I am Pastor Sam Harnish. I began my ministry here at Park in June of 2014. I am a graduate of the Methodist Theological School in Ohio and served churches on the Southside of Columbus and Newark Ohio before coming here to Hamilton. My wife Melanie and I have three children and just welcomed our fifth grandchild in June. This is a good place to be.
We are all on a spiritual journey, and we are all in different places on our spiritual journeys. If you are looking for a place to explore and grow your faith in a nonjudgmental atmosphere, come and see what draws people to Park Avenue United Methodist Church and what keeps them coming back. We have traditional worship Sunday mornings at 9 and contemporary worship at 11, with Sunday School and fellowship in between. We strive to grow in the grace and knowledge and love of Jesus Christ, and to share that love both inside of the church and with others outside of the church.
Come join us as we live out our mission of serving God through teaching His Word, nurturing families, and reflecting God’s love in our community.
Dave Edwards Music Director/Worship Leader Bio
Dave has been our Music Director and Worship Leader since May of 2009. Dave oversees our Music Ministries programs and leads our praise team named "ONE". The name comes from their role of "Serving an Audience of ONE!" The praise team leads the 11:00 am Sunday Contemporary Service. While Dave understands that worship is more than musical expression, it is that as well, he also believes that music can provide a significant encounter with God. Music helps us enter in to God’s presence. On any given Sunday during Our Contemporary Service you may hear him tell everyone to worship freely and let the Spirit move during worship. Style isn't important, only that our worship is sincere, heartfelt and intimate. Dave is married to his beautiful wife Kathy. He loves his children and grandchildren. His favorite hobbies include music of course, boating, golf and riding his Harley. He feels blessed to serve the Lord with his team of talented musicians every week.