Our Story

How it all started...

Aldersgate began on September 9, 1962, when 26 people (10 families) joined together and took a great step of faith in organizing a new Methodist church in our area. The church first met at Congregation Children of Israel's Walton Way Temple and then Forest Hills Elementary School. Aldersgate worshipped in its newly built sanctuary on Wheeler Road on June 23, 1963. Our current sanctuary was consecrated on June 15, 1980.

Aldersgate played a major role in starting two of the most successful churches in our area, Wesley United Methodist in Evans and Quest Church in Grovetown.

Aldersgate has been fertile ground for developing Christian servants through the years. Many people have heard God's call to pastoral, missional, or vocational ministry while at Aldersgate.

We have always been known as "The Church of the Warm Heart".  This name comes from the experience John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, had on May 24, 1738 on Aldersgate Street in London, England.  While at a prayer meeting, Wesley said he felt his heart strangely warmed as he experienced an assurance of God's love and salvation. He went on to share that love with many others in a movement that has crossed the globe. Today, the people of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Augusta, Georgia, share this same love with those around us.

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