About Our Staff


Pastor: Reverend David Anderson

David Anderson is a native of Bath, South Carolina.  He is married to Maria and they reside in Columbia.  They have a daughter Emily who is married lives in Camden, SC. He is the proud “Pop Pop” to his two grand daughters, Rachel and Lilly. David is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and Erskine Seminary.  He answered the call to ministry after a career as an administrator in South Carolina state government.  He currently serves in the South Carolina Conference Benefits Officer and administers the Clergy Benefits program.  Prior to his appointment to the Conference Office, he served the Orange Circuit in North, SC which consists of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, St. John’s United Methodist Church, and Trinity United Methodist Church.







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Church/Financial Secretary:  Detra Pennington

Detra Pennington is a native of Lexington, South Carolina.  She is married to her husband, Dennis and they reside in Lexington.  They have a eighteen year old son,  Gage who is a freshmen in college.  Her and her family are currently active at their church and their sons boy scout troop.  Detra has been with Greene Street as church/financial secretary  for 23 years.








Almond Ponge

Music Director:  Almond Ponge

Almond Ponge is a native of Manila, Philippines. Almond is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines, and Winthrop University. He is currently in the United States for further studies in piano performance. He has previously served in the Philippines as head pianist for Joy Fellowship, a youth group, and as the accompanist and assistant conductor for the Children’s and the Church and Chancel Choirs of St. Stephen’s Parish.

Almond started studying the piano under Patricia Lim. He has also studied with Perla Z. Suaco, Dr. Matthew Manwarren and Dr. Eugene Barban. He is currently pursuing his Certificate in Piano Performance from the University of South Carolina under the tutelage of Dr. Marina Lomazov.

Aside from piano, Almond has also studied conducting under Fidel G. Calalang, voice under Conrado Ong III, Thea Perez-Prosia, Naomi Sison, Antonio Hila, and Daniel Stein, and composition under Antonio P. Africa. He is currently a member of the USC Concert Choir.




Contact Us:

Greene Street UMC
1106 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-799-6268




1106 Greene Street Columbia, SC 29201 • (803) 799-6268

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