Rev. Steve Keck attended the University of South Carolina Upstate graduating in 2005 with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Psychology and Sociology. He received his Masters of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in 2008.
Prior to his appointment to Broad Street UMC in 2016, Steve served the Gray Court/Trinity United Methodist Charge in Gray Court from June 2001 to November 2002, Green Pond United Methodist Church in Gray Court from November 2002 until June 2010 and the Johnston/Harmony United Methodist Charge in Johnston from June 2010 until June 2016.
Steve was ordained an Elder in the South Carolina Conference in 2010. During his ministry, Steve has been blessed to serve with Salkehatchie Summer Service, worked countless home sites with
Project WARM and served in mission work in the Honduras.
Steve is very active with the Clinton Rotary Club and is on the board for Laurens County Family Promise.
Steve is married to Laura, who works part-time at the Laurens County Board of Voter Registration and Elections. Steve and Laura have 3 sons. Paul and his wife, Allison, along with their beautiful daughters, Savannah and Abigail, live in Taylors. Andrew serves in the US Navy as a Logistics Specialist and is stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. Phillip works and lives in Webster, Texas.
In his spare time Steve enjoys time with his granddaughters, gardening, woodworking, golf and the Gamecocks.
Reverend Steven Keck, Pastor
Jeramy P. Oropeza is a 2007 graduate of Erskine College with a B.A. in Music with an emphasis in Sacred Music and Voice, and a 2010 graduate of Erskine Theological Seminary with a Masters of Church Music degree with emphasis in Choral Conducting and Voice. He has served as a music intern in the Soli Deo Gloria Program at First Presbyterian Church, Greenwood, S.C. and as Interim Director of Music at Newberry A.R.P. in Newberry S.C. A native of Newberry, S.C., Jeramy is an active baritone soloist in the Upstate and sings with Vocal Arts of Newberry. When not making music, he is an active actor, director, designer, and board member with the Newberry Community Players at the historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Newberry. He enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Jeramy P. Oropeza, Director of Music & Worship Arts
ReThink Fellowship Coordinator
Ruth McDaniel, Organist & Pianist
Jo Shouse, Nursery