Rev. Dr. Uriesou Brito serves as the Senior Pastor of Providence Church. He has been at Providence Church in Pensacola, Fl, since 2009.
Born in Northeastern Brazil, he has lived in the United States for over 25 years. He earned a B.A. in Pastoral Studies from Clearwater Christian College an M.Div. and D.Min. on Pastoral Theology from Reformed Theological Seminary/Orlando.
Dr. Uri Brito is the editor of The Church-Friendly Family, author of The Trinitarian Father, co-author of An Introduction to Holy Incense, and co-author of commentaries on Ruth and Jonah published by Athanasius Press. He contributed an essay to The Failed Church, edited by P. Andrew Sandlin. He writes for various magazines and online websites. He is the founder of Kuyperian Commentary, an online resource for essays and podcasts with over 20 contributors. He is the host of the Perspectivalist Podcast.
He serves as a board member of the Theopolis Institute and is the Senior Fellow for Pastoral Theology for the Center of Cultural Leadership.
He blogs at uribrito.com & kuyperian.com.
Uri has been married for twenty years to his lovely wife, Melinda, and is the proud father of Abigail, Ezekiel, Ephraim, Elijah, and Ezra.
Rev. Alan Stout serves as the Associate Pastor of Providence Church alongside his career as a civilian in the Department of the Navy, Center for Information Dominance.
Pastor Stout was born in nearby Milton, Florida. He brings biblical wisdom, compassion, and integrity to the leadership of the church, along with a passion for the gospel. He retired from active duty in the Navy in 2005. His Navy service allowed him to serve churches of different types in different parts of the world, affording him a broad perspective on the Church. He was licensed to preach by First Southern Baptist Church of San Diego, California, and ordained by Harmony Ridge Baptist Church in Pace, Florida.
Alan and his wife Mary live in Pace, Florida. They have four adult children: Patricia (married to James Prado); Heather (married to Sean Johnson); Alice (married to Josh Courtney); and son Jerry is a Senior at New Saint Andrews in Moscow, ID. Grandparents to 10 fantastic grandchildren – pictures are available on Pastor Stout's iPhone.
Pastor Stout is active in the following ministries at Providence Church:
Leading the Pro-Life work at Providence (He is also a board member of the Emerald Coast Coalition for Life)
Preaching at Waterfront Rescue Mission
Preaching and Teaching at Providence
Ron Gilley is the former headmaster of Trinitas Christian School. Mr. Gilley and his wife Janice are active members of Providence Church and have two married sons. Ron has been a faithful member of Providence since 2009 and in 2015 was ordained as an elder to serve the congregation.
Our family has been a part of Providence Church for over 11 years now. We moved from New York in 2010 to the Pensacola area to become a part of a growing faithful Church and a classical school. I am grateful that while I was dead in my sin, God called me to him by His grace and the working of the Holy Spirit. The gift of faith from the Spirit convicted me of my sin and caused me to repent and by His grace receive salvation paid for with the one atoning sacrifice of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Understanding that there is nothing that I could do that would cause me to receive salvation on my own, I am thankful for these good gifts from a faithful God who loves His people. Providence has ministered to my family in many ways but first and foremost in her views of worship and fellowship. The view of liturgical and family worship both on Sunday morning and in the home are significantly important to the growing of the body, and we must remain faithful in these two areas.
Fellowship is also important not only because of the joy it brings but also to become more intimately involved in each other’s lives. We cannot pray, encourage, or help (“iron sharpens iron”) one another if we don’t know each other.
The marks of a Church: the preaching of the word, the right administering of the sacraments, church doctrine, and discipline are present at Providence. Each week we get to taste and see that God is good. I affirm that Providence is steadfast in her efforts to work together in love for one another and for the unity of the body in the Holy Spirit. I do not take lightly that in these times when many Churches have abandoned the Word in order to become more relevant to people, Providence has and will remain faithful to the Word. I humbly and fearfully approach the call of elder knowing that God has worked in and through His Church to bring about a body hungry for his Word and willing to serve. We are tasked with protecting the Truth from heresy and spreading the Gospel through word, action, and love, reflecting a Sovereign God. To God be the Glory.
Be Joyful always; pray continually; and give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16