Scott and Ruth Hill – MTW Cherokee
Scott and Ruth Hill began serving in Cherokee, North Carolina, in 2006 when they went to serve on a one-week trip through MTW. In 2007 they began to serve as project associates, serving summer teams. They continued in this role until July 2012, when they were approved by MTW to raise support to serve as career missionaries to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. During that time, God began to develop in them a greater love for Native Americans and a desire to bring the truth of the gospel message to them. Scott was ordained in the PCA in 1992 and pastored two churches in South Carolina before serving with MTW. The Hills moved to Cherokee in 2013 and began to be involved in the ministry in Cherokee by building relationships within the community. The goal of ministry in Cherokee is to establish a Reformed church there. A new church plant has begun, where Scott serves as pastor. He is also involved in the community and helps to facilitate a scripturally based addiction recovery program. Ruth is involved in the work of ministry through teaching, helping to establish a women’s Bible study, and hospitality.
John and Christen MacKorell – Greek InterVarsity
John grew up in Murrells Inlet at Surfside Presbyterian. While having a profession of faith he students. While attending Clemson, John learned it was pretty easy to live in a worldly manner versus a lifestyle that reflected God’s work in him. During this time John became familiar with InterVarsity Ministries. John worked as an Intern with InterVarsity at William and Mary College in Virginia and on staff with students at NC State. John is now director of ministries based in Charleston, SC. Christen is actively involved in ministry and is pursuing her Physician Assistant degree.
Huntington Beach Campground
The Huntington Beach State Park Ministry has been on-going for a number of years. A number of members from the Surfside PCA Church gather together every Sunday morning beginning Easter Sunday weekend and continue through until the Labor Day weekend. A church service is offered to all those camping during the summer months. Elder emeritus Jim Dove has been the organizer for the ministry and the retired Rev. John Givens brings the morning message each week. Each week one member of SPCA attends and gives a testimony of their faith in Christ.