Greg Hyler

Senior Pastor

 

In the summer of 1992, I was working on an industrial construction site. I was saved through the witness of my supervisor who talked about Jesus every day. I came to understand that I had sinned against God and needed forgiveness. I knew that Jesus had died to pay for all of the bad things I had done, and then he came back to life three days later. I turned to Jesus by faith, asking him to come into my heart and save me. He heard my prayer and changed my life. I was baptized and became a faithful member of a local church. I was called by God to full time vocational ministry in 1999. God led me to become the pastor First Baptist Church North Myrtle Beach in August of 2017.

I married Teri in 1995. We have 2 children, Hannah Grace and Nathan. I am a native of Florence, SC. I pastored in Dillon, SC for over 12 years before being called to FBCNMB.

Mark Galbreath

Associate Pastor of Music and Senior Adults

There were many Godly influences in my upbringing. I remember my mom and grandmother playing the piano for me as I sang in front of the church, almost as soon as I was able to walk. However, I wasn’t saved until I left for the University of Florida and became the Music and Media Intern at my church. I was running sound for a youth event when the guest speaker began to tell his story. He had grown up in church and was in a church leadership position in college when he realized that he had been living his parents’ religion and had never personally given his life to Christ. I realized he was telling my story. So the next morning, I prayed in my college pastor’s office, asked the Lord to forgive MY sins, and began a personal walk with Him as my Savior. Shortly after that time, I surrendered to a clear calling into the ministry.

While at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, I met my future partner in life, Allison. We were married, graduated, and began our full-time ministry together in 1999. In 2006, we were blessed to increase our family when we adopted 2 amazing Ukrainian children, Alexander and Zoya.

What drives me in ministry is watching people become deeper worshippers of God in both corporate and personal worship. Through education and experience, I desire to help others find their gifts in music and the arts and help them find their place of service within the local church. Throughout our ministry, Allison and I found ourselves gravitating towards the Seniors Adults. We, quite often, played the part of “chaperones” on many of their adventures. In 2013, I was offered the opportunity, alongside my Worship Pastor ministry, to become the Senior Adult Pastor at the church I was serving. I believe as a Worship Pastor, it is very important that we reach all generations in our corporate worship. Spending time with our “experienced” members, getting to know their hearts, and finding out their hopes, desires, and fears, helps me to be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit while not leaving anyone behind.

Will Hickman

Assistant Worship Leader

My walk with the Lord began when I was 12 years old. Having attended church for as long as I could remember, I always knew Jesus, but it wasn’t until I was twelve that my personal relationship with Him began.

I’m extremely blessed to have a family who always lets me know how important being a follower of Christ is, and to live in His Word daily. I can truly say that my relationship with, and love for Christ grows more every day.

I met my wife Laura in 2006. We were married in 2008. From our early days of dating, we made a commitment to serve together in ministry as we raised our family. Laura founded and has maintained two separate ministries in the time we’ve been together, and has an extensive background in children and youth ministry, as well as being a small group leader.

God has blessed us with two beautiful children. Our daughter Laney joined our family in 2013, and our son Weston followed in 2015. My daily goal is to be a Godly example and a personification of Christ’s love for my wife and kids.

As my worship leading experience continues to grow, I am extremely excited about the possibilities that God has in store. My main focus as a worship leader has always been to let our worship be a time of rejoicing for all the good God has done for us, and an overflow of the passion and love we feel for Him. God has blessed me with the gift of leadership, and I live every day to serve at His will.

Jan Pritchard

Pianist

 

As a native of Horry County, I have served as a church organist since I was fourteen years old. I first served at Good Hope Baptist Church in Conway before coming to First Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach on the first Sunday in June of 1981. My husband Myron and I have lived in my original home place in Conway, SC, since we married in 1991. We both retired from the Horry County School District as teachers and enjoy working in the yard and gardening.

Myron and I were both very blessed to have been raised in Christian homes where worshiping and serving God was of utmost importance. Our parents taught us the eternal benefits of knowing Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior at an early age, and we are forever indebted to them for their wonderful influence on our lives. Myron holds a Master of Divinity degree and is an ordained minister, and we look forward to serving the Lord in the future in whatever way is pleasing in His sight. To God Be the Glory!

Nancy Neece

Financial Secretary

 

I am originally from West Virginia and moved to Myrtle Beach March 2009. I have been heavily involved in ministry alongside my husband, Jim, most of my married life. We currently attend Ignite Church of Myrtle Beach where my husband is the senior pastor. We have three grown children who are heavily involved in ministry as well.

Before moving to Myrtle Beach our family owned and operated a Child Development Center. Being involved in Children’s Ministries most of my adult life, God really used our business to touch others for Christ! I have also had the opportunity of working for several churches in the past and enjoy my position here at First Baptist Church.

I enjoy music, spending time with my family, and I love relaxing at the beach!

Christina Bellamy

Church Secretary

 

I moved to the Myrtle Beach area in 1997 from Virginia. My husband is a life long member of the church and I have enjoyed attending here for many years. I love reading, hiking and gardening in my spare time. You can find me at the church during normal office hours Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Paula Gore

Church Secretary

 

I am from Virginia and moved here in June 2012. My husband talked about retiring to the beach and after 28 years of full time ministry, we did! God has blessed us with three sons and six grandchildren. I have been privileged to serve in three church offices, before this one. I enjoy being active in our church, relaxing on the beach, reading, cooking, being with family and rooting for the Washington Redskins.

Cindy Parker

Director of First Baptist Child Development Center

 

I’ve had a wonderful journey here at First Baptist Child Development Center for the last 28 years. The center opened its doors in August 1989 and it has been a work in progress-full speed ahead. God has blessed me with the desire to provide a nurturing learning environment for children in the North Myrtle Beach community. My desire to do so is just as strong today as it was in 1989.
To God be the Glory,
Cindy Parker
Director

Amy Matte

Assistant Director of First Baptist Child Development Center

 

Amy brings many years of experience to the Child Development Center as she has previously taught and managed another center. Amy started her career as a classroom teacher and has previously taught a four year old class for First Baptist CDC. Her strengths include good parent/child relationships and strong administrative and computer skills. Amy and her husband Roland have been married for ten years and have three beautiful children. They currently reside in Little River. Amy and Roland enjoy spending time doing outside activities with their children. Amy is a real asset to the CDC.