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Our Team – Grace Coastal Church
Sam Joyner
Sam Joyner
Lead Teaching Pastor

Sam was raised in a godly home in Greensboro, NC, went to church every week, and yet he did not really “get it” till he began attending a Christian high school ministry called Young Life. There he heard the gospel in language and terms he could understand for the first time. There, the thrill of helping people so that they could really understand the Bible and its message was kindled in those early years. Sam was active in college ministry as a student and loved helping cut through the fog in people’s minds as to what following God was all about. He attended Covenant Seminary where he was further taught how to love God with his heart and mind. He began doing full time ministry at Winthrop University with Reformed University Fellowship. Next it was on to Charleston, SC for thirteen years as a pastor. Sam came to Grace Coastal in 2012. Nothing thrills him more than helping people who struggle to understand God finally break into the clear and love him with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. He is married to Druid, and they have four grown children.

John Ring
John Ring
Minister of Family Counseling and Community Outreach

John has a BA in Education from Cedarville University and a M.Ed. from Loyola Collge. He served at Chapelgate Presbyterian Church as Youth and College Director while his wife was the Children’s Director. John is certified in marriage counseling from Cornerstone Institute and has a basic certificate of counseling from the Christian Counseling Foundation in Philadelphia, PA. John works at Grace Coastal Church serving the community through counseling, outreach, connecting people, and more.

He and his wife Janice have two children and two grandchildren.

David Seitzinger
David Seitzinger
Director of Worship Arts

David grew up in small-town Tennessee in Cookeville.  There he learned to love both ministry and the outdoors through the influence of his youth pastor and RUF campus minister.  He began ministry as a worship leader and small group leader in his campus ministry group.  He studied classical guitar at Tennessee Technological university and received his worship-focused MDiv degree from Covenant Theological Seminary.  He and his wife Katie and their four children (Kara – 7, Elena – 5, Rhys – 2, and Samwise – 1 in May) are enjoying living in the Lowcountry and getting to know their community and church family.  David enjoys playing guitar and woodworking; he and his wife enjoy sharing cycling, hiking, and gaming (PC and tabletop games).

Janice Ring
Janice Ring
Children's Director

Janice, our “child whisperer” has a BA in Christian Education from Arlington Bible College with additional studies in Elementary Education from Cedarville University. She has always been involved in education working simultaneously as Children’s Director in church and in school.

Janice has two children and two grandchildren.

Brandon and Llana Qualls
Brandon and Llana Qualls
Youth Directors

The Qualls faithfully serve our youth making weekly dinners, lessons, games, and other activities happen. They have a child with another on the way and when you meet them you won’t fail to smile.

Kathy Hall
Kathy Hall
Administrative Assistant

Kathy Hall is our church administrator, handling the secretarial, administrative, and day-to-day financial work for Grace Coastal. Kathy worked in corporate finance for many years and has previously been involved in volunteer activities involving her church, library, and a non-profit theater group.

Kathy and her husband, Jack, are both from the Hudson River Valley of New York. They moved to Bluffton in 2016 from the Lake Norman area north of Charlotte, NC. They have two sons and five grandchildren.

Sunday Gatherings

Join us on Sunday at 8:45 or 11 am for services and learn more about our monthly gatherings including 3rd Sunday Picnic and 5th Sunday Worship.

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Service to Others

We work with intentionality to give our time, talent, and treasure to the glory of our Lord God  by reaching our neighbor, our community, and our world.

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