Last updated on December 4th, 2022 at 06:16 pm

Welcome to the website of Church of the Palms United Methodist!

I am Pete Berntson, and am honored to be the appointed pastor to this great community of faith. I am so glad you are visiting us online.

I tell everyone that the church building of Church of the Palms is located at 1425 North Okatie Highway (Highway 170) in Okatie, SC, just 3 miles up highway 170 from Highway 278 – but that the “church” is all around the area.

Members and friends of Church of the Palms come from the many nearby islands and inland areas to gather as a faith community.  We are also blessed each week with many guests and friends who are in the area visiting and choosing to worship with us.

Church of the Palms is a wonderful and loving community of faith, which makes the love of Jesus known through Spirit-filled worship, acts of compassion and justice, and a desire to deepen our relationships with God, one another, and those we are called to serve.

As a community of faith, we are ever thankful that God is always doing a new thing in our midst, and leads new visitors, friends, and members to this church, so that we, together by God’s grace, can transform the world. Just as you have visited our website, come visit us for worship (Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.), small group study, or fellowship. We’d love to meet you!

If we can be of help in any way in regard to our church, don’t hesitate to ask. Simply email me at or call me at 843-694-7447.

You may also contact our church secretary at or 843-379-1888 between 9-3 Monday through Thursday.

May God continue to bless you, even now as you are reading these words.

Grace and peace,
Pastor Pete +

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