We all need God’s love every day. At Shandon we strive to be a caring community to surround you with support and encouragement.
Pastoral Assistance, Visitation
and Special Services
A Shandon pastor is available 24 hours a day to respond to needs or emergencies in the church family and community. The pastors visit in the home, at the hospital or in nursing homes on a regular and are available for counseling by appointment. If need to speak with a pastor, please contact the church at (803)256-8383. You can also submit your request online.
Touching the lives of hurting people through one-on-one, confidential support.
At different times and stages, life can be more challenging and we may need a little extra support – times of loneliness, depression, illness, grief and life transitions. At times like these, it is important to have someone who will be there and listen without judging. Lay caregivers, called Stephen Ministers, provide one-on-one, completely confidential caring for those who are hurting from some stressful event in their lives. They visit weekly, listen, pray and offer confidential Christian friendship and love. Stephen Ministers are trained in the national Stephen Ministry program and receive 50 hours of initial training and regularly participate in continuing education and supervision.
If you would like to be connected to a Stephen Minister, please contact Rev. Smoke Kanipe at (803) 722-1063 or click the button below and a member of our team will be in touch.
Rev. C. E. "Smoke" Kanipe
Senior Ministerskanipe@shandonumc.org(803) 722-1063
Rev. James Grubb
Minister Of Assimilation And Discipleshipjgrubb@shandonumc.org(803) 722-1045
Rev. Eddie Huss
Minister Of Music And Arts firstname.lastname@example.org(803) 722-1034