Every Sunday, St. Andrew’s members gather for 9 worship services held in three different locations – Mount Pleasant, Charleston, and North Charleston. Our original church is in Mt Pleasant and it continues to serve as the resource center for all of our campuses. We’re not interested in building larger worship centers but instead we’re focused on reproducing churches that reach and serve their own community and then, in turn, plant new churches.
Every location that is a part of St. Andrew’s carries the same DNA. Worship styles, whether traditional or contemporary, are similar. We ask all of our members to first commit or belong to their local congregation. We also ask them to be a part of a LifeGroup and to serve in one ministry within their congregation.
You can continue through our website by using the navigation links at the top of this page or by visiting the pages for each our campuses. A short description of and link to each campus is found below along with the name of the campus pastor.
Reaching the Community
The Rt. Rev’d Stephen D. Wood
Bishop, Diocese of the Carolinas
Rector, St. Andrew’s
Founded in 1854 as a chapel of ease, St. Andrew’s has been part of a multi-campus church since her founding. This is the main campus for St. Andrew’s and is the location of all of our offices and support staff. The church is located in the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant and has two places of worship on the same property. The Ministry Center which faces Venning Street and the Historic Church facing Whilden Street. There are six services here on Sundays ranging from an early morning quiet, contemplative traditional service to services full of families with children with music with guitar, keyboards, and drums. Many of the resources and classes available to all campuses are in Mt. Pleasant.
Learn more about the church in Mt. Pleasant.
City Church (Charleston)
St. Andrew’s City Church members are reaching the City of Charleston with the Gospel through their ministry to Charleston’s homeless community, by moving in to some of the most impoverished areas of the city and serving their neighbors, and through partnerships initiated by the city police department. City Church is unique in that it meets in the Music Farm, a local bar and live music venue.
Learn more about the church in Charleston.
Park Circle (North Charleston)
Campus Pastor: The Rev’d David Libbon
St. Andrew’s Park Circle has found their place by serving in North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary, the school in which they meet. About one-third of the congregation serves their community by mentoring children in the school. A few more mentor and volunteer in one of the local high schools.
Learn more about the church in Park Circle.
Leadership and Resources
St. Andrew’s is led by the Senior Pastor or Rector, Steve Wood. As the Senior Pastor, he leads the Mt Pleasant congregation and is assisted by designated campus pastors at each of the other three locations. Those campus pastors maintain their collegiality by sharing office space, administrative staff, and by occasionally preaching at each other’s churches.
The church staff, located in Mt Pleasant, is able to serve and resource all of our churches. This system eliminates the need for church plants to grow a staff. This also means that our campus pastors can dream big dreams for their congregations and communities. When they have an idea, they probably have a team member in Mt Pleasant who can point out problems and pitfalls and they have a colleague that can help them plan and execute their ideas. Because of their size, our church plants are able to quickly assess and meet needs within their congregation and communities.
St. Andrew’s is a part of the Anglican Church in North America and is well connected to Anglican churches and Archbishops from around the world.
Steve Wood was elected Bishop of the Diocese of the Carolinas in 2012. As the home church of the Bishop, St. Andrew’s also acts as a resource for all of the diocesan churches.
Through the Ridley Institute, our school of theology, the church has become an innovative leader in theological education for laypeople and seminarians and has made their lectures available worldwide by streaming classes on the web.