Born of a Vision

   Rooted in Tradition

      Living Our Faith

In October of 1986, Mr. Bill Jones III and the Sea Island Company gave ten acres of land to the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church and ten acres to Christ Church Episcopal with the stipulation that each one would give an acre to establish and endow a garden in memory of John and Charles Wesley. Through the vision and leadership of the members of Saint Simons United Methodist Church and retired Bishop Frank Robertson, a new United Methodist congregation was constituted in May of 1987, to be located on the additional nine acres provided by this gift. With 117 members, the new congregation was officially named Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica.


Since that time, Wesley has grown to be a congregation of over 1,000 members. Like the majestic live oaks surrounding us, our roots go deep in the history and tradition of John and Charles Wesley, the founders of Methodism, who lived and served in this part of St. Simons in the 18th century. Like the Wesleys, we are rooted in Scripture as the primary source for all matters of faith and practice. We believe that authentic faith is lived out through acts of love and mercy, and our worship taps into both the Anglican and Revivalist traditions of the Methodist movement as seen in our traditional and contemporary worship settings each week.

First-time visitors to Wesley often remark on the church’s magnificent location and the breathtaking beauty of the Sanctuary. However, the most important element they experience each Sunday, and the one that draws them back for more, is the friendly and loving fellowship of the people of Wesley – people who are not perfect, but people whose lives are being transformed by the grace of Jesus Christ! We joyfully invite you to join us in our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!