In 1867, nine devout souls met to organize the first Methodist church in Tupelo. In 1899, the sanctuary of the present church was built. As Tupelo has grown through the years, so has the First Methodist family. From that first group, the church’s membership has grown to more than 1,687 – and growing all the time!
United Methodists profess the historic Christian faith in God, incarnate in Jesus Christ for our salvation and ever at work in human history in the Holy Spirit. Living in a covenant of grace under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, we participate in the first fruits of God’s coming reign and pray in hope for its full realization on earth as in heaven” (The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, p. 41).
"To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."