In spite of the weather and being outside underneath a tent, we experienced an Easter Sunday I will never forget at Coastal! First of all, I can’t say enough about our AWESOME Volunteers! I know I say that all the time, but I really mean it. Each one of our teams knocked it out of the park! They worked long. The worked hard. And they enjoyed every minute of it!

I met so many new people! So many Coastal people proudly introduced me to their friends. I saw some “old friends” as well! One couple was simply walking their newborn baby in a stroller on our street, heard the music, and came to church! Even some of the people I invited came to church!

Speaking of the music, it was great to have our new Worship Pastor Michael Wright lead worship for us! Talk about a “Baptism by Fire!” And he did more than just survive. He did a great job! The long weekend we’ve spent together more than confirms his calling to Coastal! Can’t wait for Joy Brackett to join him in ministry here at Coastal!

I missed my friends Scott Huff & Lori! My heart is heavy for their loss. I know they would have much rather been in Charleston, experiencing Easter at Coastal than mourning the loss of a loved one, but they are right where they need to be – loving on family. Honestly, I wish I could be there with them. Scott is so much more than a Youth Pastor and “the announcement guy” here at Coastal (although he’s not bad at either).

Tons of prayer requests! Lots of new volunteers! Lots of people recommitted their lives to Jesus! And 3 people came alive as they gave their lives to Jesus! Oh and by the way, we had our largest attendance ever – 651! The best is yet to come Coastal! I love you and I love what we get to do together!