Meet The Agape Table
The Agape Table exists to create healing for queer people of faith and their friends in South Carolina. This healing takes place through cohorts, film screenings, and curated dialogue sessions that teach people the history of LGBTQ+ rights in South Carolina.
What We Do For Them
We met The Agape Table’s founder, Dylan Gunnels at a Q Christian Fellowship conference. He was discerning how he could help LGBTQ and people of faith bridge differences in his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina.
He participated in Launchpad’s very first cohort in 2017 where he was able to dream about his vision with the support of others. He later became our first Launching Partner through monthly coaching, which keeps Dylan and The Agape Table team on track to reach their goals.
What They Do For Us
Dylan has connected Launchpad with pastors and other faith leaders throughout the South. He serves as an example of someone who can build ministry across the divide, building bridges through creating unique spaces at the intersection of history, culture and relationship.
What They Do for the World
The unique work of The Agape Table has Dylan and his community poised to be a leading voice of advocacy and change for the LGBTQ+ community. In a region of the country where so many pieces of hate legislation are emerging, they serve as an example of a non-church community that can bring education and healing to a world that needs it.