Leadership Team

Pastor Blake and Alexa Smarr

Rev. Blake Smarr is beginning his first year as the pastor of Trinity UMC. This is Pastor Blake’s 4th year of pastoral ministry. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Electrical Engineering Technology. After serving in the Baltimore-Washington Conference as a student pastor for three years, Pastor Blake and his wife, Alexa, are happy to return to North Carolina. Both he and Alexa are from Gastonia, North Carolina originally. Pastor Blake is passionate about finding the way in which God is interacting with our lives. He finds joy in traveling, in sports, running, and spending time with his dog, May.

Birthplace and Day: August 7, Greenville, SC

Fun Facts:

Favorite Candy: Sour Patch Kids/White Chocolate Reese’s

Favorite Movie (s): The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Favorite Scripture Passage: John 16:33

Gary Mclean – organist
Mark Mclean – pianist / Jim Coffey – guitar