2000 – Graduate of Gettys D. Broome High School, Spartanburg, South Carolina; 2005 – Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Limestone College, Gaffney, South Carolina; 2008 – Master of Divinity, Moravian Theological Seminary, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; 2012 – Ordained Full Elder South Carolina Annual Conference; 2013-2017 – Doctor of Ministry student, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC
“God is the source of life. And if God is the source of life, the only way I can worship God is by living fully. And I’ve got to dedicate myself as a follower of this God to building a world where everybody has an opportunity to live fully.”
— John Shelby Spong, Episcopal Bishop of Newark (ret.)
“Religious institutions committed to communal uniformity seldom ask questions. The risk of straying beyond conventional answers is too great. Jesus asked questions because he believed in their power to engage his hearers, and he wanted his disciples to consider the reality of God in other ways, not just regurgitate past platitudes that had lost their meaning and vigor.”
~ Philip Gulley, “If the Church Were Christian” p.118
It’s time the church embrace all people wherever they are on the journey of faith and life with all that they bring to the table. This also means honoring the journey itself and the questions that arise at the intersection of faith and life.
OPEN HEARTS…OPEN MINDS…OPEN DOORS
Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I would like to welcome you and introduce you to the people and ministries of Shiloh United Methodist Church.
The mission of Shiloh Church is to reach out to our community with the love of God, enabling all people to know, embrace, and serve Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and transform the world with his love. We desire to be disciples and make disciples God can use for the transformation of the world.
Our present ministry goals at Shiloh are geared toward the enhancement and growth of our ministries for children, youth, and young adults and incorporating young people, more intentionally, into the life and leadership of the church. We desire to provide clergy and lay leadership, education, and guidance on all aspects of the life of faith and work of the congregation, and initiate new ideas that empower people of all ages for the work of ministry.
At Shiloh United Methodist Church, relationships matter! I invite you to become an active part of the family as we gather for worship, study, fellowship, and service! No matter where you are on the journey of faith and life, at Shiloh, you will find a place of welcome to grow in faith, change lives, and transform the world with God’s love!
GROW IN FAITH – CHANGE THE WORLD
Grace & Peace,