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Welcome to Westminster By The Sea

3221 S. Peninsula Drive * Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118 * Phone (386) 767-8342 * Fax (386) 767-8341 * * Facebook *

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Worship Services

During the months of September through May, Sunday services are held at 8:45 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. with Sunday School classes available for all ages. During summer months, one service is held every Sunday at 10:00. The Sacrament of Holy Communion is received the first Sunday of each month.


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Westminster Concert Series 2018



Westminster By-the-Sea's Concert Series, Co-Sponsored by the Daytona Beach Shores, Culture and Entertainment Board, will featured Internationally Renowned artist Dr. Boyd Jones on the 23 Rank Schumacher Pipe Organ on Sunday March 4th, at 3:30 p.m. A freewill offering will be received.

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500 years ago, on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses explaining his problems with the way the Roman Catholic church was run. Thus began a movement called the Reformation that ultimately landed us where we are today as Presbyterians (and other denominations).

Five Solas Sermon Series
Each Sunday in October, Dr. Sumner preached on one of the 5 "Solas" that were the basis for Martin Luther's Reformation:
10/1 Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone)
10/8 Sola Fide (Faith Alone)
10/15 Sola Gratia (Grace Alone)
10/22 Sola Christus (Christ Alone)
10/29 Soli Deo Gloria (To the Glory of God Alone)

Click here to see our Christian Education Director, Mary Ann Sumner, explaining Martin Luther to the children of Westminster :)

On January 20th we hosted over 100 Teaching and Ruling Elders at Westminster by the Sea for the annual COLE workshop!




Super Hero Central Vacation Bible School was a BLAST at Westminster by the Sea !!!

(click on the logo to see photos from VBS)


Click on the Hero Central image above or HERE to watch the picture montage of the week :)





Our ministers not only provide a sermon for the adults each week, they also create a "Children's Message" to make sure that all our guests, regardless of their age, are treated to the same message.  Click HERE to experience one of our Children's Messages ...


Church Directory

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Mission Statement

"Our Church exists to glorify and worship God, to serve our community, and to witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. "


Church History

Click to read a history of the church that was prepared for our 60th anniversary in May, 2015

Welcome to Westminster By-The-Sea Presbyterian Church.
We are a church for all ages with over 750 members.




Commissioned Ruling Elder Tobias Caskey and Pastor Jeff Sumner

Tobias carries out one of our Outreach Ministries at Solutions By-The-Sea helping recently

incarcerated and/or addicted men to transition to a new life of sobriety and support.



Easter Videos

click HERE for Pastor Jeff's Children's Message on Easter Sunday

click HERE for our wonderful Choir's Hallelujah rendition!



WBTS Changing Lives

We'd love to hear about why YOU chose WBTS and how it's changing your life or those around you!

Please click HERE to let Rev. Jeff know


WBTS Scholarship

Please click HERE to download or print our scholarship application!




Westminster By-The-Sea has been the site of thousands of beautiful weddings. Weddings are performed by one of the church ministers, and the music played by the church organist/pianist. Weddings are offered for members or non-members.  







Contact Kristin Downer in the office with your questions about weddings; or 386-767-8342. 



Come Travel with Us !!!

From July 9-19, 2019, travel with Rev. Jeffrey Sumner to "Journey Through the Bible," seeing
Holy Sites in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Galilee, and the surrounding area! Call the office
for a brochure.

From July 6-14, 2020 travel with Rev. Jeffrey Sumner on a European Adventure to Munich,
Germany, along with Innsbruck and Salzburg, Austria,  optionally attend the 2020 Oberammergau
Passion Play!  Call the office for a brochure.

Office number: 386-767-8342.


Click here for more information on our next church cruise :) !!!



Body, Mind, and Soul


Westminster has had a 'Body, Mind, and Soul' Health ministry since 1997.


Opportunities to Serve at WBTS

Click here to learn of some of the wonderful ways you can serve at Westminster by the Sea!



Children's Sermon Example

Click HERE for an example of a Children's Sermon at Westminster by the Sea




The Holy Land

Our 2014 Holy Land trip was a religious pilgrimage that 33 travelers undertook in July.  Click on any of the pictures below for a larger image of some of the amazing sites on their journey, and then simply click on the "back" button of your browser to return to the gallery.




Please Fill Out Your Member Talent Sheet

Talent Sheets can be filled out and turned in at the church or ON-LINE ... Click HERE to fill out your talent sheet online today!





Dear Friend:

"This church exists to glorify and worship God, to serve this community, and through the
benevolent program of its parent denomination, the Presbyterian Church (USA) to witness to
the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. We seek to change lives for the better!"

In short, here is what we believe:

  - That the worship of God Almighty, Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer, is the hub of the wheel of the church.  All that we do is inspired by what we offer God in worship and what God commissions us to do in the name of Jesus.  We stand with Soren Kierkegaard in believing that in the great drama of worship, those in the congregation are actors, the pastors and choirs are the directors, and God is the audience.

– That Jesus is Lord and Savior of the world; and that the Bible is the Word of God. 

– That the church carries out two sacred acts that Jesus commanded his followers to do until he comes again: the Sacrament of Baptism and the Sacrament of Holy Communion.  In short, as our Vision statement says: we strive to be “a caring community, inspired by God, extending the hand of Christian fellowship to all, making disciples, and shining the light of Christ in our community and world; a church for all ages, honoring both old traditions, and personal walks with God.”  Come to Westminster when you are in the area.  The white colonial “church that looks like a church” will attract you to visit.  We hope and believe that the people will make you long to return. 

Faithfully yours,  Jeffrey A. Sumner, Minister

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"A picture paints a thousand words:  glimpses of our church's early years" (Windows) (Quicktime)

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