Pastor Ben Gafford

Pastor:  Reverend Dr. Ben Michael Gafford

We Welcome you with

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Meet the Pastor


Dr. Gafford is a native of Texas who grew up on a cotton farm near Snyder halfway between Lubbock and Abilene in Northwest Texas.  After completing a degree in history and political science at McMurry University in Abilene, he attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.


In 1976, Ben completed his Master of Divinity Degree. He, then, began his pastoral ministry in The United Methodist Church, South Carolina Conference. In his senior year at Asbury, Ben married his wife, Dora, who was also pursuing a Master of Divinity Degree. Since then, they have served as a Clergy Couple in the South Carolina Conference. 


Ben and Dora have two married daughters, Reagan and Lindsey.  Reagan and James Cannon are the parents of Thomas Law and John Rogers. They live in Hartsville, SC. Lindsey is married to Andrew Cannon. They reside in Charleston, SC.

In 2006, Ben and Dora, both, earned their Doctorate Degree in Spiritual Formation from the Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend, Indiana. They are Certified Spiritual Directors and have led a number of spiritual formation groups.


Pastor Ben is an avid storyteller as well as a member of the National Storytellers Network.

205 S. Rosemary Avenue 
Andrews, SC 29510

Tele; 843 264-5217
Fax: 843 264-9647
Email: Office - Debbie James
Pastor:  Reverend Dr. Ben Michael Gafford

In an Emergency contact Pastor Ben Direct:  843 616 4400


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