G. Lee Cole, Jr.

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G. Lee Cole, Jr.


Rev. G. Lee Cole, Jr. joined Pelzer United Methodist Church as Pastor in 2015.  Lee was born and raised in Williamston, and he has deep roots in the Williamston / Pelzer / West Pelzer community.  

In addition to leading Pelzer United Methodist Church, Lee works a "day job" as a local attorney.  While Lee was in law school, he began to feel God's call to ministry.  As he explored his call and finished his education, he volunteered in several churches and ministries across denominational lines.  Most recently, Lee served in a variety of leadership positions at Grace United Methodist Church in Williamston.  

Lee married the former Mary Frances Dassel in June 2015.  Mary Frances is originally from Spartanburg, and she is an attorney and Magistrate Judge. They reside in Williamston where they are involved in many community activities and organizations.  


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
University of South Carolina, 2009

Juris Doctor
University of South Carolina School of Law, 2011

Master of Ministry
Anderson University, 2012

South Carolina United Methodist School of Pastoral Ministry, 2015

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