We are happy to announce that we have a New Senior Pastor!! Pastor Mark Hardy from Glassboro will be installed and begin his ministry here with the Seashore Church on January 3rd, 2016. We look forward to what God has in store for Seashore as we continue to move ahead to serve His kingdom here on earth.
– Pastor to Families
Originally from the St. Mary’s County Peninsula of Southern Maryland, Andy grew up in the Church of the Nazarene. From his home Church in Hollywood, MD he attended Eastern Nazarene College where he graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in Elementary Education. There he met his wife Sharon who he has been married to for 24 years.
Over the last 25 years Andy has served in eight Nazarene Churches in Maryland, Florida, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Andy taught 5th grade in Maryland Public Schools for the first six of those years. In 2006 Andy completed his Master’s Degree in religion from Northwest Nazarene University and in 2010 had his first book published, Best Practices for Children’s Ministry: Leading from the Heart.
Andy has served as a Children’s Pastor, Lead Pastor and Associate and is sought after for his leadership development and speaking. Andy has consulted with several Churches in the Church of the Nazarene in children’s ministry. From 2005-2012 Andy served as the Chairman of the Board of the Nazarene Children’s Leadership Network and has worked on several projects with the Nazarene Publishing House.
Andy and Sharon have three children: Grant Andrew (23) studying at the Univ. of the Arts in Philly; Amber Reedy (20) who is studying at Eastern Nazarene College; and Hannah Leigh (17) who is a Sophomore at Lower Cape May Regional High School.
Andy will be working with age level ministry teams and team leaders at Seashore and overseeing operations of the Seashore Children’s Learning Center.
Andy enjoys music, art, traveling, the beach, white chocolate mochas and anything Coca-Cola.
I am originally from the other end of the state in Bergen County. I was brought up in a small town named Glen Rock and growing up always attended church with my family. My husband Bill and I have been married for 36 years this year (2015) and have one son together. We came to Cape May County for many years on vacation before re-locating here in 1995.
When we arrived we went church searching and within months found a wonderful home here at Seashore Community Church of the Nazarene. The people here have become our family and have made us feel loved and at home since we walked in the door in August of 1996.
I have served the Lord here in many capacities at various times; on the Church Board, Women’s Ministry, Adult Bible Study teacher and the Youth department. I have been truly blessed and humbled with the opportunities in which I have been allowed to serve. I am grateful for the continued chance to serve God’s church, my church family and all those who come through our doors in search of something. I am excited that I have the opportunity to serve in the office and I look forward to what God will do in my life and in the lives of others every day.
I also look forward to seeing the smiling faces of the children in our daycare each day, drying their tears and giving hugs when needed. Imagine how loved one feels to get 50 hugs every day with no expectation of anything in return, just love freely given, its like getting 50 hugs from Jesus every day.
I am blessed in every way.
My name is Almond Weech and it is an honor and absolute privilege to be considered among those to assist in the work of Lord. It is truly a humbling experience. Furthermore, I am elated to be associated with such an outstanding organization as the International Church of the Nazarene, Philadelphia district particularly. Over the years I have acquired a wealth of knowledge in the areas of Community and youth development/ organization, public relation, customer service and the like. My experience is diverse, both in the private sector and the local church of the Nazarene.
I find pleasure in interacting with people of all walks of life and culture unique to my own, also, the young and the “young at heart”. My passion
is the development and further education of our young, less fortunate, disenfranchised etc. It brings me great joy working alongside likeminded people, coming together to achieve a common goal. Interestingly, I also enjoy cooking and bringing a smile to the face of one with an empty tummy.
I hale from a necklace of islands nestled some thirty five (35) miles off the coast of Florida. Here, you’ll find the Island of Grand Bahama, the third largest Island in archipelago of the Bahamas. A daily walk along crisp white sandy beaches and resting periodically beneath tall coconut palms, shading from the brisk warm sun is the place I call home.