The historic First United Methodist Church of London was dedicated in August of 1910, and is a member congregation of the worldwide United Methodist Church. 

Two-story stained glass windows rise above hand-carved oak pews in our beautiful Sanctuary amidst the welcoming smiles of our kind church members. 

All are warmly welcome to attend our services at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings in our lovely Sanctuary.

Our services may also be viewed Live at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays ~ or anytime on demand ~ at 1umctv.com or Facebook.com/LondonUMC. 



First United Methodist Church of London

301 West Fifth Street

London, KY 40741



Church Office Hours:  

☆ Mondays - Thursdays:   10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

☆ Sunday:  10:00 am - 12 Noon 

 **  Our Church Office will remain closed on Fridays while our secretary is on leave of absence, approximately until Tues Nov 8.  **


Pastor Sean Ryan:

Office Hours for Pastor Sean Ryan:

☆  Mondays and Thursdays  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

☆ And by Appointment

 * Pastor Sean began in-person Office Hours the week of April 19, 2021. 
*  You may also call the Office Phone number above to speak with Pastor Sean.


Our Mission & Core Values

 Our Mission

☆ Worship God

☆ Grow in Groups

☆ Serve Like Jesus

☆ Invite Others


Our Core Values

☆ Bible-based

☆ For All People

☆ Missional

☆ Compassionate

☆ Courageous

☆ Abounding in Love



You may park for our Sanctuary services in one of three locations: 

(1)  Parking Lot adjacent to the church.

(2)  Parking Deck across from the church ~ on the corner of North Long Street and West 5th Street.

(3) Parking Lot across West 6th Street ~ behind the Parking Deck.




Rev. Sean Ryan ~ Senior Pastor    (First Sunday~ June 28, 2020)

Patty Elza ~ Financial Secretary

Sherri George ~ Music and Communications Coordinator
 (First Sunday~ May 1, 2022)   Prior to that, served as Church Publicist and 8:30 a.m. Pianist from July 22, 2018 - April 30, 2022.  Also filling in as 11:00 a.m. Pianist during pandemic. 

Rick Raymond ~ Choir Director     (First Sunday~ May 1, 2022)

Tiffany Parker ~ Church Membership Secretary

TBD ~ Director of Student Ministries

Kacie Moore ~ Nursery Coordinator     (First Sunday~ May 1, 2022)


Jane Dyche ~ Chair of Board of Trustees

Donna Schmidt ~ Chair of Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC)

Eileen Kidd ~ Church Treasurer

Brad Jones ~ Technical Director for Broadcasts

Jim Hays ~ 11:00 a.m. Pianist

David Schmidt ~ President of United Methodist Men

Billie Ann Ridings

  • Sunday School Superintendent
  • President of United Methodist Women



Randy Allen, Karen Giles, Sue Jarman, Jamee Jones, Kathleen Kindred, Mary Lou Lawson, and Mary White.



Kacy Curry, Lynn Denny, Etta Green, and Courtney Hart.



Billie Ann Ridings ~ Children

Geneva Williams ~ Youth and Children

Randy Allen, Jane Dyche, Jay Nolan, and Doug Watson ~ Adults



Sherri George, Fisher Hampton, Brad Jones, and Jay Nolan.



Pastor Sean Ryan