David Avant - Lead Pastor
So you wanna know about Pastor David Avant? Here's the scoop:
David grew up in Myrtle Beach, SC in a Christian Home where he dealt with a severe drug problem....every time the local church doors were open, he got drug there. Ok, ok....in all honesty, David considers himself very fortunate to have grown up in a Christian home with parents who taught him to live for God. He was saved at the age of ten at the Ocean View Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach. David is a 94 graduate of Horry Georgetown Technical College and a 96 graduate of Coastal Carolina University , earning both degrees in Criminal Justice . He's now working on his M.Div. in Pastoral Counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary . Without a doubt the greatest thing (other than Jesus) that's ever happened to David was meeting Mrs. Lori Hardee, who he somehow charmed and convinced to marry him. David and Lori live in Conway. Their family includes two daughters, Morgan and Taylor, sons-in-law Blake McCormick and Robbie Gibbins, and seven grandchildren: Hayden, Rhylee, Kersey, Jax, Hadley, Harper and Nixon. Before jumping into church planting, David retired from the Horry County Police Department as their Deputy Chief with more than 25 years of service. David has served the church as a Deacon, Itinerate Evangelist, and Interim Pastor. He was licensed by the Hickory Grove Baptist Church. Along with the rest of the above, David has owned and operated Low Country Enterprises for twenty years. He is passionate about seeing people meet Jesus and feels like God has given him a vision of planting a church that is not defined by a style of worship or the clothes that the people wear, but rather is known for the awesome God that is worshiped and the lives that are changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
*************************************** Favorite Pastors: Jerry Vines, Adrian Rogers, Roger Black, Daniel Akin, and Billy Graham.
Favorite Hobbies: Softball, Hiking, Kayaking, and Mountain Climbing