Seacoast Church staff member Jack Hoey Jr. will debate College of Charleston Professor Emeritus Herb Silverman on Thursday on the existence of God.

"The Great Debate" is set for 7-9 p.m. in the Physician's Auditorium on the college campus, a the corner of George and Coming streets. Silverman is president of the Secular Coalition of America and founder of Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry. Hoey, Seacoast's chief operating officer, is a local businessman and community leader.