fumcwaco, Pastor, lead

Welcome to First Methodist Church of Waco!

We are grateful that you have taken some time to discover what makes this church community so special.

First Methodist was the very first church to organize for worship in Waco. For over 160 years, the people of this church have been serving the city, nation, and world. Countless children, youth, and adults have been formed in the faith by this dynamic congregation.

Now meeting on three campuses, First Methodist continues to grow and thrive in the love of Jesus Christ. No matter what your background or life stage, you will find a home here at First Methodist. Our community has a special place just for you. With ministries for the youngest to oldest person, our church helps everyone grow in their faith and discover God’s plan for their lives.

Whether you are a skeptic seeking answers to life’s toughest challenges or a seasoned saint seeking a new church home in Waco, First Methodist is ready to walk alongside you in your faith journey. I encourage you to explore our website and all the various ministries offered through this growing church. If you need any help getting connected or would like more information on what it means to be a Christian, please let me or one of my team know. It would be our joy to help you get connected to Christ and his church.


Rev. Ryan Barnett
Lead Pastor