Located on the site of the old Black Oak Church in the MacBeth community of Berkeley County (near Bonneau), Rehoboth Methodist formed as early as 1811 when members gathered in a brush arbor to worship. They later moved to a nearby campground, which was and remains a powerful tradition among Methodists, who, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, were served primarily by preachers who rode horseback through specific regions – a practice known as “riding circuit.”
Rehoboth’s congregation received a parcel of land in 1847 as a gift from local Episcopalians who were members of the Black Oak Church that once stood here. That church, built in 1808, was then dismantled and rebuilt nearby. Sadly, it was demolished when Santee Cooper constructed Lake Moultrie in 1914.
The existing Rehoboth sanctuary, shown here, dates to 1927. Fifty years later, in 1977, it was renovated. We are actively seeking more information on Rehoboth Methodist. If you can help, please fill in the form below. Thank you!
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