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About River of Life Baptist Chruch

est. 2009

In 2010, Pastor Tom Gore began a series of bible studies and small groups. A dedicated and enthusiastic group met at local restaurants and the North Myrtle Beach Flea Market and steadily grew over time.


From these community ministries and with the support of area churches across North and South Carolina, River of Life Baptist Church was formed as a church plant in Little River, South Carolina.


Living Water Baptist Church was one of the first local churches to support ROLBC. Pastor Lebron Crisp and his congregation prayed and financially supported ROLBC.


The first official Sunday worship service was held at the C.B. Berry Community and Historical Center in Little River, SC. As the congregation continued to grow, Pastor Gore was led to move the church to Sunset Beach, North Carolina. The church met at Sea Trail Convention Center from circa 2012 through circa 2016.


Circa 2015, God blessed the church with a donation of 45 acres of land along Highway 17 in Sunset Beach. After faithful prayer and determination, ROLBC held their first worship service in their new, permanent location during Christmas 2016.


Following the motto, “Don’t just go to church, be the church”, ROLBC continues to grow the church and continue the mission to share the love of Christ to others and offer the good news to those living in coastal North Carolina, South Carolina, and beyond.


"Don't just go to Church, be the Church"

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