Rev. David Surrett

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It is a joy to serve as pastor of Central United Methodist Church since June 2016.  This is an active and engaged congregation seeking to serve Christ and our Newberry community from the center of the beautiful downtown area.  Everyone is most welcome here!

                My wife, Donna teaches Special Education with very young children in the Newberry County School District.  We have three grown children and one wonderful grandson.  Named for my loving Dad, our grandson, Forest, is the special center of our extended family!

                I enjoy all aspects of ordained ministry including preaching, planning and leading sacred worship, personal/pastoral visitation with individuals in need, the administration and guidance of the everyday life of Central Church and some Annual Conference and District duties. 

If not involved in church activities, then you will probably find me involved with volunteer work for the Boy Scouts of America.  Working in the garden is also an enjoyable hobby for me.  Both Donna and I appreciate our two new kittens.

Central Church has a strong ministry menu including Stephen Ministry to persons desiring individual care relationships with a well-qualified person, an engaging music program of contemporary, traditional and children’s groups, a number of study options in the scriptures and contemporary life, ways to reach out to the Newberry community providing food, housing renewal and other means of support.

If I may provide assistance, information or other guidance, then please feel free to contact me at the church office at 803-276-3903, extension 1001 or via e-mail at  I am also active on Face Book, Instagram and Twitter.  Let’s get together soon and share friendship and the love of Christ Jesus!

  January 2018  
Upcoming Events


Central UMW hosts District Training
Central UMW hosts Greenwood District Training for United Methodist


United Methodist Men Meeting
8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
The United Methodist Men will meet on Sunday, January 21, at 8 am in Henry Hall. All men are invited to attend.
Blood Pressure Checks
10:00 AM
in the Education Building


Work Area on Worship
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Worship Work Area Lent/Easter Planning




Wednesday Morning Bible Study
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY. Everyone is invited to join the group which meets each Wednesday at 10:30 am in the library. We are continu-ing our Advent Study entitled “Faith, through the eyes of Joseph” by Adam Hamilton. This week’s session is “Whose Child Is This”; Leader: Audrey Henry.
New Ventures Planning Lunch
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
NEW VENTURES (our ministry for those over 50) would like for you to join us on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 12 noon for a light lunch in Henry Hall. This fellowship will be a planning session for 2018; so please bring any information and ideas on activities/events we may attend. Sign up in your SS class or by calling the church office (803) 276-3903, Hannah Davis at (803) 271-6736 or Frances Berry (803) 924-4762. Sign up deadline is 12 noon, January 21.
Chancel Choir
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Meets in the choir room. All are welcome!
Bible Search