Commitment to church
Attorney Segrest's interest in religion is reflected in his work in the United Methodist Church. At the request of Olivia Solomon, historian for his local First United Methodist Church, he described his experiences in the church. He has participated in several general and jurisdictional conferences in the United Methodist Church. From 1996–2000, he served on a connectional process team that was created by the 1996 General Conference. In addition, he wrote a proposal for changes needed in the structure of the United Methodist Church.
Judge Segrest attributes his deep and abiding commitment to the United Methodist Church to his experience as a student at Huntingdon College. The core curriculum at Huntingdon College introduced him to an academic approach to religion and philosophy which sparked a lifelong interest. That interest naturally carried over into his ongoing study of legal philosophy.