Trinity United Methodist Charge
Saturday, July 24, 2021

Meet Our Pastor

Pastor Sam Haught 
Greetings in the Name Christ!
        I want to say that my family and I are excited to be pastoring the Trinity Charge.  Our prayer as we begin our journey with you is that you continue to live in Christ. The Apostle Paul says in Colossians 2: 6 “As you have received Christ, continue to live in Him”. The life of a Christian is just that, a journey, and as our journeys have merged let us indeed follow Christ.

       As a United Methodist I feel we must live out our mission statement, "To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”   In the scheme of things is not the Church to be a visible image of an invisible God?  Should we not help the poor, the lowly, the lonely, and the lame, to begin to walk closer to Christ as we help them to see and understand who God is?

       Grace and I both grew up in Wetzel county; Grace in the Hundred area and myself in the Pine Grove Area. We were married February 16, 1991 at Saint Paul UMC in Pine Grove. We have three daughters, Amy Showers (Darren) of Buffalo NY, Brenda Hatfield (Matt) of Philippi WV, and Samantha Haught of Philippi. We also have three grandchildren who are the apple of our eyes, Carter and Isabella Showers and Lilliana Hatfield. 

     We entered the ministry in 1998, and served the Lazear Chapel, Wick Charge until 2000.  We served the Rowlesburg Charge until 2004, served the Talcott Charge until 2012.  From 2012 until present we have served the Blue Sulphur Charge. I completed my Course of Study requirements at Duke University in Durham North Carolina. I have served on the Burlington Children's Home Board of Trustees for about ten years, and I have served on various district and conference committees.

     I fully believe that we must reach beyond the walls of our churches to grow. We need to care for those who are part of our congregations, yet we must have a deep engrained passion for the lost and dying of the world. Therefore we must learn new and innovative ways to reach beyond the walls of the local church. The Apostle Paul might commend us on the work being done here at Crim Memorial, Philippi, and Jerusalem United Methodist Churches. Yet he would certainly remind us of our call to make disciples.

    My family is indeed excited about ministry here on the Trinity Charge; we are blessed to be in ministry with the churches here and to call Philippi our home.

Pastor Sam