As Lead Pastor, Josh Surratt is helping Seacoast Church realize God’s vision for what comes next. He is passionate about helping people find God, grow their faith, discover their purpose, and make a difference. Josh was raised in Charleston, South Carolina and attended the College of Charleston. He joined the Seacoast staff in 2001 and has served in several roles, including four years as the Mount Pleasant Campus Pastor. Josh is one of Seacoast’s Teaching Pastors and currently serves on the Executive Team as the Seacoast Lead Pastor. He and his wife Lisa have three children – Miles, Greta Kate, and Ellie. In his off-hours, Josh loves to cheer for all Chicago sports teams and the Clemson Tigers.
Greg Surratt is the founding pastor of Seacoast Church, which was planted with the goal of reaching unchurched people in the Charleston area. Greg led Seacoast as it grew from one campus to many, as Seacoast became one of the first churches to pioneer the multi-site approach to the weekend experience. Greg is the president and co-founder of the Association of Related Churches (ARC), which is a global church-planting initiative that has established 673 churches worldwide since its founding in 2000. He is the author of the book IR-REV-REND, as well as a contributor for Outreach Magazine, Ministry Today Magazine, and Charisma Magazine. Greg is married to his childhood sweetheart, Debbie, and together they have 4 children and 14 grandchildren. He enjoys photography, fishing, golfing, and rooting for the Cubs, Broncos and Gamecocks.
Adam was born and raised in Virginia Beach, and attended college at the University of South Carolina where he met his wife, Dana. Upon graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Religion and Theology, Adam began working for Young Life, a global outreach ministry to teenagers. In 1996, Adam and Dana were sent to Charleston to plant Young Life where they had the opportunity to share the Gospel with thousands of teenagers. After 15 years with Young Life, Adam sensed a calling to serve the local church and was hired by Seacoast in 2012. With Masters degrees in Pastoral Counseling, Adam serves as the Pastor of Small Group and Counseling Ministries. Adam and Dana have two children, Matthew and Emma, and believe their highest calling is their marriage and their family. Adam can usually be found either at home with his family, at the church or surfing at the beach. His life goal is simple: to help people find the same freedom that God has given him and have a lot of fun along the way.
Chip is a graduate of The Citadel with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and a Masters in Counseling. He has served for over 30 years as a pastor, marriage and family counselor, coach and consultant to leaders, teams, and organizations. His experience and training combine to give him unique and powerful insight into the blind spots and blockages most of us deal with in our personal life, our families and our work. He currently serves as a staff pastor at Seacoast Church. He has been married for 41 years and has three married children and six grandchildren.
Originally from Louisiana, Chris earned a Masters of Human Resources from the University of South Carolina. After almost two decades of HR experience with General Motors, traveling throughout North America, Australia, Europe, and Asia, Chris felt it was time to leave the corporate world and pursue a deeper calling on his life. He and his wife, Julianne, with their three kids – Blake, Grant, and Kate – made the decision to make the move from Seoul, Korea back to South Carolina, where they first began attending Seacoast. Not long after, God made it clear to Chris that he was being called to use his experience and talents to further His kingdom. In his role now, Chris oversees all areas of HR, including leader and staff development, compensation and benefits, talent management, and change management.
Jack Hoey Jr.
Jack Hoey Jr. began attending Seacoast Church in 1994, when it was a congregation of 400. He became board chair in 2002, and led the board until 2010 when, having sold his business, he was asked to join Seacoast as part-time CFO. His role was expanded to Executive Director – Operations in December 2010. Jack has a business background. After earning an MBA, Jack spent 12 years with a multinational corporation, then 15 years building his own company. During the years he led his company, Coastal Glass Distributors, he reshaped the company from a regional wholesale distributor of flat glass and auto glass products into a fabricator of custom architectural glass products that are sold nationwide. Jack has also provided leadership in nonprofit and public service settings, serving as board chair for One80Place, Charleston’s largest homeless shelter and homeless services provider and as a part of the Executive Committee of the board of Pioneers, a large global missions organization based in Orlando. He has also served on the boards of the Coastal Community Foundation, the Patriots Point Foundation, and the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments. He also served as a senior policy advisor to the Governor of South Carolina in 2007-09.
Jason has been a part of Seacoast Church since it launched in 1988. He helped the church grow to 12 campuses and was central in transforming their global missions efforts. Currently, he leads the new stewardship ministry, focused on helping Seacoast step into its next season of ministry. He is passionate about helping people experience life change and discover all that God has for them. Jason lives in Charleston with his wife and four children. He enjoys watching and playing sports of all kinds and hanging at the beach.
