About First Methodist Houston
First Methodist Houston is the oldest Methodist church in Houston, Texas. We continue to evolve through the years and have been serving the communities of Downtown Houston, Texas and Westchase District. Please join us any Sunday for our worship services at one of our campuses.
Our worship service times can be found on our worship and messages webpage. If you are unable to visit us at one of our campuses, you can watch our worship services online.
Our worship services consist of:
- Traditional Worship Services
- Contemporary Worship Service also known as “The Source”
- Contemporary African Worship Service also known as “Altar Umoja”
To learn more about our worship services, please visit our worship and messages page.
What Do We Believe?
The United Methodist Church is a global denomination that opens hearts, opens minds and opens doors through active engagement with our world. The mission of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as “practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today. We invite you to learn more about the Methodist church and what we believe.
First Methodist Houston was originally established in 1839. The church entrance initially was on the north side of Texas Avenue between Milam and Travis Street.
A year before falling in defense of the Alamo, Colonel William Barrett Travis writes the General Conference of the Methodist Church. Colonel William Barrett Travis requested Methodist pastors for the new Republic being born in Texas. The Methodist Church responded by assigning three missionaries to this new area. If you would like to learn more about the history of First Methodist Houston, visit our history page. Our history page will give you a snapshot of our history from the very beginning.
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