James Booth – Director of Student Ministry
James grew up in Myrtle Beach, running the halls of Surfside PCA. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History and Master of Arts in Teaching from Coastal Carolina. James has been serving as a youth leader at SPCA since 2004. He met his wife, Alisha at Surfside PCA and they have two little boys, Jeremiah and Jackson. James has been part of the Surfside staff since the Summer of 2014.
Beth Baxley – Director of Children’s Ministry
Beth has a God given love for children and a passion to lead them to know and worship Christ. She has many years as a Children’s Ministry Director and God has given her a heart for parents in the tough job of raising kids. Beth, and her husband Terry – a retired PCA pastor – have been married for thirty-four years and have five grown children – which includes a set of triplets! Beth and Terry met at Columbia Bible College where Beth received a degree in Bible Teaching.
Jackie Yarborough – Director of Sonrise Preschool
Jackie is a true native to the area. She has an Associate Degree in Science from Horry Georgetown Technical College. She has been on staff at Surfside Presbyterian since 1998. She has served as Church Secretary, Event Coordinator, Director of VBS, and Interim Director of Children’s Ministry. Jackie has been working with young children since 1989. She is married to the love of her life, Mike, and together they have five children (Brad, Karen, Lauren, Jake, Anthony) and one grandson, Noah.
Chris Taylor – Associate Director of Music Ministry
Chris grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and started learning music from his grandfather when he was six years old. He has a varied musical background. In fact, since coming to Myrtle Beach he has performed at the Palace theatre and he was the leader of the house band at The Pirate’s Voyage Dinner Show. Chris received Christ in 2009. He loves to lead worship with a high view of God. “I feel Christ is calling me to lead worship, but with a reformed “big God” emphasis. It’s about exalting Christ.” Chris has been on staff since the spring of 2014. He is married to Caitlin and has two little girls – Maggie and Macy.
Becky Nissen – Associate Director of Music Ministry
Becky Nissen was brought up in a musical family in Sarasota, Florida by Christian parents. She began studying the organ, harp, piano and flute at an early age and won a national Christian teen talent search on the harp at age 13. She earned a music degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, specializing in harp performance. Becky is the mother of four boys and has dedicated her life and musical abilities to the glory of God.
Avery Milz – Music Ministry Assistant
Avery was born in Nashville TN (Go Vols). His family moved to the beach when he was four years old. Avery has attended Surfside PCA for twenty-two years. His wife Stephanie and two kids, Weston and Addie also attend. Through growing up in the church he has experienced many parts of the church body, from being a student in the youth group, to being a leader in the youth group. Serving as a deacon for a term, and now assisting in leading worship for the 8:00 and 9:30 services. Worship has always been a part of Avery’s heart, and is a huge blessing to be able to help lead others into worship each week through the grace of Christ.