First Methodist Church of Waco has a rich 160-year history

First Methodist Church of Waco has a rich 160-year history. Over the years, we’ve fostered close-knit relationships with the Waco community and surrounding areas. We’re always expanding our ministry and growing our congregation in order to impact those around us for the kingdom.

It is our heartfelt desire to make all people feel welcome here. At all of our campuses, we provide a variety of worship styles, including contemporary and traditional services throughout the weekend. We invite everyone to fellowship with us, learn more about the gospel, and get involved in our church community at any of our three campuses!


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We try to be intentional with every ministry, event, and activity that we do at FUMC Waco. At the heart of our congregation are the 5 purposes of God’s church that he calls out in His word.


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About our pastor

Reverend Stephen Ramsdell has been the Senior Pastor at First Methodist Church of Waco since 1997. As a family man, Pastor Steve frequently refers to his large family and uses them for illustrations in his sermons. He is active in the United Methodist community by serving on the Executive Board of the Methodist Children’s Home and representing FUMC Waco as a member of the Leading Edge, an organization of the 100 largest Methodist Churches in United States. Pastor Steve demonstrates his love for God, the church, and others every sunday from the pulpit. His ministry philosophy can be summed up with, “Everyone is invited. Everyone is welcome. Everyone is included.”

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