St. John’s United Methodist Church was founded in June 1961 by 60 charter members. Ground was broken for the present sanctuary in August 1962, which was dedicated Easter Sunday 1963. Read more about our history.
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.
St. John’s exists to relate others to Christ, disciple them in their faith and send them out in order to make the kingdom of God more visible. Every member recommits annually to serve God through the church by:
- PRAYERS: for the church and its mission
- PRESENCE: at worship services, Bible study and ministry activities
- GIFTS: of financial support as a faith investment in God’s work
- SERVICE: to His kingdom by volunteering to serve in one or more ministry areas
- WITNESS: to your faith, inviting others to join us in our way of discipleship
We believe the following guiding principles make us a fruitful and spiritually intentional church:
Fellowship: A sense of family, hospitality, and belonging to an open, accepting, and nurturing community.
Caring: Loving response to needs of all people through empathy and compassion.
Mission: giving of ourselves to meet and serve the needs of all others by faithful witness through our actions, servanthood and way of living.
Spiritual Growth: Studying, understanding and growing in the word of God by Christ-centered prayer, worship and service through discipleship in action.
Our church will be known as a center for feeding people spiritually and physically in our community.
A Connectional Church
St. John’s is part of the Baton Rouge District in the Louisiana Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Faith Stories and Devotionals
St. John’s members and friends regularly write Faith Stories, capturing those times when we feel and see God in the midst of our work as a people called to feed people physically and spiritually. We also occasionally produce Advent devotionals, the most recent being 2020, 2017 and 2015.
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