In May, the question to establish a church was brought up for consideration. The organizational documents were completed and officers elected on June 25, 1944.  The articles of incorporation were recorded four months later, on November 3, 1944.  In four years, on September 1, 1948, Rev. Robbins Ralph came from a successful pastorate in New England to join his father at The Church by the Sea.

Today, The Church by the Sea, envisioned by that small band of believers, is the centerpiece of the ministry proclaiming Christ to the Gulf Beaches.  The Sunday School, that began with just a score of children, has lovingly shared the Lord Jesus Christ with their children, their grandchildren and even generations beyond!  God has blessed this church family for 75 years!