Leslie UMC - Northwest


In 1890, under the shade of a large oak tree, this church was begun. By November 18, 1892, the new congregation was in a neat wooden building; the present building was finished in November of 1927. The first sanctuary with its belfry and bell were torn down so that the new church could be built on the same site. The bricks for this church were hauled to the site on wagons. In 1928, Mt. Zion and Anthony Chapel Churches were on this charge. In the early beginnings of union services between the Methodist and Baptist Churches, each person took his chair and each family a lamp.
The Epworth League for Youth was organized in 1911, the Woman's Missionary Society (now UMW) in 1916, and the United Methodist Men in 1952. In the 1940s, the sanctuary was redecorated and carpeted. In the 1960s, the sanctuary was again redecorated, air conditioning installed, and a piano purchased for the Fellowship Room. A Church School Annex was dedicated in November 1963. The parsonage was dedicated in November 1968. In 1983, the church became a station. The church celebrated its Centennial in December 1990. A new parsonage was dedicated in June 1993. In 2004, the Leslie/DeSoto Charge was reinstated. In June 2010, the church celebrated its 120th anniversary.



111 E Allen St
Leslie GA 31764

Stay in the know

Sign up for our newsletters


Conference Office

735 Pierce Avenue - Macon, GA 31204

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209


Administrative Office

520 Professional Drive, Suite 1 - Macon, GA 31201

PO Box 13145 - Macon, GA 31208

478-738-0048 | 800-535-4224

Camping & Retreat Ministries

99 Arthur J. Moore Dr - St Simons Is., GA 31522

PO Box 20408 - St Simons Island, GA 31522

912-638-8626 | 888-266-7642

Contact us

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.