[PARKLAND, FL] – Coastal Community Church is one vote away from an Easter miracle.
Tonight we go before the City Commissioners of Parkland for the Site Plan and Community Appearance Board Approval at 7 pm. The meeting, to be held at Parkland City Hall, will determine if the church will be permitted to break ground on their property.
The proposed worship center will be located on the east side of University Drive, approximately 1,200 feet north of Holmberg Road. However, Lead Pastor TJ McCormick anticipates the church’s positive impact on the community will stretch far beyond the parking lot.
“Our goal is to be so integrated into the heartbeat of the community, that if we ever left a community, they’d miss us,” said Pastor TJ.
Wednesday’s vote has the potential for making Coastal Community Church the very first Protestant church located in the city of Parkland, a victory that would be celebrated both locally and in Thubelisha, South Africa, where the church’s care point currently provides food and education for more than 400 children.
The service-oriented church is well-known for creative acts of kindness. Even before their first religious service, Pastor TJ and his wife, Shayla, began a monthly Adopt-A-Block event, to provide food, clothes and prayer to residents of Collier City. Eight years later, the monthly outreach continues to serve the residents of the Pompano Beach community.
Pastor TJ believes the people who make up Coastal bring such a heart for loving and serving people, the church will be an invaluable asset to the Parkland community.
“We love God and we love people,” said Pastor TJ, who once spent 56 hours suspended in the basket of a cherry picker to raise 2,000 backpacks and school supplies for local disadvantaged youth. “We pray the City of Parkland will vote to help our church family get one step closer to a home of our own.”