PASTORAL SEARCH UPDATE

where are we going?

Updated 5/15/22



Your Pastoral Search Committee is earnestly preparing our hearts and wrapping our brains around how to best move forward in finding your next Senior Pastor. We believe that God has our Senior Pastor already and that he is preparing him and us.

Our job is to cooperate with the Holy Spirit to achieve God's will for Beach Church.

We are trusting His guidance, humbling ourselves to His will continually through every step.

We will use this page to update you on the progress through each Phase of this process.

We covet your prayers and your patience.

This process began in March 2022 and can take 12-18 months.

how will we get there?

Phase 1: Preparation

Phase 2: Search

Phase 3: Interview

Phase 4: Meet-the-Candidate


We are currently in Phase 1.

We are analyzing the data collected from the partner survey.

This survey is being used as a tool to gather information about preferences from the congregation. That information will be useful in helping us draft a job description and assemble church demographics to help a candidate understand Beach Church, its needs and its culture.

how to pray through the process

We covet your prayers through this process. Here is  how you can be in prayer for your Pastoral Search Committee, your future Senior Pastor, and the congregation and Grand Strand:


Pray with us:

Father God, You are so generous in Your thoughts of Beach Church. We are humbled by Your love. We pray that Your thoughts about this pastoral search are our thoughts. We pray for the Pastoral Search Committee. We pray that they stay in the center of Your wisdom.

For the search committee and us as partners, Lord, we pray that You will be in our conversations. We pray that You give us eyes to see the pastor that You have waiting to lead our Beach Church family. We pray that You oh Father will give us ears to hear and to recognize Your voice and Your vision in Your man for us. Please help us not get distracted by chatter or grow weary of the journey. Help us not choose convenience, but look for the richness of the character, depth of wisdom, loving gentleness and the power of strength that You oh Lord have already placed in the shepherd who awaits our discovery. We pray over every part of this journey; this Beach Church adventure with You.

Lord help us to stay grateful, loving and generous. Father help us to choose Your timing in our search, not ours. Lord, we remain faithful to give only You our worship.

It’s in the powerful name of Christ Jesus we pray. Amen.


Pray for us:

Pray that the true needs of the congregation will come to surface as the church staff and committee seek the Lord about what is next for our church. Pray that no personal agenda would surface but only the will of the Lord as the search committee and staff seeks what He has next for the congregation.

Ephesians 1:22-23

“And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.”

meet the pastoral search committee

The Pastoral Search Committee members were nominated by Beach Church partners, then interviewed and vetted by the Board of Directors. These final six were chosen for their love of the body of Christ at Beach Church, their passion for the ministries at Beach Church, and the perspectives they could bring to a well-rounded committee.

  • Roger Krickler

    67 years old, I am an Air Force veteran (1977-1981) and after leaving the Air Force started a career as a military defense contractor supporting operations in the middle east. I married Darlene in 2012. I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior in a hotel room in Cairo, Egypt in 1984. When I returned to the United States, I attended a Pentecostal church teaching Spiritual Warfare in Huntsville, Al. Due to the nature of my work, I relocated many times around the United States, Europe and the Middle East preventing me from finding a home church.  I retired in 2019 and started attending Beach Church that year. Since then, I now serve as co-leader in support of feeding the homeless at New Directions, serve on the Safety Team and Safety Team administrator, served as project manager for the Bylaws transition team, and currently serve as Chairman of the Pastoral Search Committee.

  • Joe Fiore

    69 years old, I spent my entire life in NJ before retiring and moving to Myrtle Beach in 2019.  I have been married to Sue for 38 years, 3 married children and 3 grandchildren.  I accepted Christ as my savior in the mid 1980’s, and soon after joined The Crossing Church, where we stayed and both served in various ministries for 32 years until moving to MB.  We have been attending BC since 1/21, becoming partners that summer, and are both proud and thankful to now call BC our home church.  I am currently serving on the Safety Team and the Pastoral Search Committee.


