Saint John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Icon of ChristOur Mission:

The Mission and Ministry of St John Parish is to share in the Mission and Ministry of Jesus Christ…to be a people who keep, practice, and proclaim His *Kingdom* on earth:

  • To BE disciples (μαθητές),
  • To MAKE disciples, &
  • To GROW disciples of Jesus Christ.


Because, we believe that the more persistently and consistently we align our lives and everything we do after the pattern of the Lord Almighty…the more we participate in the hope and flourishing and fulfillment for ALL things (including ourselves, our families, our parish, and our city).

Our Vision

We hope that the people of Panama City will someday regard St John’s parish
as the place one goes go to be transformed in Christ-likeness.

Our Five Core Values:

(What it means to be the Orthodox Church)

5 values

  • We WORSHIP regularly in Spirit and in Truth, applying ourselves to the sacramental life of the Church, since we know that such worship, seeking intimate relationship with our Lord, conforms us to Christ-likeness.
  • We work toward Christ-centered FELLOWSHIP (not merely secular activities).
  • We are dedicated to receiving EDUCATION towards spiritual growth…to intimately know God’s heart for us, to better understand the depths of the Orthodox Faith, and to grow in Christ-likeness.
  • We are a self-offering WITNESS of Christ to others, (so that if the Gospels were lost, our neighbors would experience them and hear them from our lives.)
  • We offer a tangible SERVICE of self-sacrificial love towards others and toward God’s Church. Love for God and love for our neighbors is not a feeling… it’s an action.