The Ark

The Ark has been a ministry in Panama City Beach for more than 40 years. Noah’s Ark was formed as a retreat center for The Alabama West Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church. We are now called just “The Ark”, and we have converted both our facilities and our programming to meet new needs in our community. Since 2012, we have been developing 2 new ministry directives: a coffee shop and international student housing.

We are committed to combating human trafficking in our area! Thousands of people have been impacted by the ministry of The Ark over the years, and we look forward to continuing this legacy by providing new connections to our community. 


We receive 100% of our funding from our generous donors and the operation of our ministries. Every dollar you contribute goes directly to making a difference in your community!

Get Involved

There are a million ways you can get involved! We have volunteer projects that will fit any activity that you are feeling passionate about! Come create real change for your neighborhood!

Our Mission

We are committed to combatting homelessness and human trafficking in our area. We believe that change is possible through Christ, and we are excited to help people rewrite their story!