Note: This list is not exhaustive. For information on other local LGBTQ-friendly faith communities, check out the Faith Resources and Local Faith Communities lists on Openings SC’s website: (Check under the Resources tab.)

Community Church of the Midlands

Meetings are usually on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. Pastor: John Whatley

St. David’s Episcopal Church

Rector: Reverend William M. “Scotty” Brock

Ebenezer Lutheran Church

Senior Pastor: Reverend Paul Aebischer

Emmanuel Baptist Fellowship

Pastor: Reverend Judith L. Myers

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ

Pastor: Reverend Andy Sidden

  • 1020 Atlas Road
    Columbia, SC 29209

  • Phone: 803-695-9664 or 602-284-6156

  • Website:

The Grace Sunday School Class

Washington Street United Methodist Church


Jubilee! Circle United Church of Christ

Meetings at 11:30 am on Sundays, every first Sunday is Potluck. Pastor: Candace Chellew-Hodge

Kingdom Outreach Fellowship

  • 2115 Platt Springs Road, Suite D
    West Columbia, SC 29169

  • Phone: 803-386-9627

Methodist Student Network (Wesley Foundation)

Pastor: Reverend Tom Wall

Presbyterian Student Association (PCUSA) at UKirkSC

Pastor: Reverend John Cook

St. Martin’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church

Rector: Reverend Mitchell Smith; Associate Rector: Susan Prinz, PhD

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Interim Rector: Reverend Jill Zook-Jones; Deacon: Reverend Dianna L. Deaderick

Reformation Lutheran Church

Pastor: Tim Bupp


St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church

Rector: Reverend Henson


Gamecock Lutheran: Lutheran Campus Ministry at UofSC

Fellowship on Thursdays at 7 pm; Worship on Sunday at 6 pm; Reverend Michelle C. Fischer

Shandon Presbyterian Church

Pastor: John Cook

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia

Sunday Services at 11 am; Currently without a permanent minister