Meet the Pastor

Tom Thornton

Tom Thornton

Tom and his wife, Denise, are both originally from the Pittsburgh area and they have four grown children and two grandchildren. He served as an Associate Pastor in Irwin, PA (5 years); as the Organizing Pastor and later Senior Pastor of a church in Cranberry Township,PA (24 years); and most recently as the Pastor of a church in Murrells Inlet (11 years). A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University and Princeton Theological Seminary, Tom had his ministry credentials tranferred to the ECO in 2016.

 Early in his ministry he served on the Student Staff and later as Associate Staff with Young Life in the Pittsburgh Area.

 He has been known to mention the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins whenever he gets an opportunity!!



Sundays at 10:30 AM


Bible Study:

Tuesdays at 6:30 PM



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Our thanks to Bob O'Brien of Robert O'Brien Design  for permission to use the Live Oak Tree and Acorn artwork.

Contact Info:

Mailing Address:  1960 Deerfield Ave

Surfside Beach, SC 29575

Phone:  843.685.9150