Gulf Shores Beach Retreat was started in the early 1990’s. It was in continuous operation until Hurricane Ivan ravaged the retreat. The next year Hurricane Katrina added it’s destructive touch. The damage was extensive and it looked like the beach retreat was finished.
Tim Hill bought the Gulf Shores Beach Retreat in March of 2007. It had sat empty for two years after the hurricanes. It was only by God’s provision that the retreat was restored and re-opened.
God brought people together to help rebuild the retreat. People from local churches brought their talents and skills and pulled off a miracle that most said could never be accomplished in time to be open for the summer season in 2007. God once again demonstrated that He is not bound by our circumstances. His provision was more than enough. God has been faithful to us through storms, oil spills, and economic difficulties.
The greatest thing about the retreat is experiencing God’s presence and His love for His children. So many people have been changed during their time here. Many youth have been baptized in the pools and Gulf of Mexico. Students have heard the call of God on their lives and become youth pastors , leaders, or missionaries. So many great testimonies have originated here and we look forward to many more.
The Gulf Shores Beach Retreat plays a role in the Kingdom of God. We are simply a way to help youth pastors reach their kids in a dynamic environment. Tim’s personal desire is to help youth pastors achieve their goals and help change lives. We hope the Beach Retreat helps you impact a young person’s life in a profound way.