Jim Lowder, son of a Methodist minister, grew up in a loving and musical home.  His mother was a piano teacher, his father sang and played guitar and mandolin.  His sister was an accomplished violinist, and a brother a fine trumpet player. Jim has played organ, keyboard and piano in many if his ministries.  He is a versatile musician who loves the classic hymns and anthems of the church as well as the newer, ‘contemporary’ genre as heard on Christian radio.  He also loves to compose new music for the church, especially songs and anthems for worship.   He leads the Chancel Choir, Joyful Praize (3rd-5th grade choir), CORE (contemporary worship ensemble), and our handbells, the Jubilate Ringers.

Jim earned a BA in Music Composition and Theory from Duke University and a Masters of Church Music from Scarritt College (Nashville, TN).  He has served churches in Greensboro, NC, Nashville, TN, Dyersburg, TN, Charlotte, Manteo and Belmont in NC.

2017 Christmas Cantata

17 Dec 2017 0 Comment Jim Lowder
A Worship Service celebrating Christmas and the birth of Jesus Christ through a selection of hymns, solos and readings by the PUMC Choir and members of the...

Maggie Justus

Maggie joined the Philadelphia United Methodist Church staff in 2018. A Fort Mill native, Maggie grew up attending St. John’s in Fort Mill and graduated from Nation Ford High School. She and her husband Lance live in Fort Mill with their two dogs, Honey and Nala.

Director of Youth and Young Adults

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston

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

Bishop, SC Conference UMC

Pastor David Taylor

Pastor David, his wife, Toni and their dog, Soccer joined PUMC on July 1, 2021 and are just thrilled to be here and begin their new adventure at PUMC. They have a blended family of five sons who are married and reside in Greenville, SC.

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