Rev. Ryan Barnett


Welcome to First Methodist Church of Waco - You Belong Here!

Established in 1850, First Methodist Waco has a rich history and a limitless future. With three campuses, Main Campus, Downtown Campus, and South Campus, our church is a multigenerational family rich with members from birth to over 10 years old.

We love Jesus. We love babies, kids, youth, college students, and young adults. We love parents, families, and senior adults. We love you.

We have found that our lives have more meaning and are richer than we could ever imagine because we are part of this loving family. Come see what we have found: First Methodist has a place for you.

You belong here.

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Weekly Worship Services


Noon Contemporary Worship - Downtown Campus, boxed lunch available*


Noon Traditional Worship - Main Campus, boxed lunch available*, masks required


6:30pm Online Hip Hop Service



9am Drive Through Prayer - South Campus

11:00am Traditional & Contemporary Service - Streaming on Facebook

Join us online for weekly worship. Options to watch are available here on Firstwaco.com, Facebook, YouTube, and the church app. Services are available on-demand to fit your household’s schedule.

*We no longer need you to RSVP for worship gatherings, but please do use this link if you would like to reserve a boxed lunch for the Tuesday/Thursday gatherings.

**The Thursday 12 Noon Worship Service is now designated as a service where all attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering for the duration of the service. We know it is important to many to be able to attend a service where they can be assured that others will be wearing face coverings. We will have a small supply if someone arrives without one. We do continue to request that others wear them to other services, but they will be required for the Thursday service. Thank you for helping us keep options open for the most number of people to attend in person.



While the local order does not technically require the wearing of masks in places of worship, given our city government's effort to increase mask usage in light of the rising number of infections and in order to prevent the need for another economically devastating shelter in place, we are recommending in the strongest possible terms that you consider wearing a mask or face covering throughout your time in our facility. It is not required, and it is a matter of personal liberty to decide, but we ask that you prayerfully consider it for the sake of the most vulnerable in our congregation. Thank you!


More info about weekly worship services



Children's Ministry