Mission Statement


The purpose of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast’s Missional Office of Development is to develop God’s power and love through congregations as they more fully extend their mission beyond the status quo.  We do this primarily through Evangelism and Mission Engagement as integral aspects of living our Baptismal Covenant and of our diocesan life and vision, recognizing that as congregations and together, we are the body of Christ – transforming people from members into disciples, moving more deeply into God’s call to life and ministry, and extending our mission beyond the status quo, with God’s help.

The Missional Office of Development oversees the ministries of Evangelism and Mission Engagement

Who to Contact:


The Rev. Lydia Johnson,

Canon Missioner for Development


850-542-8114 (office)

Discipleship. Development. Discernment.