Who We Are
Forestbrook Baptist is a conservative Southern Baptist Church that believes the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God and is the basis for our beliefs. We're committed to being a caring and loving church that shares the gospel of Christ. Every one is welcome at Forestbrook and our desire is to provide a comfortable, safe, and welcoming worship environment. We invite you to join us for one of our services and allow us to love and minister to you personally. It could be a life changing experience!
What We Believe
As a participating member of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), the South Carolina Baptist Convention (SCBC), and the Waccamaw Baptist Association (WBA), we concur with and embrace, as our Statement of Beliefs, the Baptist Faith and Message as adopted by the SBC on June 14, 2000.
FBC exists to "reach unbelievers and to equip believers to impact our world with the gospel of Christ."
How We Started
The vision for Forestbrook Baptist Church began in the early 1970s when God placed upon the hearts of several leaders of First Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach a burden to start a mission work in the Forestbrook area. In October 1978 six acres of land were purchased on the corner of Forestbrook and McCormick Roads to build the new church. In February 1982 the land was cleared and volunteers from Myrtle Beach, North and South Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky began construction of a 150 seat sanctuary.
On November 14, 1982 the first service was held with 48 in Sunday School and 103 in Worship service. Rev. Harvey Johnson, Director of Missions for the Waccamaw Baptist Association, served as interim pastor until the Mission called Rev. Kenneth Moore as full time pastor in July 1983. On November 11, 1984 Forestbrook Mission officially became Forestbrook Baptist Church. Rev. Moore served until 1988 during which time FBC added an Educational wing and paved the parking lot.
Rev. Dalphon Thompson served as interim pastor from September 1989 until May 1990. In June of 1990 Rev. Wayne Revisky was called as full time pastor and served until June 1995. During his ministry the church added a new fellowship hall, additional Sunday School classrooms and purchased a church van.
From July 1995 until October 22, 1995 Rev. Bill Bagnal served as interim pastor. The church then called Rev. Jim Shriver as pastor. Under Pastor Jim’s leadership the church increased the seating capacity of the sanctuary, added a stained glass window in the narthex, additional Sunday School classrooms, a choir room, sound room, church office, and updated the lighting system. It soon became necessary to hold two worship services to accommodate the overflow crowd on Sunday mornings.
In May 1999 Forestbrook Baptist launched “Vision 2000”, a planning and capital fund-raising program to build a new 500 seat sanctuary. In June 2000 ground was broken and our first service in the new Sanc- tuary was held on October 11, 2001.
Because of God’s abundant blessings and the generosity of His people “Vision 2007: Building for the Future” was launched in September, 2006. On November 11, 2006, we burned the mortgage to our sanctuary and broke ground for a new Family Life Center. One year later, on November 11, 2007, the new Family Life Center was dedicated to God as part of our “Homecoming Day” celebration. God is truly faithful!
Pastor Jim retired in September of 2012 due to health problems and Dr. Dan Phipps served as interim pastor until June 2013 when the church called Dr. Randal Helms as senior pastor.
FBC continues to grow as souls are saved and new members join our church family on a regular basis. We thank God for all that He has done, is doing, and is going to do here at Forestbrook Baptist Church. To Him we give all the glory, honor, and praise!
How to Become a Member
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