WHO WE ARE
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.
Erik has been Aldersgate’s pastor since 2014. A graduate of Duke Divinity School, Erik is in his first appointment at Aldersgate. His passions in ministry include discipleship and missions. Erik is from Easley, South Carolina.
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.
Youth Ministry Director
John is a graduate from the College of Charleston and will begin Duke Divinity in the Fall of 2022 to pursue a Masters of Divinity. He loves being involved with such a dynamic group of youth in such an active church community. John lives with his awesome wife, Hannah, and their three cats: Gulliver, Huckleberry, and Bilbo.
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.
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, SC and lives in North Charleston with her husband and grandson.
Sara Story & Ramiro Allende
Sara and Ramiro met in 2009 and we’re 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. They now reside in Summerville where Ramiro teaches piano and Sara makes quilts..
Contemporary Worship Leader
Jackson is passionate about contemporary worship and is enjoys leading both the praise band and the congregation closer to the Lord. He is always excited to welcome new talent into the band and would love to hear from you if music is your passion. Jackson is a native of Charleston, SC.
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.
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.
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 granchildren. She has started courses in the Criminal Justice field through the University of Pheonix. Stephanie grew up in Grand Rapids, MI with her family.
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
We exist for the Glory of God
and the Good of the City
Traditional Worship 9:00AM
Contemporary Worship 11:00M
Sunday School 10:10AM