On January 24th, you wil be asked to affirm these candidates. Over these next thirty days, we encourage you to pray for these candidates, connect with them and address and resolve any personal, spiritual or relational issues that would disqualify them from serving as an elder.
CONNECT PERSONALLY WITH BRETT:
I was born into a Christian family and attended church from a young age. In my family and in that church, I learned about Jesus and believed in Him and what He had done for me through His sacrificial death on the cross and subsequent resurrection.
However, it was in April of 1992, at 31 years of age my wife and I, both being believers, got down on our knees at a Christian music festival and truly surrendered our lives to Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior in a new and more complete way.
Shortly after that time, I was called to go to Seminary and to get a master’s degree in Biblical Studies. I absolutely love to teach the Scriptures and wanted to be more prepared to teach at a new level. What a wonderful experience that was! I believe that God has graciously gifted me with a desire to deeply study the Scriptures and to help explain the Bible’s truth to others, hopefully aiding them in their own spiritual growth and Christian faith.
I have a marvelous and wonderful wife, Lynn, and two godly daughters Brittany (33) and Michelle (31). Lynn and I relocated to Myrtle Beach 3 years ago where we plan to retire. The very first church we visited was Beach Church, and immediately we knew it was to be our church home, as the Bible teaching is solid, the church is so very friendly and active, and the worship style is so similar to that of our last church.
Both Lynn and I believe that small groups have been key to our spiritual growth, and we have had a wonderful experience in several Beach Church groups, really getting to know people. I felt led to start a Men’s Friday morning group where there are 10-11 of us men who regularly “do life together.” I also lead a community spiritual growth group in our home with couples near our age and in our phase of life. In addition, I especially enjoy participating in the important, growing ministry of the Prayer Team here at Beach Church.
I have worked in the Information Technology (IT) field for 39 years and am currently Vice President of IT Excellence consulting with a software company. I anticipate transitioning to a part-time employment status in 2021, freeing up more of my time to serve my church and to be with my family.