Our mission is to joyfully and without hesitation celebrate and embrace God's love through worship, fellowship, service and sacrifice.
The Rev. Alan Leonard has been pastor of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Boiling Springs, South Carolina since December, 2005. He has served the diocese as Dean of the Piedmont Convocation, member of the Bishop’s Task Force on the Blessing of Same Sex Unions, and President of the Ecclesiastical Disciplinary Board.Alan was the 1st Alternate Deputy to the 2015 General Convention and a Deputy to the 2018 General Convention.He served on the diocesan Cursillo Council. He also serves as chaplain for Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9539.Alan is on the advisory boards of Harvest Family Ministries, a nonprofit that assists people in need in the Boiling Springs area and Rose Crest Retirement Community.Prior to moving here, Alan was a U.S. Army Chaplain serving posts in the United States, Germany and Iraq.He received his seminary education at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California.He is married to the former Brenda Heidhoff-Killen; they have one son, Tim, and one daughter Raquel.
Fr. Rickenbaker is a native of South Carolina and a Cum Laude graduate of the University of South Carolina and the Episcopal Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia.
From 1983-1984 He served as Assistant to the Rector at St. Christopher's, Spartanburg.
From 1984-1998 he served as Founding Vicar and then Rector of St. Margaret's.
From 1998-2013 Fr. Tom was Rector of the oldest church in North Carolina, St. Paul's Edenton.
By 2014 Fr. Tom retired back to Spartanburg.
He is married to his wife Cindy who is an Elementary School Counselor. They have three adult children Cal, Thomas & James. Fr. Tom was recently named Rector Emeritus of St. Margaret's.