Who are we

We are Asbury United Methodist Church.  Our church is named for Francis Asbury (1745-1816), the first Methodist bishop ordained in the United States.  Asbury came to the colonies in 1771, and spent the rest of his life “riding the circuit,” preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ across the states and territories.  After his arrival in 1771, it is estimated that he preached 16,500 sermons, or at least one a day, and traveled about 270,000 miles, all on horseback. 

When he came to America, the Methodists numbered 10 preachers and 600 members; when he died, after forty-five years of work, they had 695 preachers and 214,235 members.   Bishop Asbury brought the good news to hundreds of thousands.  Our history in Buffalo, NY dates back to the 1800’s – click here for more information on our history.

We are part of a larger denomination that is United Methodist Organization.  John Wesley is the founder of The Methodist Church in 1729.  For more information about what we believe click – What we believe

Click here for more information on United Methodist Organization.