Rev. Michael Belue is serving as the Transitional Pastor. Michael graduated from Southern Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in New Testament. He then graduated from Erskine Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity Degree. Michael served as pastor for three different churches in the upstate of South Carolina. In 1985 he accepted commission to serve on active duty in the United States Army as a chaplain. He was selected to attend the US Army War College at Carlisle Pennsylvania and receive a Master of Strategic Studies. Serving over 28 years Michael attained the rank of Colonel retiring and moving to Myrtle Beach in 2009. He is certified in Transitional Pastoral Ministry through the South Carolina Baptist Convention. During the past ten years he has served in this role for six churches, and as the Interim Director of Missions for the Waccamaw Baptist Association. He and Elaine have two grown sons, John Michael and David Jonathan.