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Good News Bay

Making Bay County Brighter One Conversation at a time!

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Good News Bay: Bonus Episode: Chris Colee & Jarret Garber

Good News Bay: Bonus Episode: Chris Colee & Jarret GarberIn this bonus episode, Steve sits down with Chris Colee and Jarret Garber of Houston's First to learn about the work that their youth students will be doing in our community this week.  For the past 7 years, Houston's First has been coming to Panama City for their youth camp and partnering with local churches and schools to do service projects throughout our community. Learn more about the vision behind their trip, past trip memories, and what they will be doing this week. We have loved our partnership with Houston's First and what they do every year here in Bay County. It is Good News Bay!Podcast Resource:Houston's First: https://houstonsfirst.orgSubscribe to the Good News Bay Podcast and tap the bell icon to get notified when the next episode releases. About Dr. Steve TaylorSteve Taylor is the senior pastor at Emerald Coast Fellowship.  Steve and his wife, Christi, live in Panama City, Florida and have two children.  Steve has served at ECF since 2007.  He designed the Good News Podcast specifically to lift and change the conversation...to make it more positive related to our community.  It’s his prayer through this podcast we can make Bay County brighter one conversation at a time!  Learn more about Steve: https://www.emeraldcoastfellowship.com/our-staff/ Subscribe to the Good News Bay Podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, & YoutubeConnect with Good News Bay Podcast Subscribe on Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-news-bay/id1563958015Subscribe on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/38aYHFhFNBBe9gUZv9TUq6?si=b2qyBvxnQ0en1h8cv1C9HQ&nd=1Subscribe on Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/u/3/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xNzQ3ODkzLnJzcw?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwiQlLe22o3wAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcQIAmINp95IgiuamFmcGeJy5cCw2n3DE Connect with Emerald Coast Fellowship Website: https://www.emeraldcoastfellowship.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myecfInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/emeraldcoastfellowship/

17mins

26 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Good News Bay: Episode 6: Zack Sanchez & B. Cody Shields

In this episode, Steve sits down with Zack Sanchez and B. Cody Shields of Think Real Estate to uncover their personal journeys of family and faith.  Learn more about the start of Think Real Estate, Zack’s recent purchase of C & G Sporting Goods, Cody’s induction into the AUM Hall of Fame and what these guys are most excited about in the happenings of Bay County.  This episode is full of stories and laughs as Steve digs deeper behind the infamous dynamic duo...Zack & Cody! Podcast ResourcesThink Real Estate: https://www.whenyouthink.com Think Real Estate Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thinkrealestate850C & G Sporting Goods Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CGSportinggoods Homey Design Studio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/homeydesignstudioThe Rock Church (newly named: The Tribe): http://therockofpc.org Boys & Girls Club: http://www.bbbsnwfl.org Podcast Timeline:0:50 Zack’s background, childhood & family 3:40Zack’s church - The Rock Church - newly named The Tribe 4:40Behind the purchasing of C & G Sporting Goods by Zack9:00Maxwell Leadership Principle12:00Zack’s new car story15:15Creating a fun work environment at Think Real Estate18:48Cody’s background & family20:53Cody’s Induction into Hall of Fame - Auburn University Montogomery 28:45Role of faith in Cody’s identify after his baseball career 32:20Big Brothers & Big Sisters Organization 33:14 Cody & Ashlee’s adoption journey 34:40Homey Design Studio - Ashlee Shields & Alex Alexander 36:14Story behind the name of Think Real Estate 45:15Personal highlights of good news in Bay County 48:28 Think Real Estate Challenge Coin About Dr. Steve TaylorSteve Taylor is the senior pastor at Emerald Coast Fellowship.  Steve and his wife, Christi, live in Panama City, Florida and have two children.  Steve has served at ECF since 2007.  He designed the Good News Podcast specifically to lift and change the conversation...to make it more positive related to our community.  It’s his prayer through this podcast we can make Bay County brighter one conversation at a time! Connect with Good News Bay Podcast Subscribe on Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-news-bay/id1563958015Subscribe on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/38aYHFhFNBBe9gUZv9TUq6?si=b2qyBvxnQ0en1h8cv1C9HQ&nd=1Subscribe on Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/u/3/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xNzQ3ODkzLnJzcw?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwiQlLe22o3wAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcQIAmINp95IgiuamFmcGeJy5cCw2n3DE

