Jason Cook, Lead Pastor
& Chloe Cook, First Lady
Jon Hunter, Associate Pastor
& Cathy Hunter, Wife
Juan Herrarte, Hispanic Pastor
& Gladys Herrarte, Wife
Donnie Lord, Youth Leader
& Velichka Lord-Wife
Pastor Jason Cook was born in Georgetown, SC in April of 1982 and raised in a pastor’s home since birth. His father, mentor, and hero is Pastor of Kingsway Christian Center in Batlimore, MD. While in a church service in Myrtle Beach, Pastor Jason received His calling to ministry. Unsure of the dynamics and upon graduation from Myrtle Beach High School, Pastor Jason went on to further his education at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, GA. Following completion with a Bachelor's Degree in Christian Ministry, Pastor Jason went to work at Northview Harvest Ministries as Youth Pastor in 2005. There, he met his bride Chloe and married her in December of 2005. They continued their work as Youth Pastors at Socastee Family Worship Center until the opening of a new work in Carolina Forest called New Life Worship Center. Pastor Jason then was called to lead worship in Lumberton, NC at The Life Center. Following his heart to preach, in 2011, he began to preach as invited all over South Carolina. He then went to a small, but loving congregation to serve as their Interim Pastor in Conway, SC and the rest is history. He was officially installed as Lead Pastor there in 2011 and plans to spend the rest of His life serving the people of Conway. Pastor Jason is an avid duck hunter, and fisherman. He is absolutely, madly in love with His wife, Chloe—and His two chihuahua’s, Little and Tiny.
Pastor Jon Hunter was born on January 3, 1964 in Logan County, West Virginia where he was raised in a Christian home until he graduated high school at age eighteen. Pastor Jon joined the United States Army in 1982 and studied at the University of Maryland’s European Campus and the Chicago College in Germany while enlisted. He was honorably discharged from the Armed Forces in 1987. Shortly after being discharged, he started his ministry for Jesus Christ. Pastor Jon was ordained as a minister of the Holiness Churches in March of 1993. In 2005, he married the love of his life, Cathy D. Preece. Since moving to the Horry County area of South Carolina in 2008, he and his wife Cathy have attended IPHC (International Pentecostal Holiness Church) churches. They are now members of The Refuge @ FPHC in Conway, SC where he serves as an Associate Pastor and Visitation Pastor. Pastor Jon is a licensed minister of the IPHC denomination.
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Juan Manuel Herrarte was born in Guatemala on April 8th, 1965. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1985. He gave His heart to Jesus in 1988, and he also married Gladys Gonzalez, a mighty woman of God. Together they have three children, Maggie, Jhony, and Jasmine. He has served in SPLAD as FCF President for Royal Rangers, worked for 10 years with Shalom Children, and has been in ministry for 12 years. They moved to Myrtle Beach in 2007 to be closer to family, and thereafter, God gave them a vision for their future. Not knowing what it involved, their vision divinely collided with The Refuge @ FPHC's desire for a Hispanic work for the kingdom of God. Today, they serve in Royal Rangers, and lead a hispanic service each week at 3 pm on Sundays, and 7 pm on Thursday nights.
Donnie Lord was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts in 1974. He also grew up and lived in Brockton and surrounding towns in Massachusetts until 2005. He graduated from Norfolk County Agricultural High School in 1992 where he studied horticulture and majored in landscaping. A few years after graduating high school, he attended Bay State School of Technology and graduated from there with a certificate in computer installation and repair. In June 2005, he moved to Myrtle Beach, SC. After living a life that was based on accomplishments and self-satisfaction, he was on the brink of suicide, and God used that to pull him to Himself. In 2008, he gave his life to Christ and have never been the same. He felt a calling to ministry while attending a men’s retreat in 2011. While introducing themselves in a small group at the retreat, the group members were instructed to say something about themelves. Donnie said that he was happy to say he was a worship drummer. The leader of the group then stated, “Don’t let that be the ceiling; you are much more than a drummer.” Thereafter, he felt the calling into youth ministry at that time. He says "I am happy God chose me and live daily for His will in my life!" Donnie is the youth leader/director over the Defiance Youth Ministry here at The Refuge @ FPHC which meets on Wednesday nights at 7 pm.