Grand Strand Baptist Church
|Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service 6:30 p.m. Evening Worship|
|350 Hospitality Ln|
The Arab oil embargo of the early seventies led to the discovery of the sand and surf along the Grand Strand to thousands of people who had been making the long drive to Florida. Once the Grand Strand was discovered, a population explosion followed. The sudden population growth along with the social and moral conditions of the seventies led our founding pastor, Dr. Freddie M. Young, to have a real burden to establish a Baptist Church on the Grand Strand.After having God confirm the direction to establish a church, Pastor Young resigned from the Sweetwater Baptist Branch Church in Conway, in Conway, SC.Our first services were held on Wednesday night, April 2, 1975, in a rented warehouse, off Highway 501 in the Myrtle Beach Industrial Park. It is really hard to put into words the spiritual experience everyone enjoyed. There was a reality of seeing history in the making, and the belief that God was going to move in a mighty way upon the hearts of people.Five acres of land was donated by Nick and Lena Mae Lucas, nd our men rolled up their sleeves and went to work clearing and preparing the site for our first church building. Eleven months from the original service, the new multi-purpose facility was completed.The first Sunday in March of 1976, the Grand Strand Baptist Church met at the old location, for the last time, to form a parade route to the new church. It was a great day of celebration!