Connecting People to a Greater Life in Christ
Our Vision is a community of faith that connects for joy: Committed followers of Jesus Christ inviting others to connect their lives to Christ and His teaching to the end that they may honor God and experience true joy as the body of Christ.


Our Mission is to reach out and reach upward..

​We have been in our present location for more than 100 years! We have been part of Pearland’s life and development almost from the beginning, with our first building constructed in 1898. That first building was shared with three other denominations. It was destroyed by the hurricane of 1915 and rebuilt in 1917. Through the years, we have grown and changed with Pearland. The original building was replaced in 1947 and again in 1979. The old sanctuary was moved to its new home on Highway 288, where it provides a beautiful worship facility for St. Thomas of Canterbury Anglican Church. As our facilities have grown and changed, so have our people. It is the people that really make the church. Today we are a membership of over 2,500 with emphasis on Christian Discipleship. Simply put, we desire to love God and love others.

With the addition of our 35,000 square-foot multi-purpose building and education facility, which was completed in September of 2003, we continue to respond to Pearland’s growth by providing more opportunities for Christian programs, and fellowship. It’s an exciting time to enjoy our great heritage and glorious future as we take the steps to offer vital ministry in Pearland’s old town site for another hundred years.

Just the past few years, Pearland has grown from being a small country town to our new reality as a suburban city of 100,000. This growth is a blessing to the church, for it provides one of the most diverse populations in the country. We benefit from the input of Christians from every part of the world, and we welcome the chance to grow in faith with new Christians. 

About Us

Dear Friends!

I am happy to welcome you to our home on the internet. First United Methodist Church, Pearland, is a large congregation filled with small groups that work, play and grow together. This church has a long history of outreach, and you will discover a strong culture of mission work here. Our four Sunday services allow people to worship in three very different forms. We offer strong Biblical teaching, exceptional music and life-changing experiences

We are a congregation marked by excellent ministries, a strong staff, a heart for mission work and a growing passion for sharing the Gospel. Pearland is a wonderful and challenging mission field and we are always looking for the next way we can reach out in Jesus’ name.

It is our prayer that you will join us in the great work we’re doing here. We want to know you better. Together, may we be partners in God’s miraculous work and connect to a Greater Life in Christ.

In Christ,

Keith Whitaker
Senior Pastor