Our Mission

The South Carolina District exists to facilitate the making of Christlike disciples in the nations by developing missional pastors, strengthening existing churches, and starting new churches.


District Ministry Staff Team

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Rev. Samuel Flores | District Superintendent

Rev. Sam Flores was elected District Superintendent of the South Carolina District in July 2018. Prior to that he served as Assistant District Superintendent for the South Texas District, District Missionary (where he was responsible for the coordination of New Church Development and the Multicultural Ministries), and pastoral assignments in Austin Grace, Austin First, San Antonio Central, New Vision Community, and Houston Southwest. Sam was influential in the development of 70 new churches in South Texas.

Sam has also served as a Board of Trustees member of Southern Nazarene University and currently at Trevecca Nazarene University.

Sam also currently serves the denominational church as a New Church Task Force member, Director of Assessments for New Church Pastors, and has been a workshop presenter at the PALCON, Mid quadrennial conferences as well as General Assembly.

Sam and Candy have four daughters, a son in law, a granddaughter and two grandsons. They enjoy spending time with family and love to travel and go sightseeing.

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Ben Laplace | church planting director

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Gabriel Moreno | hispanic ministires director

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rachael Watts | Office Administrator

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Lanora williams | district treasurer

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Dennis Pinnell | Executive Assistant


District Advisory Board

MINISTERS | Mike Blankenship, Bill Harmon, Libby Newman, Brent Walker, Terry Weyman

LAYPERSONS | Mark Alison, Perry Hobgood, Angela LaPlace, Rebeca Michel, Gustavo Romero

District Ministry Leadership Team

District Secretary | Greg Pressley

NMI President (Nazarene Missions International) | LaNora Jensen

NYI President (Nazarene Youth International) | David Snodgrass

SDMI Chairman (Sunday School & Discipleship Ministries International) | Joshua Fite

Children’s Ministry Director | Pennye Duncan

Gunter Camp & Conference Center Manager | Alan Pullen

Carolina School of Ministries Director | Scott Crandall

Church Planting Director | Ben LaPlace

Hispanic Ministries Director | Gabriel Moreno

Chaplain Director | Glenn Sherman