Believing In New Possibilities

18 Apr 2021 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
In this world today we sometimes need help seeing a better vision for life... the vision that God has for our lives. The vision of new possibilities and new...

Broken Spirit

11 Apr 2021 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
As we conclude the sermon series "Broken to Beautiful", we look at the story of how Elisha's broken spirit was healed as he opened himself up to the new thing...

Good Friday Worship Service

2 Apr 2021 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
During this service, we spend time reflecting on the love that Jesus displayed in his life and in his...

Maundy Thursday

1 Apr 2021 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
As we continue our journey toward the cross with Jesus, we spend time in this service reflecting on the depth of love Jesus shows on the night of his...


28 Mar 2021 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
As we enter Holy Week, today's scripture passage is Mark 11:1-11 -the story of Jesus entry into...

Broken Promises

21 Mar 2021 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
We make lots of promises in life, but not all promises are kept. Today's scripture lesson leads us insights on how we might find healing when promises are...

Broken Relationships

14 Mar 2021 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
Isaiah 61:1-2 is the Old Testament passage that Jesus read as he inaugurated his public ministry and it reminds us that Jesus wants to heal our broken...

Broken Dreams

28 Feb 2021 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
A story from the Apostle Paul's life, recoded in Acts 16:6-10, helps us understand how we can allow God to heal the hurt of broken dreams and replace them with...

All Things Made New

21 Feb 2021 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
The Apostle Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that God can make beautiful things out of the broken pieces of our lives and our...
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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