Ministry Team

Who We Are


Harry Smith


Pastor Harry and his wife Jennifer were appointed to Bath UMC in July of 2021. In 2020, Pastor Harry began to feel the call to ministry. Serving families during his career as a funeral director, prepared him for the transition into formal ministry. Pastor Harry has found great fulfillment in ministering to the people of Bath, NC and looks forward to what God is going to do in the future through Bath UMC. 


Jack & Brenda Gurkin

Music Directors

Jack and Brenda have faithfully served Bath UMC through their gift of music for many years. Jack is a talented guitar player and vocalist while Brenda uses her God-given vocals to share the love of Christ. 


Coming Soon

Zina Burbage

Missions Director

Zina has been a member of Bath UMC for several years where she has used her talents in many areas of ministry. Following her true passion, Zina currently serves as our Director of Missions where she coordinates with organizations to bring the message of the Gospel to those local to Eastern North Carolina and abroad. 

Mark & Melissa Clinkscales

Youth Directors

Melissa and Mark have been a part of the Bath community for many years. Their background in education, coupled with being parents of two teenage boys, has given them a heart to work with youth. Through the youth group, they desire to help young adults develop a personal relationship with Jesus, study the Bible, and allow the Holy Spirit to guide them through life’s situations. They welcome any middle or high school students of the community to join this group.