Our Story

How it all started...

Grace Coastal Church was founded in 1998, originally known as Okatie Presbyterian.

The church property now sits on 12.5 acres and includes 1 additional building hosting a membership of over 150 people. In addition, the church also accommodates the Learning Together Lowcountry, a Christian homeschool group with over 200 children from 120 families.

Since 1998 Grace Coastal Church has been a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and is part of the Lowcountry Presbytery, which includes churches from Summerville to Charleston to Hilton Head.

Grace Coastal Church is a community active church with its facilities being used by the following organizations: Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, Beaufort Alliance, A-A, Sun City bible study, Learning Together Low-country, Beaufort Review Board, and AL-Anon.

Expanding the vision...

The worship is gospel-focused and designed to follow the story of redemption, including aspects of each major section of that story: the initiating call of God, the praise in the garden, acknowledging the effects of the fall in confession, and celebrating the joy of redemption and restoration in Christ, and pointing in word and sacrament to the eternal kingdom of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and a sending with God’s blessing as we work in hope of that coming kingdom.

We are currently holding a single service, with Adult and Children Education classes held before the service. We also livestream the 10:00 AM Sunday service to our website, Facebook, and YouTube. Audio versions of each sermon are also made available as podcasts distributed to services such as iTunes and Spotify.

Our outreach ministries

Radiance Women's Center
Backpack Buddies of Bluffton
Family Promise
James Project
Learn Together Lowcountry
Pirate Monks
Stephens Ministry
Community groups
Grace Coastal youth
Men under grace - MUG
Women in Church - WIC
Women of the Word
Hope for the Community
For expectant moms
Food for elementary school children
For homeless families
For men & boys in the community for hands on projects
Christian home school group
For men with addictions, destructive behavior, life issues
Christian care and support to those in need
Small groups (Bible studies) that meet in homes
All youth in the church
All men in the church
Women's evening bible study
All women in the church
For widows and widowers
A community-centered chaplain ministry
GCC also continues to expand and enhance its digital ministry activities through the service of the Digital Disciples volunteers, including mobile platforms and member collaboration tools.

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together at 8:30 am and 11 am.