Pastor Telley Lynnette Gadson Telley Lynnette Gadson, the only daughter of the Honorable Herbert Gadson and Missionary Linda Dingle Gadson, was born on February 28, 1974.
...Telley is a fall 1995 graduate of the University of South Carolina, where she was named to the Dean's List of the College of Liberal Arts.She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Religious Studies.In the spring of 1999, Telley graduated from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia with a Master of Divinity degree and Certification in Black Church Studies. Reverend Gadson currently serves as Pastor of Saint Mark United Methodist Church in Sumter, South Carolina.She is a member of the African American Clergywomen's Caucus of the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and the Bishop Joseph B. Bethea Memorial Scholarship Selection Committee.She is also a member of the NAACP, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; and numerous academic organizations.
With sensitivity and a warm smile as her
hallmarks, Reverend Telley Lynnette Gadson
leads by example and believes that everyone has a place in the building of God's kingdom.A powerful preacher, a tenacious teacher, and a compassionate counselor, Reverend Gadson models her life after the African-American spiritual: "If I can help somebody as I travel along the way, then my living shall not be in vain".