IN GOD WE TRUST SERIES
SEA COAST CHURCH, THE NON DENOMINATIONAL MEGACHURCH
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SeaCoast Church, a non-denominational church that attracts more and more atheists.
SeaCoast Church is a megachurch without label or denominational church founded in 1991 in Mount Pleasant on the
outskirts of Charleston, South Carolina.
The founding pastor Greg Surratt rejected the advances of the Evangelical Church and decided to develop its own
autonomous campuses with this innovative idea to relay the services live on screen.
In the beginning his parish welcomed 200 parishioners about during the great days
Today, 12 SeaCoast campuses have been established in North and South Carolina. Every Sunday more than 15,000
people attend the service.
SeaCoast, beyond its biblical message, is increasingly attracting atheists in search of belonging through a non-proselyte
message and practices that are far removed from religious rituals.
The campuses host families, provide daycare, play and education services for children while parents participate in the
The historic Mount Pleasant campus even has a Starbuck coffee and a religious bookstore.