To love and glorify God
to raise and release a family of believers intent on reaching,
impacting and influencing the community and beyond with the
unconditional love of Christ.
Rod & Val Palmer
Pastors Rod and Val Palmer have been married since 1981 and have 3 grown children. Born in Zimbabwe, they helped with a church plant in the capital city of Harare for five years before serving as Assistant Pastors at “Valley Christian Church” in Cape Town, South Africa for seventeen years.
In 2004, God called them to start a church in Flagler Beach. So they sold their possessions and left family and friends to plant what has now become Coastal Family Church and in March 2005, Coastal was born.
Pastor Rod has been described as having a true “Pastors heart.” Rod’s desire is for all to know that they are loved, accepted and important, and to see people walk in His fullness in every area of their lives. He is passionate and dedicated to see families restored – natural and spiritual. Val is a gifted teacher and speaks often about living a lifestyle of worship and helping young people know God, and to have a personal intimate relationship with Jesus and live their lives well. She is also passionate about women fulfilling their purpose in the Kingdom of God. Together they have a heart to parent this generation and the next into their purpose and destiny.
Over the course of ten years the church has moved through 3 different venues, the final move taking us back to our original location in Flagler Beach. We have had many successes and failures, learning the will and the ways of God. Through the years, God has built this family by establishing Godly values and principles in order to advance the Kingdom and to be relevant in society by touching the felt need of our community.
We invite you to join us on this exciting journey as we love God, build His family and advance His Kingdom!