Grow BOx

what is the grow box?

Grow Box - Is a discipleship process that is designed to help you grow as a follower of Christ;

no matter where you are in your relationship with God. You can be a new believer or have walked with God your whole life.

Each custom box will have been put together by our leadership team. Each box has been

prayed over; praying that God will use this material to transform your life and walk with Christ.

Our hope is that you read through and listen to the material, and use the information given to apply to your daily lives....

To Become Fully Alive in Christ!

Each box will be filled with a combination of books, discs, and materials to help you in this next step of your relationship.

We release a new box each quarter of the year. Our release dates are:

 January 1
April 1

July 1
October 1

You can sign up to receive a grow box at anytime.

For more information simply email us at

Also you can go through the box along side a Coach.

The coach will go through the material with you and help, as needed, as you grow closer and closer to Jesus.


Connect with a Coach

  • Hey! I’m Mandy! I am a Grow Box Coach for Coastal. I have a sincere passion for helping others to learn and grow in Christ. I love the opportunity to connect with people and walk alongside them in their faith journey. I am married to my awesome husband and best friend, Brian. We are parents to two lively boys, Bryson and Jaxon and our daughter Hannah who just completed her first year of college! I am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Nursing. In my down time, I enjoy conversation over a good cup of coffee, reading, and long walks on the beach!

    Children: 2 boys ages 7 and 11 and one daughter who is 19

    Favorite Verse: Isaiah 43:13 NLT “From eternity to eternity I am God. No one can snatch anyone out of my hand. No one can undo what I have done.”

    Hobbies: Reading, walks on the beach, spending time with family and friends!


  • I am Retired. Grew up in Morganton, NC. Formerly served as in-house attorney for a few UNC system campuses. My last position was Vice Chancellor and General Counsel at UNC Charlotte. I’m married for 46 years to my high school sweetheart, Karen. I have Undergrad and law degrees from UNC Chapel Hill. After going off to college in Chapel Hill, we lived in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area until 2004, when we moved to Charlotte. We moved to Holden Beach full time after retiring in 2016.

    Children: We have two grown daughters and four grandchildren. The grand kids range in age from 16 to 8.

    Favorite Verse: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:8-9‬ ‭NIV

    Hobbies: Reading, listening to music, and golf.


  • Moved here in 2014 from Kentucky after vacationing in the area for many years. Retired from teaching high school business/technology education for 20 years, and worked in business prior to that. Graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education Graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Masters Degree in Secondary Education with a Business/Technology Emphasis. I currently keep busy with substitute teaching in the local high schools, volunteering, participating in various interest groups in the community and spending time with friends and family. Happy to have been welcomed to the Coastal Church family.

    I was somewhat surprised and humbled to find myself in this coaching position. This is not something that I sought out nor did I see coming. Upon reflecting, I am convinced this is God's way of calling me back to Him as I was finding reasons to be distant. This is just one more example of how God seems to know what I need before I do. Sharing with others this journey of developing a deeper relationship with God is a blessing beyond words.

    Children: I have one daughter who is married and lives in Atlanta. Evidence of prayers answered is my two beautiful and healthy grand babies.

    Favorite Verse: Philippians 4:13 For I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Psalms 19:14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. 

    Hobbies: I enjoy cooking (especially baking), canning jams, gardening, reading, bible study, biking and hiking, being at the beach, being a mam-maw to my grand babies.


  • Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son and a Brother. I love Jesus and desire to serve HIM. I have found one of the best ways to love HIM back is to help HIS church, HIS people! Wanting very much to see and be a part of thousands growing in Christ. I am Humbled by Grace and I Love my Wife!

    Children: Yes - All grown Six - 4 boys and 2 girls

    Favorite Verse: Romans 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Hobbies: Fishing and being out on the water- Nascar (Jim-Kyle Bush/ Debra- Martin Truex Jr) Football (Jets)


  • I am far from perfect but know there is only way to get this life, with God by my side. Or inside if you want to get technical. Last one picked on the kick ball team, but a bruiser. I love my God and I love people deeply. God has blessed me with a child-like faith. I know he is real, and I know He loves me. He has changed my mind and my heart. I know if I obey my Father, He will bless my life and my family’s lives in so many ways. I want to help my direct community realize their potential in Christ.

    Finished a bachelors degree on a 10 yr program. My family is my greatest accomplishment. I married up.

    Children: 3

    Favorite Verse: 1 Peter 2:9

    Hobbies: I am not married to one hobby, I believe that it really doesn’t matter what you’re doing, but who your doing it with. I love to have fun and laugh with (at) others. Really just laughing at myself.


  • I am 36 y/o. My wife and I decided to move our family to ocean isle over 2 years ago because we needed a change. God opened doors and I became a paramedic for Brunswick county. We arrived at coastal church over a year ago and have not looked back since. As a grow box coach I hope that I can show how god will lead,guide and direct your life. So join me and let's grow together.

    Children: 2 boys 7 and 11 and 1 girl 19

    Favorite Verse: He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. Colossians 2:14

    Hobbies: I enjoy fishing, reading, running, and hanging out with my family.


  • Hi, I'm Bob or as some of my friends call me; Bush (due to my interesting last name!) I am a disciple of Jesus, who by His wonderful grace has been saved. Through the blessing of several wonderful godly men and mentors in my past, and through God's patience and persistence, I have learned some wonderful spiritual truths for daily living. I love opportunities to one-to-one disciple other men for Jesus. It is extremely exciting to be used by the Holy Spirit to help other men connect new and already know spiritual truth and connect those into a fabric of faith and spiritual maturity.

