Our Mission

To make Disciples for Jesus and transform our community by extending our gifts and service.

Center Grove United Methodist Church is presently a member of the North Alabama Conference, Northeast District. In 1842, during the era of slavery a group of pioneering worshipers assembled in order to form a congregation to reach and attract people of color, currently known as Center Grove United Methodist Church. The congregation composed of ten families was founded in a humble makeshift building in Mullins Flat on the Old Jink Jordan Plantation. In 1888, the Old LaGrange Hall, a former slave trading post, would become the second location for Center Grove. The two-story house was far much more than just a place of worship but served as a school and overall community pillar for African-Americans within the Madison County area. During the spring of 1974, a groundbreaking ceremony took place for a new church and parsonage on our present location. In 1975, with Rev. Wylheme as minister, church family and friends held their first service in the new sanctuary. We trace our legacy to these early pioneers of Center Grove that endured with God’s sovereign grace and mercy in the midst of challenge and obstacle.

What We Do

We are Making Disciple l We are Transforming Communities l We are Strengthening Believers

Worship Sunday at 10:55 a.m.

We welcome and embrace everyone, by worshiping God thru word, praise and song.

  • Liturgical
  • Sunday School
  • Dynamic Music and Choirs
  • Life Changing Sermons


Age – Level and Family Ministry

Empowering People to experience wholeness through Jesus Christ

  • Children/Youth
  • Young Adults
  • Older adults
  • Family


Outreach Ministry

Extending ourselves to the needs of the community.

Share and Serve

  • Food & Clothing Banks
  • Emergency Assistance
  • School Partnerships

Witness Ministry

Telling the “Good News” of Jesus Christ so that lives can be changed.


  • Campus Ministry
  • Lay Speaking Ministry
  • Greeters
  • Prayer Ministry


Nurture Ministry

We build our members with the Word of God by equipping them with:

  • Education
  • Stewardship
  • Higher education
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Bible Study
  • New Disciples Class
  • Confirmation Class
  • Spiritual Formation/Development


I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for ME

MATTEW 25:40


In 1937,  Center Grove Circuit had 222 members; 5O Sunday School members; $145.OO, district- annual conference and benevolences; 2, number of church buildings; $1,000.00 estimated value of property and assets; $5,OOO.OO estimated value of land; 1 parsonage; 1, local preacher; 1 subscriber to The Advocate.

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