Coastal Community Church is about to make history in Parkland! Founded in September, 2009 as a “portable church” on Sundays at the Monarch high school campus in Coconut Creek, Pastor T.J. McCormick says, “My wife Shayla and I dreamed of planting a church that was all about community. The majority of people in South Florida are not from here… They are transplants.” As the church at Monarch has now expanded to more than 700 weekend attendees, T.J. and Shayla are excited that the opportunity presented itself to build a new, beautiful sanctuary on University Drive in Parkland.
Because their ministry began with a desire to see people connect with God and with others, the McCormicks’ hope is that anyone will feel welcome to check out the new campus. Their intention is for Coastal Community to be an upbeat place for people to connect in life-giving relationships with others and with God. “Everyone is welcome because nobody is perfect and anything is possible,” T.J. says compassionately.
Down to earth, easy to talk to and understanding, these Coral Springs residents moved to South Florida in June 2009 from Bradenton, Florida. With a ministry desire to focus on community and family, today the McCormicks include seven month-old foster son, Alexander, and a great Dane puppy, Preacher. T.J. says, “Everyone in the neighborhood knows Preacher!“
“Our church is made up of predominately young families,” Pastor T.J. Tells us, “and Parkland is a Community of young families.” The new campus includes an inviting sanctuary, a welcoming coffee bar and an extensive kids ministry. T.J. goes on to explain one of the major mission focuses of Coastal Community. “We want people to experience, know and follow Jesus. We are all about loving God, loving people and showing it.“
Because the Sunday morning services at Coastal are designed to help you connect with God and to experience Him in your life, they will encompass teaching, contemporary, upbeat worship and furthering relationships within the community. Pastor TJ says, “We’ve always been about reaching people. If you’re looking for a place full of real people doing real life in pursuit of a relationship with God, we are the place.”
Praying to debut their new Parkland campus on November 4, services will be held every Sunday at 9, 10:15 and 11:30 AM. All are invited to participate in this non-denominational, positive experience. T.J.’s personal hope is that, regardless of previous religious affiliation, “People will come together to bring life and faith into focus.” Coastal Community Church’s beautiful new campus is located at 6800 N. University Drive in Parkland. More questions?
Visit their website at www.CoastalCommunity.TV