8:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
This service is held in Harbor Hall and begins with music led by our Praise Team. Instruments such as keyboard, clarinet, guitar and flute are used in the service. This service is casual in style and PowerPoint slides are used to display songs and scripture.
11 a.m. Traditional Worship
A traditional worship service is held in the sanctuary, with our Chancel Choir presenting an anthem each week. Piano and organ are used as accompaniments for the Choir and congregational singing. The message is the same as the
8:30 a.m. service.
Pastor Leatha Brown feels honored to serve as an ordained United Methodist Elder in the UMC. A native of Denmark, SC, she is the daughter of Deacon Nathaniel and Ruth Williams (both deceased). She is married to her husband of 29 years, Mark, who supports her quest to serve God and God’s people. They have one son, Mitchell , and they reside in Columbia, SC.
Pastor Brown was recently appointed to serve as Senior Pastor for the Windsor United Methodist Church in Columbia, SC. Her primary mission is always to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of this world. Aligning with her mission, she serves as a liaison with the local schools, civic organizations and her church to make inspirational and integral connections.
Before her appointment to Windsor UMC, Pastor Brown served as Pastor of Trinity UMC in Bennettsville, SC and as Director of the Bennettsville-Cheraw Cooperative Ministry (BCACM), which included 10 churches. She has also served as Associate Pastor of Francis Burns UMC and Senior Pastor of Bluff Road UMC, both in Columbia, SC, and Senior Pastor of the Rowesville Parish in Orangeburg, SC.
Under her leadership and with God’s grace, she was instrumental in leading one former church in a major renovation and another with the full payment of the church mortgage and the ensuing note burning.
Reverend Brown formed several auxiliary ministries geared to the needs of the church such as group Bible studies, prayer group, outreach, marriage ministry, singles ministry, healthcare, and praise dance.
Pastor Brown has served on several community boards and advisory committees including the District Board for Christian Education, Board for Pension and Insurance, Board of Health and Welfare, Belin Board of Trustees, District Board for Religion and Race, Board of Methodist Oaks, District Board for Ordained Ministry and the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. She also served as adjunct professor at Claflin University.
A graduate of Voorhees College, Denmark, SC, Pastor Brown received her Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
One of her crowning experiences transpired when she had the privilege of visiting the Holy Land and was enlightened as she toured Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Mount Zion, Nazareth, Galilee and Jericho. She said, “This experience has given me a new perspective of the gospels as I continue to seek guidance and direction from the Holy Spirit.”