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Information Technology

Please feel free to use us as a resource in any of your technology needs, including but not limited to email setup and support, hardware/software recommendations, cloud-based services, web hosting services, etc…  The Information Technology department is here to help our churches, districts, agencies, and conference.


Jim Crews

Jim Crews, Director

Phone: (803) 786-9486 x332
Direct Line: (803) 735-8774

Russ McKissick

Russ McKissick, Assistant

Phone: (803) 786-9486 x262
Direct Line: (803) 735-8796

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Guide the conference in the use of Information Technology as an effective tool for equipping and connecting local churches
  • Authorized purchaser of computers, peripherals, and other technology needs for the conference
  • Conference Center and District Offices support for computers, peripherals, and other technology devices
  • Planning, design, implementation, and updating of database driven web applications
  • Management of all components of the Local Area Network (LAN) and webfacing servers
  • Data security and reliability
  • Maintenance of computers in the conference center, district offices and other satellite offices
  • Development and implementation of conference, district, and congregational specialists computer issue maintenance, issues and resolutions, manage tracking inventory database of hardware and software)
  • Help Desk for email connectivity
  • Additional support for all Information Technology solutions



Hardware/Software Discounts

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and TechSoup have partnered to ensure churches in our conference have access to the best technology options available at the most affordable cost. It is recommended that local churches go to, where most products donations are 85% off of retail, including Microsoft, Adobe desktop products and Anti-Virus software.  If you’re interested in signing up, please send an email to, and the Major Market team at TechSoup will be happy to create an account for your church.

Click here for discounts on select computer hardware and limited software titles,  This link connects to the Denominational Technology Shop.  Churches can purchase available hardware (computers/monitors/tablets/etc… and various software including Quicken, Corel, Media Shout, and Church Management software.  TECHSHOP will continue to research for changes and saving opportunities that will be beneficial to our churches; it is the goal to continue to provide local churches support of their needs. To send suggestions, please email or  Please continue to check back for the continuously growing partner list.
Verizon Discounts
Click here for discounts on Verizon Wireless,  This is limited to persons with a valid conference email address.  The Verizon Wireless account must be in your name and your conference email address must be associated with the Verizon account.

Remote Help
If you are instructed by the IT department, click your type of computer to download remote connection software. Windows computer OR Mac computer.

Church Software Options
ACS Technologies – Unified Church Ministry Solution
Breeze ChMS – For Small to Mid-Sized Churches
CCIS Church Management Software – Web and Windows Based Software
Church Groups HQ – Small Group Management Software
Church Management Solutions – Discipleship Happens Best in Community
ChurchOffice Solutions – Office Solution for Every Church
Church Windows Software – Church Management Software
CROSS – Church Related Online Software Systems
DiscipleConnect – Facilitating Ministry | Equipping Laity
Helpmate Technology Solutions – Helping Real People Do Real Ministry
Logos Management Software – Powering Your Ministry
RDS Advantage – Maximizing Ministry
Revelations Church Management – Information at Your Fingertips
Seraphim – Software That Amplifies You Ministry
Servant Keeper – Complete Church Management System
Shelby Systems – Putting Ministry First
Shepherd’s Staff – Complete Church Management
WebChurchConnect – Connect | Engage | Grow

PDF Help Files
Listed below are a few PDF files that can be downloaded or viewed that may be helpful in providing examples and guides for tasks related to Information Technology.

Charge Conference Training   |   Login to Email   |   Using TeamViewer   |   Email Forwarding   |   Setting Email Auto-Responder

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