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

First Methodist Church of Waco has a rich 168-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 to impact those around us for the Kingdom.

It is our heartfelt desire to make all people feel welcome here. At each 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!

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Our Purpose


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 five purposes of God’s church that he calls out in His word.   Learn More About Our Vision

fumcwaco, Pastor, leadAbout the Pastor

I became Lead Pastor at First Methodist Church of Waco in July 2017, having previously served churches in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Kerrville. I am thrilled to be serving God at the most historic church in Waco. I work with an incredible team of pastors and lay people and together we are changing lives in central Texas, the United States, and around the world.

Welcome from Ryan Barnett