Faith & Race Program

Dr. Peter Wherry

St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church was honored to host renowned scholar, activist, author and artist, the Rev. Dr. Peter M. Wherry, at our Hilton Head Campus on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. for an engaging discussion on Faith & Race.

Rev. Dr. Julius S. Scott

The program was the inaugural Dr. Julius Scott Lecture Series event, named for St. Andrew Pastor Emeritus Dr. Julius Scott. St. Andrew plans to host more speakers on the issues of reconciliation and human understanding, the tenants of Dr. Scott’s life as he served as the executive director of the Martin Luther King Center and as the president of several outstanding universities, as well as in his many roles striving for peace and justice.

Rev. Dr. Julius Scott
Click here for a link to listen to the full program.

About Dr. Wherry:

Since January of 2007, Dr. Wherry has served as Sr. Pastor of the Mayfield Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC. In addition, through his work as founding moderator of the United Missionary Baptist Association, Dr. Wherry has provided leadership to 70 mostly Baptist churches in the Charlotte area representing a constituency of 40,000 persons.

He is a founding “foot-soldier” of the Forward Together Moral Movement which has stood for such social issues as voter rights and economic justice. Dr. Wherry has been a guest lecturer and featured preacher at several seminaries and has been an adjunct professor and doctoral advisor. He has preached coast to coast in the U.S. as well as internationally. In Virginia, Dr. Wherry served urban and rural churches, and was appointed to the State Board of Juvenile Justice and served as a counselor for the VA Department of Corrections, working with violent sex offenders.

His published works include a unique musical CD and devotional in collaboration with his wife, Dr. Wanda Wherry, entitled A Door of Hope: A Devotional with Sermons and Songs of Hope. He also partnered to produce The Forward Together Lectionary as a resource to assist preachers in the task of incorporating social justice into houses of faith. His latest book is Preaching Funerals in the Black Church: Bringing Perspective to Pain.

As an artist, Dr. Wherry has been a choir director, singer and actor in international and national touring productions of such Broadway shows as The Wiz and Ain’t Misbehavin’ and many other plays ranging from Shakespeare to more contemporary works. As a vocalist, he has appeared on recordings with opera legend Eileen Farrell among others.

The St. Andrew By-The-Sea Bridge Builders Committee is offering the Faith & Race program free to the public at the church’s Hilton Head Campus sanctuary located at 20 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head, SC 29928.

In addition to the Saturday program on Hilton Head, Dr. Wherry was the guest preacher at St. Andrew’s Bluffton Campus on Sunday, June 23. Click to visit the Bluffton Live Stream page for his two messages.

For more information, contact:
Sue Yearwood at
Donna Beavers at
or call the St. Andrew By-The-Sea Church Office at 843-785-4711

50th Anniversary

Click on the 1968 below to view our 50th anniversary video played on July 1, 2018.

Click here for a few photos of our 50th events.