About Rev. Stewart,M Div.

Rev. Marvis  Levern Stewart

Proverbs 3: 5-6

        Reverend Marvin Stewart was born on April 8, 1966 to the late Matthew and Minnie Dyson Stewart in Sumter, SC. He is the fourth of five children.


       Reverend Stewart attended Elementary and High school in Sumter, SC graduating from Sumter High School class of 1984. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Allen University, Columbia, SC. graduating as salutatorian  of his class on May  2013.  He completed his Master of Divinity from Hood Theological Seminary, May 2016. He has also completed on year residency at Palmetto Health Baptist Columbia, SC. and completed  a total of four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) 2015- 2016.


        A life long member of Orangehill African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wedefield, SC. Reverend Stewart accepted his calling into the ministry on October 14, 2012. He was licensed on January 4, 2013 by Presiding Elder James R. Glover and ordained as an Itinerate  Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church by Bishop Samuel Lawrence Green, Sr. on September 10, 2016 in the 139 session of the Columbia Annual Conference. 

     Reverend Stewart is currently pastor of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Sumter, SC and he is employed with Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospice Sumter, SC as a Staff Chaplain. His passion is preaching and teaching God's Holy Word and providing spiritual care and emotional support for those who are in need. He is also active with South Carolina Department of Correctional Institution and devotes time with Turberville Correction Institution Prison Ministry, Turberville, SC.

      Reverend Stewart continues an active role in the community as a member of the Concerned Clergy of Sumter, SC. He enjoys having his his voice heard in Sumter and Columbia areas. He is also a member of Gable Gate Masonic Lodge #78 in Sardinia, SC. He is is a devout Christian and is faithful and diligent to his call. His ministry is undergirded and supported on God's Holy Word from Matthew 25:35. " I was hungry and you gave me food.. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was alone and away from home and you invited me into your house. I was without clothes and you gave me something to wear. I was sick and you cared for me. I was in prison and you visited me.