In 1836, a group of people began worship services in a new brick building on a hill in Greenville where our present building stands today. In 1899, the original building was torn down to make way for larger frame structure that was completed in 1900. Unfortunately, a fire destroyed that building in December 1908.
Church members accepted an invitation to worship with the Greenville Baptist Church until the present building was completed in January 1910. Since then the church property has seen many improvements including the addition of the fellowship hall in 1969.
The 1836 church property deed states that the church will be "...a place or house of worship..." and "...ministers and preachers be duly authorized to preach and expound GOD'S HOLY WORD within..." Today--18 decades and three church buildings later--that tradition of worship continues, because our church is not a building, it is our people.
Greenville United Methodist Church has a purpose.
Our purpose is to be missional disciples shaped by the cross - reaching up to God and out to the community.
Greenville United Methodist Church has a vision.
Our vision, through the Holy Spirit, is to prepare, equip, and send forth the congregation, in the name of Jesus, to reach out to meet the spiritual needs of the community, surrounding area, and world.
Greenville United Methodist Church has a plan.
God is leading us to expand our facilities, ministries, and staff; to offer affordable childcare to the community; to create an Institute of Christian Art; and to build a Christian Retreat and Wellness Center with a Protestant Monastery.
Greenville United Methodist Church makes disciples.
We make disciples through Passionate Worship, Intentional Christian Education, Extravagant Service, Radical Hospitality, and Risk-Taking Mission.
We work for the glory of God,
And for the transformation of the world.