St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church is nestled in the enchanting historic downtown of Titusville. Since its first service on May 31, 1888, St. Gabriel’s has continuously served as a place of worship for the community.
St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church offers a sanctuary for those seeking a deeper, God-centered spiritual journey in a world focused on self-improvement. Rooted in a rich heritage and liturgical worship, we provide an authentic and nurturing community experience that values connection, family, and leadership.
A History of the Episcopal Church in Central Florida
About St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church's Architecture
St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church is one of Florida’s treasured Carpenter Gothic churches.
Upon entering the sanctuary, the sacred beauty of our Victorian stained-glass windows captures your attention–one of the finest collections on the East Coast. The rich beauty of the interior is matched only by the warm, welcoming community at St. Gabriel’s.
Titusville, The Gateway to Nature & Space
Titusville, renowned as "The Gateway to Nature and Space," seamlessly balances its rich historical roots with a vibrant technology sector passionately focused on space exploration.
Titusville's downtown area possesses a charming, one-of-a-kind character, boasting an array of unique small shops, delightful restaurants, and picturesque river vistas. Moreover, we are enveloped by pristine wildlife sanctuaries along the shores of the Indian River Lagoon and the unspoiled beaches of the Canaveral National Seashore. These natural havens provide abundant opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to revel in our temperate climate and explore the wonders of the natural world.
"My family and I started going to St. Gabriel 's November 2016. It has been a warm and welcoming experience. This church has so much to offer, to families and individuals. I am amazed at the kindness of the congregation and how much they go out of their way for us to feel at peace. I feel the presence of God and nothing but love. Thank you St Gabriel!!"
"I went today with family. My niece, visiting from Denver, CO was a voice in their choir...since this is what she usually does at home professionally. Fr. Rob Griffin is fantastic and gave a great sermon based on Scripture. He and his family are very endearing. Meeting them is like meeting people you have known all your life. ❤"
"Great church and friendly people. Many opportunities for social activities and ministry. Biblically and liturgically based. My family and I love St. Gabriel's."
About The Reverend
Meet Rev. Rob Griffith, Rector
Fr. Rob was ordained to the priesthood in 2018. Before becoming Rector at St. Gabriel’s, he served as Rector of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Apopka, FL., and before that, he spent several years as a fundraiser for Third Millennium Ministries.
Born and raised in California (please don’t hold that against him), Fr. Rob moved to Florida with his wife, Christi, in the summer of 2005. Their plan was to finish school in three years and move back. God had a different plan. Over Seventeen years and three boys (Brennan, Soren, and Caedmon) later, Fr. Rob and Christi think they have finally gotten used to the Florida humidity.
Graduating from Reformed Theological Seminary in 2009, Fr. Rob loves to teach the Bible. His ministry passions are preaching, teaching, and leading worship. He has a passion for all to hear and know the Gospel news that God is at work redeeming and reconciling his people back to himself.
One of his favorite hobbies is roasting coffee. He still dreams of getting his pilot’s license. And he has a long-time passion for the space program.
“I love all things space-related and I still can’t believe that I get to be this close to so much history being made over the next decade. This is definitely a bonus coming to Titusville!”
A Leadership Team with a Godly Vision
Carolyn Van Heusen
Mary recently retired from her position in Finance at NASA, where she worked along side Richard Cota, our treasurer. Her love of God, and her accounting prowess serves the community well. We are blessed to have her!
A firm believer that God inhabits the praises of His people, and that all people have a voice with which to worship the Lord, she has a heart to draw God’s people into worship, leading the throng into the throne room of God each and every Sunday.