Pastor Thomas Smith

Raised as a PK (a preacher’s kid), Thomas grew up in different places in Georgia, as his father served United Methodist congregations in and around the northern half of the state.


After graduating from Wofford College, Thomas lived in Greenville where he worked in sales while avoiding his call to the ministry.

After accepting "the call”, Thomas and his wife Ellen moved to Atlanta where he received a master of divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.


Thomas is an ordained elder in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and is blessed to serve the First United Methodist Church on the Isle of Palms.


"As a minister, it is my desire to be an instrument of God’s grace. God’s love changed and continues to change my life. As an individual Christian, my life’s goal is share that life changing love with others. As a pastor, my goal is to guide the local church to help others experience that same life changing love."


Find Thomas on Facebook, follow him on Twitter (@methodistme) and Instagram (@beachpastor) or email: pastorthomas@iopmethodist.com.