In 1996 Terry Slawson was serving as a youth minister when he began to feel God was calling him to a different ministry. He saw a need to go deeper into the lives of those he served, and minister not just to youth, but also their families. On Sept. 10,1996 after a period of seeking the Lord, he realized that the Lord was calling him to begin a ministry at the former Okaloosa Baptist Encampment. He shared this revelation with his family and several people at the church where he was serving and there was confirmation after confirmation that this was the right direction. The Northeast Baptist Association owned the property at the time, but wanted to sell it to a church or a group of churches so that ministry could be rekindled after being shut down for several years. Many people in the community caught the vision and gave generously to purchase the property and in January 1997 the property was purchased and dedicated to the Lord.
The name Seeker Springs comes from Isaiah 55:1 & 6, “Come all you who are thirsty, come to the waters. Seek the Lord while He may be found, call on Him while He is still near.” It is named Seeker Springs "Ministry" because it was believed that the Lord would use it for more than a rental facility. Since the beginning this has proven true and Seeker Springs has continued to strive to use the tools God has given us to meet the needs of our community.