About us

Welcome to Spencer United Methodist Church!

We hope you will take some time to explore our website and see all that we have going on. Look at our events, watch and listen to our Sunday morning messages, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We hope you will consider joining us for Sunday morning worship at 10:30 A.M. or for one of our seasonal community studies.

 

Our highest priority is showing the love of Jesus to our community and to anyone who walks into our doors. We are always looking for new ways to connect people to God and to nurture them spiritually as we all pursue God's will for our lives. We offer a blended worship service, relevant and insightful sermons, a number of leadership opportunities, and classes and workshops to learn more about what it means to be a Christian today. We are also well-known for various volunteer ministries that reach out to our community, including the Mark of Discipleship Mission Store and Food Pantry.

 

Spencer United Methodist Church began as a house church in 1818. Our first church building was constructed in 1827, and our second was built in 1852. The current limestone building was completed in 1895.

If you want to be a part of what God is doing in Owen County through our church, come and join our church family!

our Staff
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Anna Hartman

Bookkeeper

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Kristol Elliot

Church Custodian

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Kyla Bault

Administrative Assistant

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Penny Carpenter

Organist/Pianist

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Don Hamilton

In God's Arms Custodian

Tom Wallace

Lay Leader/Administrative Council Chair

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Darrell Bault

Missions Committee Chair

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Andrew Baker

Pastor

Pastor Andrew "Drew" Baker answered the call to ministry while working as a public school teacher in Evansville, Indiana. Both he and his wife Heather found themselves overcome by the desire to devote themselves in service to God and to the church. Drew had already graduated from the University of Southern Indiana, and upon answering God's call, he began attending Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, where he earned his Master of Divinity degree. 

Pastor Drew is passionate about making Jesus and His teachings accessible to the people of today. He is energized by digging into the Scriptures, peeling back the layers of culture and history, finding God's eternal wisdom, and applying that wisdom to life in the 21st Century for both individuals and the entire faith community. This passion comes out through preaching, leading Bible studies, and engaging in meaningful conversations. He strongly believes that the church and its assets are resources God has entrusted to its people, and the responsible management of the church as an organization is therefore very important to him. Careful administration is what creates the space and opportunity for other forms of ministry. Additionally he has a gift for extending God's love to those in moments of personal or spiritual crisis.

Drew and Heather have two children: William and Charlie. William, the oldest, is intelligent and creative. Get him talking about his current passion, and you will be his best friend! Charlie, the youngest, is the social butterfly of the family, always eager to make friends and give hugs!