A Space of Rest & Renewal

You Matter to Us

We know ministry can be challenging and life can be hard. It is with this in mind that we have designed a one bedroom apartment to serve leaders, pastors, and missionaries who need rest and renewal. There is a God in heaven who loves you and a Church at the Shores who is for you!

Slow Down

Hurriedness is the enemy of the soul. We need to slow down and rest.


God is speaking and moving in your life. Make space to hear from him and respond with courage.

Be Refreshed

Life is to short to live with low energy and low vision. Allow God to restore and refresh you.

Take your Next Step

All the information you need to take your next step is provided below. If you have more questions or want further information e-mail

Who is Church at the Shores?

Church at the Shores is a multigenerational church family located in Gulf Shores, AL. We have a clear and compelling mission to lead people to take their next step with Jesus. The church was replanted in November 2018 and is led by our Lead Pastor Shawn Kennedy.

Global Family: Christian and Missionary Alliance




Where is Church at the Shores located?

We are located in a coastal community called,
“Gulf Shores, Alabama.”  The city of Gulf Shores is a part of Baldwin County, AL, which happens to be the fastest growing county in the state. Gulf Shores is home to 32 miles of beautiful beaches, amazing outdoor opportunities, and wonderful food experiences.

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What is the House of Hope?

The House of Hope is a one bedroom apartment designed for pastors, leaders, and missionaries who need rest and renewal.


The apartment is a little over 500 square feet containing one bedroom, a full bathroom, a full kitchen, and a cozy living room. The bedroom has a queen sized bed and we have provided an additional queen sized fold out for the living room. In total it will sleep four people comfortably.

***It does not include a washer and dryer, but there is a laundromat within one mile. The address to the laundromat is as follows: 3645 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542


The cost to stay in the House of Hope is free. We want to be a blessing to people who spend their lives blessing others through ministry.





How Do I Apply, Sign Up & Secure Dates?

If you are interested in staying at the House of Hope, we have provided all the information you need to take your next step.



Take a moment to fill out the application by scrolling down and the House of Hope Coordinator will be in touch with you.


Where is the Nearest Beach?

Gulf Shores was named in the top 25 Beach Towns in the US by Life and Leisure Magazine in 2022.

  • Gulf Shores Beach
    • 5 Miles
  • Orange Beach
    • 10 Miles
  • Fort Morgan Beach
    • 10 Miles
What is the Nearest Airport?

We have several airports close to us. They are as follows:

  • Gulf Shores International Airport
    • 5 Miles Away
  • Pensacola Florida Airport (PNS)
    • 45 Minutes Away
  • Mobile Alabama Airport (MOB)
    • 45 Minutes Away
Can I Bring My Pets?

The apartment is located inside the church campus and therefore at this time we do not allow pets.

House of Hope Guest Application

Please take a moment to fill out our guest application and we will be in touch with you.

House of Hope Guest Application

Hurriedness is the enemy of the soul. Ruthlessly eliminate it from your life.
Dallas Williard