Pastor’s Message

Welcome to Wesleyan Hills United Methodist Church. Thank you for looking at the Wesleyan Hills UMC website. We hope you will choose to come and worship with us!
Wesleyan Hills UMC is located on Yates between Poplar and Shady Grove in East Memphis. As someone said, “We are not a small church, but a big family.” Another has said, “A place where everyone knows your name.”
I have been the pastor for ten years. It is a great joy to work with people who are interested in becoming faithful disciples for Jesus Christ. The church is INCLUSIVE of all people. We believe in studying the Word, living with joy, and serving others by the way we “LOVE ONE ANOTHER.”
If you enjoy music, you will love Wesleyan Hills UMC. We have a blended service of older hymns and contemporary songs. our Choir Director, Nancy Miller, teaches music at St. Mary’s Episcopal School. Our pianist, Dr. J. Philip Williams, the principal of Greater Memphis Adventist Academy. Our backup pianist and soloist brings great giftedness to an already great experience.
My first love has been sharing the grace of God with others through preaching. I taught at Presbyterian Day School for several years and then went to Emory University (Candler School of Theology) for my Master of Divinity, and Doctorate in Preaching with Dr. Fred Craddock.
Christianity is not a religion, but a relationship with Jesus Christ. If you are looking for a community of faith where people follow Christ in their lives and share his love through “outreach” in the community, Wesleyan Hills UMC is the place!
You have many choices in Memphis. If you are seeking friendships and a place with a purpose, come join us. We are living out our faith by being open to “all God’s children!” EVERYONE is welcome at Wesleyan Hills UMC.
Love Fills Wesleyan Hills…
On the journey with you,
Rev. Dr. Susan M. Sharpe – Pastor