About

Who We Are

St. Paul’s is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  The church was established in 1953 and has served the Hampton community in worship, service, and fellowship for more than 60 years.  St. Paul’s Sanctuary is “in the round,” designed specifically so that congregants can hear each other sing.  In lieu of stained glass windows, the walls are adorned with hand-crafted banners.

Our Pastor

Rev. Tim Crummitt was born and raised in Martins Ferry, Ohio and lived in the Ohio River Valley most of his life.  He received a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies from Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia, and a Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.  He met his wife Megan at a campus ministry retreat during college.  He was baptized, confirmed and married at First English Lutheran Church on 16th Street in Wheeling. Pastor Tim was called to St. Paul’s in July 2016.  Of himself, he says:

    ” I have always been considered a class clown, I enjoy laughter and think it plays an important part in my relationships. I am also a deeply empathetic person, I try very hard to be a good listener and to help others feel included and their voices heard. My wife, Megan, is an important part of my ministry team and I could not do it without her. I love dogs and we have one named Ned, he is fantastic! My hobbies include photography, cars (I am what you would call a gear-head), working with my hands, reading, video games and technology.”

Pastor Tim and Megan Crummitt

Pastor Tim and Megan Crummitt

Worship Service

Worship begins at 10:00 a.m. year-round.  All are welcome to share in Holy Communion.  The liturgy, or order of service, is printed in the bulletin and is easy to follow. 

St. Paul’s hand bell and vocal choirs make a joyful noise from mid-September through early June.  Practice is on Wednesdays, at 5:45p.m. for hand bells and 7:30p.m. for vocal choir. Newcomers are always welcome to ring or sing.

 Christian Education

Sunday School classes for adults  are held at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings, mid-September through May.  Our youth program for pre-school through high school meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month after worship, at approximately 11:45a.m. For more information, please contact the office at 838-2636 or stpauls_hampton@verizon.net .

ACCESSIBILITY:

  • Handicap accessible premises
  • Special-needs Sunday School curriculum
  • Hearing assistance available
  • Large-print worship materials and page magnifiers available

Ministries

St. Paul’s loves and serves God and all God’s children with the following local and church-wide ministries:

  • Hampton Ecumenical Lodgings and Provisions (H.E.L.P.) Food Pantry
  • H.E.L.P. Bag Lunch Program
  • Hampton Healthy Families Thanksgiving Food Baskets
  • Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry at Machen Elementary
  • Virginia Synod malaria campaign for Papua New Guinea
  • United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Birthing Kits project
  • Lutheran Family Services (LFS) Back-to-School supplies & backpacks
  • LFS Christmas gifts for children in foster care
  • Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan’s Purse) shoebox program
  • The S.O.U.L. Project backpack food program for local school children
  • Souper Bowl of Caring
  • Local benevolence
  • Missionary support
  • Prayer books for military chaplains