Local South Carolina Minister leaving Seacoast Church for Saddleback in California

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A local pastor is leaving the 30th largest church in America for the sixth largest church in America -- to help make the bigger church bigger.

Geoff Surratt, pastor of ministries at Mount Pleasant-based Seacoast Church, will join Rick Warren and Saddleback Church in Southern California as director of church planting, according to a news release.

Surratt will spearhead one of the key initiatives in Saddleback's "Decade of Destiny Campaign," which includes the launch of a new church planting center later this year. Part of Surratt's responsibility will be to develop Warren's vision for planting churches through that center and other programs, according to the release.

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Posted January 30, 2011 at 6:02 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Sidney wrote:

Seacoast, a nondenominational church, steadily moved up the list published by Outreach Magazine of the 100 largest and fastest-growing churches in America. With 13 distinct campuses…

How many ‘campuses’ does one have to have before you become a ‘denomination’?

January 31, 1:47 am | [comment link]
2. kmh1 wrote:

#1: in Tec, 13 “campuses” would be a diocese.

January 31, 4:33 am | [comment link]
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