About Pastor Alston

A native of St. Stephen, SC, I was raised in the Allen Chapel AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church and became a member of the United Methodist Church in 1983.

I am the father of five children and married to Sandra Henegan Alston,  a Clinical Audiologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

 Special Scriptures:

“….Faith comes by hearing, and hearing through the word of God.” Romans 10:17

“But without Faith it is impossible to please him (God).” Hebrews 11:6-A

“But seek first the Kingdom of God and his Righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33

Pastor Alston’s Vision for Christ Church:

WS4C@C (Winning Souls for Christ at Christ)



Claflin University,1979 Orangeburg, SC. Degree: BA.  in Social Science and Political Science.

Gammon Theological Seminary, 1988 Atlanta, GA.  Degree: MDiv. Christian Education.

Spirit of Truth Institute  Degree: D.Min. Christian Education II

Prior Pastoral Placements:
North Orangeburg UMC, Orangeburg, SC 1989 – 2002
New Vision UMC, Cincinnati, OH 2002 – 2011
Christ United Methodist Church, Columbus, OH 2011 – present

Other Achievements:

  • Author of "Driven by Faith" published in 2002.
  • Elected delegate for the 2000 & 2012  General Conferences.
  • Board of Directors member of the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of UMC.
Pastor Alston greeting people after worship.

Pastor Alston greeting people after worship.