225-766-4594     230 Renee' Drive   Sunday Worship at 8:30 & 11 a.m. and Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.

"...for we walk by faith, not by sight."
-2 Corinthians 5:7 (NRSV)

Our History

St. John’s United Methodist Church was founded in June of 1961 by 60 charter members. These charter members prayed that the church would grow in faith in south Baton Rouge and in service throughout our community and world.

  • Ground was broken for the sanctuary in August 1962; the dedication took place on Easter Sunday 1963.
  • St. John’s Children’s Center opened in September 1966 and operated until May 2011.
  • A full size gymnasium and adjoining classroom space was built in 1980.
  • The sanctuary was remodeled and the organ was purchased in 1982.
  • A two-story administrative building was completed in August 1987.
  • Three acres adjacent to St. John’s UMC was purchased in 1991.
  • The Shepherd’s Market was founded and began operation on St. John’s campus in July 2012. This client-choice food pantry is the largest project of Opening Doors, A Louisiana Nonprofit Corporation.


  Be Welcomed. Be Loved.

We are a Christian community called to share our gifts through worship, witness and service so that others will know God and become disciples of Jesus Christ.


Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

 Contact Us
St. John's United Methodist Church

(Note New Mailing Address)
230 Renee' Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

  Phone : 225-766-4594
  Email :
  Office hours : Mon-Thurs, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Fri, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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