Praise, Power and Compassion Ministries celebrates new house of worship (VIDEO)


Connie and Heath Oglesby stand next to the Rev. Darrell Coleman, of Praise, Power and Compassion Ministries, during a ribbon cutting ceremony for the church’s new building at 2188 James Lee Blvd. Heath is holding a gift from the church that commemorates their son, Wyatt.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 01:08 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The Rev. Darrell Coleman, pastor of Praise, Power and Compassion Ministries, says he appreciates everyone who helped make the new 16,800-square-foot church a reality.

The growing ministry required more space than its downtown house of worship provided.

During a Friday ribbon-cutting ceremony, Coleman presented First National Bank of Crestview employees with a plaque for financing the building.

He also thanked Heath Oglesby and his construction company for overseeing the 16-month process. Heath and his wife Connie's son Wyatt died in a June 2013 ATV accident.

“Even in spite of that, (Heath) was still faithful,” Coleman said. “No words can ever express how much we much we appreciate and love you guys.”

The church presented the couple with a framed memorial picture of Wyatt, whose faith inspired Coleman.

“The thing that was unique to me about Wyatt … instead of having images of Michael Jordan or Lebron James on his (bedroom) wall, he had (Bible) scriptures,” Coleman said. “That just goes to tell you about the character of that young man.”

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