Rev. William F. Malambri III

Senior Pastor

Rev. Will Malambri grew up in Rock Hill, SC in the shadow of Winthrop University. While most of his family was involved, Will was increasingly involved with their church--St. Johns UMC. Various ministries, including choirs, youth group, Salkehatchie Summer Service, Chrysalis, and Disciple Bible Study, along with the encouragement of several persons, helped Will begin to discern a call to ordained ministry. In response to that developing call, he entered Wofford College in 1993. While there majoring in religion, Will was involved in various campus organizations, including the United Methodist and Presbyterian fellowships and service organizations. Will traveled internationally as the 1997 Presidential International Scholar. He also was fortunate to date fellow Terrier Sally McIntyre, who would become his wife in 1999.

After graduating from Wofford in 1998, Will entered the Divinity School at Duke University. The classes and internships both served to confirm that God was calling Will into ordained ministry. Finishing Duke with a Master's of Divinity in 2001, Will began serving in the South Carolina Annual Conference at Central UMC in Florence. While in Florence, Will was ordained (2004), co-edited (with Rev. Michael Turner) A Peculiar Prophet: William H. Willimon and the Art of Preaching (Abingdon Press, 2004), Sally completed a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, and their children, Mac and Annagray, were born and baptized.

In 2009, Will was appointed to St. James UMC, Spartanburg and the Malambris enjoyed three wonderful years there. In June of 2012 the Malambris returned to Florence, as Will assumed the role of Senior Pastor at Central.

Will serves on the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, the District Committee on Ordained Ministry, and the Wofford College Board of Trustees.  He is also on the Steering Committee for Help4Kids and the city of Florence's Faith-Based Partnership.

Will invites you to contact him by e-mail, phone, or by stopping by the church office.


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