“Growing in the Gospel for Christ and community.”

What is our Vision for Shem Creek?

Our vision for Shem Creek Presbyterian Church is to be a community of faith “Growing in the Gospel for Christ and community.” This vision statement is rooted in the Apostle Peter’s final words to the early Christian church. Peter writes, “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen” (2 Peter 3:18). The Apostle Peter’s words instruct us to grow in the gospel of the grace of Jesus Christ for his eternal glory.

Consequently, our vision for Shem Creek Presbyterian Church is shaped by this significant verse from 2 Peter. As a result, the spiritual fabric of Shem Creek Presbyterian Church (SCPC) is woven together through a fusion of REFORMED WORSHIP , COMMUNAL DISCIPLESHIP , and GOSPEL MISSION . These three principles are biblical bedrock as we lay the theological and spiritual foundation for Shem Creek Presbyterian Church.


Charlie Phillips

Charlie Phillips

Charlie’s diverse gift-set, vibrant passion for the Gospel, and personal church experience provide valuable elements to Shem Creek Presbyterian Church. Having served faithfully as a student pastor and pastoral intern at three Presbyterian churches, Charlie’s experience and desire is to continue building community and discipling others in the faith in Jesus Christ through this church plant. His theological education at Reformed Theological Seminary has been integral in providing the theological and biblical foundation for these two aspects of the church.

Ben Carver

Ben Carver

After serving as a pastoral intern at Westminster Presbyterian Church and completing his Th.M. degree, Benjamin moved to Johns Island, South Carolina and accepted the position as Director of Discipleship at Johns Island Presbyterian Church. During his three years at this church, he was able to work with young families and be involved in every area of church ministry. Moreover, this position allowed him to develop his abilities as a preacher and Gospel mentor. More specifically, his three years opened his eyes to see there is an urgent need for Evangelical Presbyterian churches in the Lowcountry because mainline Protestant churches are not consistently and clearly communicating the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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