• E3 meetings will occur during the first-quarter of 2017.
    For dates, locations, details and registration click here.

  • The FreeMo Journals are designed to help church members comprehend each of the FMCUSA nine strategies. Place your order here...

  • One of the primary reasons nonbelievers cite for their lack of faith is Christians’ hypocrisy. This is echoed in Gandhi’s damning judgment about liking Christ but not liking Christians. Read the rest here...

  • A magazine issue on change seems appropriate in our rapidly changing culture. Even our political parties seem to be going through changes that few experts predicted a year ago. Read the rest here...


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Hank Bode | 1935–2016

Hank Bode 12/6/1935 – 9/16/2016

Denominational and educational leaders are reflecting on the many accomplishments of former Free Methodist Church – USA Board of Administration Chairman Hank Bode, vice president emeritus of Azusa Pacific University, following his death Sept. 16 at age 80.

“The Board of Bishops along with the entire FMCUSA mourn the passing of Hank Bode, celebrate his faithful love for God and … Read more...




Today marks the birth month of the Free Methodist Church. The global leaders have called us to pray on this day annually as a family. We have asked God to bring a harvest and use us as part of that work. Please pray and fast today with thousands of Free Methodists around the world:

Lord, hear the prayers of your people …


Haitian Invasion


It’s Monday morning here in Haiti, and the sun is just beginning to reheat this tropical country. Cloudless, roosters crowing, trucks beginning to run up and down Delmas Avenue in the capital, Port-au-Prince. Yesterday morning at this time, we were marching down Delmas Avenue, several thousand strong. We marched a couple of miles and then enjoyed a 6-hour service on the … Read more...


A Prayer for Love and Justice and a Plea for Change


I just came back from vacation, celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary, and several more violent acts have left indelible marks on our world. To summarize, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling and at least five Dallas police officers have been shot and killed in tragic circumstances that were needless to the cause of justice at best and profoundly evil at worst. This … Read more...

Pastor David Carr

Queen Honors Free Methodist Pastor

Pastor David Carr

Bishop David Roller is pleased to announce that a Free Methodist pastor in the United Kingdom, David Carr of Renewal Christian Centre in Solihull, has been awarded a National Royal award, “Officer of the Order of the British Empire,” by Queen Elizabeth II on her 90th birthday.

Pastor Carr’s citation was nominated by the Solihull government officials for “services to the community … Read more...

John Perkins (center) speaks at Christ Community Church during an interview with Executive Pastor Derrick Shields (left) and Lead Pastor Keith Coward (right). (Photo by Allen Allnoch)

Converging Into a Unified Church

John Perkins (center) speaks at Christ Community Church during an interview with Executive Pastor Derrick Shields (left) and Lead Pastor Keith Cowart (right). (Photo by Allen Allnoch)


Christ Community Church Pastors Keith Cowart and Derrick Shields had a lot in common during their high school days in small Southern towns.

For example, Cowart’s classmates voted to name him “Best All-Around,” and Shields’ … Read more...

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Takin’ It to the Streets

With strong support from the Free Methodist Church – USA and Gulf Coast Conference churches, Takin’ It to the Streets conducted its annual June community outreach event in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, giving water to the thirsty, shelter to the homeless, providing items of necessity and sharing the love of Jesus to more than 1,500 people in attendance were the primary … Read more...

First Aid from the Gulf Coast

One of the highlights of this year’s annual conference of the Gulf Coast Conference was assembling first aid kits donated by Pastor Ron Hampton and New Vision Community Church – Shreveport.

The first aid kits provide first-line defense from infection due to cuts, scrapes or burns received by the homeless population or low-income families to reduce doctor visits when some incidents can be treated with … Read more...


Wow! What a Luau!


On a recent sunny, pleasant Saturday morning, an excited group of about 20 members of Light & Life Christian Fellowship’s North Long Beach Campus sorted and packed themselves into several vehicles already loaded with boxes of leis, music equipment, “island” decorations, craft supplies and assorted games and activities.

Ninety or so minutes later, the small caravan pulled onto the campus of Mountain … Read more...


Vincennes to Celebrate 125 Years

This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Vincennes Free Methodist Church in Vincennes, Indiana. To celebrate this momentous event, a special celebration service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, followed by a banquet and program at noon.

Over these past 125 years, Vincennes FMC has developed and supported leaders in numerous countries of the world, including South Africa, Cameroon, Congo, Haiti … Read more...

Pounds Lost, Missions Gain


Early last fall, Kaye Delamater suggested that Lakeview Free Methodist Church have a fundraiser for missions involving weight loss. At the time, several individuals in our church were losing weight, and she thought we could use that as a way to generate funds for missions. The Missions Committee talked about the idea, and decided to begin Jan. 3 with an initial weigh-in … Read more...


John Wesley FMC Turning 50

Fifty years ago, a stake was driven in a soybean field in northwest Indianapolis, and a new church was built. The John Wesley Free Methodist Church was a joint project of its parent congregation, West Morris Street Free Methodist Church in Indianapolis, and the Wabash Conference. Most charter members were young professionals with small children, and all eagerly sacrificed to erect and furnish a … Read more...

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