    I have a degree in Secondary ED Math and Computer Software and Hardware.

    Just a reminder of the reason I'm still here: 1) to continue to be transformed into the likeness of Jesus by the Triune-God 2) to glorify God 3) to love others 4) to teach (what has already been shown to me) and encourage others

    Children: Two; a daughter and a son ... both adults, a son-in-law and 2 grandsons.

    Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3: 5-6  Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

    Hobbies: Woodworking, water-color painting, photography and computer technology


  • I have been a Christian Born Again since 2007! I am very passionate about serving the Lord ! Following the scriptures Teaching, Preaching, and serving where ever I can!

    I served at Sparrow feeding the homeless in Hartford, CT and  also at Catskill Christian Assembly Prattsville, NY.

    I look forward to working with someone one on one!

    Children: I have 2 boys 21 & 25!!

    Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3: 5-6

    Hobbies: I like working in my yard! Golfing, Beach Time & Traveling


  • I am Allysa originally from OH. While in college I met my husband Chris, in High Point, NC. I didn't grow up in church. And after many bumps in the road and bad decisions. I discovered Jesus, ( because of Chris rededicating his life) my prayer was simple. I was sick of trying to figure it out. So I told Jesus I wanted to know Him. His Presence filled my whole being. And I knew, in a instance this is what I had been looking for my whole life. I've pursued His Truth, and have discovered myself. This life adventure has lead me to homeschool ing my 3 children, pursuing Christain Counseling, and ministry education. One day my husband found out about a conference on human trafficking. He looked at me and said," Allysa this is your calling." And he was right! My life for the past 10 years has evolved in helping sex trafficked survivors and help problem solve with the government on this evolving crime. I am the founder of Stand Against Trafficking USA. I am a Jesus loving activist for the 21st century!

    Children: Ashley, Trevor, and Shane

    Favorite Verse: Romans 8:28-29

    Hobbies: Reading and Long walks


  • I am a Project Manager/Sales for TriMark Foodcraft. We moved down to the area after my wife got done with college. We needed a better place to raise our kids. While settling down in Brunswick County we searched for a church. Well God lead us to Coastal Church. He spoke to me and told me that I am supposed to do something here. I had a pull towards starting the youth group but didn’t want to do it alone. Well God has a plan and talked to my wife also. So we started Coastal Surge Youth Group and haven’t looked back since. God has been so amazing and continues to work in so many of the youths lives. It is truly an amazing feeling!

    Graduate from Fayetteville State University with a degree in Professional Studies with a concentration in Business Management, Criminal Justice, and Political Science.

    Children: 3 kids; 2 girls and 1 boy

    Favorite Verse: Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

    Hobbies: I enjoy the beach, boating, traveling, hanging out with family and friends.


  • Wow. My background includes being raised Catholic in a large family, born with the self esteem of a slug which led to drug & alcohol use, pregnancy at 16 (abortion :( ), several serious thoughts of suicide up to when I actually was figuring out how to do it at 22. I said "Jesus if you are real, please help me" and here I am. First marriage to a narcissist with anger mgmt problems. Divorced after repeated adulteries on his part. Single mother w/3 kids until I met Pete. He is God's gift to me and my kids. We've been married 26 yrs. We lost my oldest son to cancer 13 yrs. ago after a 4 yr. battle with it. My kids and grandkids are the joy of my life. Right after Jesus who I would be lost without.

    God has brought me through so much stuff that I can assure you that He has never left you nor will He ever leave you if you have truly made Him the Lord of your life.

    Children: My oldest son, Michael, died from cancer is 2006. I have two daughters that live out in the Raleigh are. Katie is married and has 3 kids ( 9,7, & 4) and Becky is married and has 3 kids (4, 2 & 6 months). Pete has a daughter in Indiana. She has 2 boys (19 & 12). It is chaotic but fun when we are all together.

    Favorite Verse: "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind". 2 Tim 1:7 KJV

    Hobbies: Gardening (Pete wants to send me to plant-acoholics-anonymous) and golf. Singing and acting. And playing with grandkids.


  • I am a wife,mom and a Mimi. Best job by far. Worked in nursing for many years until retired. We been here at the coast for 15 years. Moved from hometown of Walnut Cove, NC. Where we raised our children.

    Children: 2 children; girl and boy. 4 grandkids; 2 of each.

    Favorite Verse: "Don't let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good." Romans 12:21

    Hobbies: Reading, fishing ,boating,spending time with family.


  • Hello!! I enjoy long walks on the beach and watching sunsets. Haha. Seriously though the beach is my happy place, I live off Jesus and Coffee. My husband and I are the youth pastors here at coastal. Teenagers have a special place in my heart, they always have and always will. I remember the moment I met the Holy Spirit, that moment where I truly allowed Jesus into my heart. It’s truly an undeniable moment. That moment changed the script of my life. I feel as though I have a one on one relationship with him now, and I would love nothing more then walk with you on your you build your one on one relationship with Him. So if you appreciate positive vibes, cracking jokes, and have a heart after JESUS... or even if you don’t “yet”. I am your girl!!

    Graduated from UNCFSU “Fayetteville State” with a degree in Education, business, and psychology.

    Wash your past away, that’s why Jesus died for you. Truly just let it go. God forgave you, when you whole heartedly asked for forgiveness. Start your new journey living a life that is humbly forgiven and made <>

    Children: I am a mother of three and a wife “which really makes me a mom of four” haha just kidding..kind of.

    Favorite Verse: "For god has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind."          2 Timothy 1:7

    Hobbies: Running, yoga, reading, motivational YouTube videos, cooking, and fashion!