Hurricane Michael Updates

Hurricane Michael hit Panama City as a Category 5 storm with 155mph winds. The amount of devastation that it caused will take many months, if not years to recover from. The Church building was significantly damaged, but will be restored in time. Until then, the Church body is meeting for worship at various locations (stay tuned to the FB page and website for continued updates on meeting times/locations/building/renovation.


All of our buildings at First Presbyterian Church of Panama City, FL were heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael. No meeting space (or office space) is currently usable, and we have formed a Rebuilding Committee that is meeting with a contractor regarding rebuilding our Church facilities. A number of people have asked about how to contribute to the rebuilding of our Sanctuary, as well as our other buildings that were damaged by Hurricane Michael.

You can contribute to our rebuilding fund either by:

1) Sending a check to First Presbyterian Church of Panama City, and mail it to P.O. Box 1878, Panama City, FL 32402

2) You can give electronically by CLICKING HERE (A percentage is deducted by the vendor to pay for the Electronic Giving service.)

Thank you for helping us make concrete steps, so that we can once again worship and meet on site at our First Presbyterian Church of Panama City facilities! Your love for us and your desire for the Lord to be glorified through us is such a great encouragement and help!

Hurricane Michael Pictures

Below you will see just a brief snapshot of the damage to our buildings. If you would like to see more pictures, please check out our Facebook page by clicking HERE. We update pretty regularly there. Also, if you would like to donate to our building fund, you can do so at the link above these photos. We are so very thankful for the volunteers that have come to help us, and continue to come even now, months after the storm. Keep us in your prayers!

  • Stained Glass window

    We have a number of stained glass windows in the main sanctuary, which surprisingly suffered little to no damage. You can, however, see the surrounding walls covered in mold, which didn't fare as well.

  • Drone footage

    This is a picture from a drone shot taken not long after the storm itself. You can see that our roofs took a massive beating from the storm itself.

  • Sanctuary ceiling

    The roof was covered in ceiling tiles which have all been removed/fallen since the storm. We were able to save the chandelier, thanks to the efforts of our relief volunteers.

  • Upstairs classroom

    This is one of our biggest upstairs Sunday School classrooms, which now has an open air sunroof. The walls have been gutted by volunteers, and the flooring stripped bare as well. 

  • Debris removal

    Trash bags, upon trash bags, upon trash bags! This storm has produced so much debris, we have had garbage/removal trucks working tirelessly for months to clear debris from roads and sidewalks. Here is a small glimpse of the amount of stuff we cleared out.

  • Social Hall

    This was taken shortly after the storm, and you can see the roof is completely exposed to our social hall. We have since had to gut the place entirely, but are hoping to rebuild down the road.