First Christian Church of Somerset

Family Happens Here!

First Christian Church of Somerset - Family Happens Here!


Senior Minister – Sam Draper

Pastor Sam Draper hails from Texas where he received his bachelor’s degree in Bible & Preaching from Dallas Christian College.  He has preached at churches in Illinois & Wyoming while working on his Master’s degrees in New Testament & Contemporary Theology.  In his free time, Sam enjoys spending time with his wife Jessie and their son, Joey.  He also enjoys watching the Dallas Cowboys football team and reading history books.

Associate Minister – John J. Barchey, Jr.

Pastor John and his wife Patty returned to Somerset County when he set his sights on retiring – but First Christian Church snapped him up for our part-time Associate Minister position.  He is a church elder, is involved in the church choir and bell choir.  Pastor John and his wife Patty live nearby in Friedens.

Associate Minister – Chase D. Hill

Chase was born and raised in the Hoosier state (Indiana). After high school went on to attend Ozark Christian College, where he is on is way to earning a bachelor’s in Preaching Ministry. He has previously  served on staff at a church in Oklahoma. When Chase is not working, he likes playing paintball, and watching football. Unlike Pastor Sam, Chase has no allegiance to  one team. His allegiance lies with the legend that is #4 Brett Favre!!