51mins

15 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Good News Bay: Episode 5: Lori Allen

Episode 5: Lori Allen, Executive Director of CAC“We are shining a light in dark places. We do a really good job of giving a voice to children...We have one of the best Child Advocacy Centers in the country!...We want to end child abuse and sexual violence.”  In this episode, Steve sits down with Lori Allen, Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center.  The CAC is a local version that’s heavily meeting local needs of local kids.  Learn more about the journey that led Lori to serving in child welfare, her leadership in creating a culture of qualified, professional staff that have a calling to protect and support children victims and why its, “all about them babies!” Podcast ResourcesGulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center of: www.gulfcoastcac.orgGulf Coast CAC Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GulfCoastCACVolunteer with the CAC: https://www.gulfcoastcac.org/how-to-help-volunteer.aspx Donate to the CAC: https://www.gulfcoastcac.org/how-to-help-donate-now.aspxAdditional Links: Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_State_child_sex_abuse_scandal Victims of Crime Acts: https://nnedv.org/content/victims-of-crime-actAdverse Child Experience Study: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/aces/about.html 14th Judicial Circuit Two Receive Two New Judges - https://www.mypanhandle.com/news/14th-judicial-circuit-to-receive-two-new-circuit-judges Project Hope: https://www.projecthope-equinetherapy.org Elevate Bay: https://www.bay.k12.fl.us/elevate-bay Connect with Good News Bay Podcast Subscribe on Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-news-bay/id1563958015Subscribe on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/38aYHFhFNBBe9gUZv9TUq6?si=b2qyBvxnQ0en1h8cv1C9HQ&nd=1Subscribe on Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/u/3/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xNzQ3ODkzLnJzcw?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwiQlLe22o3wAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcQIAmINp95IgiuamFmcGeJy5cCw2n3DE

42mins

1 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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Good News Bay Episode 4-Sheriff Tommy Ford

Episode 4: Sheriff Tommy Ford “My job really is more about taking care of them [BCSO employees], so they can take care of you!” In this episode, Steve sits down with Sheriff Tommy Ford to discuss his role as our Sheriff.  Learn more about Sheriff Ford’s personal life, programs being offered at our local jails for inmates, his leadership during Hurricane Michael and the pandemic, and his love for Bay County.  Podcast ResourcesBay County Sheriff’s Office: http://www.bayso.orgBay County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BayCountySO/?ref=page_internalFlorida Sheriffs Association video with Sheriff Tommy Ford and his wife: https://www.flsheriffs.org/sheriffs/bio/bay-countyFinancial Crimes Unit - Paul Decker, Victims Advocate (850-747-4700) Subscribe to the Good News Bay Podcast and tap the bell icon to get notified when the next episode releases. About Dr. Steve TaylorSteve Taylor is the senior pastor at Emerald Coast Fellowship.  Steve and his wife, Christi, live in Panama City, Florida and have two children.  Steve has served at ECF since 2007.  He designed the Good News Podcast specifically to lift and change the conversation...to make it more positive related to our community.  It’s his prayer through this podcast we can make Bay County brighter one conversation at a time!  Connect with Good News Bay Podcast Subscribe on Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-news-bay/id1563958015Subscribe on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/38aYHFhFNBBe9gUZv9TUq6?si=b2qyBvxnQ0en1h8cv1C9HQ&nd=1Subscribe on Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/u/3/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xNzQ3ODkzLnJzcw?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwiQlLe22o3wAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcQIAmINp95IgiuamFmcGeJy5cCw2n3DE Connect with Emerald Coast Fellowship Website:https://www.emeraldcoastfellowship.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myecfInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/emeraldcoastfellowship/

46mins

17 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Good News Bay Episode 3 Part 2- Steve Southerland

