The mission of our church is shaped by both the Great Commandment and Great Commission. God is glorified when “we” the church loves (The Great Commandment) and participates in His plan of redemption (The Great Commission). Our church’s mission simply stated is “To love God, and people, and to grow disciples.”


Our vision, simply stated is “To bring wholeness to the world through healthy biblical communities of holy people who multiply disciples, leaders, groups and churches.” God has given us, throughout our history and even now, the charge to lead people into a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ which makes them whole people through holy living and holy loving. The results have been a Kingdom movement committed to wholeness of individuals and societies. To that end we have labored and continue to labor to address poverty, eliminate slavery, affirm the dignity of all persons, restore equality to women in all places — church and world — and help all people in bondage discover freedom in Christ.

What is a Free Methodist?

Free Methodists are people who follow Christ’s teachings. These are explained in the Holy Bible, God’s Word. The Bible is the guide to a satisfying life. Free Methodists earnestly seek to spread His Word throughout the world. They proclaim Christ’s love for all people. The Free Methodist Church is a well-recognized Christian denomination emphasizing holy living.


Why Free?

Historically, the Free Methodist Church was organized at Pekin, New York, August 23, 1860. The first bishop of the new church was Benjamin Titus (B.T.) Roberts. He was a champion for equal rights (especially for women), writer, publisher, Christian educator, and holiness preacher. The influence of his character and ministry continue today.



In 1860, the “free” in Free Methodist emphasized certain basic freedoms found in the Scriptures:

  • Human freedom, upholding the right of every person to be free, denying the right of anyone to hold slaves;
  • Freedom and simplicity in worship;
  • Free seats in church, so the poor will not be kept out or discriminated against;
  • Freedom and openness in relationships and loyalties so the truth may always be spoken freely (avoiding vows of secrecy);
  • Freedom of lay persons to be fully involved at all levels of decision making;
  • Freedom from materialism in order to help the poor;
  • Freedom for women to be ordained.

The biblical principles on which these freedoms are based are as important today as ever.


Why Methodist?

Motivated by love for God and people, we embrace the practices and disciplines of life that allow God’s grace to make us like Jesus.


We embrace spiritual disciplines that “train” us to love God and others. We walk together with others who encourage us and hold us accountable. We are intentional in “practicing” the ways of Jesus in serving, healing, and helping all who are in need. And we join with others to influence the world around us with God’s grace and power. We are “Methodists,” believing in a disciplined, simple lifestyle. Our witness to the world is through enthusiastic, orderly methods.



That is our story. Live your story in God’s BIG story

Learn more about Uniquely Free Methodist HERE
Learn more about our Core Beliefs as Free Methodist HERE