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.
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.
Cathryn Akel- Nursery Coordinator