A Very Brief History

Grace Methodist Church of Coal Center was born in 1967. Grace was the first Methodist congregation in history to be created by the merging of three smaller congregations: the Newkirk, Clover Hill and Ebenezer Methodist Churches.

Grace has had six appointed pastors in its lifetime: Founding pastor, 

Rev. George Kennedy (1967-82), 

Rev. Bill Huson (1982-87), Rev. Larry Wilson (1987-1996), Rev. Dan Owen (1996-2007), Rev. Dr. John K. Smith (2007-2012), and Rev. Ken Custer (2012 to present).