945-5349
British Royal Army Captain John Trotter returned from Afghanistan in 1851 and after that experience was convinced of the importance of gathering together with fellow military leaders for prayer and encouragement. What was known as the Officers' Christian Union was brought to the U.S. in 1939 and Captain Trotter's vision continues to be fulfilled through OCF USA. For more information, visit the Officer's Christian Fellowship website.
Fellowship & Community Building: 1100 EVERY Tuesday, 2nd Deck of Griffith Hall. Free pizza and conversation opportunity with peers and the chaplain; ALL hands welcome! Contact Chaplain Terrell for additional information.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
The city of Pensacola has a wide range of community outreach and support programs, tackling issues from hunger and affordable housing to substance recovery and mentorship. Being a civic-minded individual makes for a well-developed human being, and you might find that volunteering in community service is rewarding and enriching to your life. As you find yourself navigating this time in your life and career, consider carving time out to pay your good fortune forward to others who would benefit.
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of North West Florida: BB/BS provides long-term, one-to-one mentoring to children and youth ages 6-17 years of age from single parent homes who are in need of an adult role model. Mentors expose the child to positive new cultural, social, and educational experiences through agency programs and activities. The Goal of BB/BS is to assist our youth in achieving their highest potential as they grow to become responsible men and women. Volunteers must be willing to make a one year commitment to spend 3-7 hours per week in a mentoring relationship with a child.
For more information contact (850) 433-5437.
Habitat for Humanity: Pensacola HFH is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses.
For more information, contact Kevin Thomas, Volunteer Coordinator, at (850) 434-5456.
Humane Society of Pensacola: Do you have a few hours a week that you can give to our adorable dog and cat guests? If you do... we would like to speak with you! Because of our small staff, dedicated volunteers and community service workers are much needed and appreciated. A volunteer is an individual who loves animals and has a sincere desire to be of assistance to the center. Volunteers are needed to help socialize, exercise, play, bathe and groom, and help our animal guests prepare for adoption into a warm, loving home. They need concerned people to care for them, clean up after them, walk them, play with them and love them.
For more information, contact Emily Shelton, Volunteer Coordinator, at (850) 432-4250.
Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen: The Soup Kitchen provides temporary Housing for homeless families with children and transitional housing for families who are "on their way back" to self-sufficiency. Volunteers are needed to help in meal preparation and in serving breakfast and dinner, help in the clothing store, Volunteers to work with small children, and donations of food, clothing, shoes, sporting goods, tools, furniture and household items. Won't you help?
For more information, contact (850) 438-7616.
Manna Food Bank: Manna Food Bank is dedicated to alleviating hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Manna provides a nutritionally balanced supply of nonperishable foods to families who meet agency criteria. Volunteers are needed to operate the pantries and interview referrals.
For more information, contact Miranda Melvin, Volunteer Coordinator, at (850) 432-2053.