Following Jesus and inviting everybody to come along.


First Methodist Houston was originally established in 1839, the church initially was on the north side of Texas Avenue between and Miliam Streets.

Colonel William Barrett Travis, a year before falling in defense of the Alamo, writes the General Conference of the Methodist Church meeting on the east coast requesting Methodist pastors for the new Republic being born in Texas. The Methodist Church responds by assigning three missionaries to this new area. On our history page, you will find a snapshot of our history.


An empowered, diverse faith family built on the foundation of God’s Word, sharing the transforming love of Jesus Christ throughout Houston and the world.


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.