We are a small congregation of mostly transplants from the West Indies 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.
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 western 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.
The construction of the church was completed in 2012, and 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 in February of 2017. The Rev. Brenda Taylor joined the congregation as Deacon in September of 2019.
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, The Gifts from the Heart Christmas Shop, the Brevard Homeless Coalition, and the Deskan Institute's relief efforts in The Bahamas.
The Rev. Brenda M. Taylor The Rev. Amy P. Turner
Deacon Assisting Priest
Church of the Blessed Redeemer Vestry
Marva Strudwick, Senior Warden (2020)
Barrington Cross, Junior Warden (2021)
Hyacinth Roberts, Treasurer
Amru Bromfield, Assistant Treasurer
Jennifer Williams-Lewis, Secretary
Faith Abrams, Worship (2020)
Marlene Bullock, Altar Guild (2022)
Nicole Johnson (2022)
Cynthia Lindo (2022)
Enid Morgan, Choir (2020)
Edna Rowe, Hospitality (2021)
Evangeline Thomas, Daughters of the King (2020)