Jen grew up in the Toronto area, moving to New York City shortly after college where she worked on the Wall Street trading floor as an analyst. After her first child was born, Jen transitioned to become a stay-at-home mom while she and her family lived in Charlotte. It was during that season of life that Jen became a Christian. Jen joined the staff at Forest Hill Church, where she served as the Local Missions Director for five years. During her time at Forest Hill, Jen worked to bring area faith communities together to find solutions for homelessness, emphasizing support for homeless families. Jen and her family moved to Charleston in 2013 and joined the Seacoast staff in 2014 as an administrative assistant and Local Missions Director, helping launch Seacoast’s foster care initiative. She joined the Kidscoast team in 2015 and currently serves as the Kidscoast Director, where she has led a transformation of the Kidscoast ministry. Jen works to partner with parents, so that they can become the spiritual leaders of the household. Jen led the creation of a central Kidscoast model for all Seacoast campuses, emphasizing the importance of Kidscoast small groups. Jen has been married for 25 years and has two children, Stephanie and Scotty, and a granddaughter, Avery.
Jon has been involved in church ministry his whole life, with roles ranging from volunteer, intern, Middle & High School Pastor, and Executive team member. Jon and his wife Kelli have dedicated their lives to helping students find and follow Christ, preparing them for life and a lasting faith. To that end, Jon has spent over two decades serving teenagers and youth workers, and currently serves as the Student Pastor for all Seacoast Church campuses. Jon has a love of adventure and creativity, seeing something come from nothing. Jon and his wife Kelli have three children and understand the importance of partnering with parents by creating environments that value teenagers, and help them discover for themselves who Jesus is and what a relationship with Him looks like.
Josh grew up in Columbia and attended the University of South Carolina, where he met his wife Katie. After graduating with a degree in History and Secondary Education, he went on to obtain a Masters in Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Formation from Columbia International University. Josh served as the USC Campus Outreach Director for FCA before going on staff at Shandon Baptist Church as the Associate Youth Minister. He then served as the Youth Pastor at Lakewood Church in Columbia. Josh began working at Seacoast Church in 2009 as the Mount Pleasant Campus Program Director for Kidscoast. Since then he has led the Connect and Creative Teams and currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Central Ministries and Mount Pleasant Campus Pastor. Josh and Katie have been married for 15 years and have six children, AnnaJaye, Abigail, Abel, Asher, Ari, and Anthem (The A-Team). In his off-hours, Josh loves to work on home renovation projects, play rec league basketball, and spend time with the “A-Team.”
Kathy was raised in North Carolina and joined the Seacoast team in 2001. With 16 years of experience working at Seacoast, she has served in several roles, most recently as Director of Executive Administration. She is a graduate of Christian Coach Institute and loves her work as she gets to be a part of changing the world with Pastor Greg Surratt, Pastor Josh Surratt and the Seacoast team. This is more than a job; she’s on mission to help people find God, grow their faith, discover their purpose, and make a difference. She and her husband Kin have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.
Lisa learned the importance of serving others when she was still young, as her family moved to Charleston shortly after Hurricane Hugo, so that her parents could assist with relief efforts. Lisa graduated from MUSC with her masters in Physician Assistant Studies in 2006 and practiced emergency medicine for six years until she became the East Coast Director for the A21 Campaign. She is now focused on serving full-time at Seacoast as the Director of Seacoast Culture. Lisa has been married to Josh, lead pastor at Seacoast Church, for 15 years and they have three children. Lisa loves to be outside, whether she is running, horseback riding, skiing, or doing just about anything on the water. She loves good food and may have a slight obsession with bulldogs.
Sam was born in Camden, New Jersey. He graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 1990 and moved with his family to Charleston in 1993 and began attending Seacoast Church. Shortly after being invited to Seacoast, Sam and his wife Joan joined a small group and committed their lives to Christ. Since 1998, Sam has served Seacoast in a variety of roles, including Small Group Pastor, Mount Pleasant Campus Pastor, and North Charleston Campus Pastor. In 2007, Sam helped establish the Dream Center and the Dream Center Clinic, which serves thousands of patients every year. As part of the Dream Center, Sam helped create the E3 mentoring program, the Adopt-a-Block program, and much more. He is also a high school football coach and a self-professed “adrenaline junkie,” Sam enjoys surfing, hunting, fishing, motorcycles, and any sport where his competitive edge is tested. He has been married to Joan Lesky for 30 years and has two children, Jennamarie and Gionna as well as numerous others who call them Papa and Nona!
Tara was raised outside of Atlanta, Georgia, and arrived in Charleston in 1992 to attend the College of Charleston. She started singing with the Seacoast worship team while in college and has since held several roles, including Worship Leader at the Mount Pleasant campus, Director of Seacoast Worship and now Worship Pastor, overseeing the worship for all twelve Seacoast campuses. Tara is married to her college sweetheart, Greg, and they have two boys, Ethan and Brody. The Banks family loves to cheer for their favorite soccer teams and are passionate advocates for the 16,000 children in the greater Charleston area who suffer from hunger. Once fully caffeinated, Tara enjoys writing and dreaming about her favorite beach in Hawaii.
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