Resident Bishop of the SC United Methodist Conference.

Easter 2021

4 Apr 2021 0 Comment Bishop L. Jonathan Holston
A special service celebrating the resurrection of our...

Special Announcement about Pastoral Change

24 Mar 2021 0 Comment Bishop L. Jonathan Holston
On behalf of Bishop Holston and the Cabinet of the SC United Methodist Conference, PUMC's Staff Parish Relations Team announces an upcoming change in the...

One in the Spirit

7 Mar 2021 0 Comment Bishop L. Jonathan Holston
Bishop Holston shares a message with us today about our calling to be One in the Spirit. His text is 2 Kings...

Failure Is Not An Option

23 Jan 2021 0 Comment Bishop L. Jonathan Holston
Bishop Jonathan Holston and members of the SC Conference present this special service of worship as a reminder that God has provided for us all we need to...

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston

Bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Bishop, SC Conference UMC

Pastor Becky Shirley

Becky is a lifelong United Methodist from Columbia, SC who has a passion for sharing God's love. She is a graduate of Columbia College, and earned an MBA from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Divinity Degree from Lutheran Southern Theological Seminary. Becky and her husband Richard enjoy running, hiking, watching movies and playing scrabble.

Senior Pastor

Nic Gold

Nic joined the Philadelphia United Methodist Church staff in 2017. He is from Shelby, NC and his wife, Lisa, is from Dayton, Ohio and they have a daughter, Dakota. He is passionate about expanding the Kingdom of God through Children and Family ministries. He likes reading, writing, theology, art, coffee, film, music, football, and great food.

Director of Children & Family Ministries

Jim Lowder

Jim came to Philadelphia Church in August of 2017. He is the youngest son of a United Methodist minister, growing up in Western NC. Born in Asheville, Jim has called Cherryville, Walkertown, Greensboro and Charlotte home. Jim is married to his wife, Debra, a teacher in Gaston County. He has two grown children, Drew and Abbie. He is an avid Duke and NASCAR fan.

Director of Worship Arts

The Rev. Dr. Anthony Hodge

The Rev. Dr. Anthony Hodge began serving as the District Superintendent for the Rock Hill District of the SC United Methodist Conference in June 2020.

Financial Associate