Episode 3: Steve Southerland & Family (Part 2)How big of a dream would you dream, if you knew your dream would come true?  A daily question Steve Southerland’s father asked him and his siblings around the breakfast table.  In Part 2, of this two part series, Steve sits down with Congressman Southerland to talk about why there is no better place to dream big dreams than in Bay County, Florida!  Learn more about the Hotel Indigo Project coming to downtown, how the NW Florida Beaches Airport is expanding and bringing in new tourism and the positive influence the St. Joe Company continues to have in our community.  Congressman Southerland will convince you that Bay County is a great place to live, work and play! Podcast ResourcesHotel Indigo Press Release: https://www.hotel-online.com/press_releases/release/the-st-joe-company-announces-hotel-indigo-as-brand-for-planned-hotel-in-panama-citys-downtown-waterfront-district St. Joe Property: https://www.joe.com Dan Rowe Presentation at First Friday with the Chamber of Commerce: https://fb.watch/5TFdO6GEtU Connect with Good News Bay Podcast Subscribe on Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-news-bay/id1563958015Subscribe on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/38aYHFhFNBBe9gUZv9TUq6?si=b2qyBvxnQ0en1h8cv1C9HQ&nd=1Subscribe on Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/u/3/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xNzQ3ODkzLnJzcw?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwiQlLe22o3wAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcQIAmINp95IgiuamFmcGeJy5cCw2n3DE Connect with Emerald Coast Fellowship Website:https://www.emeraldcoastfellowship.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myecfInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/emeraldcoastfellowship/Connect with Dr. Steve TaylorMore about Steve: https://www.emeraldcoastfellowship.com/our-staff/ 

27mins

3 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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Good News Bay Episode 3- Steve Southerland & Family

Episode 3: Steve Southerland & Family (Part 1)Did you know that the Southerland family has been serving Bay County for 7 generations?  In Part 1, of this two part series, Steve sits down with Steve Southerland, with special guests Mary Sue and Ally Southerland, to catch up on what has been going on in his life and his family’s life after leaving office.  Learn more about the new Southerland Family Funeral Home, the Event Center located in Lynn Haven and the impact and influence this family has had and continues to have on Bay County.  Podcast ResourcesSoutherland Family Funeral Home: https://www.southerlandfamily.com/Southerland Event Center: https://southerlandeventcenter.com/About Dr. Steve TaylorSteve Taylor is the senior pastor at Emerald Coast Fellowship.  Steve and his wife, Christi, live in Panama City, Florida and have two children.  Steve has served at ECF since 2007.  He designed the Good News Podcast specifically to lift and change the conversation...to make it more positive related to our community.  It’s his prayer through this podcast we can make Bay County brighter one conversation at a time!  Learn more about Steve: https://www.emeraldcoastfellowship.com/our-staff/ Connect with Dr. Steve TaylorFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrSteveTaylorInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevetaylorecfConnect with Good News Bay Podcast Subscribe on Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-news-bay/id1563958015Subscribe on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/38aYHFhFNBBe9gUZv9TUq6?si=b2qyBvxnQ0en1h8cv1C9HQ&nd=1Subscribe on Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/u/3/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xNzQ3ODkzLnJzcw?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwiQlLe22o3wAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcQIAmINp95IgiuamFmcGeJy5cCw2n3DE Connect with Emerald Coast Fellowship Website: https://www.emeraldcoastfellowship.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myecf

38mins

20 May 2021

Rank #6

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Good News Bay Episode 2- Coach Winston Chester

