Reverend William R. Wright is a Port Huron native who has been a pastor of the United Methodist faith since 1980. Prior to being appointed in 2012 to First United Methodist Church of Port Huron, Bill served as minister at Sebewaing, Bad Axe, Birmingham and the Lake Linden-Painesdale Charge in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Highlights in his experience as a pastor have included a study tour of Christian churches in Korea, participating in a summer-long Ministerial Exchange in East Grinstead, England, and a pilgrimage of the Holy Land. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, near Lexington, Kentucky. Bill and his wife, Dayna, have two adult adult children, Andrew and Mikah. They are the grandparents of Ella, Eamon and Milo.
Bill’s hobbies include sailing, researching the family tree, and tending to the family pet, an Irish Wolfhound named “Niamh.”
Rev. Bill’s ancestors, of Scots and Irish extraction, arrived at Port Huron in 1842. Bill’s father was a superintendent of construction company who directed the building of many businesses within the City of Port Huron and throughout St. Clair County, including: Cargill (Diamond Crystal) Salt Company, Cawood Auto Company, Desmond Marine, Dunn Paper Company, Gilroy’s Hardware, Lakeshore Presbyterian Church, Northgate Ford and Port Huron Paper Company. Bill’s aim is similar to that of his father – building up – the body of Christ.
Pastor Bill Wright invites you to experience First United Methodist Church of Port Huron. Sunday worship services are held at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The 9:30 a.m. worship service can be heard live over radio station WHLS AM 1450. Nursery care is provided during both worship services. Hearing devices are also available.
Our Mission Statement reads: We believe we serve a loving God by serving others. First United Methodist Church being a purpose driven church helps to accomplish this. We believe we are the body of Christ and that we should do all we can to grow spiritually through study, devotion and service. In all circumstances, we represent Christ to others and therefore should treat others as Christ would, with love and compassion.
If it is your desire to be loved and affirmed, to make a positive difference in the community by becoming involved in outreach ministries, and to grow in your faith by Christ-centered sermons, then visit First United Methodist Church. Consider making this body of Christ the group of people with whom you will regularly worship and serve the Lord.
The church is located at 828 Lapeer Avenue, Port Huron, Michigan. Ample off-street parking is available at the rear of the church.