A native of Minnesota, Pastor Chris has served three churches prior to helping plant Beachside Community Church (BCC). He is married to Mary Ann Magnell, and they have three kids. They have resided in Palm Coast since 2009, and, despite their northern roots have fallen in love with the area and grown accustomed to the warm weather. As Lead Pastor at Beachside, Chris is the primary preacher and teacher, leads the staff and the leadership team, and enjoys seeing people come alive in their faith. He also serves as a Chaplain in the Florida Army National Guard, and is an avid runner and die hard fan of his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin.
Russty is a Florida Native and resides here in Palm Coast with his wife Jill. Russty and Jill have 3 children, Adam, Elin and Anna. Russty has a B.S. in Christian Education with a Church Music Minor from Toccoa Falls College. Russty is Beachside’s Worship Leader and Executive Pastor. He enjoys hot fudge sundaes while watching his favorite movies which include Lord of The Rings, The Man from Snowy River and a lot of MARVEL. His favorite books are Grace Walk, The Hobbit and anything by Dr. Suess. If he could hang out with anyone alive today it would be Jill and the kids, his dad, any top ranked tennis player, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and the Hillsong team.
Nate resides in Palm Coast and teaches 6th grade at FBCA (First Baptist Christian Academy). He is a graduate of Grace College & Theological Seminary with a B.S. in Biblical Studies. Nate’s experience includes Youth Ministry Leader, Bible teacher, as well as working with inner city ministry and missions. He is currently Beachside’s Small Group and Connections Coordinator, and loves coaching basketball.
Drew resides in Bunnell with his wife Stacy. He has a B.S. in Linguistics and graduated from the University of Florida in 2006. His experience includes teaching English to Chinese students as a Christian English Teacher in Xinyu, China from 2006 – 2008. Drew was a Bible Study Leader from 2010 – 2018, and a part time preacher. Drew is a member of Beachside’s Worship Team. Drew is currently the Assistant Manager of the Halifax Plantation Golf Course.
Trey resides in Palm Coast with his wife Kathy. He has been teaching youth of all ages for the past 30 years. He has a B.A. in Psychology and English Literature at the University of Northern Florida. Trey graduated the National Deans and Presidents list with honors 3.98 GPA. Trey also served in our military and was a US Army Paratrooper and 9th Psychological Operations battalion. He also has been managing businesses and as well as a corporate sales trainer for the past 30 years.
Ray is retired and currently living in Deland FL, and has 2 sons, one of which is our Executive Pastor, Russty Hoke. He has 48 years of Pastoral experience while serving the last 25 years at Bethel Church in Boone, IA with Christian and Missionary Alliance. He has a Masters of Theology from Jacksonville Theological Seminary. Ray was a youth camp director for 11 years.