My name is Rev. Booth Iburg and I serve as the pastor of this church and have since the inception of Eternal Hope. I fought a “call” to pastor for many years. I began seminary at Episcopal Divinity School in my ﬁfties! I have since graduated, been ordained and received my Privilege of Call from United Church of Christ. My passion has been working with the homeless and hungry for the past 7 years, plus other outreach to those in need.
Currently I am still bivocational. I have been a Physical Therapist since 1976, and am presently teaching at Pensacola State in the Physical Therapy Assistant program. I graduated from PT School in Houston, Texas at Texas Woman’s University.
I moved to Gulf Breeze Florida in 1987 from Murfreesboro, Tn. Both sides of my family are Tennesseans for generations and our blood deeply runs orange and white! I live in Gulf Breeze with my wife, Denise Williams. We have been together since 1989 and were legally married in Cambridge, Ma in June 2008. Denise has a beautiful voice and she is an integral part of our church praise band. I have 2 grown sons from a previous marriage and am “Boo” to one grandson, Matthew. Denise, originally from MA, has two children, 6 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren. We “share” a home with our two dachshunds, Maggie and Coco. Denise owns her hairdressing business and specializes in making folks look great. We enjoy the beach, traveling, kayaking, and tennis (Denise).
We both welcome you to Eternal Hope UCC and hope you can ﬁnd a home with us.