Pastor Scott Smith our Lead Pastor is originally from High Point, N.C and graduated from John Wesley College in High Point with a Major in Pastoral Ministries and Biblical Theology. He and his wife Lisa and their two children moved to Calabash, N.C. in 2006 where he began pastoring in the Wesleyan Church. He came to Waterbrook in 2012 as Young Adult and Student Ministry Pastor. Throughout his ministry he has been involved in many roles including church planting, church redevelopment and leadership development. Scott’s favorite part of the ministry is meeting people, preaching and seeing peoples lives transformed by the Holy Spirit through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
* Scott’s favorite verse is from Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and to not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
* Scott’s Hobbies include golf, reading, watching movies and sports and being a dad.
* Factoid about Scott – “I was a drug addict, lost and homeless when Jesus found me in 1998. God delivered me from drug addiction and called me to the ministry. I am still in awe of His grace and mercy and his intense, unwavering and unconditional love for someone like me”.
Pastor Steve Mullins, our Connections Pastor, is originally from Ontario Canada where he also met his bride Julie. They have two children. Their son Alexander is also involved in leading worship and their daughter Hunter and her husband Cobie who have given them their first grandchild, Henley Marie.
Steve began a recording music professionally in 1980 on a children’s gospel album in Canada and has never looked back. He has traveled Canada and the United States with various southern gospel groups and has been involved in three Nashville recording projects, among others. Pastor Steve began a full time church ministry career in Florida where he was ordained in 2005 under the Southern Baptist Convention. Utilizing technology, he is passionate about keeping the worship experience both excellent and relevant. Steve also has a passion for stage design and church environments with several published articles to his credit but if you ask him he’ll tell you it’s all from the Lord. Additionally, Steve has served on staff in churches in North Carolina and South Carolina where he became passionate about team growth and spiritual development
Katie Holt is our Worship Leader. Katie started leading worship in Fredericksburg, VA in 2005 during her final year at the University of Mary Washington where she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Education. When she joined a local church’s worship team that year, she not only discovered the deep passion and purpose God placed within her, but she also met her future spouse, Chip. They were married in 2007 and have been leading worship together ever since. They moved to the area in 2010, which launched Katie into a new season of vocational ministry. Katie has been on staff with Waterbrook since February of 2019 and she is grateful for the opportunity to help lead the body of Christ to the throne room each and every weekend. She loves to see people “fall madly in love with a Father who is madly in love with them” as they worship. When she’s not at The Brook, Katie uses her creative and administrative skills and education background to help several ministries along the Grand Strand including the Vineyard. She and her husband also write and record original worship music which they share around the country on their travels with Shiloh Place Ministries, and she spends her free time planning special Disney trips for her family and friends.
Christy O’Connor, our Director of Children and Student Ministries is from here, there, and everywhere, as she likes to say. Growing up as a military kid, she never lost that gypsy nature. However, she calls The Grand Strand her home. Her many travels have taken her from East Coast to West Coast, with a short adventure when she, her husband and son ran away with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey circus. Now on her third and, hopefully, final move back to the area, Christy is thrilled to be back in Family Ministry at The Brook. Christy’s passion is to see every child, student, and family come to know Jesus and to be in a personal relationship with Him. Her love of Jesus and desire to serve Him mixed with her theatre background makes Family Ministry a perfect fit. A core value for her ministry is to encourage, grow, and equip families at The Brook on this journey to a personal relationship with Jesus. A fun thing about Christy is that she wears many hats, literally and figuratively. She loves all kinds of hats and wears the “hat” of wife, mom, homeschool teacher, daughter, friend, and many more. In her free time, she loves to create costumes, paint, sing, cook, and play MineCraft with her son.
Pamela Schorr is our Church Administrator. Pamela and her son, Matthew joined Waterbrook in 2010. She moved to this area from the Charlotte, NC in 2004 where she had a background in land development and community organizing for over 20 years. She has a strong gifting with planning, organization and promotion. She came to know Christ in 1996 and through many different experiences God led her into different ministry opportunities from serving as Chairperson for Angel Tree Ministries, a branch of Prison Fellowship in Union County, NC as well as director for the Women’s Missionary Union for Shiloh Baptist Church in Monroe, NC and the Union Baptist Association. She currently serves on the Board for the North Strand Housing Shelter, on the W.O.W. (Women of Waterbrook) Leadership Team, an Advisory Board Member for Horry County Public School District and mentor to high risk children with in our district. She is honored and grateful to serve our pastoral staff as well of our Elder Board to help with growth of our church family.
DortieAnne Goll is our Church Secretary DortieAnne and her husband Bob came to Waterbrook in November, 2010 as they began “snow birding” in their retirement and became partners in February 2012. They have three children, Christopher, Jennifer and Keleigh and six grandchildren. DortieAnne was born in Corning, New York and had a career in the banking industry that spanned 42 years, having experience in many areas that included teller, new accounts, branch manager and finally a Mortgage and Consumer Loan officer. She has found that being a loan officer for 25 years is where God really prepared her best for serving the Waterbrook family as the church secretary because of the fast pace, constant gear-changing and all the personalities she worked with as a lender and co-worker. But it is here, she says, is where she has found her joy in serving God’s family to be the most rewarding and calls it her “Holy Privilege” to be in the church office. In her former church, she was involved in the women’s ministry (WOWW – women of worship and warfare), and prayer ministry. DortieAnne is also the current facilitator of WBCC Prayer ministry.