Meet Pastor Sharon


Pastor Sharon Gearing grew up in Greensburg, P.A.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Oklahoma and a Master Of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Pastor Sharon is a fourth generation pastor and a second generation Presbyterian pastor.

Pastor Sharon has been in ministry for 26 years which has included serving as a hospital chaplain in Florida.  She was a pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Galeton, Pennsylvania for 10 years.  Pastor Sharon then went on to pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Arlington, Texas for 11 years. She has been our Pastor since 2017 and we could not be more thrilled to have her shepherding our flock.

After high school she traveled the country with a Christian repertory theater company performing at churches, schools, and military bases.  She is the mother of three grown sons who live in Texas and Oklahoma .  Sharon is now living in South Charleston with her beautiful black dog Picasso, her faithful companion.

Director of Informational Services
                   Becky Smith
Becky Smith began working for First Presby of South Charleston in 1991. She is who keeps the wheels going around in our church.  Becky is from St. Albans and now lives in South Charleston with her husband Dave. Her son David lives with his daughters Emily and Natalie. Her daughter Jan lives with her husband Brian, with daughters Ellie and Carly. They all live in South Charleston.  Becky graduated from St. Albans High school and WVSU. She enjoys reading, cooking,walking, and spending time with her family.

30 Years of Service

 March 31st 2021

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Mary Ellen Logsdon
Director of Music

Mary Ellen is a native of Charleston, WV and a graduate of Marshall University.

She has both a BA in Music Education and an MFA in Vocal Performance.

She is currently and Elementary Music Teacher in Kanawha County.

Mary Ellen has worked in some way, shape, or form with the music programs at

many different churches in the state for the past 40 years. She considers serving the Lord through music both and honor and privilege.

She has also been active with various theater groups in WV and has either been on stage

or in the pit.

Cleaning Products
Charles Yancy
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Day Care and Church Custodian