Pastor Stephen Singleton, Senior Pastor & Founder, Worship Site - 3931-A Broad River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210 - Worship Time - 9:00 AM


chaplain. He has written for three different periodicals, namely: THE UPWITH HERALD, THE COASTAL TIMES and THE MUSTANG. He is still frequently called upon as a contributing columnist for local publications. His writing abilities are noteworthy and Pastor Singleton  is a published author of the book: A NEW OUTLOOK, Coming out of the Grieving Place: ISBN #: 978-1-4497-2877-9.

He brings over 25 years of pastoral experience to this ministry. He started out as a member of St. Mary AME Church in Charleston, and after seminary, served as the senior pastor of St. Stephen AME Church, on Johns Island from 1998-1992. After that, he served as senior pastor of Pine Grove AME Church in Columbia, SC from 1992 to 2006. From 2006 to 2010, he served as pastor of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. After feeling the urging by God's Spirit, Pastor Singleton, established Grace Heritage Ministries in Columbia, SC in October 2010, and has grown to approximately two hundred members.

In his spare time (which is rare) Pastor Singleton plays golf, and has golf trophies to show his passion and expertise for the game. He is somewhat of a sports enthusiast - always supporting his alma maters: The University of South Carolina and Southern Methodist University. He loves  inspirational music and breaks out in song during worship services quite frequently he loves to travel, and has aspirations to visit all the continents in the world. Blessed to have visited the country of Israel, Pastor Singleton brings a unique outlook on the Scriptures from that perspective.

Pastor Singleton combines his insight in the behavioral sciences and a gift for Biblical interpretation to the lessons and sermons he presents. He has a keen gift to work with behavioral matters which helps people with understanding their personal condition. For decades, his congregates have noted that he has a gift to speak directly to the hearers. He is featured motivational speaker and gives church seminars on "Healing from Grief", "Christian Stewardship" and presents a pictorial presentation on the Holy Land. He currently works as a clinical chaplain for the State of South Carolina. He is married to the former Luciel (Lucille) Singleton and they have two adult children: Matthew and Kayla.

   Pastor Singleton has twelve years of experience as a counselor, and four years of work as a clinical

Pastor Stephen Singleton is a native of Charleston County in South Carolina. After attending Allen University, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. While at the University of South Carolina, Pastor Singleton was a member of Student Christian Fellowship and served on their governing board. He also successfully pledged the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. where he served as chapter and state chaplain of the fraternity. During his college years, his reputation as a public speaker blossomed and was a featured speaker at the South Carolina legislature on the National Day of Prayer in 1982. Pastor Singleton later earned a Masters of Divinity degree at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas,TX. At SMU Pastor Singleton was elected president of the Black Seminarians and he earned two scholarships in the area of public service and community involvement.  

Pastor Stephen Singleton

Senior Minister