Saint Peter’s Church began with two women praying for the Lord to raise up a community in north Mt Pleasant. They prayed for a church that would transform this growing area with the gospel of Jesus Christ. They contacted Bishop TJ Johnston, who was then leading a thriving church in Little Rock, Arkansas. TJ had deep roots in the Lowcountry and seemed to be a perfect fit for this church. After a season of prayer, TJ and his wife, Rees, moved back to the Lowcountry to start Saint Peter’s Church. An in-home prayer group grew to Wednesday night meetings at a local AME church. When the young church outgrew the space, they moved to Laurel Hill Elementary.
After three years at the school, Saint Peter’s purchased land on Porchers Bluff Road and built a beautiful worship space that opened on Christmas Eve 2009. From the beginning, the heart of Saint Peter’s has been about community, connection, and transformation in Christ. Though we’ve grown from the early days in a home, we’ve sought to maintain authentic community and connection. We trust that as people connect — first to Christ and then to one another — they would be transformed to look more like Him. And as people change, so will communities, cities, regions, and countries. That’s the heart of Saint Peter’s: Community. Connection. Transformation.