MEET OUR STAFF:
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 nineteen year old son, Gage who is a sophomore 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 24 years.
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.
Greene Street UMC
1106 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29201