Leadership & Staff

"Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet."
- John 13:14


Pastor Roger Hamilton - Senior Pastor

Pastor Roger Hamilton became the Pastor on Sunday October 7, 2018. Pastor Roger has more than 20 years of full time ministry experience, serving churches in Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina and now South Carolina.  He has served on state and national committees providing leadership for the Church of God (Anderson, IN)

Roger is married to his wife Terri and together they have three children, Mandi, Austin and Alexa...oh yes, and two dogs!

Roger has degrees from Anderson University as well as Ashford University.  He has spent time serving as a Chaplain for local hospitals and Hospice organizations. He also has extensive experience in sales, management and leadership development.

Roger enjoys the outdoors, playing golf, walks on the beach, family time and a delicious pizza whenever possible!

Reaching people in practical ways with God's love excites Roger about life.


Pastor Jerry Barrick - Associate Pastor

From Carlisle Pennsylvania, Jerry and his wife, Melisse, moved to Myrtle Beach in 2005. Jerry has two sons, and is an amazing chef!

As we all can tell, it is obvious that Jerry loves his job as Associate Pastor. He is constantly thinking of new and exciting ways to raise up the upcoming generation of young adults into worshipers!

"I'm privileged to spend time with the youth of GSCC, and so thankful that God can work through me to help guide them in their walk with Him."






Associate Pastor- James Gebhardt

James oversees our Mission and Outreach for the church. He provides leadership for tremendous volunteer staff.  Some of the ministries include the Food Bank, FreeFood Fridays, Emergency Relief Fund (which helps support church members as well as those in community with temporary relief while experiencing a hardship) James is married to his wife Julita.


Pastor Brian Miskelly- Worship Pastor

Brian joined the staff in 2023.  He brings years of experience and expertise to our worship and media teams. He is not only gifted musically, but he also has a warm spirit and guides us into the presence of the Holy Spirit.  He and his wife, Linda have one daughter.


Brian Miskelly

Brian comes to us with years of experience and great skills to help give direction and oversight to our Worship. In addition, he truly loves the Lord Jesus Christ. Brian and his wife, Linda have one daughter. 

Master's Degree-Church Administration in Church Administration
Carolina School of Theology - Connelly Springs, NC
January 1998 to May 2000
Bachelor's degree in Church Music/Sacred Music
Emanuel University - Connelly Springs, NC
August 1995 to May 1997

His skills are:

  • Worship Software Applications
  • Strategic Planning
  • Program Management
  • Leadership
  • Conflict Management
  • Computer skills


James Gebhardt- Missions Pastor

James comes to us from Syracuse NY. He was Pastor of an inner city ministry and saw many people, from different backgrounds, come to know Jesus Christ. He truly has a passion for the lost and thrives on outreach into the community.  We welcome he and his wife , Julita to the Grand Strand Community Church.



If you have questions about this ministry,  would like prayer, or interested in volunteering, please contact the Church Office at

(843) 650-3878 or info@grandstrandchurch.com