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!
Pastor Andrew "Drew" Baker grew up in a town called Poseyville in southwestern Indiana where he attended North Posey High School. From an early age, Pastor Drew was interested in theatrical performance, technology, writing, and the Bible.
Pastor Drew studied at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Secondary Education. At the same time, he served as the youth director for St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Poseyville where he developed a love of preaching and teaching about God.
He worked as an English teacher in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation for three years. During that time, he married his wife Heather whom he had met in college. Together, they concluded that God was calling them to a whole new level of commitment and service. Fulfilling his lifelong desire to receive a theological education, Pastor Drew attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, where he earned his Master of Divinity degree. After finishing seminary, Pastor Drew was commissioned as a provisional elder in the United Methodist Church and ordained three years later.
Pastor Drew and Heather are committed to serving Jesus in whatever way they can. For Pastor Drew, that means sharing and clarifying God's truth in meaningful ways to anyone willing to hear. For Heather, that means using her gifts for organization and logistics to enable effective ministry.
They have two children: William and Charlie. William, the oldest, has high-functioning autism; he is intelligent and creative, but a bit quirky! He loves Minecraft, Sonic the Hedgehog, Paw Patrol, and dinosaurs to name a few. Charlie, the youngest, is the social butterfly of the family, always eager to make friends and give hugs!