Holy Cross Episcopal Church, located in Northeast Pensacola, Florida, is pleased to welcome you and invites you to visit. We are a family and scripturally-oriented church in the Episcopal Tradition.
Our Service Schedule
Holy Cross is a scripture driven church with a wide variety of ministries and activities.
Please come and worship with us.
We have Two Sunday Services at 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM.
Ash Wednesday Services will be at
7 AM, 10 AM and 6:30 PM.
All services for the imposition of the ashes will be in the main church building.
Lenten Week-Day Daily Morning Prayer
at 8:30 AM in the Main Church at the Altar led by the laity.
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9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Monday - Thursday)
Lunch 12:30 - 1:30
9:00 AM, Noon - Friday
Please don't hesitate to call the church office at (850) 477-8596
if you need more information.
Fr. Glenn Rohrer, Our Rector
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 08:11 Written by Rachel Iverson Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 06:20
The Vestry is pleased to welcome The Rev. Dr. Glenn Rohrer and his lovely wife Lois back into the “fold” at Holy Cross. Fr. Glenn was on the Holy Cross Vestry with me and possibly some of you in 2008. If you are not acquainted please introduce yourself and welcome them. It would be helpful for them if you wear your name tag.
It is time for our Parish to come together and work through our differences.
We Pray to the same God and want to be more in line with his teachings.
Fr Glenn’s Bio is included below and we are fortunate to have the Rohrers with us. - God Bless You All
Warren Post, Senior Warden
Fr. Glenn grew up in Columbus, Ohio. He holds three degrees from Ohio State, a BSW and MSW from the College of Social Work and a PhD in Counselor Education. His M.Div is from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio and he has additional seminary training at Sewanee.
Fr. Glenn has worked in juvenile and adult corrections, mental health, and substance abuse settings and he is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. He is well respected as a caring, compassionate, professional counselor.
Fr. Glenn has published numerous journal articles in criminal justice, substance abuse and mental health. His book, “Mental Health in Literature” continues to be a widely utilized text. Fr. Glenn has served as a full professor and program director at East Carolina University and as a Department Chair at the University of West Florida. He has been honored as Professor Emeritus at East Carolina.
Fr. Glenn has served the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast as Vicar at The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Crestview since 2011. In addition he serves the Diocese as:
Chair of the commission on prison ministries.
Member of the “Dream a Diocese” committee which is charged with the organizational reorganization of the Diocese.
Member of the Board of Directors of Wilmer Hall.
Fr. Glenn’s wife, Lois, is a Registered Nurse. She works at the Covenant Hospice inpatient units at West Florida Hospital and the Joyce Goldberg Residence. His son Kyle is an assistant prosecuting attorney in Delaware, Ohio. His twin daughters, Anna and Sara are both graduates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Anna holds a masters degree in public health from Boston University and is executive director of MedPLUS Connect. Sara is a third year medical student at Virginia Commonwealth University. His youngest daughter Lea recently completed the “City Year” program in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is a senior at UWF.
Ministries & Programs
Holy Cross utilizes Rite II primarily, with Rite I sometimes celebrated in penitential seasons and when requested for funerals, and other special occasions. Worship at Holy Cross is balanced to meet the needs of all parishioners. We also experience journeys into The Book of Occasional Services with house blessings and anniversary of a marriage. Stations of the Cross are traveled during Holy Week. Foot washing has been practiced on Maundy Thursday.
Music at Holy Cross includes everything from children’s music to hand bells, adult choir, organ music, and a contemporary band.
Godly Play for Children
Holy Cross offers a Godly Play experience for our elementary aged children. The experience begins every Sunday at 9:00. Children meet outside of classroom #2 and begin to get ready to enter the Godly play room. They are asked to quiet themselves until they are ready to enter. The Godly Play time includes a Bible story and activity centers where children have a quiet time to play. Children stay in Godly Play and are brought into the main church to their parents right before Holy Communion. Godly Play is offered during the school year and is not offered during the summer June, July and August.
Directions to Holy Cross Episcopal Church
From Downtown Pensacola and Points South:
Take Ninth Avenue north from downtown to the Church. The Church will be on your left.Alternatively, take Scenic Highway to Olive Road, turn left onto Olive, and then left onto Ninth Avenue. The church is on the right about 300 yards south of Olive.