ABOUT ALDERSGATE

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.

STAFF

Erik Grayson

Erik Grayson

Pastor

Erik has been Aldersgate’s pastor since 2014. A recent 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.​  

Michael Pfaehler

Michael Pfaehler

Director of Young Adult Ministries

Michael is the leader of our young adult ministry and produces our live weekly worship services.  He is a recent graduate of Charleston Southern University and is currently enrolled in their MBA program.  He is from Hanahan, South Carolina. 

John Poole

John Poole

Youth Director

John is a recent graduate from the College of Charleston where he majored in Secondary Education and English while minoring in Creative Writing and Psychology. He is excited to be involved with such a dynamic group of youth in such an active church community. John grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina. 

Lori Silvis

Lori Silvis

Children's Director

Lori taught elementary children in our public schools for 30 years and is now helping our Aldersgate children to grow in Christ. Lori grew up in Hanahan and now lives in Hanahan with her family.

Robin Speights

Robin Speights

Nursery & Custodian

Robin has a passion for children. She loves reading with them and 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.

Lisa Buttrum

Lisa Buttrum

Music Director

Lisa has had a great love for music since childhood, and is excited to share her passion for praise and worship at Aldersgate. In addition to music, she loves to encourage others in prayer and faith building. She loves spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.  

Stephanie Zartman

Stephanie Zartman

Secretary

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.

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.

HISTORY

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 70 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, what we call today Remount Road.

Location

1444 Remount Road
North Charleston, SC 29406

Contact

Phone: 843.744.0283
Fax: 843.744.0288
EmailOffice@AldersgateRemount.org

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Sunday Morning Services

Worship 10:00 am
Sunday School 9:00 am

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