Benjamin Simmons, was born and raised in Georgetown, South Carolina. He is a graduate of USC - Coastal Carolina College (currently Coastal Carolina University) with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. He completed Graduate School at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, earning a Master of Divinity.
He began preaching at the young age of 16. He has served at Lakewood Baptist Church and pastored at Nesmith Baptist Church, Johnson Chapel Baptist Church, Fork Hill Baptist Church and Glenns Bay Baptist Church. He was ordained into the ministry in cooperation with Highland Park Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas and Nesmith Baptist Church, Nesmith, South Carolina. He is currently the founding Pastor of Gathering Community Church in the South Myrtle Beach area (Surfside Beach). The physical location of the Church Chapel is at 1504 Highway 17 North in Surfside Beach, SC.
The pastor, his wife and three children love the beautiful Myrtle Beach area with it's beaches, parks and entertainment for everyone. In his 25 years of pastoral experience he has performed wedding ceremonies in church settings and various out door settings. Your ceremony can be customized for your special day. Rev. Simmons is available as a Myrtle Beach Wedding Officiant and Minister to officiate weddings at any resort, country club, church, beach setting. Serving weddings small or large in nature. Serving weddings causal or formal in nature. Serving weddings with no wedding party or a large wedding party.
Wedding Ceremony Fees range – $150.00 – $175.00.
Vow Renewal Ceremony Fees range – $150.00 – $165.00
(Deposit is required at time of booking and balance is payable the day wedding or vow renewal ceremony is performed)
Payment Options: (Credit/Debit Cards accepted- Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover, Cash, Money Order, Cashier’s Check)
Packages can be built from individual needs and desires. Providing beach decorations: A Bamboo Archway, Up to 30 Wedding Chairs, Up to 6 Tiki Torches, Engraved Sand Ceremony Sets, Personalized Engraved Toasting Glasses. We offer two types of photography Packages: Simple (amateur) Photography and Professional Photography. We also provide a Video Package as well as Music Package.
Insured and Fully Licensed within all municipalities in Horry County.