Sunday Service at The Sanctuary Chapel
We invite you to join us for non-denominational services in the serene setting of The Sanctuary Chapel every Sunday at 10:30am. Led by a rotating group of local pastors, each weekly service will have a duration of approximately 40 – 50 minutes, and free self-parking is available in The Sanctuary guest parking lot.
Offerings will be accepted during service, with all proceeds donated to a charity of the resort’s choosing.
|November 5th||Rev. Luciano Soto, Jr. & Gabriela Soto|
|November 12th||Rev. DeMett E. Jenkins, MDiv|
|November 19th||Rev. Rich Robinson|
|November 26th||Dr. John G. Panagiotou|
|December 3rd||Rev. Luciano Soto, Jr. & Gabriela Soto|
|December 10th||Rev. DeMett E. Jenkins, MDiv|
|December 17th||Rev. Rich Robinson|
|December 24th||Rev. Luciano Soto, Jr. & Gabriela Soto|
|December 25thspecial Christmas Day service||Dr. John G. Panagiotou|
|December 31st||Dr. John G. Panagiotou|
Meet the Pastors
Rev. DeMett E. Jenkins, MDiv
Rev. DeMett E. Jenkins was born in Chateauroux, France to Ret. Major Abraham B. Jenkins and Georgetta Jenkins, and is the granddaughter of the late Esau Jenkins, a civil rights activist from Johns Island, SC. She holds a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from South Carolina State University and a Master’s of Divinity degree from Virginia Union University Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology with a focus on Pastoral Care and Counseling. For 12 years, Rev. Jenkins worked as a social worker for United Family Services’ Shelter for Battered Women. She volunteers her time with Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy organization that responds to crisis situations with the Charleston and North Charleston Police Departments. DeMett has a love for outreach development and community involvement, and is currently the Director of Education and Engagement for Faith-Based Communities at the International African American Museum.
Rev. Rich Robinson
Rev. Rich Robinson serves as the Senior Chaplain and Executive Director of the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, where he ministers with a team of crisis and community chaplains to approximately 50 first responder agencies in the Tri-County region. Rich is an ordained priest in the Lindisfarne Community and has served previously as a United Methodist Church pastor, and a Charleston City police officer.
Dr. John G. Panagiotou
Dr. John G. Panagiotou is a theologian and scholar who has deep experience in pastoral ministry as an Orthodox Christian presbyter, denominational administrator, teacher at the university and seminary levels, preacher, and businessman in a career, which has spanned nearly three decades. His research interest and teaching focus on the study of the early centuries of Christianity and on Christian stewardship. Dr. Panagiotou is also a professor of New Testament, Biblical Greek, and Patristics at Cummins Memorial Theological Seminary where he serves as Liaison Officer to the Seminary President, Faculty Chair, and Vice-President. He is also a Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Wheeling University and at Erskine Theological Seminary.
Rev. Luciano Soto, Jr. & Gabriela Soto
Rev. Luciano Soto, Jr., born in the Bronx, NY, to parents Rev. Luciano and Hilda Soto, Puerto Rico natives who migrated to the US in 1950. He became the Worship Leader in the church for over 10 years. In 2005, he married Gabriela Pérez Soto and they started the first Hispanic church in the town of Stratford, CT. In 2013 Rev. Soto and his family relocated to North Charleston, SC to become the Senior Pastor of the thriving Spanish church “El Lugar de Su Gloria, UPCI”. Being an ordained licensed minister with the United Pentecostal Church International, he joined the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy in 2014. He has also been serving as a Spanish liaison for the Dignity Project in collaboration with the Summerville Police Department. Gabriela Soto, native of Venezuela, singer, studied music theory, piano & trumpet. In 2019, she was nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards in the category of Best Spanish Christian Album of the Year.