John Wesley United Methodist Church
Saturday, May 25, 2013
The birth of John Wesley United Methodist Church took place on April 3, 1960, when a
group of 122 enthusiastic people met in the crowded Hartsfield Elementary School
cafeteria to hear the charismatic young pastor, Danny Morris, preach that Sunday
morning. Not a noise could be heard even from the rickety wooden folding chairs, as
people held their breath in an attempt to hear every word Pastor Morris said. Even the
bright young faces of children were enthralled by his inviting voice and youthful energy.
Both young and old attendees were looking forward to the establishment of their new
church and believed that through God, anything was possible. When the sermon ended
the congregation began to discuss the message that had been delivered especially for
them. The feeling of love and commitment toward an unknown future created a common
bond among the new members, many of whom had left the larger Trinity United
Methodist Church with hopes of serving the new subdivision of Indian Head Acres. The
caring of these special Christians helped even strangers feel like one large family.
They all departed with inspiration and hope—for on this day a family of believers gave
birth to a church whose mission was to help others through the caring and welcoming
attitude of its congregation. More...