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You don't have to do life alone.

Who are we?

We don’t pretend to be perfect and we don’t expect you to be either. We are just flawed people striving to find out more about God and what His plan is for our lives. You don’t have to wait to “get your act together”. So just come as you are. You don’t have to do life alone. 

We are a group of people learning together how to follow Jesus Christ.  Some of us grew up in the Methodist Church or another Christian denomination and some of us had no Christian background before finding FMC.  We grow in our faith journey together, regardless of when or where we began.  Join the journey; we certainly can do more together!

What to Expect

What to expect?

8:30 AM
Chapel Service
  • A casual and intimate service

  • A small service with arround 30 people

  • 30-40 minute service

  • Prayer, hymns, and a scriptural message

You can find the chapel by entering the middle door on the 11th street side of the building.

10:40 AM
Common Ground
  • A modern worship experience in a casual setting (our gym)

  • Coffee!

  • Service lasts about an hour

  • You can dress casually, we will be.

  • A full band that will sing modern worship songs

  • Preaching is practical, usually done in a series

  • Safe, Fun, Christ centered experience for your kids

You can arrive and park at the parking lot on the 11th street side. You may also park at the high school accross the street. Greeters will be present to help you know where to drop off your kids.

10:40 AM
Traditional Service
  • A traditional style of worship

  • Biblical sermons that practically apply to life

  • Safe, Fun, Christ centered experience for your kids

  • Opportunities to connect and become a part of a loving church family

  • Services will last about an hour.

You can arrive and park at the front entrance on the Asbury St. side of the church. Greeters will be present to help you know where to drop off your kids.

Children's Church

Children's church begins at 10:30, providing a biblical, age appropriate, and interesting lesson for kids ages 0 through 5th grade.


We strive to create an environment that is accessible to anyone. With ASL interpretation provided and many ADA features, we hope you feel welcome here at FMC.

Contact Us

Office Hours

Mon - Thurs




8:00 am – 4:00 pm

8:00 am – 2:00 pm


See service times


(325) 643 -1555

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2500 11th St.
Brownwood, TX 76801



Shaefer Church
Shaefer Church

Associate Pastor

Esme Soto
Esme Soto

Children's Director

Jonathan Dunlap
Jonathan Dunlap

Common Ground Worship Leader

Kathy Brando
Kathy Brando


Lillie McDonald
Lillie McDonald

Asc. Youth Director

Eric Evans
Eric Evans

Traditional Worship Leader

Alex Bingham
Alex Bingham

Youth Director

Sandy Benson
Sandy Benson

Weekday Preschool Director

Ed & Ren Yantis
Ed & Ren Yantis

Media & IT


First Methodist Church's history begins in 1863 with the first church in Brown County, established by two Methodist ministers: George Vest and William Mayberry. Later, in 1922, the church decided to multiply, planting a second church now known as Central United Methodist Church. Later, with further development in Brownwood, the church decided to relocate to the current building across the street from Brownwood High School, a location that has proved to be valuable to the efforts of the youth ministry.


Throughout its history, FMC has faithfully aimed to serve the community in Brownwood and the Christian community worldwide.

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For a more in depth look into the history of our church, see the link below.

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