This photo was taken of Bethel Worship Center — a Free Methodist preaching point in Tulsa, Oklahoma — before tornadoes hit the area.

Church Damaged in Oklahoma Storms

This photo was taken of Bethel Worship Center — a Free Methodist preaching point in Tulsa, Oklahoma — before tornadoes hit the area.

Bethel Worship Center in Tulsa is looking for another place to worship on Palm Sunday after becoming one of many buildings to receive damage from severe storms — including tornadoes — that hit Oklahoma on Wednesday, March 25.

“Their sanctuary is soaked … Read more...

Missionary Phyllis Sortor Has Been Released

News Release

We thank God Phyllis Sortor, Free Methodist missionary to Nigeria, was safely released today, Friday, March 6, early evening Nigeria time, into the care of authorities and Free Methodist Church leaders. She had been abducted February 23. We are deeply grateful to all who prayed for Phyllis’ safe return.

Phyllis, age 71, has devoted many years to the people of Africa, a land … Read more...

Bob Haslam 1990

Bob Haslam | 1928–2015

Robert Bruce Haslam, 86, died Jan. 28 after a brief illness. Haslam served the Free Methodist Church – USA in many capacities for more than 50 years: pastor of churches in the Midwest and on the West Coast, missionary to the Philippines and longtime Free Methodist World Missions executive. For tens of thousands of magazine readers and countless freelance writers, he was known as Bob … Read more...

This Friends of Haiti Organization building was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.

Five Years After Haiti’s Earthquake

The Friends of Haiti Organization building was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, and killed more than 230,000 people — including Free Methodist World Missions missionary Jeanne Acheson-Munos, Volunteers in Service Abroad missionaries Gene Dufour and Merle West, and Friends of Haiti Organization caretaker Erlin Blot.

FMWM missionary Jack Munos and VISA missionary Katie Zook were … Read more...

Fire Causes Severe Damage to Church

A fire caused major damage Thursday, Jan. 15, to the Free Methodist Church in Burlington, Vermont.

The Burlington Free Press reported Friday, Jan. 16, that Fire Marshal Barry Simays said the fire’s cause would be listed as “undetermined” because structural damage — including a roof collapse — prohibited investigation of the burned 1903 church building, which lacked insurance.

“The power has been shut off to … Read more...