Wesley United Methodist Church - Columbia, SC       

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Rev. Tiffany Knowlin


Tiffany Knowlin is the daughter of Marvin and Diane Knowlin. She was reared in Marion, SC and attended public schools there.


Tiffany double majored in chemistry and religion at Columbia College and received her B.S. in chemistry. She continued her education at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, where she obtained her M.Div., and later received her master of urban policy studies from The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. During her studies at GA State she simultaneously worked for United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, aiding individuals and groups going on mission trips.


While she was a student at Columbia College, she worked as executive director of Clubhouse, an after school program for underserved children in the Eau Claire community of Columbia and later served as a chaplain at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, ministering to patients and their families. Tiffany has also served as an adjunct professor at Columbia College, teaching “The African American Religious Experience” to undergraduate students


Rev. Knowlin's first pastoral appointment was as pastor of College Place United Methodist Church in Columbia. She was the first African American and the first female to serve this historic congregation. She received her second appointment in June 2015 and is currently serving as pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church, 1725 Gervais Street in Columbia, South Carolina. 

 Tiffany continues to give back to her community and church, as a member of the Eau Claire Rotary Club, a member of the Midlands Habitat for Humanity Board, and a member of the SCUMC Board of ordained ministry. 


 She frequently travels to preach the transforming gospel of Jesus Christ to both youth and adults.