Jay And Diana

Meet Our Minister:   

Jay and Diana Thornell

Hi! My name is Jay Thornell and I have served as a minister with the Grand Strand Church of Christ since August of 2002. I find it difficult to describe what I do. In a nutshell I would say this about my ministry: I listen to God and I listen to people. I talk to God and I talk to people.

Doesn’t sound like much, does it? But what I tell our church members is that they should never hesitate to call me. After all, God called me to the Beach to answer their calls, to listen, to talk, and to pray.

I like the beach. So does my wife and daughter. My little girl is a water magnet. I don’t know how many times we have gone for “just a walk” on the beach only to end up with our beloved in the water. If you are looking to move here, I would applaud your decision. We think Myrtle Beach is a great place to live.

We also think that this church is a great one to serve the Lord with. On a personal note the church has always treated me better than I deserve. From a professional perspective, the comment I often hear from newcomers relates to how well this church demonstrates love for each other. No, we don’t love perfectly, but we do love well. And that makes this church the kind of community where you can find some peace and joy in the middle of a difficult world.

Our theme for 2009 is “All Things To All Men.” Our memory verse for the year is “I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.” (1 Corinthians 9:22) This year we want to be more mindful of the people around us who are lost, dead in sin, and have no hope. In other words, people just like us before we chose to follow Jesus. The gift of God’s grace is one we want to share with others. If you are not a Christian, we would love to share some good news with you!

Contact us on the web, come visit our church, or stop by to meet me in person. There’s no need to be shy. After all, I’m the worst sinner I know. No one leaves my presence with me thinking that I am better than him. I’d love to be able to help you to find the healing I have found in Jesus!

You may email Jay at jthornell@sc.rr.com

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