Our Mission

Wesley United Methodist Church is a community of faith that lives out the mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our growing and ongoing vision is to be a visible spiritual center, active in the community through social, educational, and service ministries, while witnessing to the Way of Jesus Christ.
The congregation welcomes guests with radical hospitality; and is inclusive of all persons from every walk of life. The Wesley UMC family enjoys time together to fellowship, and takes seriously the meaning of discipleship and worship as a community experience. Through fellowship, discipleship, and worship, we also are continuously in mission to the local community and in the world.

We invite you to come experience the love of Christ in the Wesley Family when we gather in large and small groups… traditional and contemporary settings…during worship for discussion over a cup of coffee. Come as you are. Be received as you are. Journey with us as we grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ and proclaim Christ to the world!

What We Believe

The people of The United Methodist Church are part of the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States. Our worldwide connection includes approximately 12.8 million members.
The United Methodist Church was formed when the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged in 1968. But we trace our heritage back to the movement begun in 1729 in England by John and Charles Wesley. Find out more about our history.


Our Ministry Leaders

The Reverend Stephen Gaither, Pastor

Bio coming soon.

Kerry Seiler, Church Administrator

As Administrative Assistant for Wesley UMC since July, 2015, Kerry welcomes church members and visitors and provides administrative support services for the Wesley staff and church family. Kerry is originally from Hudson, Ohio, is married and has two children.

Contact Kerry Seiler at wesleyhartsville@gmail.com or (843) 332-1196

Jeffery Tadlock, Director of Program Ministraties

Jeffery began as the Director of Program Ministries at Wesley in February of 2013. Before coming to Wesley he served as youth director at Trinity UMC in Darlington and youth director at Highland Park UMC in Florence. Jeffery helps to oversee and facilitate all the ministries of Wesley. He has passion for youth and enjoys working closely with the middle and high school student ministry. Jeffery is a graduate of Coker College with a B.A. in early childhood and elementary education. He also has his M.Ed. from Liberty University in School Administration and Supervision. In addition to working on the staff at Wesley, Jeffery works at Hartsville Middle School, where he teaches 6th grade science and social studies. Jeffery serves on the Darlington County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Board and on the Coker College Alumni Board. Jeffery is heavily involved in Make-A-Wish and spends a lot of time helping to grant wishes for children in South Carolina. He has 2 nieces, Rylee and Kendal, as well as one nephew, Brason.

If you are interested in any of our ministries at Wesley please contact Jeffery at jeffery.tadlock@gmail.com or (843) 332-1196.

Dr. James Beaumier, Director of Music

Dr. James Beaumier has been at Wesley since 1989. He directs the Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir and Women’s Ensemble. He has music degrees from University of Washington (BA/BME), Western Washington University (Masters) and University of Southern California (DMA). He is Department Chair, Director of Choirs and the annual Musical Director at Hartsville High School where he has been since 2001. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and an International Baccalaureate Teacher at Hartsville High School. He also taught at Coker College from 1989 to 2004 achieving the rank of Associate Professor. Dr. Beaumier also conducts the Hartsville Civic Chorale, a local community choir that annually performs major choral works with an orchestra.

Dennis Schaeffer, Organist

Dennis Schaeffer is our wonderful organist and sings in the Chancel Choir at Wesley. He and his wife, Cynthia, hail from New Jersey, where he is a former postmaster.  Not only is he a musician he’s a wonderful singer…as is his lovely wife!

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I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me