We are a local congregation that is part of the United Methodist Church denomination. The Methodist Movement began as a revival movement in the Church of England in the 1700s under the leadership of clergyman John Wesley. Our tradition emphasizes the importance of pursuing God's will in all areas of our lives. Following God personally and pursuing social justice have always been an important part of the Wesleyan/Methodist tradition.
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.
Our highest priority is showing the love of Jesus to our community and to anyone who walks into our doors. We are constantly 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.
If you want to be a part of what God is doing in Owen County through our church, come and join our church family!
Pastor Drew is originally from Poseyville, Indiana. He graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor of Arts in English Secondary Education. He answered the call to ministry after three years of working as a teacher in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation and earned his Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. He was ordained as a full elder in the United Methodist Church in May 2017.
Pastor Drew is married to Heather Baker, and they have two children: Liam and Charlie.