About Us

In 1967, congregations from the “Jackson-St. Luke Charge” merged under the name of “Jackson-St. Luke Methodist Church.” After the merger, it was decided that worship services would be held at St. Luke Methodist Church while preparations were being made to erect a new church to be built on Westphalia Road.

After many preparations and negotiations under the pastoral leadership of Rev. John H. Coursey, the “Ground Breaking” for the new church was accomplished on February 4, 1968. The Pastor and congregation members agreed to select a name for the new church, Westphalia United Methodist Church.

  • The first service for Westphalia United Methodist Church was held on September 22, 1968. Worship services continued at the Westphalia Road location for 42 years. During those years, various pastorate leadership and congregation members helped to form the foundation of Westphalia United Methodist Church in the community as it continued to evolve.
  • Another “Ground Breaking” for a new church took place on April 20, 2008, under the pastorate leadership for many years of Rev. Dr. Timothy West.  On August 15, 2010, while the new church was being built, Westphalia moved into a temporary location, Arrowhead Elementary School for 22 months. During that time, Westphalia was blessed to become a midsize church of approximately 500 members and continues to grow.
  • On May 6, 2012, Westphalia held its Consecration Service after completing Phase I of its 600- seat sanctuary, 250-seat Fellowship Hall, and office and meeting spaces. Soon Phase II will be completed with additional spaces. The Lord continues to bless Westphalia United Methodist Church as it walks in its vision and mission.
 

9363 D'Arcy Road  •  Upper Marlboro, MD 20774  •  Main: 301-735-9373  Fax: 301-798-4996• Directions to Westphalia UMC