Terry Scalzitti
Lead Pastor  

E: Terrys@ovbc.org
Terry has over 15 years experience in all aspects of ministry. Previous to Ocean View, Terry was the Associate Pastor of Adult and Family Ministries at First Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale. Terry led almost 50 team members on staff to becoming one of the nations top Family Ministries. Known for his creative and practical style, Terry has become one of the leading communicators in our community and around the nation. A regular speaker to thousands at the Orange Conference in Atlanta, Terry also travels and speaks to leaders across the country on topics such as leadership, parenting, family ministry, etc… He and his wife Jennifer have a son named Connor, and they enjoy the outdoors, being silly, and watching Terry’s beloved Chicago Cubs.




Jim Swierenga
Discipleship Pastor

E: Jim@ovbc.org




Tommy Moore
Student Pastor

E: Tommy@ovbc.org
Tommy Moore leads the student ministries (middle school and high school) here at Ocean View. He and his beautiful wife Hannah have two incredible sons (Benjamin and Eli) with an incredible baby daughter (Anna Kate). He’s been with our team since July 2011 and has a passion for reaching out to teenagers in a way that is fun, relevant, meaningful, and clear. Raised in Myrtle Beach, Tommy is a graduate of Columbia International University (MDIV) and Coastal Carolina University (BA) and enjoys working out, writing, playing music, being with his family and hanging out with students.



Stephen Hand
Worship Pastor

E: Stephen@ovbc.org
Having originally grown up in Atlanta, attended undergraduate and graduate schools in Ohio and Boston respectively, and having served in a variety different church contexts, Stephen understands the complexity of worship in the modern church. Stephen has served at Washington Street Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale, and most recently Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, GA. While in Albany, Stephen was a member of the orchestrating team and conductor for the film score of the Sherwood Pictures production Courageous. He was also arranger and orchestrator for the 2014 Dove Award nominated worship project Jesus, Hope of the World. Stephen is married to Jessica, an accomplished music teacher and flautist, and together they have four children: Isaac, Ian, Georgia, and Gabriel. Stephen is glad to be part of the staff at OVBC and knows his offbeat sense of humor and knowledge of all things random and useless is greatly appreciated by the rest of the staff.



Aaron Bauer
Children’s Pastor

E: Aaron@ovbc.org



Paula Worthley
Chief Financial Officer

E: Paula@ovbc.org
Originally from Brazil, Paula moved to Florida in 1999.  She graduated from NSU (Nova Southeastern University) with a Masters of Accounting.  For the past eleven years, Paula has learned the intricacies of not-for-profit accounting and most recently was the Finance Director at First Baptist of Fort Lauderdale.  Paula married her husband Aaron in 2004 and together they have two boys, Carl and Henry.  As a member of the staff here at OVBC, Paula is excited to serve the Lord and be part of what He has planned for this ministry.



Erma Stackhouse
Administrator of Finance & Church Resources

E: Erma@ovbc.org
I was blessed to be raised in a Christian home in upstate New York, so I consider myself a “transplanted Yankee.” My husband John and I moved to the beach in 1998. We have 3 children, 2 daughters who live near us and 1 son who still lives in upstate NY. At this point, we have 4 grandsons and 2 granddaughters. I have worked (ministered) at 3 churches since we’ve moved here, and God has blessed me with the position I am now in here at Ocean View. I enjoy being able to work with the financial aspect of Ocean View and have learned “way more than I ever wanted to know” about the physical facility and its operations. I do take seriously the verse that God gave me a few years ago when I started in this position: “Now, a person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:2 NLT
If you have any questions about the finances of the church, please be sure to give me a call and I will be glad to talk with you. I am definitely thankful for the opportunity to serve the Lord here at Ocean View Baptist Church.



Darrine Brown
Discipleship Assistant

E: Darrine@ovbc.org
Darrine has been Office Administrator at Ocean View since 2008. Along with her duties as Office Administrator, she is also Pastor Terry’s assistant. She and her husband Russell, Charter Members of Ocean View, were married in this church 45 years ago. They have been blessed with two beautiful children, Christina and Brian, and three adorable grandchildren Max (11 years old) Elias (6 years old) and Finleigh (1 year old) . Darrine is very passionate about her job and her family and loves serving others.



Kim Wilson
First Impressions Director

E: Kim@ovbc.org
Kim moved from upstate NY to attend college in Myrtle Beach and decided to make this area her home. Kim and her family live in the Carolina Forest community. She loves to do “little things” that make someone feel special and encouraged; even the smallest gesture can brighten someone’s day. Her passion is to make sure that every person who comes to Ocean View feels welcome and included in our family.




Max Mishler
Technical Director

E: Max@ovbc.org
Max joined Ocean View in 2010 after working for Calvin Gilmore at the Carolina Opry as a Video, Stage, & Lighting Technician for over 15 years. He has a passion for using modern technology to serve God and enhance worship. Max and his wife Patty have 2 beautiful children; 12-year-old Kayleigh and 10-year-old Max. In addition to his extensive experience in theatrical production, Max holds a BA in English and an MAT in Secondary Education.




Matt Davis
Lead Audio Engineer

E: Matt@ovbc.org

Matt comes to us with over 15 years of experience in audio production and over 25 years of musical training and performance.  Prior to joining Ocean View, he worked as an audio engineer and performed as the drummer for the Carolina Opry.  In addition, Matt had been an audio engineer with the House of Blues for over ten years.  Currently, he is the drummer for Legends in Concert and also teaches drumming for us here in our music department.  He enjoys spending time with his longtime girlfriend Gwenn and her two wonderful children William and Regina, who he has come to love as his own.





Terry Martin
Campus Services Director

E: Terrym@ovbc.org
Terry joined Ocean View in 2010.  He has a background in Technical and Mechanical Engineering.  Terry and his wife Vivian have 2 wonderful boys: 13-year-old Ethan and 15-year-old Sean, who volunteers in both adult and youth Tech Teams at OV.



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Teaching Learning Center – Director

E: Kristin@ovbc.org
Kristin Green is the director of the Teaching Learning Center.  She has many years of experience working with young children ranging from 1 year old through 6 years old.  Kristin began working as a PreK 4 teacher at TLC in March 2011 when she and her husband Joe moved to Myrtle Beach.   They are originally from Long Island, NY.


Bethani Thornton
TLC Assistant Director

E: Bethani@ovbc.org
Bethani hails from the great steel city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1998, Bethani graduated from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina and began the adventure of working in Early Childhood Education. In 2008, Bethani joined the staff of the Teaching Learning Center as a preschool teacher and in June of 2015, became Assistant Director of the Teaching Learning Center.