We are a congregation of many transplants from the Caribbean/West Indies and New York (and elsewhere) worshiping together in the Anglican/Episcopal tradition and seeking ways to reach out into the local community to spread the Good News and Love of Jesus Christ. Come join us!
Through the work of the Episcopal Church of Our Savior in northeast Palm Bay and missioner Rev. Ron Manning, plans were begun in 2003 to plant an Episcopal church in the growing southern part of Palm Bay. The new congregation, Church of the Blessed Redeemer, began meeting in the cafeteria of Bayside High School on June 22, 2003, under the leadership of Rev. Manning as priest, with a property for the future church secured down the street on DeGroodt Road.
In 2005, the congregation was received as an established Mission of the Diocese of Central Florida at the annual Diocesan Convention, with Rev. Manning as Vicar, and soon the Rev. Hazel Kundinger also came on board as Associate Priest. When Rev. Manning retired at the end of 2007, Pastor Hazel took over as Vicar. Construction for the new church at 1225 DeGroodt Road began in 2008.
Due to several issues, the construction of the church was not completed until 2012, when the building was dedicated and consecrated by Bishop Greg Brewer in one of his first acts as bishop on July 12, 2012.
After Pastor Hazel Kundinger retired at the end of 2015, the Rev. Brian Turner was called as the new Vicar at the beginning of 2017. The Rev. Brenda Taylor served the congregation as Deacon from the fall of 2019 until the fall of 2023.
Our mission is to nurture, love, teach, and grow a loving community in Jesus Christ and to make Him known to others.
Our vision is to inspire belief and renew faith for those seeking God.
We support a number of local ministries and charities in the greater Palm Bay and Brevard County communities, including Westside Elementary School, The Children's Hunger Project, and The Gifts from the Heart Christmas Shop.
Church of the Blessed Redeemer is a congregation of the US-based Episcopal Church, which traces its history back to the Church of England, and is a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Episcopal Church uses the Book of Common Prayer in its worship. You can learn more about what the Episcopal Church believes here.
The Rev. Amy P. Turner
Church of the Blessed Redeemer Vestry
Marlene Bullock, Senior Warden (2023)
Barrington Cross, Junior Warden (2023)
Amru Bromfield, Treasurer
Nicole Johnson, Secretary
Roseylee Campbell-McIntosh (2024)
Morris Gibbs, Fundraising (2023)
Byron Johnson (2025)
Kenneth O'Brien (2025)
Hyacinth Roberts (2023)
Marva Strudwick (2025)
Angella Wallace (2025)