About First Methodist Houston

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.

Downtown Campus:

Physical Address: 1320 Main St. Houston, TX 77002 | map

Westchase Campus:

Physical Address: 10570 Westpark Dr, Houston, TX 77042 | map

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:

To learn more about our worship services, please visit our worship and messages page.

Downtown Campus Parking

If you are planning to visit our downtown campus, we have 2 lots with marked reserved parking spots (highlighted areas area in yellow in the photo below).

Our History

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.

Our Mission Statement

Transforming lives and communities by putting God’s love into action.

The United Methodist Church’s Mission Statement:

Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Core Values

How do we behave?

At First Methodist Houston, we strive to BLESS one another and our community as we allow these five practices\ to guide our life together:


Be Authentic: Bring our whole selves to our community and empower others to do the same.


Love All: Recognize our differences and set aside judgments to love all persons as Jesus loves us.


Embody Christ: Demonstrate Christ’s mercy, compassion, and grace to everyone through our daily actions.


Serve Continually: Give generously of our time, spiritual gifts, and financial resources to improve the lives of the people and communities around us.


Seek God Daily: Seek God’s direction by praying continually, studying God’s Word diligently, and challenging the world’s understanding of what it means to follow Jesus.


Ministries and Programs

Church Life