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We're so glad you're checking out Shalimar United Methodist Church! This is the place to be if you want to grow in your Christian faith and are searching for a loving and welcoming church family. We are committed to growth through discipleship, worship, fellowship, service, and missions. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to

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Our church is located on a busy corner of Eglin Parkway in the heart of the Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar and Eglin Air Force Base communities. We are still a rather young church founded in 1951. Since that time, we've grown and matured to around 1000 attendees.


The MISSION of Shalimar United Methodist Church is to REACH, TEACH, and SEND. We REACH out to our congregation, community, and the world to TEACH the word of God as provided in the Holy Scripture, and SEND our members and missionaries to be witnesses to God’s grace and His promise of eternal life to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Christ-centered, multi-generational, family and community relevant ministries through worship, discipleship, and mission.



When you get to campus, you'll find the Welcome Center in our Family Life Center lobby. We have people there ready to answer any questions you might have and help you find your way around campus between services. Be sure to pick up your free gift while you're there.


From 9:00-9:30 and 10:30-11:00 on Sunday, we have coffee and refreshments in the Family Life Center Gym. Stop by and get some.



Between our 4 worship services, you'll find one that meets your style and time. We believe worship should renew your soul and bring you closer to God. Hearing assist devices are available in the Sanctuary.

Our Sanctuary and Family Life Center are ADA accessible. Hearing devices are available upon request in the Sanctuary. Large print worship guides can be printed from the office.


Worship with liturgical colors, Acolytes and Chancel Choir at 11:00.
Sunday | 8:00 and 11:00 am | Sanctuary


Worship with our Praise Team in a relaxed atmosphere.
Sunday | 9:30 am | Sanctuary


Modern worship with the Band - come as you are!
Sunday | 11:07 am | Family Life Center Gym


Modern worship with the Band - come as you are!
Sunday | 11:07 am | Family Life Center Gym

Online Services Live 

All off our services stream online and Pastor Faith is available to help serve you in our virtual venue. Click Here.

We have four preaching pastors:

  • Pastor Philip McVay, Lead Pastor
  • Pastor Brian, Executive Pastor
  • Pastor Faith, Communication Pastor
  • David Garvin, Youth Pastor

Check out past sermons to get a feel for what sermons are like and their different styles.


Nursery - Birth through 4 years old

Kid's Ministry - 4 years old - 5th Grade | Sunday School - 9:30-10:30am  |  Children's Church -11:00am-12:00pm


Nursery care is available for all services along with cry rooms. We love children and want them to feel at home in the church. We believe parents know what's best for their family. You are welcome to keep your children with you in service, step into our cry room, or leave them with our trained nursery staff. Click Here to learn more about our nursery program.

Kid's Ministry

We have children's Sunday school at the 9:30 hour for children 4 years old through 5th grade. During the 11:00 and 11:07 services, we have children's church upstairs in the Family Life Center with worship and an age-appropriate message.

Child check-in for both Sunday school and children's church is in the lobby of the Family Life Center.

On Communion Sunday, our children stay in worship with their families. It is important to us that children are given the opportunity to participate in communion. We want children and parents to feel free to move about the worship space with their children as needed.


Finding your way in a new place can be confusing. We want to make it easier. If at any time you have questions, please don't hesitate to stop and ask.

Campus Map

We know the church campus is confusing. We hope this will help you find the main areas of campus before you get here.


We have Guest Parking right next to our Family Life Center (FLC) and Sanctuary. We have handicap accessible parking available in front of the Family Life Center and some on Meigs Dr.

We also have a shuttle that helps get people to and from our off-campus parking during special events like Christmas, Easter, and during special musical performances. There will be signs in the main parking lot when the shuttle is running.


We would love to see you soon!

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