Hometown pastor uses her gifts to follow her dreams

ANDERSON—On Saturday evening, Nov. 6, “Dinner For Seven: Serving Scott Free,” had its film premiere as a red-carpet event at Pendleton High School’s Auditorium to an audience of family and friends of Katie E. Webb.

Webb, known as “Pastor Katie!”, is a product of Bethel United Methodist Church on the Pendleton Charge, Anderson District, where her mother Katie R. Webb and sister, Mildred Webb, attend. She served as an UMC Licensed Local Pastor in the North Texas Conference, Dallas Metro District, from 2008-2018, before returning to South Carolina.

The film was written by her and is a modern day look at Isaiah 4:1, which says, “In that day seven women will take hold of one man and say, ‘We will eat our own food and provide our own clothes; only let us be called by your name. Take away our disgrace!’” (NIV).

The audience watched in anticipation of what would be the thoughts, acts and responses of seven ladies who presumed they had met the ideal man. Scott Free is a series of plots and episodes that explore these possibilities. The film’s inspiration is to show how seven spiritually mature, faith-filled, self-actualized women respond to their realized conflict and unrealized desire.

In addition to writing the script for the film, her brother, Benjamin F. Webb II, wrote, sang, mixed and produced the music for both the film and the CD. She provided the vocals and lyrics. As well, her dad’s great-grandson, Isaiah Smith, raps in the theme song.

And at the end of the film premiere, Webb announced the film has been picked up by Amazon TV and Apple TV, along with Firestick and Roku, to be streamed early next year. The original soundtrack is available for purchase, too.

The Pendleton Charge partnered with Webb to secure Pendleton High School as her debuted venue. Many local businesses sponsored her film’s premiere.

Webb earned her Master of Divinity from Duke University. She is a Certified Spiritual Director (SMU, Perkins School of Theology) and has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master of Science in human resources and development from Clemson University. She and her son, Brandon, now live in South Carolina. Her motto is from John Wesley, “The world is my parish,” and her vision statement is “sharing god’s love with humanity, partnering in forming deeper more intimate relationships with god, self and others”.

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