1118 Union Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201, United States

Who We Are

We are a Reconciling in Christ Congregation, and We Welcome and Affirm You!

At Reformation Lutheran Church, we believe in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and that through this we are given grace, access to God, and become part of the healing, restoring and life giving work that God is creating in people and in the world.

  • We celebrate Holy Communion, which is a meal that reminds us of Jesus' sacrifice and his healing work in the world. We also welcome the community of faith through baptism.
  • We recognize that God's Work in our lives and hearts is often a lifelong process rather than an instant decision. 
  • We invite everyone, regardless of their background and history to join us on a spiritual journey in following the way of Jesus Christ.

Reformation, a congregation of Christ's Church, welcomes and affirms everyone to join with us on a journey of faith. We are committed to providing worship programs, ministries and pastoral care to all, regardless of religious background, age, color, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status, ability, or national origin. 

Everyone is welcomed and affirmed in this place, where the love of God is the foundation of all that we say and do.

There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. -- Galatians 3:28

Church Staff

Tim Bupp, Pastor

Joshua Greer, Music Director

Mikita Showers, Church Administrator

Levy Boyd, Custodian

Church Council

Term ends 2020

 Maria Ashburn

Rhett Culclasure

Jesse Inman

Mike Watson

Pastor Tim Bupp, Ex-Officio

Term ends 2021

 Bradley Crain

Ginny Eiwen, President

Luis Guzman

Gary Parish, Secretary

Ken Custer, Treasurer

Term ends 2022

Kathy Anderson

Ian O’Briant

Jim Prater, Vice President

Julie Young

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Partners and Allies


The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 



Our Vision
A South Carolina where everyone is equal. 

Our Mission
To secure equal civil and human rights for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender South Carolinians and their families.



Openings is a supportive and welcoming network of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and straight allies coming from diverse spiritual traditions to open hearts, minds, and doors. 


Located in the heart of Columbia, the Harriet Hancock LGBT Center is the hub of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activity in the Midlands of South Carolina.

Our facility offers a variety of resources including a free lending library, meeting spaces for LGBT-supportive groups, and a directory of LGBT-friendly businesses, organizations, and counselors while also serving as the headquarters for the South Carolina Pride Movement. 


Columbia, SC Prime Timers is a not-for-profit, noncommercial and nonpartisan organization open to all gay and bisexual men 21 years of age and older, who subscribe to our purposes of socialization and fellowship, in a safe environment. .


PFLAG is the extended family of the LGBTQ community. We're made up of LGBTQ individuals, family members and allies. Because together, we're stronger. 

The Midlands Men's Chorus is a performance oriented group with the goal of providing the members and

 The Midlands Men's Chorus is a performance oriented group with the goal of providing the members and audiences with musically rewarding and enjoyable experiences.


Encouraging business development and education, The Guild offers members a venue to share stories, swap leads and create opportunities with other people who value their professional success within the community.



Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC) is a nonprofit organization providing skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, assisted living, and independent living options to seniors in North Carolina as well as foster care, adoption, veterans services, mental health services, refugee resettlement, disaster response, and residential care for people with disabilities in both North and South Carolina. 


 Reformation is proud to be South Carolina's first Reconiling in Christ church as certified by ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation which advocates for the full welcome, inclusion, and equity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their Church, congregations, and community.