Scientists say that the beautiful, sugar-white beaches of the Florida Panhandle are the result of erosion from the Appalachian Mountains. A sand dune that we enjoy today was once a mountain top in Georgia, but over time that mountain washed all the way down to the sea. There’s no better description for speaker, storyteller, and spiritual seeker: Ronnie McBrayer.

Before making his home near the beautiful beaches of Florida’s Emerald Coast more than a decade ago, Ronnie was a life-long Georgian, born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Today, having washed down to the sea, he is the author of multiple books and publications, a musician, a local pastor, and the nationally read columnist of “Keeping the Faith.” In the past, he has directed not-for-profit organizations and has served as an emergency services and hospital chaplain.

Ronnie is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management, is a graduated of the Fanning School of Economic Development at the University of Georgia, and has completed work in Theology (M.Th) and Post-Christian studies (D.Min). Ronnie maintains a hopeful and evolving faith, readily connecting with those whose spiritual journeys have taken them to unexpected places. He is a constant advocate for what Josiah Royce called “the community of hope,” and wants nothing more than for all people to come to greater peace as they “learn the unforced rhythms of grace” and embrace the unconditional love of God.