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2020 SCLMM Directory



Our Mission

Mission Statement: We will make disciples of men that have a deep and meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. We do this by financial support of the Lutheran mission churches in South Carolina along with the Master Builders Bible Program, One Year to Live Retreats, Building Men Through Christ Seminars, and Men In Action young men events.

Vision Statement

For every man to have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ through an effective men's ministry in every congregation.

Our Objectives are:

  • To provide financial support for the development of mission congregations in the SC Synod

  • To provide opportunities to make disciples of men by sponsoring gatherings, local congregational unit meetings, conferencemeetings and Bible Studies

  • To support Lutheran Men in Mission by the giving of time, talents, and money to support a strong church-wide men's ministry.

The officers elected for 2020 during the 77th Annual Convention - February 22nd 2020

   Jimmy Smith - President
   Jerry Strother -Vice President 
   Philippe Cote -                                                 Promotional Secretary 

   Gerrie Gresham Cote - Secretary

   Joe Fulmer - Treasurer 
   Ken Heckel - Executive Director
   Robert Epting - Past President 
   The Rev. Gina Metze -
                               Pastoral Advisor 

Lutheran Men in Mission Song

The Lutheran Men in Mission Song (Verses two and three)

Pastor Hagerty and Mr. Dan Sandel of St. Thomas took part in the Heheran Men in Mission at artland Conference quarterly meeting of the LutSilverstreet Lutheran Church this evening. Here is our closing song:Ralph Hill Randy Derrick Ronald Redd

Posted by St. Thomas Lutheran Church (ELCA) - Chapin, SC on Thursday, February 18, 2016

SCLMM Minutes

The Pee Dee Indian Project

We are helping the Pee Dee Tribe build a multipurpose building on 14 acres that was donated to the tribe. The building will be used as a free medical, an occasional shelter for the homeless, a place for children to come for tutoring and play in a safe environment and a nice building to use for meetings and gatherings. There will be a small area set aside as a museum of their heritage.

This past year a lot of emphasis was placed on the Pee Dee Indian Project. You gave generously last year, and that was greatly appreciated. We now have a total of 43,954.35 year end balance for 2019. This project has been approved by and has the blessings of the SC Synod Council and Bishop Yoos. Our initial goal was $50,000 to help the Pee Dee Tribe with this project. If the first goal is realized quickly, we might try for $100,000. All money received for this cause will go toward the project.

Chief Peter Parr and the entire tribe are very excited about what we are doing. One of the Chief's statements about our efforts this year was, "You just can't out do God."

If possible it would be nice for each church to send one check from their total collections for this. Individual check will of course be welcomed.

Checks should be made out to


Please mail checks to:

       c/o Johnny Merck
   529 McNealy Street
   Prosperity, SC 29127

This is one of those times when we can work together for the benefit of others and give assistance and kindness where it is needed. Please help and support this worthwhile project.

Your Brother In Christ,

Johnny Merck, Director Special Events
South Carolina Lutheran Men In Mission

Amen! For Lutheran Men.

78th Annual SCLMM Convention

February 20, 2021

Be Strong & Courageous

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
1715 Bull St.
Columbia, SC

12:30 Registration begins
1-2:30 Convention
2:30 Guest Speaker: Keith Smith

In The Gap Motivational LLC Co-Founder, Keith Smith will be the keynote speaker.
This once third generational police officer turned criminal/ inmate will share how his face to face meeting with God in prison changed his life forever and turned his pitfalls into purpose.

TBD Mission checks to be distributed
4:00 Church Service

Proposed Changes to Constitution

Attending via virtual/zoom: sclmm-convention-virtual-tickets-134604675207

Attending in Person: sclmm-convention-tickets-134458337507

Contact: Philippe Cote’


Past President's Dinner
Friday February 19
at Old Mill Brewpub in Lexington has been

More info to come ...