Pastor Mike and his family moved to North Myrtle Beach in January of 2016 after being unanimously voted in as pastor of LBC. The Craigs moved from Louisville, KY where Mike received his M.Div and served as the Dir. of Advancement Operations for the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mike and Emily have been married for 15 years and have five children – Aliza, Addie, Tytus, Norah & Jack. One of their favorite family pastimes is a sunset walk on the beach. Mike's passion is to see people's minds filled with great thoughts of God, hearts stirred with great love for God, and lives lived in full obedience to God.
Matt and his wife moved to North Myrtle Beach in August of 2022 after serving for 5 years in local churches in the Washington D.C. area. Matt is currently enrolled in a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling at Reformed Theological Seminary and he has a passion for helping others grow in the Lord to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. He loves to play golf, chess, and going to see live music!
Director of Worship & Discipleship
Andrew joined our staff in January 2022 after finishing his pastoral residency at Trinity Baptist Church in Franklin, TN. He also received his M.Div from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2020. Andrew loves to help people of all ages discover the beauty and truth of God’s Word and grow in their love for him. He is married to his best friend, Tessa, and they have three sons, Will, Ben, and Theo. They love to explore new books, music, food, and places together!
Dana joined our staff in August 2019 with many years of experience in church office settings and financial services. She and her husband, Tim, have been in ministry for almost 30 years and Tim is a Pastor at a church in Little River. Dana And Tim have two sons, Garrett and Zachariah, who both lead worship in church. Dana enjoys everyday living in her vacation spot, ethnic cooking, international mission trips, working with All Nations Cafe J1 Visa Students, and her most treasured - family time.