Pastor Ron Dozler and his wife, Wendi, moved here from Napa, CA where Pastor Ron was on staff as the Youth Pastor at Cornerstone Ministries of Napa Valley (a Calvary Chapel affiliate). In April of 2002 Pastor Ron started flying back and forth from CA to Myrtle Beach every other Saturday to have Bible studies in the local high school.
Then in July 2002, Pastor Ron moved his family here to Myrtle Beach and started a Saturday night service in the Kroger supermarket community room. As the fellowship started to grow on Saturday night, Pastor Ron felt the need to begin a Sunday morning service. From the supermarket, CCMB moved to an old, run down denominational church just blocks from the beach. It was clear after 6 months that the building was undersized for the growing children’s ministry and Adult ministry.
In June of 2003 CCMB took over a storefront space in the Big Deals Flea Market, and was now centrally located where everyone had equal driving distance. During that summer, CCMB started to discover that there were a lot of people from all over that were on vacation here in Myrtle Beach who wanted to find a Bible teaching Church or more specifically a Calvary Chapel.
After launching our web site in the fall of 2003, CCMB saw a great number of these tourists joining us week in and week out. It continues to be a great blessing for us here at CCMB to be able reach out and let people know that they are welcome here and that we have safe pastures in which to feed from.
As before we started to feel the pressure of a small building and in July of 2004 we expanded yet again. This time we tripled our space, adding more room for the children and increasing the sanctuary to seat around 160. Lord willing, this will be enough for the next two years. If not, God will lead us to move and build again.
In January 2005 we added a forth child to the mix, and it wasn’t a boy. Hannah was a huge supprise to us, because we thought that we were having another boy, But God’s humor is great, In 2007 we had our fifth child Rachel. We now have three boys 2 girls.
During the construction location number 4 in April 2008, Pastor Ron fell from the roof unto the concrete stoop below. Crushing his right heal. Pastor Ron spent the next 6 months recovering, but praise the Lord he is able to walk again and is looking forward to going back to the mission field to strengthen the Pastors on the Island of Maurtitius. During Pastor Ron’s stay in the hospital someone took this photo, which shows that not only does Pastor Ron teach the Bible but also from time to time battles the forces of evil.
In May 2011 CCMB took another step of faith and took over an abandoned charter school building. The Lord has been very gracious to us when it comes to buildings. Our current building has some land and a larger room for our sanctuary.
In May 2012 the church leadership stepped out once again to plant a new church in the city of Florence, SC. This church is located about 90 min. away, and is good to see chapter by chapter teaching reaching this area. In May 2015 Pastor Ron handed off the CC Florence Church to BJ Vereen who is now the Senior Pastor.
This year 2014 Calvary Chapel takes a new step of faith with it’s approval of a low power fm radio station. WXMB will service around a 7 mile radius in Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas. Please cont. to pray for this outreach into our community. Visit the station web site for more info.