About-Faculty- Neil Spencer

Neil and his wife Cecilea live in Gulf Breeze, FL with their six children; Neil currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Coastline Gulf Breeze.

Neil’s father, Pastor John Spencer planted New Life Christian Fellowship (currently known as Coastline Gulf Breeze) in their hometown of Gulf Breeze in 1983 after being introduced to the Calvary Chapel Movement and encouraged to plant through his relationship with Pastor Ray Bentley of Maranatha Chapel in San Diego, CA. 

Neil has served in various roles of ministry since 2002 including Family/Student ministry with Pastors Ricky Ryan & Britt Merrick at CC Santa Barbara, CA (‘02-‘05); trained with Pastor Jon Courson at Courson’s Pastoral Training School in Applegate, Oregon (‘06); served at Coastline GB in pastoral/administrative ministry (‘06-‘12); planted and pastored Coastline Destin from 2010-2019, and was installed as the Lead Pastor of Coastline Gulf Breeze in September of 2020. 

Neil earned his BBS from Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, CA in 2005, an MA in Biblical Studies with a focus on Biblical Leadership from Calvary Chapel University in 2018; and an MDIV with Calvary Chapel University in 2022.