Our Mission

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church seeks to minister to all who need to know Jesus Christ through education , evangelism, outreach, mission , and worship with our ultimate goal that men, women, boys, and girls would draw near to God and become empowered disciples for Jesus Christ.


Are a valued child of God. You are graced with gifts and talents that will change the world you encounter along your journey. GOD LOVES YOU!!!


We are a community of believers here to help nuture your relationship with God and guide you along your Christian journey.


GOD LOVES ALL! Regardless of your past, present or future, God opens his arms to welcome everyone and to help you fulfill your purpose in life.

Our Beliefs

United Methodists share a common heritage with all Christians. According to our foundational statement of beliefs in The Book of Discipline, we share basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities. We describe God in three persons. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are commonly used to refer to the threefold nature of God. Sometimes we use other terms, such as Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer.

With many other Protestants, we recognize the two sacraments in which Christ himself participated: Baptism and Holy Communion.

Our Connection

Wesley Chapel is part of the United Methodist connection. That means that we are connected to other United Methodists churches throughout the United States and abroad. United Methodist churches are bound together by a common mission and common governance that help us to reach out into the world. United Methodist churches and organizations join in mission with each other and with other denominations.

John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, recognized the need for an organized system of communication and accountability and developed what he called the “connexion,” which was an interlocking system of classes, societies, and annual conferences. Connectionalism shows through the clergy appointment system, through the developing of mission and ministry that United Methodists do together, and through giving. Mission work around the world, whether it be a new university in Africa or bicycles for Cuban pastors, is the work of “the connection,” as opposed to the work of a single congregation.

We are stronger because of the connection, and we are better able to fulfill the Great Commission that is the mission of the United Methodist Church: to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Our Pastor

Elder Ronnie Miller-Yow was appointed as senior pastor of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in July of 2003.  The membership at Wesley Chapel has grown considerably since Elder Miller-Yow arrived.  And, even more importantly, much of the growth in the membership comes from the students at Philander Smith who are taking an active role in church leadership and participation. Read More...

Our History

In 1853 the black members of the Cherry Street Methodist Church in Little Rock outgrew provisions made for them in the white church. A large, neat frame building was erected near Eighth and Broadway, to which the black membership moved and named it Wesley Chapel. This congregation, still governed by the white organization, was allowed a more liberal share of self-government under the leadership of their own local preacher. After Emancipation, Rev. William Wallace Andrews, Wesley’s first pastor, called upon the members of Wesley to vote themselves out of the Methodist Church, South, back into the Methodist Episcopal Church. The following year Rev. Andrews journeyed to Missouri, where Wesley was admitted into the Missouri Conference. Read More...

Want to worship with us?

Worship Experiences: 8:00 am & 10:45 am
Sunday School: 9:30 am
Wednesdays in the Word: Noon & 6:00 pm