Rev. Angela Halter Marshall
Pastor Angela Marshall joined the faith family of St. John’s United Methodist Church in June 2019.
Prior to being appointed as the pastor of St. John’s UMC, Angela received a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Columbia College, a Master’s degree in Christian Education from Pfeiffer University, and completed her seminary courses through Wesley Theological Seminary. Beginning in 1999, Angela taught special education while coaching basketball, softball, and volleyball, in addition to serving as the part-time Youth Director at Bethel UMC in Oswego, SC.
In 2001, Angela left the public-school classroom and Bethel UMC to accept her first full-time ministry position as the Director of Children and Youth Ministries at Platt Springs UMC in West Columbia. In 2006, she moved to Camden where she became the Minister of Christian Education at Lyttleton Street UMC, and in December of that year, she married the love of her life, Lee.
Angela and Lee worshipped and served with the people of Lyttleton Street UMC for 3 years until being appointed to Trinity UMC, Sumter in 2009 as the Associate Minister of Discipleship. While serving there for a total of 10 years, she was commissioned for ministry by the United Methodist Church in 2009 and ordained as a Deacon in the United Methodist Church in 2012.
As a Deacon in the UMC, Angela has lived out her call to ministry through Word, Service, Compassion, and Justice. This includes teaching and preaching the Word of God, serving in missions – both local and abroad, offering compassion to all in need, and seeking justice for the outcast and oppressed. In January of 2021, Angela requested a transfer of Orders as she seeks to be ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church. In her current appointment, she has been able to live out her call to ministry while also experiencing the joy, and the challenge, that comes with ordering the life of the church as well as the incredible responsibility of presiding over the sacraments of baptism and holy communion. As an Ordained Elder, she will continue to engage in all of these areas of ministry.
Angela and Lee have no children of their own, however, they have two fur babies: a dog named Zoë (who thinks she is a human); a cat named Lucy (who thinks she controls the humans); and they have some pretty amazing godchildren that make every day spent with them their favorite day!