Welcome to our  website for Trinity United Methodist Church, 1160  Trinity Church Road, Newberry, South Carolina.  We hope you will enjoy this site.  We will try to keep you informed of everything that is happening at Trinity. 

We are a caring and open church to all who enter into our Sanctuary.  We base our ministry on the Word of God and a caring Spirit. Jesus invites us to share our ministry to all that come into our church.  Worship services and study opportunities are planned to bring people into a deeper relationship with Jesus ChristWe would love to have you visit with us at Trinity and consider becoming a part of our church family.

Worship service is at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday.

Adult Sunday School is at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday.

Children’s Church is held during the 11:00 a.m. service.

Choir is a vital part of our weekly service.  Jane Pollard is our choir director and Phyllis Sanders is our organist.  The choir welcomes new members at any time.

Special Services such as an Ash Wednesday Service, Easter Sunrise Service, Christmas Cantata and a Christmas Eve Service are held each year.

Originally from Houston Texas, Pastor Wilbanks was born and raised as a United Methodist. His call to the ministry represents a third career for him. He is retired as a faculty member at the University of South Carolina. Pastor Wilbanks is also a liscenced Social Worker and counselor.  His theological training is from Duke Divinity School.  He came to Trinity in 2018.  He is also the pastor at New Chapel United Methodist Church. 

He received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Houston; a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska; and a M.S.W. from the University of South Carolina. Pastor Wilbanks married Shin Lee in 1974 and they have two grown children and four grandchildren.

Call Pastor Wilbanks (803) 206-4623


Rev. Charles Wilbanks