The Pensacola District is one of eight districts comprising the The United Methodist Church's Alabama-West Florida Conference. True to biblical mandate and denominational priority, we are committed to proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ; discipling residents, tourists, and snowbirds alike; establishing new congregations; and nurturing existing ones.
Churches of the Pensacola District
For details about a particular church (aka the "Church Locator Page"), please click on the name of the church. In some cases the location may not have a mail receptacle, so for the mailing address you will need to click on the name of the church. Each local church is responsible for keeping the database updated, so please contact the individual church if any information appears to be incorrect or incomplete.
Pensacola District Churches by County
Churches in Baldwin County, Alabama, are Clear Springs, Lillian, and New Hope.
Churches in Escambia County, Florida, are Aldersgate, Allen Memorial, Annie Jones, Bellview, Byrneville, Century, Cokesbury, Cottage Hill, Ensley, Farm Hill, Ferry Pass, Gadsden Street, Gonzalez, Lathram Chapel, McDavid, Myrtle Grove, Pensacola First, Perdido Bay, Pine Forest, Richards Memorial, St. Luke, St. Mark-Pensacola, St. Paul-Pensacola, and Warrington.
Churches in Okaloosa County, Florida, are Baker First, Crestview First, Crosspoint, Destin, Fort Walton Beach First, Mary Esther, New Bethel, Shalimar, and Trinity.
Churches in Santa Rosa County, Florida, are Bagdad, Christ, Chumuckla Community Church - A United Methodist Congregation, Community Life, Encompass, Gulf Breeze, Jay, Mae Edwards, Milton First, Mt. Carmel, Navarre, Pace First, Pineview, St. Paul-Gulf Breeze, Wesley Memorial, and Woodbine.
Sources for Statistics
This section is just sources. For actual statistical data, please scroll down this page or click here for Pensacola District Statistics.
Where to Find Statistical Information:
Alabama-West Florida Conference Journal
To view pdfs of the Journal for the years 2007 through current, look up "Journal" on our Forms and Documents page.
Scroll down this page for Statistical Tables.
General Council on Finance and Administration ("Ezra Year-end Statistical Report")
Each year, United Methodist Churches submit a Local Church Report to the Annual Conference, which is entered into the database of the General Council on Finance and Administration. Pastors/secretaries can log into the GCFA database (http://ezra.gcfa.org) and view their local church reports going back to the year 1999.
http://UMCPensacolaDistrict.org/OnlineReports <-- In the Ezra Report section, you can view several years' statistics (pdf).
MissionInsite is a demographics program that provides churches with instant access to community information. You’ll get desktop, web-based access to demographic data for a variety of geographic levels. The system also provides local churches with the ability to locate their church members and others affiliated with their church on their map.
Pensacola District Website
Pensacola District Statistics
Sources for the following statistical data include the AWF Conference and the General Council on Finance and Administration database.
See also: Connectional Giving
2000-2016 Membership Roll and Average Worship Attendance
Figures in this report are color-coded to show, for each year, whether each church's membership roll and average worship attendance have stayed the same (black font), increased (green font), or decreased (red font).
2007-2016 Connectional Mission Giving
Figures in this report are color-coded to show, for each year, whether the percentage each church paid on apportionments has stayed the same (black font), increased (green font), or decreased (red font). See also Connectional Giving - Latest and Archived Reports
Annual District Report
(These are narratives published in the AWF Conference's annual Brochure of Reports.)
"State of the District" Address - The 2013 District Conference Message by the Pensacola District Superintendent
Statistics from the General Council on Finance and Administration Database
(This data was submitted by local churches via the annual Ezra Statistical Report, aka "Local Church Report.")
View local Church reports:
View local Church graphs:
2004-2015 Local Church Statistical Data (B&W Graphs) (This is a huge file. Please allow time to download.)
2000-2011 Local Church Statistical Data (Color Graphs) (52 churches, 52-page pdf)
View Pensacola District summaries:
* Churches' membership roll audit sometimes results in correction of figures and/or inactive members contacted by the Church and encouraged to rejoin fellowship. After appropriate time, efforts, and conditions as outlined by the Book of Discipline, some may be removed from the roll by the Charge Conference.
