Welcome our new pastor!

Beginning June 27, 2018, Bishop L. Jonathan Holston has appointed Rev. Ken Timmerman as the senior pastor of Lexington United Methodist Church. Welcome, Rev. Timmerman! The following is a little about him.


I was born in Graniteville, SC and have been a South Carolinian all my life. I am a graduate of USC and am an avid Gamecock fan. My seminary work was done at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia as I worked as a youth director at Grace UMC in North Augusta. I have served appointments in Greeleyville-Lane, Bellinger Chapel-Brunson, Gramling UMC, First UMC in Myrtle Beach as the associate for five years and then as the Senior Pastor for eleven years, sandwiched in between was a four-year appointment at St. Mark in Greenwood. I have been serving First UMC in Cheraw since 2016. Married to Sara Dee and have one son, Cooper.

I enjoy college sports, golf, reading, and have a great love for the church. My home church, St John UMC, is on the historic register in South Carolina. I have served for thirty-five years and still enjoy getting up everyday to serve God through the church. My grandfather taught me that every day above ground is a good day. I bring enthusiasm and a positive spirit to all I do. Negative thoughts are never good things so I do my best not to have them. Whatever is in the past is something we can do nothing about except learn so I do not believe on dwelling on nor in the past. I like to always move forward. Of every church I serve I have asked the questions: What are we good at? What are we not so good at? What are our hopes and dreams? What can the Lord do to help us be a stronger church?                                                                                                       Ken Timmerman

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