A Call for God’s Justice

17 Jan 2021 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
Psalm 82 is one of the many passages in the Bible that describe for us what God's justice looks like in this...

In a Strange and Foreign Land

10 Jan 2021 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
Looking at Psalm 137, a psalm of lament that helps us give voice to our feelings in times of crisis and uncertainty, today's message encourages us to consider...

God is Holding Your Life

3 Jan 2021 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
Welcome to 2021! Let's begin the new year reflecting on timeless words of the Psalms. Today's message is based on Psalm...

Keep On Keeping On

27 Dec 2020 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
On this First Sunday of Christmas 2020, Pastor Becky explores one of the lessons we can learn from the Magi's story that will help us as we prepare to enter a...

Christmas Eve 2020

25 Dec 2020 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
A service of music and lights celebrating the birth of our Savior -...

The Angels’ Chorus

20 Dec 2020 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
Pastor Becky shares a reflection today on the message that was joyfully proclaimed told in the Angels' Chorus to the Shepherd's in...

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