Episode 2:  Coach Winston Chester Did you know a little “old-timers wisdom” says the three days before and after a full moon in May is the best time to fish?  In this episode, Steve sits down with Coach Wintson Chester, a true legend in Bay County who has a heart for all-things outdoors, education, teachers and students.  Learn more about his daily outdoor show, Panhandle Outdoors, a fishing tournament with Camo Dreams on May 1st and the many ways Chester wants to encourage students and teachers as a School Board Member. Podcast Timeline 00:33 Intro and biography of Coach Chester4:58 Full Box Book by W. Chester 5:18 Outdoor Program at Mosley High School10:50 School Board position13:42 Update on Bay County Schools18:42 Panhandle Outdoors Show24:52 Blake Southerland with Not So Serious Saturday Tournaments 28:05 Camo Dreams - May 1st Bass Tournament 34:20 Teacher Appreciation Week Podcast ResourcesPanhandle Outdoors Show  https://panhandleoutdoors.net/ Full Box: 100 Years of fishing and boat building history in Bay County  https://www.amazon.com/Full-box-fishing-building-history/dp/0970766300 Haney Technical Center http://haney.edu/ Panama City Marine Institute  http://amikids.org/programs-and-services/programs/amikids-panama-city-marine-institute/about Camo Dreams Bass Tournament - May 1st Details https://www.facebook.com/groups/1067026173664320/permalink/1379664019067199/ Subscribe to the Good News Bay Podcast and tap the bell icon to get next notified when the next episode releases. Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-news-bay/id1563958015Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/38aYHFhFNBBe9gUZv9TUq6?si=b2qyBvxnQ0en1h8cv1C9HQ&nd=1Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/u/3/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xNzQ3ODkzLnJzcw?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwiQlLe22o3wAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcQIAmINp95IgiuamFmcGeJy5cCw2n3DEConnect with Dr. Steve TaylorMore about Steve: https://www.emeraldcoastfellowship.com/our-staff/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrSteveTaylorInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevetaylorecfConnect with Emerald Coast Fellowship Website:https://www.emeraldcoastfellowship.com 

39mins

29 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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Good News Bay Episode 1- General Mark McQueen

Episode 1: General Mark McQueen What’s been happening in Panama City since Hurricane Michael?  How are we recovering?  What are some of the new city projects?  In this episode, Steve sits down with Panama City’s City Manager, Mark McQueen to discuss the city’s efforts in making Panama City the primer city in the Florida Panhandle and the power of prayer in Mark’s personal life. Podcast Timeline00:51 Introduction and biography Gen. Mark McQueen5:53 Gen. McQueen’s overcoming Covid 12:27  Power of prayer 13:50 Bay County recovering & rebuilding 20:20 Making Panama City the “Primer City in the Panhandle”21:45 Historical Downtown transformation 23:05 Millville, St. Andrews, Glenwood Community Plans approved 25:50 New projects in Bay County 28:30 New home developments 30:20 Tyndall Air Force Base & Eastern Shipbuilders contracts 32:05 First-time home owners assistance 34:03 Bay County infrastructure updates35:56 Bed-tax dollars 40:40 Closing comments Podcast ResourcesReferenced Article: USA Today: Coronavirus recovery: What Americans can learn from hurricane-ravaged Panama City, Florida: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/04/26/coronavirus-florida-panama-city-adopts-lessons-hurricane-michael/5164057002/ Referenced  LinksReHouse Bay:  https://rehousebay.org Subscribe to the Good News Bay Podcast and tap the bell icon to get next notified when the next episode releases. About Dr. Steve TaylorSteve Taylor is the senior pastor at Emerald Coast Fellowship.  Steve and his wife, Christi, live in Panama City, Florida and have two children.  Steve has served at ECF since 2007.  It’s his prayer through this podcast we can make Bay County brighter one conversation at a time! Connect with Good News Bay Podcast Subscribe on Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-news-bay/id1563958015Subscribe on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/38aYHFhFNBBe9gUZv9TUq6?si=b2qyBvxnQ0en1h8cv1C9HQ&nd=1Subscribe on Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/u/3/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xNzQ3ODkzLnJzcw?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwiQlLe22o3wAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcQIAmINp95IgiuamFmcGeJy5cCw2n3DEConnect with Dr. Steve TaylorMore about Steve: https://www.emeraldcoastfellowship.com/our-staff/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrSteveTaylorInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevetaylorecfConnect with Emerald Coast Fellowship Website:https://www.emeraldcoastfellowship.com 

42mins

22 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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Good News Bay Podcast Intro

Welcome to Good News Bay where we are making Bay County brighter one conversation at a time! We are excited to introduce you to a brand new podcast designed specifically to lift the conversation, to change the conversation, and to make it positive related to our community.

3mins

14 Apr 2021

Rank #9