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East Main Street Methodist Church in Newark, Ohio

There are a great number of Methodist churches all through Licking County, both past and present. The White Chapel United Methodist Church in Heath holds the honor of the longest ongoing existence and oldest church of any denomination in the county, holding its first service in 1803. [1] The first building for the church was erected in 1818. The Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church founded in 1835, is the oldest African-American organization in Licking County. [2]

  • Brushy Fork United Methodist Church, Newark
  • Centenary United Methodist, Granville
  • Christ United Methodist
  • Christian Endeavor United Methodist, Newark
  • East Main Street Methodist Church (Now Faith United), Newark
  • Etna United Methodist Church, Etna
  • First United Methodist Church, Newark
  • Free Methodist Church
  • Heath Methodist Church, Heath
  • Hebron United Methodist Church, Hebron
  • Jacksontown United Methodist, Jacksontown
  • Johnstown United Methodist Church, Johnstown
  • Kirkersville United Methodist Church, Kirkersville
  • Marne United Methodist Church, Newark
  • Miller United Methodist Church, Johnstown
  • Neal Avenue Methodist Church, Newark
  • Pataskala United Methodist Church, Pataskala
  • Perryton United Methodist Church, Frazeysburg
  • Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church, Heath
  • Summit Stationn United Methodist Church, Pataskala
  • Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church, Newark
  • Wagram United Methodist Church
  • Welsh Methodist Church, Granville
  • White Chapel United Methodist, Heath [3]


  1. Whyde, L. (2008, February 18). Church's first service was conducted in 1803. The Newark Advocate.
  2. Church has 162-year story to tell. (1997, February 2). The Newark Advocate.
  3. Folder Methodist Churches, Local History Vertical File, Licking County Library, Newark, Ohio.