Are you new to the area and looking for a community of faith for you or your family? Then, come to Asbury. Are you going through a difficult time in your life and have many questions about Jesus, the Church, and your life? Then, come to Asbury. Have you been burned by the Church but still consider yourself a follower of Jesus? Then, come to Asbury. If you made it this far by looking at our website, then why don’t you join us some time? We would love to meet you because we believe that YOU belong here even before you show up!
A little about Asbury. First of all, Asbury is a community of people who share a faith and conviction that Jesus is at work in the lives of all people, even if we don't realize it ourselves. This means you belong to Jesus even before you believe in Him. Once you realize it, then you become like Him throughout your life.
From its beginning, Asbury’s mission and vision has been founded upon what Jesus says in Matthew’s Gospel, “You are the salt of the earth….You are the light of the world…” [Chapter 5, v. 13 & 14] On September 8, 1996, Asbury Church was officially chartered as a United Methodist congregation. Most recently, the congregation has been reformed into an independent church, but we still maintain our Wesleyan belief and core values.
Asbury Church is a vital part of the growing community of Petal. Asbury is known for its exceptional work in the area of disaster relief, as well as cutting-edge worship ministries, and discipleship for children and students. Our mission is to “be salt and light” and our vision is “so the world can taste and see that the Lord is good.” The way we live this out is by connecting with Jesus and one another, learning scripture together, and living on mission until we reach the entire world. That’s right; the entire world.
If you are looking for community, you’ve found it. If you’re looking for a place to belong, you’re here. If you’re looking for a place to ask questions, come on. If you’re looking to grow your faith in Jesus and serve, then sign up. If you want to transform the world we live in now, then join us in being “salt and light so the world can taste and see that the Lord is good.”
Brian Hinnant Lead Pastor brianhinnant@ asburypetal.com
Chad Douglas Worship Leader chad@ asburypetal.com
Mandy Lampton Children's Director childrensministry@ asburypetal.com
Kristin Pratt Administration kristin@ asburypetal.com