St. Mark’s UMC provides both an in-person and streaming service each Sunday Morning.  To attend the streaming service you can use either of the two streaming links below.
If you are a visitor to our virtual service, accidentally found our page or would just like to get to know more about St. Mark’s UMC in Charlotte please click on this link:
Shining Christ’s L.I.G.H.T. on paths that lead all people to abundant life in Clanton Park and Beyond.
Have you see this package recently, do you want to know what this is about?
St. Mark’s UMC has embarked on a transformation journey. The journey has led us to what we have discerned as God’s preferred future for St. Mark’s the vision: Shining Christ’s L.I.G.H.T. on paths that lead all people to abundant life in Clanton Park and Beyond. The L.I.G.H.T. particles of our discipleship path are:
  • L-Love
  • I-Inspire
  • G-Give
  • H-Help
  • T-Transform
Below are the initial 6 sermons touching on the overall vision and the five particles of L.I.G.H.T.

St. Mark’s YouTube Channel – See the six Sermon’s on the particles of L.I.G.H.T

Welcome to St. Marks United Methodist Church.  Nestled in the heart of Charlotte NC’s Clanton Park community, we are a church believing steadfastly in the belief that God has placed us in this place at this time to be a beacon of light in our fast-growing community.  
You are God’s workmanship, created in Christ to do good works! We’ll help you discover the life of high adventure when you surrender all to Jesus. 

Otto D. Harris, III

Senior Pastor

The Reverend Otto D. Harris III, Ph.D. understands and accepts his call to lead disciples in making disciples of Jesus Christ at the Saint Mark’s United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC. 

Pastor Harris is a devoted husband to Stephanie and loving father to three children – Otto IV, Alanah, and Gabriel. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity, Inc. He currently serves as one of the directors of the Western North Carolina Residency in Ordained Ministry (RIOM) process, on the Board of Managers for the Duke Divinity School Convocation and Pastors’ School, on the Metro District Committee on Ordained Ministry, on the Western North Carolina Annual Conference Worship Team, and on the Board of Directors for the General Board of Church and Society. He is a recipient of the Chief’s Award from the Greensboro Police Department and of the President’s Volunteer Service Award. 

Pastor Harris is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the North Carolina A&T State University, a Master of Divinity degree from the Hood Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Studies with a concentration in Cultural Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Hood Theological Seminary.

Pastor Harris is an ordained Elder in Full Connection to the Western North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Pastor Harris considers it a great privilege to be a servant in God’s kingdom and is comforted in knowing his, “…help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:2).

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Fernando Little
Minister of Music
Tiffany Little
Music Director
Brenda Egleston
Executive Assistant
Leah Steadman
Child Development Center- Director
Yolanda Mallory
Children’s Ministry
Lizzie Aaron 
Senior’s Council
Trenton Little
Young Adult
Samantha Fairley
Young Adult

Worship The Lord In Giving


Breeze is St Mark’s giving platform to make giving easier, consistent and more secure

We encourage you to use the link below or the image to left to access our online giving page and be a cheerful giver: 
You can also text to give using 704-228-2832 with an amount and you will receive further instructions. For Capital Campaign, add CC after the amount.

Serving & Getting Involved

Music Ministry
Musical? Good voice? Feeling called to be part of the worship team? Multiple dynamic choirs! 
Vocal groups:  Children’s Choir, iPraiz, 5th Sunday, Hymn Choir, Mass Choir, Male Chorus, Ensemble, and the Women’s Choir.
Sunday School
Participate in our bible studies for all age groups, Sunday’s at 8:45am.
Family Fellowship
Join us on Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm for a Family Meal followed by Bible Study
Child Care
We have a M-F 4-star child development center that natures 80+! Visit
Young Adult
An active young adult (21-45) group gathers for fun, fellowship, worship and support.
Youth Groups
Our youth groups meet monthly, lead services and form an awesome choir!
We are missioned based, serving our Charlotte community, and the World.Learn More
Bible Study
Wednesday Nights at 6:30pm is Bible Study night. In-depth teaching for the Bible Scholar.
Men’s Group UMM
Guys! We are standing with you. Get involved in our accountability group for purity!
United Methodist Women
Multiple circles formed to support one another, and the church whole.
Prison Ministry
Our prison ministry is establishing. Come be a part of this important ministry!
Liturgical Dance
Expressions of Praise, Angels of Grace, Devine Inspired and Rhema
Soup Kitchen 
Join our mid-day meal on Wednesday, come one, come all!  Be a part of a loving community!



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St. Mark’s United Methodist

917 Clanton Rd
Charlotte, NC 28217
Email: Phone: (704) 523-7483
St. Mark’s has vibrant Christian Education designed to deepen discipleship among the membership. There are study opportunities available on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays for different generation groups along with other small group Bible studies.