* Historical memo regarding impact of natural and economic disasters: Hurricane Ivan was in September 2004, Hurricane Dennis was in July 2005, Hurricane Katrina was in August 2005, and Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill began in April 2010. Other: dramatic drop in the housing market and significant increases in insurance costs.
*Historical memo regarding new, merged, and closed churches: In January 2016 the Soundside Campus of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church became a stand-alone Church named Community Life United Methodist Church, with Rev. Scott Veroneau as pastor. In 2014 St. Andrew and Bellview merged to become Bellview United Methodist Church and closed St. Andrew. In 2014 The Journey new church start in Crestview closed. In 2011 Crestview St. Mark United Methodist Church merged into and became a second campus of the Niceville United Methodist Church. (You will thus see membership information for St. Mark zeroed out as membership transferred into (under the umbrella of) Niceville.) In 2010 the Chumuckla and Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Churches merged to become Chumuckla Community Church - A United Methodist Congregation. (You will thus see membership information for the two original churches zeroed out as membership transferred to the new church.) In 2004 the Pensacola District gained three Alabama Churches (600 members total): Clear Springs (131 members), Lillian (441 members), and New Hope (28 members). In 2003 the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church closed (27 members transferred out to zero), and Summit Park United Methodist Church merged with and became a second campus of Cokesbury United Methodist Church.
History of Pensacola District Superintendents and Assistants
Thank you to United Methodist Archives for the list of Presiding Elders.
Presiding Elders over the Pensacola District
1937-1940 R.R. Ellison
1933-1937 H.W. Rice
1929-1933 O.S. Welch
1927-1929 W.M. Curtis
1924-1927 J.S. Frazer
1920-1924 D.P. Slaughter
1919-1920 S.W. Williams
1918-1919 E.C. Moore
1916-1918 R.A. Moody
1912-1916 W.M. Cox
1909-1912 O.C. McGehee
1908-1909 J.S. Frazer
1906-1908 B.C. Glenn
1904-1906 W.S. Wade
1900-1904 J.M. Mason
1898-1900 J.S. Frazer
1894-1898 W.H. Wild
1892-1984 J.R. Peavy
1888-1892 M.S. Andrews
1885-1888 W.M. Motley
1882-1885 John S. Frazer
1880-1882 S.H. Cox
1878-1880 J.M. Boland
Pensacola District Directory
An up-to-date, full Pensacola District Directory is readily available for pastors, clergy spouses, church staff, district officers, Conference staff, etc. upon request. Send your request to the Pensacola District Administrative Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Contact the Pensacola District Office
Directions to the Pensacola District Office
The Pensacola District Office is on the second floor of the Dennison Administration Building at Gadsden Street United Methodist Church, 901 East Gadsden Street, Pensacola, Florida. Please enter from the Gadsden Street side of campus. The church parking lot is conveniently close to a covered entryway. When you enter, there is a stairway to your left, or you can walk to the end of the hallway, turn left, and take the elevator to the second floor. If you use the stairway, our office will be to your immediate left on the second floor. If you use the elevator, our office is the last room on the right at the end of the hallway.
From Highway 98 in Pensacola turn onto Ninth Avenue and travel north just a few blocks until you see Gadsden Street United Methodist Church on your right. Turn right onto Gadsden Street (one block south of the Krispy Kreme doughnut shop that is on Cervantes Street) and at your immediate right will be the church parking lot. You can park in the Gadsden Street United Methodist Church parking lot and enter through the covered drive-thru entryway. The Pensacola District Office is on the second floor,.
From Interstate 10 get onto Interstate 110 in Pensacola, heading south. Take the Cervantes Street exit and turn left, heading east on Cervantes. At Ninth Avenue turn right. Heading south on Ninth Avenue only one block, you will immediately see Gadsden Street United Methodist Church on your left (one block south of McDonald's and the Krispy Kreme Doughnut Shop). You can park in the Gadsden Street United Methodist Church parking lot and enter through the covered drive-thru entryway. The Pensacola District Office is on the second floor.
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