st. luke's church

Our Church. . . . 

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is a part of the United Methodist denomination. More specifically. it is a member church (one of 789 churches) of the North Carolina Annual Conference of the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church. 

The local St. Luke’s UMC was established in the 60’s as the old Glencoe Methodist Church needed a new location and revitalization. From its new founding in the 1960’s until early 2000’s the church surged and then declined. In 2008, with an influx of approximately 60 new faithful members, God breathed the breath of life once again into

St. Luke’s. While many of its members have gone on to their heavenly reward, there has also been an addition of several new individuals, families, and a few younger families. The church is a vitally important Christian witness and home to new believers in the community in which it is planted. This church is strong in its emphasis on local and foreign missions, meaningful worship, great music, children, senior citizens, and fellowship. 

For believers who are looking for a warm, family oriented, Bible believing congregation where the Word of God is preached and practiced, St. Luke’s may be the place for which you are looking. 



Rev. Tommy Privette

 Tommy was born and raised in the state of South Carolina. He attended Clemson University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Religion Major from former Coker College (now University) in Hartsville, South Carolina. He later attended Duke University and received his License to Preach from there in 1974. In 1980 Tommy received his Master of Divinity, graduate degree from Southeastern Seminary, Wake Forest, NC. He began preaching at age 19, appointed to the Pleasant Grove – Mt. Olivet charge in Cheraw, SC.  In June of 1977 Tommy was ordained in the United Methodist Church at the level of Deacon and then in 1980 he was ordained at the church’s highest level of Elder.

Tommy came to St. Luke’s in the summer of 2004 as a retired status, part-time pastor. He and wife Alma have enjoyed the ministry with this loving and vital congregation.