Get our free mobile app

Praise 93.3. & 790 WTSK salutes our Tuscaloosa Pastor of the Week Pastor Michael Royster of the Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Northport. Pastor Royster has transitioned and led his church during the pandemic and has taught is congregation on Facebook live and more.

Rev. Michael Royster accepted his calling into ministry in July 2007. He was ordained by The Reverend Jessie L. Miller of the Mount Galilee Baptist Church, Northport, AL. where he served as a Deacon for 5 years prior to accepting his calling. Under the Leadership of Rev. Miller, Rev. Royster served as an Associate Minister, Youth Minister and New Members Minister.

He was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, AL and graduated from Holt High School. He received an Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration from Ashford University. Attended Selma University and is currently a student at Newburgh Theological Seminary seeking a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mission Evangelism and Church Growth.

Rev. Royster is currently serving as the Pastor of Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Northport, AL. He has been married to Mrs. Stephanie R. Royster for 40 years, they have 3 grown children Brandon, Joshua and Jaslyn, a daughter-n-law, Meghan and two grandchildren Evan and Madison.

Pastor Royster leads Zion Grove with a passion for Christ and a contagious zest for life. He is committed to seeing people flourish and reach their full potential in life. He is a visionary leader and a talented communicator. Pastor Royster's dynamic leadership and servant's heart set the direction for Zion Grove Church.

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

LOOK: Here are the best lake towns to live in

Many of the included towns jump out at the casual observer as popular summer-rental spots--the Ozarks' Branson, Missouri, or Arizona's Lake Havasu--it might surprise you to dive deeper into some quality-of-life offerings beyond the beach and vacation homes. You'll likely pick up some knowledge from a wide range of Americana: one of the last remaining 1950s-style drive-ins in the Midwest; a Florida town that started as a Civil War veteran retirement area; an island boasting some of the country's top public schools and wealth-earners right in the middle of a lake between Seattle and Bellevue; and even a California town containing much more than Johnny Cash's prison blues.