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Alpha is a global non-denominational ministry which runs in 169 countries and has had over 29 million participants. Generally experienced over 11 weeks, Alpha provides a teaching followed by interactive small group discussions. Guests explore such questions as “Why does God allow pain and suffering?”,”Does God heal today?” and “Why and how should I share my faith?”

Alpha South Carolina/Christian Ministries of the Carolinas is a 501(C)3 organization based out of Mount Pleasant, SC and runs financially independent from Alpha USA and Alpha International. We raise funds from individuals, foundations and churches in order to introduce, train and coach churches, prisons, campuses and workplaces in South Carolina to utilize and successfully run the Alpha Course. 


Our vision is for everyone in South Carolina to hear the Gospel and experience the love of Jesus Christ (not just to take Alpha!)


Introduce, train and coach churches, prisons, campuses and workplaces in South Carolina to utilize and successfully run the Alpha Course.


Partner in prayer, service, and giving. Together, with the Lord’s help, we can expand the reach of Alpha and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the communities of South Carolina.

margaret cotton

Margaret Cotton is the Director of Christian Ministries of the Carolinas, which is the provider of Alpha in South Carolina.  Prior to her work with Alpha starting in 2009, she had 30 years’ experience in the training and media fields. Margaret’s primary role is to introduce, train and coach churches, prisons, campuses and organizations who want to run the Alpha Course.  Taking Alpha at her church was a transforming time for Margaret and after participating in Alpha, she became actively involved as a volunteer leader, which then eventually evolved into this full time position. 

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