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The Rev. Harry Kyle Gindhart Jr., came to Midland Park UMC in July of 2019. Pastor Harry transferred from the Marion District where he was ministering at Lake View and Nichols UMC. Rev. Gindhart studies involved Charleston Southern University where he received his BS Degree in 1973. Upon completion of CSU, Rev. Gindhart attended seminary at Candler where he received his Master of Divinity in 2006.
Rev. Gindhart is married to Marsha Gindhart. Marsha is a homemaker and currently holds no employment outside of the home. Rev. Gindhart and Marsha have three grown daughters who live outside of the home. They have been blessed with several grandchildren.
Prior to entering into the ministry, Rev. Gindhart’s professional career included ownership, management, and on-air positions in commercial broadcasting (TV and radio). Rev. Gindhart held a Residential Contractor’s License (SC), as well as an Unlimited General Contractor’s License (commercial). His last position prior to entering seminary was Senior Vice President of Dolphin Architects/Builders and President of Dolphin Building Systems (and Partner). Rev. Gindhart studied Architecture at Clemson University and obtained a BS degree in Accounting.
“I am committed to preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and teaching Scripture in small group settings. I am a sinner saved by the Grace of a loving and merciful God.” – The Rev. Harry Kyle Gindhart Jr.
Pastor Harry's Pulse Article: January and February 2020 (REPRINT)
The house looks bare; the tree has been unceremoniously deposited on the rubbish pile for pick up. The bubble lights, ornaments, and garland stored for another Christmas to come. The Christmas Goose has been reduced to a carcass; the figgy pudding a distant memory. Sugar cookies devoured and that last piece of sweet potato pie has caused me to let out another notch on my belt. The only thing that remains from Christmas is the American Express invoice. The time spent with family was precious; the best present of all. Yes, we have successfully celebrated the birth of our Lord Jesus. Chalk up another year; now what? God says in Isaiah 65:17 “Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.” That’s the good news for the new year. God pushes the reset button; we get another chance. The slate is wiped clean; a new beginning for one and all. How will you take advantage of this new opportunity for a fresh start. An old African proverb states: the best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago; the next best time is today. God wants to partner with us to accomplish great things. After all, everything is possible with God. Open your hearts, open your minds to the possibilities. We can do much good in our community and in the world; we need only trust that God is with us each step of the way. I hope 2020 will bring much joy and prosperity to each of you; but think how much richer our lives will be if we can truly become the people God calls us to be. A new year; new ways to make a difference. Let’s allow God to use us in miraculous ways! Oh, and Happy New Year!—Pastor Harry