The sermon during the Children's Family Service on Sunday Morning, 2015

Girls having fun during our "Backstage with the Bible" VBS, 2015. Photos by Anna Warner



Our vision for Next Gen is this: "We want to be a place to belong. A place where students, believing in God and trusting in his word, become passionate followers of Christ."
-Jonny Keys, Senior Youth Pastor

Our Holy Cross youth ministries are called Next Gen Ministries. At Next Gen, we want your teens to have fun, feel safe, and know that they are valued as part of our community. Our goal is following Jesus Christ our savior and learning and growing in faith. To this end, we have programs, events, and retreats going on weekly and throughout the year for both Middle School and High School. You can read more about those by clicking the link below.We hope your child will find Next Gen to be a place to belong!

Click here to check out the NXT GEN blog!



A ladies Bible study, and members serving and connecting during our monthly brunch ministry at St. John's Chapel. Photos by Anna Warner, 2015


We love children at Holy Cross and seek to join you — their parents — in supporting their young lives in Christ. On Sundays at Holy Cross there are a number of growing opportunities for children of all ages (And even a few for their parents, too!).


The mission of Holy Cross Island School (“HIS School”) is to provide a fun and educational place for children to grow and learn in an environment that teaches and practices the love of Jesus Christ as a ministry of the Church of the Holy Cross. 

Class Offerings

Ones”: 2 or 3 day options for children who are 1 by 9/1/2016

Twos”: 2 or 3 day options for children who are 2 by 9/1/2016

Threes”: 2, 3 & 5 day options for children who are 3 by 9/1/2016

Fours”: 4 & 5 day options for children who are 4 by 9/1/2016

Click here to check out the Holy Cross Island School Website!




Students hanging out and playing games at Camp Bonnie Doone, Next Gen's yearly summer camp, 2015. Photos by Anna Warner



Jesus says, "Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men." (Mark 1:17) Jesus is enlisting all Christians to exercise ministry and life at Holy Cross is full of opportunities for you to be equipped and for your to serve. (Ephesians 4:12) 

Here are some examples of ways to serve. Sunday worship is an incredible place to give God glory and to help others do the same through music, media, being a layreader or an usher. Our faith formation ministries, life groups, and Next Gen Ministries are places to lead and walk with others in ministry. And finally serving those outside of Holy Cross through Bridge Church, mission trips, and St. Johns Chapel. Opportunities abound. 

Ready to serve at Holy Cross? Contact the church office (843-883-3586) and we'll help you find the right place. 




The Church of the Holy Cross loves and welcomes new members. Our membership process is designed to help you get the most out of your life as you follow Christ, grow in him, and serve him. Being connected to Jesus and to his family here at Holy Cross begins with becoming plugged in. Our Newcomers’ Dinners help you get to know folks in the church and some of our leadership. 

Formal Membership begins with Discovering Membership — a Saturday morning course that helps you get to know what Holy Cross believes, how Holy Cross functions, and how you can join us in faith and service. After attending, you can fill out the brief paperwork to officially become a member of Holy Cross. You may also have your membership transferred after the course. 

Both Newcomers’ Dinners and Discovering Membership are held four times a year. Contact the church office or The Rev. Trevor Spencer to learn more. 


We are never more like God than when we give. And every time we make a decision to be generous, we discover that our God refuses to be out-given.

There are multiple ways you can give. 

Give in person. You can give in person at any campus during the weekend worship service.  

Give digitally. You can also give digitally - by text, smartphone app, or through the online portal. Go to for all the details.

If you would like to set up automatic bank pay or discuss assets you would like to give, please contact our finance office at