Our Pastor

Doing God’s Work in Bluffton

Our Pastor

Joseph Aubrey (Joey) McDonald was born and raised in Dillon County, SC.  He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of South Carolina and his Master of Divinity Degree from Erskine Theological Seminary.  He was ordained as a Full Elder in the United Methodist Church in 1998.

As of 2017, Pastor Joey is serving his 23rd year in pulpit ministry.  Prior to coming to Bluffton, Joey served three charges: St. Matthew Circuit, Cambridge and the Barnwell/Siloam Charge. All of these charges are members of the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Method Church.

Pastor Joey and his bride Mickaylla were married on July 13th, 2010. Mickaylla, a former speech language pathologist is presently a stay at home mom.  Together, they have five boys: Mark – 21; James – 18; Josh and Zac – 19; and Mathew – 15.

According to Pastor Joey, “The last seven years here at Bluffton have been ones of change and growth.  Not only has the church grown, but we have grown together as a family and in the Lord.  The church has been a source of generosity, love, prayers, and blessing.  Looking back, we cannot imagine having been anywhere else!”

Contact information for Rev. Joey is at the bottom of all pages on this website.