Charokee is a man that loves his bride and leads his family well! His heart longs to see the Gospel permeate every aspect of his life and leading others to do the same.
Charokee is married to his best friend Melany and they have four fun-filled children: Halle, Malachi, Noah and Hannah. You can often find them on the beach soaking up the glorious South Texas sun, camping and catching some waves as a family.
After faithfully serving in the U.S. Army for 16 years, Charokee was medically retired due to injuries suffered while deployed in Afghanistan. The Lord called him back to Corpus Christi to serve the Texas military communities as the Chaplain's Religious Enrichment and Development Operations (CREDO) Pastoral Care Provider based out of NAS Corpus Christi. During this time, the Lord deeply stirred in his heart a unique need for a church that specifically met the needs of sharing the Gospel and discipling the highly transient community of Corpus Christi. In obedience to this call, Charokee partnered with the North American Mission Board to found Coastal Community Church in June of 2019.
Charokee holds a B.S. from TAMUCC and a M.A. from Webster University, and he is currently working toward a M.Div from Liberty Theological Seminary and he is a life-long student of the word of God.
Worship and Youth Pastor
Cory is married to the love of his life, Emily, and is currently stationed in Corpus Christi flying for the Coast Guard. They have been blessed with 2 young daughters, Lucy and Felicity, and enjoy walks and spending time at the beach as a family.
Cory has had a love for leading worship from a young age, and has developed a passion for shepherding God's people and using song as a way to profess and meditate on the truths of God's word. He is committed to fostering a Youth Ministry culture that focuses on developing effective family discipleship within the church body, and coming alongside families as they grow through different seasons of development and maturity.
Cory holds a B.S. from the US Coast Guard Academy, and is a committed student of God's word.
Coastal Nursery Director