The Ability to Speak

29 May 2021 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
Acts 2 records what took place when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Disciples in Jerusalem on Pentecost and reminds us that because of the Holy Spirit's...

Knowing the Unknown God

23 May 2021 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
In Acts 17:22-31, Paul tells the people of Athens about the God they previously could only name as...

Lydia’s Legacy

16 May 2021 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
Acts 16 provides a glimpse into the life of a faith-filled mother inspiring us to faithfully live in ways that help others know...

Paradigm Shift

9 May 2021 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
Acts 11:1-18 encourages us to navigate through the paradigm shifts that we encounter in...

Crisis or Opportunity?

2 May 2021 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
In Acts 6:1-7 we read about a crisis that occurred as the Christian church was just getting started. The Apostles wisely looked at the crisis as an opportunity...

Barnabas Shows Us The Way

25 Apr 2021 0 Comment Pastor Becky Shirley
Acts 9:26-31 reminds us of the importance of having a friend and being a friend like...

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...
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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