A Church is Born

The Church on the Coast began in Anthony & Carrie's home with a few people who were just hungry for the Spirit of God.  We then began to talk about a different kind of church.  

A church committed to God's Word, church that really wanted to look like a New Testament church, a church made up of people who really believed in a supernatural God, seeking to walk in supernatural power, a church of people living with each other like family.  

And The Church on the Coast was born.


  • Anthony & Carrie were married in 2011.  They are crazy in love with each other and with Jesus.  Carrie works as a social worker at Bel-Aire elementary.  Anthony serves as full-time pastor of The Church on the Coast.  Carrie grew up in Philadelphia, MS.  Anthony grew up on the Gulf Coast.  If there's anything else you'd like to know, just ask!

Our Beliefs

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.  It is where we learn the truth about God and about how to have a relationship with God. 


We believe in one God who exists as three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. 


We believe that God the Father gave His Son as a sacrifice for the sins of the world.


We believe that Jesus was and is God the Son and the Messiah promised in the Old Testament.  We believe that He lived a sinless life, that He died on the cross to pay for our sins, that He rose from the dead to give us life, that He ascended to heaven to serve as our High Priest—to intercede for us, to pour out His Spirit on us, and to prepare a place for us.


We believe that the Holy Spirit is God’s presence in the world today.  He is convicting the world of sin and righteousness and judgment.  He is active in the lives of disciples of Jesus, baptizing and indwelling those who receive Him.  We believe that He can empower anyone to do anything He wants to in order to bring glory to God and to bear witness to Jesus—including those spiritual gifts mentioned in Scripture. 


We believe that salvation comes to those who repent of their sin and live with faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  We believe those who do those are to be immersed in water in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit—in the name of Jesus—and to also be immersed with the Holy Spirit. 


We believe that Jesus is coming again.  We believe that He will come receive His Bride—the Church—in what is referred to as “The Rapture.”  We believe there will be a literal seven-year Tribulation Period on earth in which God pours out His wrath and judgment.  We believe Jesus will return to earth with His Church at the end of this period.  We believe Jesus will rule and reign on earth for 1,000 years and that this will be a wonderful time of peace.  We believe after this God will create a New Heaven and a New Earth in which all of His people will live with Him for all eternity in holiness and sweet fellowship. 


We believe that until Jesus comes again, we—His people—are to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world, living for Him in this world, speaking against evil and wickedness and standing up for what is right and true, seeking to bring everyone we can into the Kingdom of God!