First United Methodist Church

© 2019 by FUMC Stephenville, TX.

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About Us

First United Methodist Church is committed to serving the people of the Stephenville and Erath County community by providing a healthy place to worship and fellowship with each other as well as a base of operations for Christ's work in our area.

Serving, nurturing and sharing so that people may experience God's love and grace and become followers of Jesus Christ.

Our Staff
Howard Martin
Travis Lowery

Director of Music Ministries

Melissa Castleberry

Director of Family Ministries

Cindy Woolley
Leann Pate

Treehouse Director

Heather Hamilton

Church Pianist

Who We Are

First United Methodist Church was first organized in 1854, just one year before the town of Stephenville was founded. That year there were ten charter members that made up the congregation. In 1917, the present Beaux Arts-style building replaced an earlier sanctuary that was only about twenty-five years old at the time. Since that time, FUMC has grown into what it is today.

A postcard from 1954 celebrating the Church's Centennial

What We Believe

At First United Methodist Church, we believe that Jesus Christ is God's son, that he came to earth as a baby, died on the cross for our sins and was raised to life so that death and sin could be defeated once and for all!


Our worship is firmly grounded in scripture, new practices, tried and proven church tradition, functional liturgy, preaching, teaching and congregational singing. To find out more about our beliefs, come see us on Sunday mornings at 9:00am and 11:00am!

UMW visits Senator Craig Estes in Austin

Sanctuary and Education Buildings