What began as a dream became a prayer challenge then an action and then a journey. Clint Akins, after serving a career as a missionary in Madagascar, began to envision a CBF church in his hometown of Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Clint and his wife Yolande Akins and Jim and Pam Quigley began meeting around the Akins’ kitchen table toward the end of 2016. At a later date, Kenny and Kim Phillips joined the Seeker core group.
Clint clarified with CBF that he was not as interested in a position of leadership as he was a place in Fort Walton Beach to worship with integrity and fidelity to Christ as revealed in the Scriptures.
As we began this journey, we saw that a shared leadership approach was a way to maximize everyone’s spiritual gifts.
The name Seeker Fellowship Church demonstrates the intention to be faithful to the teachings of Jesus embodied in Matthew 6:33, “But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well,” and overcome the colonial church model and become an intentional learning church.
The vision of Seeker Fellowship is embodied in our banner slogan “Progressive – Christ-centered – Cross-cultural”