connect | grow | serve | give | go 

We exist to

so that all people may know God's love through Jesus Christ

 

Our Location

Address

Central United Methodist Church

301 Hickory Creek Road

Lenoir City, TN 37771

Click here for our mailing address »

Directions From Turkey Creek/East

Central is located 15 minutes from Turkey Creek. From Turkey Creek, take I40 W 4.7miles to I-75 S toward Chattanooga. Drive 3.3 miles to exit 81 (US-321). Turn right onto US-321. Drive 0.8 miles and turn right on US-70. Turn left on Hickory Creek Road and into the parking lot. 

 

Directions From Loudon/South

Central is located 15 minutes from Loudon. Merge onto 1-75 North toward Knoxville. Take exit 81 onto US-321. Turn left onto US-321. Drive 0.8 miles and turn right on US-70. Turn left on Hickory Creek Road and into the parking lot. 

History

CUMC 1911.jpg
Men's SSC 1924.jpg
Women's  SSC 1924.jpg
In the Beginning

Central United Methodist church began in 1901 when several people who resided in or near Lenoir City expressed a desire for a Methodist Episcopal church. They conferred with Rev. John Wesley Cardwell, who was the pastor of the Ebenezer charge of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and asked for his preaching services. Rev. Cardwell added the group to his charge as a “preaching place,” and preached for them once a month. At the following annual conference in 1902, the “preaching place” became a part of the Loudon Circuit served by Rev. W.S. Grant.

Read more »

Rev. Cardwell 1901 -1902.jpg