who are we?
The South Mountain Charge is a grouping of FOUR United Methodist Churches in Adams County, Pennsylvania, a delightful area north of Gettysburg. It is an area rich with history, and also rich with fruit orchards, corn fields, farmer's markets, and wildlife. Sitting just to the east of the Michaux State Forest, and within a stone's throw of the center point of the Appalachian Trail, this area is bursting with opportunities to experience God in all of creation.
Bendersville is a small church, Wenksville is the largest church, a very small Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, including Mt Tabor, a very, very small church with a Lay Speaker preaching every week, are faithful yet worshipful with truly welcoming hearts with a contagious joy. A singing worshipping community of believers. All the churches are praising God in worship!
about our pastors
Rev. Terry Brosius is pastor of Bendersville and Wenksville churches, and administrative pastor of Mt. Calvary. Mt Tabor is supplied a Lay Speaker each week. Terry and Caren have two grown children. Grace is a teacher for the Juniata Elm. school in Mifflintown. Scott will be finishing P.S.U. in May 2024 for Engineering.
Terry first came to know Jesus as his Savior while attending a Good News Bible Club in his neighborhood in Halifax where he grew up. He was 5 years old when he trusted in Jesus. Since that time, as he grew in his relationship with the Lord, attending David's Church in Millersburg, PA, Harvey Cedars Bible Conference in NJ as camper, staff, and where his family enjoys family vacationing. Called to Preach in 2004. Began preaching 2005. Ordained 2015 at Port Royal's Charge. Celebrating each appointment when it happens with many blessings. At South Mountain Charge since 2022. Now, October 31, 2023 includes Mt Tabor.
Bill Ingram is a Certified Lay Minister in the York District of the Susquehanna Annual Conference, and currently serves as lay pastor of Mt. Calvary church.
Bill accepted Christ and was baptized as a senior in high school. He graduated from Shippensburg State College with a teaching degree. He and his wife have been in Hanover since 1973, and have two daughters. Bill has a passion for teaching youth to grow in their personal relationship with Christ, both as Sunday school teacher and as youth leader. Has been the pastor at Mt Calvary since 2016.