Who we are
Above all else, we are followers of Jesus Christ who sought to connect mankind with God. We believe that He was the Son of God, and that He meant what He said to His disciples, "I have come that you may have life, and have life abundant." We live our lives by taking Him at His word.
Where we come from
The church was founded in 1868 as Little Rock's Second Methodist Church or Spring Street Church. In 1889, the congregation built a new sanctuary that was dedicated and renamed the Winfield Chapel, in honor of Augustus Roberts Winfield, D.D.
Church history records "The church is named in honor of the late Dr. A.R. Winfield whose eloquent tongue and pen for forty years was ever ready to defend and uphold the State and people he loved so well. We honor justly such a man by means of a house to be used for the advancement of the Christian religion which was dearer to him than life itself."
The church moved to 16th and Louisiana in 1926 and again in 1988 to our present site on Cantrell Road, when we merged with Mountain View United Methodist Church. Winfield United Methodist Church celebrated our 150 year anniversary with a month-long celebration in September 2019.
Where we are going
We are a church that loves, worships and believes that, with God, the seemingly impossible can become reality. We support each other, enjoy each other's company, and work together to build God's kingdom on earth.
More than ever, Winfield UMC is committed to fostering a community built around hope. Hope for the future. Hope for better. Hope for progress. Hope in Jesus. As we move forward as a church, inclusion and belonging remain at the center of who we are as followers of Christ.
Come be a part of something bigger than yourself as we work together to develop and grow in our faith.
Winfield UMC offers a place for spiritual growth, a sense of community and an opportunity for service, no matter where you are in your walk of faith.
What this means for you
What does this mean for you? Most importantly, it means you're always welcome at Winfield UMC. Come as you are! We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you are in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of our Winfield community.