Meet Our Staff

David Day, Senior Pastor

My wife Annie and I came to Aldersgate in June of 2016 and have been sharing pastoral ministry together in the United Methodist Church since 1986. We have three grown children, four beloved grandchildren and Bella, our mixed Dachshund.  In addition to spending time with family, I enjoy golfing, hunting, fishing and most everything outdoors.  However, I am most passionate about making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Contact info:  (803) 775-1602 Ext. 101

Marcus Johnston, Associate Pastor

I spent most of my childhood in Bamberg, S.C. and moved to Sumter in 1993. I can’t thank God enough for my wife Rachel, my son Corey, and my daughter Maggie. After being married in 2003, my wife and I visited Aldersgate, the church she had been in her entire life. We soon found a home where we were loved and cared for, and it also became a place of preparation where God would eventually call us into the ministry. As we continue this journey God has set before us, and with His word as our foundation, my hope is that we might become a church family rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Contact info: (803) 775-1602 Ext. 110

Lynn Boan, Program Director

I am married to Mike, my high school sweetheart. We moved to Sumter from Columbia in 1986. We have two grown children, one wonderful grandchild, and one spoiled fur baby. Our family joined Aldersgate in 1999 after a neighbor invited us to attend. I have been the church Program Director here at Aldersgate since August of 2003 and feel very blessed to be a part of such a loving church family. I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the beach, cooking, and going to auctions and yard sales.

Contact info: (803) 775-1602 Ext. 103

Jon Brooks, Student Ministries Director

I am originally from Fredericksburg, VA and I attended James Madison University, where I also worked on staff with Cru for three years post-graduation before coming to Sumter. I began working as the Student Ministries Director at Aldersgate in October 2017. I am passionate about seeing the next generation reached for Christ and helping students change the world through spreading the gospel! In my free time, I also enjoy running, writing, reading, any competitive game, and a good Netflix series.

Contact info: (803) 775-1602 Ext. 104

Pam King, Director of Children

I grew up all over thanks to the Air Force, even though I was actually born at Shawfield.  My husband, Brent and I have lived in South Carolina since 1990. We have three grown children, Courtney, Allyson and Tyler. I have been the Children’s Coordinator here at Aldersgate UMC from 1997-2000, 2003-2005 and since June 2014.  Children’s ministry is a passion of mine and with God’s help the possibilities are endless.

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Denise Lynch, Director of Music

I am the Director of Music at Aldersgate. Please contact the church office if you are interested in serving in music ministry at the church!

Patricia McCormick, Administrative Assistant

I am married to Rev. Stephen McCormick and we live in the Concord Community of Sumter since the summer of 2016.  I have been working as a church administrative assistant for 31 years and hope to continue for many more.  We have two daughters, who are both happily married, and live in the upstate of S.C. We have 8 grandchildren (4 belong to our late son).

Contact info:  (803) 775-1602