Who We Are
Welcome to Palmetto Shores Church! We are glad you are here and we want to serve you in the best way possible. Take a look around our site to get a glimpse of who we are and what we believe. There are a lot of exciting things happening around Palmetto Shores and we want you to be a part of it!
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Before working at Palmetto Shores, Todd served for 8+ years at First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach as Director of Adult Ministries, and most recently Director of Youth and Mission. Previously, Todd was Vice President of Sales Dev’t & HR/Training at a local credit union, Carolina Trust. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BS in Business Administration and has served PSC in a full-time capacity since June ’14.
He is charged with overseeing the church staff and facilities and creating a nurturing environment for the church and surrounding community by sharing the love of Christ, providing opportunities for fellowship, study, and worship. In addition, his responsibilities include creating mission experiences, locally and globally, for the church. Todd lives in Pawleys Island, SC with his wife Shari.
Ronny has served as founding and Senior Pastor at Palmetto Shores since the first meeting in the Byrd’s home in 2006. Ronny highest ambition is to walk daily with Jesus, grow in being a faithful, dedicated husband to Gail (1975-present), continue to encourage both adult kids, McKenzie & Morgan, continue to shepherd Palmetto Shores leaders & members, and always make disciples who make disciples of Jesus Christ! Ronny’s life quote is, “to know Jesus and to make life all about HIM” which is also the mission statement of the church. In his free time, Ronny likes to run, and has complete 12 marathons (after the age of 42!!!) His favorite verse is Philipians 4:4 which says, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!” You can follow Ronny on Twitter for a daily posting and encouragement at @RonnyByrd
Director of Worship
Ryan is our newly hired Director of Worship. His wife Becky and their four children moved to the Grand Strand area in 2011 to work for another ministry called Young Life. He is also the area director for this ministry along with his responsibilities at Palmetto Shores. Ryan has a Bachelors Degree in Youth Ministry from Eastern University and has been serving in ministry for the past 21 years. In addition to serving with youth, he has led worship at a variety of churches and in different settings. He has a strong passion for leading congregational worship by lifting up the name of Jesus. In his spare time, Ryan loves to spend time with his family and also doing ministry in the high schools and Coastal Carolina University through his involvement in Young Life.
Director of Youth and Media
Kyle moved to Myrtle Beach from Woodruff, SC in 2010 and received his Bachelors degree in Marketing and Business Administration from Coastal Carolina University. Before working for PSC, Kyle worked in Real Estate through his college years and later on Chick-Fil-A’s leaderships teams in Charleston, SC and also Murrells Inlet, SC. His passion is to serve the youth in the Grand Strand area and to be apart of local and international missions. Kyle is also responsible for the media and marketing of Palmetto Shores.
Children’s Ministry Director
Gina joined the Palmetto Shores Church staff in the summer of 2012 as Children’s Ministries Director. She and her husband, Howie, and their five children (Michael, Brianna, Jasmine, Jesse, and Allie) reside in Murrells Inlet. After almost 20 years in the legal field, Gina says joining the team at Palmetto Shores has been life changing. “What an incredible opportunity to pour the love and hope of Christ into the lives of these children and their families week after week.” Gina is always looking forward to what God has in store!
Learning Center Director
Jill is originally from Ohio but has called the Grand Strand home for over twenty-five years. She has a passion for children and loves spending time with them. (Sometimes more than time with adults!) She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Horry Georgetown Technical College. Jill has three children: Nate, Sarah, and Chelsey. Jill is also the grandmother to her first granddaughter Harper and loves spending time with her!
Before joining the Palmetto Shores Family, Anna Grace lived in Hawaii working as a full time missionary with YWAM (Youth With A Mission). She served with them for three years taking teams to French Polynesia, China, and Greece. Her heart is for true discipleship and to fulfill the heart of Jesus. She wants to see believers living and serving together to rightfully become the Bride of Christ and see heaven invade earth. She now is working as the Ministry Assistant here at Palmetto Shores. She loves sharing her passion of photography and videography. Anna can’t wait to start the journey of becoming a newlywed on September 26th with her fiancé Jacob!
We have so many awesome things starting up here at Palmetto Shores and we need your help to get them going! Below is a link to some of the ministry options we have available now where you can be a part of the change we hope to see in community and even the world.
We want to glorify God in everything we do and we know He will provide always! If you are interested in being apart of all the awesome ministries we have going on, please contact us and we can find the perfect place where you may feel called.
Palmetto Shores Learning Center
‘We exist to love God, love children and connect the two’
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