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Our Story

For over 50 years, Aldersgate Church has stood as a beacon for the community, guided by this purpose: to be a loving family of believers who proclaim the good news of Christ through worship, prayer, fellowship, education, and missions. It is this purpose that propels Aldersgate into the future.

Aldersgate’s first worship service was held on September 20, 1964 on the campus of Evansville College, now known as the University of Evansville. This community of worshippers was determined to begin a much-needed new ministry, and continued to meet regularly for several months. On Easter Sunday, April 18, 1965, 105 charter members formally established Aldersgate United Methodist Church. The fledgling congregation then set its sights on the future, when they would be able to move from their temporary chapel on the college campus to a permanent sanctuary, to be built on a “barren hill.” This vision was realized on February 12, 1967, when the new church was consecrated. Since that time, members of Aldersgate have kept their eyes toward the future, growing and expanding the facility as needed to meet the needs of the congregation.