Aldersgate is a United Methodist Church located in North Charleston, South Carolina. We are a church committed to historic Christianity as practiced in the Wesleyan tradition.

​Our focus in ministry is simple: to be disciples who make disciples. We do this through our weekly worship services, our relational and locally focused missions, and through study of God’s word in our classes and small groups.

We believe that God has called us to be disciples who follow after Him, who are constantly being transformed, and who become fishers of men. We invite you to join us as we are becoming disciples who make disciples.


Mike Wood

Mike Wood


Pastor Mike Wood was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and has lived in West Ashley since he married his wife Susan. He has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy from the University of Richmond and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from The Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Birmingham.  He also holds a Master of Theological Studies from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. Pastor Mike and Susan have a passion for mission work, and service to the poor, marginalized, and at risk elderly.
Sara Story & Ramiro Allende

Sara Story & Ramiro Allende

Co-Music Directors

Sara and Ramiro met in 2009 and were married in 2012. They have been performing professionally since their teenage years, and they are thrilled to have the opportunity to glorify God’s name through music here at Aldersgate! Sara was born in Michigan, raised in Indiana and got her vocal degree in Ohio; Ramiro was born and raised in Argentina.

Hannah Poole

Hannah Poole

Youth Ministry Director

Hannah Poole has been an active member of Aldersgate for many years. She graduated from Charleston Southern University in 2017 with a degree in Student Ministries. She is excited to help Youth in their spiritual journey. She lives in North Charleston with her husband, John, and their three cats.

Aaron Todd

Aaron Todd

Tech Team Director

Aaron is a graduate of Texas A& M University, but is quickly learning that SC is a far superior state in every way.  He is passionate about using his tech skills for advancing the ministry of the church.  Aaron and his new wife, Kristi, live in Hanahan, South Carolina. 
Lori Silvis

Lori Silvis

Children's Ministry Director

Lori taught elementary children in our public schools for 30 years and is now helping our Aldersgate children to grow in Christ. As our children director Lori not only oversees our children’s ministry, but also provides oversight for Play Maker Day Camp. Lori grew up in Hanahan and now lives in Hanahan with her family.
Zach Dietz

Zach Dietz

Ministerial Intern

Zach is our ministerial intern and assists in worship leadership in both our traditional and contemporary worship services, helps lead our children in the Wednesday Night Connection, and is a counselor at Play Maker Day Camp.  Zach is a student at Charleston Southern University and will be studying at Asbury Seminary in the Fall.
Stephanie Zartman

Stephanie Zartman


Stephanie loves to feed the world and feels this is where God has called her to do His work. She loves to read and spend time with her grandchildren. She has started courses in the Criminal Justice field through the University of Phoenix. Stephanie grew up in Grand Rapids, MI with her family.

Ruby Hannah

Ruby Hannah

Financial Secretary

Ruby is from Camden, SC where she graduated from high school in 1961. She was in banking for 50 years where she retired as a Credit Analyst.
She loves her Lord and serves Him in any way she can.

Robin Speights

Robin Speights

Nursery & Custodian

Robin has a passion for children. She loves reading with them, caring for them, teaching them about God, and watching them grow. Robin is from Charleston and lives in North Charleston with her husband and grandson.


Aldersgate United Methodist Church was founded in March of 1946. Originally a small church start in the living room of several local families, Aldersgate eventually gained more members, land, and grew in service and mission to it’s neighborhood. Today Aldersgate is a vital congregation celebrating 75 years of ministry as she looks forward to continued service to God and His Kingdom.
During the first year of Aldersgate, in 1946, the church met outside for open air worship.  Allegedly during this first season it never rained on a Sunday morning.  
After the close of World War II Aldersgate purchased a decommissioned Army Base Chapel. It took three days to move the wooden chapel three miles down what was then a dirt road; nowadays we call it Remount Road.


1444 Remount Road
North Charleston, SC 29406


Phone: 843.744.0283
Fax: 843.744.0288

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Sunday Morning

Traditional Worship 9:00AM

Contemporary Worship 11:00M

Sunday School 10:10AM