  • Andrea Pennington

    I was born and raised in NC. Blessed to be raised by a Spirit-filled mother, I’ve been following Jesus and growing closer to Him since my youth. My husband and I started attending Beach Church since moving to Myrtle Beach in 2014. Day-to-day, I am a practicing Companion-Animal Veterinarian. Since 2015, my husband and I have been volunteer youth leaders and have had the joy of watching many of our “kids” grow to become incredible men and women of God. I have a passion for learning and teaching. I am equally humbled and honored to serve my BC family on the Pastoral Search Committee as God leads us into this new and exciting chapter!


  • Josh Ritchey

    I’ve lived in Myrtle Beach my entire life and have been attending Beach Church for a little over 14 years. I accepted Jesus my Freshman year of high school and got baptized the following summer. I’ve been volunteering in multiple capacitates since then, notably within the Youth and Worship Ministries. The final semester of my Senior year of High School I felt God call me to ministry which led to an internship, then to a part-time job, and then to a full time Youth Director job within Beach Church Youth. I get to do Ministry with my best friend and wife, Chelsea, which is one of the biggest blessings ever. I am humbled and honored to be apart of the Pastoral Search Committee as we search for the Pastor that God has already picked out for this Church!

  • Charles Knuckles

    I am a faithful follower of my Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. I am blessed to be married to Saundra Knuckles. I’m retired as a license counselor, specializing in several therapeutic modalities. I retired with tenure as Director of Rescue and Recovery from Cityteam Ministries men’s programs in San Jose Ca. We have been coming to Beach Church for three years. I am a member of the Saturday Morning Men's Breakfast Bible Study. 

    I now sit on the board of directors for New Directions Homeless Shelters. I am a licensed Chaplain, a member of the International Fellowship of Chaplains. I am also a Certified Peer Support Specialist. I serve at New Directions Men's Homeless Shelter by facilitating three Life Skills classes and a Bible Study. I am a published writer. I am a wildlife photographer and I like to ride trails on my bicycle.

  • Debbie Brewer

    My husband, Graham, and I have brought our two sons, Weston and Caleb, up in Beach Church since 2005. I have been on staff in several different capacities since November 2005: assistant to executive pastor, communication liaison between the Board of Directors, Board of Elders, and Staff after the passing of the executive pastor; Ministry Assistant to Lead Pastor and Executive Pastor; Temporary Director of Children's Ministry Elementary Large Group; Worship and Creative Arts Ministry Assistant; I am currently the Graphic Designer and Ministry Assistant. I have served in the Children's Ministry area and currently regularly serve on First Impressions at Guest Central. I have volunteered with Joy Prom and various other outreach events. My husband, Graham, and I have led small groups in our home. I feel that I can bring a unique "all around" perspective to this pastoral search committee as a staff member in three different departments through all kinds of changes and as a parent of children grown in to young men through our children's and youth ministries. I echo Josh's sentiment: I am humbled and honored to be apart of the Pastoral Search Committee as we search for the Pastor that God has already picked out for this Church!

  • Gary Caccia

    My name is Gary Caccia I am 68 years old. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Jeannie. We were born and raised in Elmira, the Finger Lakes and Wine area on New York State. Jeannie and I moved to Myrtle Beach five years ago, and have been attending Beach Church for 5 years. We have two children our son Chris and our daughter Lisa. They have blessed us with nine grandchildren and we are expecting a great grandchild, sometime in November. 

    Before moving to Myrtle Beach, we attended Maranatha Bible Chapel (MBC) in Horseheads, NY.


    Presently , Jeannie and I are Partners here at Beach Church. In case you didn’t already know, Jeannie and I love BC! Jeannie and I both serve on the 1st Impressions Team. I have served with The Men of God and the Interim Transition Team. I have attended Wednesday night Bible Study, the Saturday morning Breakfast In The Word bible study. I am serving on the Interim Board of Directors as Treasurer. Currently I have been blessed to serve as a member of the PSC, as Liaison to the Interim Board of Directors.