Meet the Team

Pastor Manning
Pastor & First Lady Manning

Reverend eric s. c. manning

Pastor

I am married to Andretta M. Manning and the proud father of Ashley and Eric II.
I am thankful for God giving me the opportunity to serve in His vineyard and the Mother Emanuel AMEC Community.  I serve God and His children with a grateful heart.  “Gratitude says to faith, ‘Keep trusting your Father for more grace; I know He will supply.’  Gratitude does help motivate the radical obedience of love, but it does so indirectly through the service of faith in future grace.” “A person of faith, grounded in a life of prayer and study is self-aware in seeing the larger picture, proclaiming hope, leading courageously, and setting healthy boundaries”. Love for humanity must be at the center of our relationships, there must be a period of listening to one another, and if the situation requires it, a season of repentance.  We also must be willing to meet one another on the basis of our collective humanity.  We must work on building relationships and understanding that there is more that unites us than divides us.  If we cannot learn to love each other now, I do not believe that we will inherit eternal life. We must continue to turn away from the darkness of sin and embrace the light and love of Christ.  
Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard. At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining. Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes (1 John 2:7-11).
Reverend W.C. Ervin III

Reverend w.c. Ervin III

Ministerial Staff Member

W.C. Ervin III began his ministry as the Adult Sunday School teacher at Mt. Lebanon AMEC in Andrews SC in 1967 while in the 10th grade. While serving at Ft. Ord CA, was appointed as Sunday School Superintendent at Community Missionary Baptist Church, Pacific Grove CA, 1975-1978. Began preaching career at St. Paul AMEC, Dallas TX, 1980. Became a pastor and presiding elder. Serve on the AMEC General Board 2004-2008, member of the Compilation Committee for the 2008 AMEC Doctrine and Discipline. Retired December 31, 2016. Ministry interest are preaching, teaching Bible studies and presenting workshops.
Dr. Wayne Singleton

dr. wayne singleton

Minister of Music

Dr. Wayne M. Singleton is a native of Charleston, South Carolina, and is married to Dr. Myra Haney-Singleton of Summerville, South Carolina.  
In addition to serving as minister of music at Mother Emanuel AME Church, Dr. Singleton’s other obligations include serving as the treasurer for the International Music and Christian Arts Ministry of the AME church, Minister of Music for the Mt. Pleasant District of the AME Church, member of the Mt. Pleasant District Board of Christian Education.  He also is the organist for the East Cooper Interdenominational Mass Choir, and choir director for the Medical University of South Carolina Gospel Choir.  Dr. Singleton is an adjunct faculty of Liberty University School of Music.
Dr. Singleton has a passion for working with smaller congregations that need musical guidance and has presented music workshops throughout the tri-county area.
Dr. Singleton earned a Doctor of Worship Studies and Master of Arts degree in Music and Worship from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia. He also holds an MBA degree from Strayer University, B.S. degree from Voorhees College, and an Associate Degree from Trident Technical College.
Dr. Singleton’s music ministry is based on Galatians 6:9, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Brothers willi glee and lee bennett

Office of Church Historian & Tours

Bro. Willi Glee
Bro. Lee Bennett
The Office of the Church Historian is responsible for archiving and maintaining the church’s documents, media, and artifacts. In 2003, the Reverend William Smith Jr. approved the use of the second floor of a church-owned building to catalog and preserve all of the historical information of the church that could be located. The History and Archives Committee consisting of Frances T. Mack, Marvin Stewart, Marlena Davis, Monique Washington, and Willi Glee sorted and cataloged the information. The committee, along with George Pettigrew, painted the space, and the Reverend Stephen Singleton approved the cost to install the new carpeting. The committee purchased and installed picture rails to hang pictures. They also bought and hung new drapes to cover the windows to diffuse any possible damage to the collection that may be caused direct sunlight.
Today the historians manage tourism at the church. The primary presenters are Lee Bennett Jr. and Willi Glee. They provide historical lectures to groups upon request. During the Covid-19 Pandemic, the church closed, and the church suspended tours.
If you desire to more information about about the history of the church or to schedule a tour, please contact us using the contact button below.