|The Rev. L. Howard Maltby
3rd Rector of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
Father Maltby began his ministry as Rector of St. Alban’s on March 1, 2002. He accepted this call in the Diocese of Upper South Carolina while serving as Rector of All Souls’ Church in Miami Beach, Florida (Diocese of Southeast Florida). Prior to serving at All Souls’ (August, 1994 - February 2002), he was Rector of St. John the Apostle Church in Belle Glade, Florida (August 1991 - August 1994). Before his first parish as Rector, Fr. Maltby was Assistant Rector of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Church in Pompano Beach (June 1987 - August 1991).
Outside of the responsibilities for ministry to parishioners, Fr. Maltby maintains a leadership role in the diocese. Presently he is the Chair of the Diocesan Resolutions Committee and a member of the Formation Faculty. He has served on the Bishop’s Interview and Discernment Committee, been Dean of the Midlands Convocation, and Alternate Deputy to General Convention.
Serving as Curate/Assistant Rector of St. Martin-in-the-Fields was Fr. Maltby’s first position upon completion of seminary. He was awarded the Master of Divinity degree from the General Theological Seminary in May 1987.
Before entering seminary, Mr. Maltby worked for Burdine’s Department Store in Miami, Jordan Marsh Department Store in Miami, as an agent for New York Life Insurance, a Sales Representative for Texas Instruments home computers, and as a trainer for Florida Office Technology.
Howard is a native of Miami, Florida, graduating from Miami Palmetto High School and Florida International University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree.
Director of Music
Charles Owings is a South Carolina native who graduated from Dorman High School and then from Furman University with a Bachelor of Music degree followed by a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina. He continued his organ studies while in Central Florida with Ken Stoops. He has also been in various workshops with world renown conductors, composers, and organists. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the Organ Historical Society (OHS), the Fellowship of United Methodist Musicians, Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM), and formally with the Spartanburg Symphony Chorus, the Greenville Chorale, and the Piedmont Men’s Chorus. He is known in Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina for his organ skills and choral direction.
Charles has two sons, Shane and Nick, and his hobbies include music, cooking, and gardening. He also is employed by Emitec USA as an Electrical and IT Engineer/Technician.
M. Jean Testruth
Margaret "Jean" Taylor Testruth is a native of Lexington. She attended school at Lexington Elementary and Lexington High School graduating in 1969. She has had the privilege of serving as the Parish Administrator of St. Alban's since January, 1993. She attends Pisgah Lutheran Church, sings in the Chancel Choir, and is president of her circle, the Seasoned Sisters.
Jean has been married to John B. Testruth, SFC (USA, Ret) for 42 years. During their marriage, Jean has been to Maryland and Kentucky with John and she accompanied him on two tours of Germany.
Jean and John have no living children. Jean and John are very active in the American Legion and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.