Sunday Services: 10:30 am | 201 Templeview Drive Beckley, WV 25801

Get to Know Us

One thing our church is definitely known for is actually doing something with our faith. We know from personal experience that nothing is more energizing and satisfying and uniting than serving God with friends! 

We believe we are the hands and feet, the voice and message, and the bank account God uses to change lives. This is evidenced by the wide-ranging expressions of community partnerships born out of the passions of our people and the amount we invested in the lives of people all over the world. We’re also not shy about being creative and innovation in moving beyond our walls. We use very tool at our disposal to advance the gospel and our desire to see every kid within our reach and under our umbrella to go to bed with faith, family and food. It all starts with faith in Jesus who calls us out of the rat race to live a far better life than we can imagine. That’s why we proclaim loudly and unapologetically to rich and poor alike, you were MADE FOR MORE, there’s more to life than where you are now. We hope to be your guide into a richer relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our goal is for everyone at Temple to take faith at their own pace. Temple may be many things to many people, but boring isn’t one of them.  The energy and enthusiasm are contagious and invigorating. There’s really nothing like it. But don’t take our word for it, check it out and see for yourself if Temple is right for you. We believe that when they see Jesus for who he REALLY is, they’ll believe what He says about who they really are!


In 2022, United Methodist Temple adopted a new logo to express growing optimism, energy and creativity coming out of the quarantine. We felt this was the ideal time to turn the page on a new chapter. This design was created to express that optimism and our core values. 

(1) It is DIRECTIONAL pointing upward in a Positive, Optimistic, unapologetic direction (Look up!)

(2) the arch is a gothic-style, a CLASSIC DESIGN reminding us of our heritage and Wesleyan roots in Scripture and spiritual disciplines. (Every day is Sacred)

(3) the Cross is created out of pieces joined together into a greater whole that is the Body of Christ. The four pieces are, like the four Gospels, express the same faith in different ways. Despite our different shapes, experiences, and temperaments, we are united in the Cross of Christ. The colors denote Hope (burnt orange) and Service (royal blue)

(note: this new design in no way infers a break with The United Methodist Church. We are Wesleyan through and through)


About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is God wrapped up in human flesh. He lived a sinless human life and, by his death on the cross, enabled our salvation through God’s wondrous love. He rose from the dead to demonstrate his power over sin and death. He will come again to judge the living and the dead, and reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation providing power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.

About the Bible

We believe that God inspired the composition and collection of the Old and New Testaments. The Bible is God’s revealed will for his people. The whole story is about God’s search for a people who will love him back, and love one another in holy love and integrity.

About Salvation

We believe that on the cross Jesus died for all that all may be saved. The Bible makes it clear that God is relentless in his pursuit of you so that you might love him back, and that you are restless until you do. Plus, you can know in your heart that God claims you as his child.

Life in Christ

United Methodists are a people of great joy – for many reasons. We have experienced that Jesus has changed our hearts – relieved our guilt, eased our anger, tempered our lust and greed. God’s peace in your heart makes you more loving and kind. We don’t ever want to be holier than thou, we want to be more holy in compassion and mercy.

About Methodism

As United Methodists, we join with our Methodist brothers and sisters around the world and claim the historic distinctives of Wesleyan faith in personal & social holiness, and a connected church. We believe that what breaks God’s heart should break our hearts. So, no child should go hungry or be abused. No person should be trapped in loneliness or addictive behaviors. We think James is right – faith without works is dead (James 2.17).