We are excited that you've taken a moment to check out some of the many things our church is doing. We are the oldest Methodist church in Western NC, dating back to our founding by Bishop Francis Asbury in 1801. Asbury was the first bishop of the Methodist church in America, and he used what would become our church (and the cabin of one of our first church members, Daniel Killian) as his base camp for starting the other Methodist churches in western NC. The church sits on land that has never been bought or sold, and Daniel Killian's descendants gave the property upon which our sits "to be a church and burying ground forever." The original deeds are on display outside the church office (and the background of our website is taken from an image of the original deed).
Though we are proud of our rich and vibrant history, we are equally excited about our current ministries to the north Asheville community and beyond. When Francis Asbury boarded the ship to come to America when he was in his twenties, he wrote in his diary that he was coming here as a Methodist minister "to live to God, and to bring others so to do." This is a phrase we've based our church around through the 215 years that our church has been in the Beaverdam Valley, and we'd love to have you come and take part with us as we seek to follow Jesus, make disciples, and transform our community and world.