Welcome to Christ Church


Here's What to Expect

In-Person: Sundays at 9 & 11:15 am

Join Us Online: Sundays at 11:15 am | www.ccum.net/live, YouTube, Facebook

You are invited to sing! We have a traditional style worship service and sing familiar and new hymns. Enjoy the sights and sounds of our 100 person+ Chancel Choir and our amazing pipe organ.

All children are welcome here! They are encouraged to wear play clothes. We offer opportunities for Children's Worship as well as Faith Formation. Visit our Children's Ministry page for more information.

We have ample parking around our building. The main entrance is under the covered portico (Entrance 1). You will be greeted by friendly volunteers and staff. We have reserved visitor spaces in the area facing Brownsboro Road.

We use biblically-founded, topical sermons preached by our senior pastor, Eric Bryant and other members of our dedicated Pastoral Staff.

A lot of our members dress in business casual attire; however, you are welcome to wear whatever you are most comfortable in to worship.

Children and adults with unique needs are welcome! We strive to create an environment that is ability inclusive and empowers all individuals to be integrated and engaged at all levels of church participation.

We would love to hear from you.
Call us at (502) 897-6421 or email

Want to learn more?

Everyone is welcome here, no matter what stage of life you're in. A pastor is happy to meet with you if you have questions or would like to discuss how to get connected. For more information, email  . 

Our History

Christ Church United Methodist is a church with a long great heritage.

Long before we arrived at our current location in 1955, we’ve been God’s hands and feet in the Louisville community.

Our Beginning

Christ Church United Methodist proudly traces its roots back to the first Methodist congregation in the city of Louisville where early Methodists met in a log cabin on the site of the present Jefferson County Courthouse beginning in 1806. The lineage of Christ Church flows from the members who separated from Fourth Street Methodist to build the new Brook Street Church, which thrived from 1839 until 1865. In 1865, the church sold its property and relocated to 233 East Broadway and changed its name to Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

Broadway Methodist Church

Broadway Methodist Church grew into one of the strongest churches in the Louisville Annual Conference. Broadway’s members furnished many ministerial and lay leaders to the Louisville Conference, sent the first missionary, Martha Hite Watts, to Brazil and helped to organize several other local Methodist churches including Highland, Fourth Avenue, Beechmont, and St. Paul.

By the 1940s, the community around Floyd and Broadway had begun a rapid change from residential to commercial. In addition, plans were made public to expand the Medical Center from Chestnut Street to include the area of Floyd and Brook. These factors led to an exodus of much of the downtown Louisville population to the suburbs and membership at Broadway Methodist began to diminish. On Sunday, Sept. 5, 1954, the church voted to consider relocating to the East Brownsboro Road area.

Indian Hills Methodist Church

On Aug. 21, 1955, approximately 44 members of Broadway, Crescent Hill, Fourth Avenue, St. Matthews and St. Paul Methodist established a new church, naming it the Indian Hills Methodist Church. One week later, the first services of the new church were held in the Masonic Widows and Orphans school building.

Church school classes for all ages began meeting immediately. Among the adult classes were one which remains active at this present time — the Pathfinders (from the Broadway Church). Less than one month after initial services, the new church purchased 6.6 acres at Brownsboro Road and Blankenbaker Lane from Mr. and Mrs. Luther Goose.

Birth of "Christ Church"

After 90 years of service at Floyd and Broadway - the final Sunday worship service was held at Broadway Methodist Church on Nov. 17, 1955. The merger of the two congregations was celebrated on Nov. 20, 1955, at Garnett Hall. The oldest continuous Methodist church in Jefferson County merged with the newest!

On January 1, 1956, the new congregation adopted the name Christ Methodist Church.

A New Church Building

By late January 1956, it was decided to build a church plant that would accommodate 1200 in the sanctuary and 750 in the church school. On Sept. 1, 1957, just a little over two years after the initial call for volunteers to form the new church, the doors of a new chapel and initial educational facilities of Christ Methodist Church were opened.

Members of the young congregation took possession of their new accommodations with a fierce enthusiasm, continuing to grow in spiritual commitment. Church membership grew rapidly, and in a few short years the original facilities became over-crowded. By the end of 1961, plans were in place to move ahead with construction of a sanctuary, a fellowship hall, kitchen and certain additional classrooms. The construction was completed before the end of the year 1962.

The church’s membership exceeded expectations by 1966, straining the capacity of the facilities. To overcome these short comings and to continue the church on a path of growth and service, it was recommended that a two story structure be added on the east side of the church, parallel to the sanctuary. The plan for the lower floor of the proposed facility would include a gymnasium, shower rooms, scout and storage rooms, rest rooms, class rooms, lounge and offices. The plan for the upper floor would include class rooms, nursery facilities and rest rooms. In addition, it was planned to make an all-purpose room near the chapel, which became the Cloister Room, and cover the walk-way leading from the chapel to the sanctuary. Finally, the church should be properly staffed to meet the needs of a growing congregation and diversified interests.

The building was finished in March of 1974.

In the early 1980s, Christ Church fostered a mission church in Goshen that became St. John UMC. The church’s willingness to put such effort and resources into something outside herself is testament to her commitment to the community and to the charge to discipleship.

The Current Christ Church

Christ Church continued to grow and change physically, with major renovations in the 1980s and the addition of the current Fellowship Hall and expanded educational and office facilities completed in 1998.

By 2004, Christ Church’s growing membership and programming ingenuity led the congregation to begin its most recent expansion.A new three-story education building was dedicated in 2007, and provided new adult Sunday School classroom space, new office space, a parlor, a covered entrance, and space for the Children’s and Youth Ministries to expand.

In 2009, Christ Church dedicated its current sanctuary, built to accommodate a membership that could no longer worship comfortably together in the Sanctuary completed in 1962, now called the Chapel. The Sanctuary makes it possible for Christ Church membership to continue to grow, as well as lead to growing ministries, such as the Sanctuary Concert Series, which gives our congregation the opportunity to welcome guests from across the city. More impressive, however, is the spiritual growth which has been the true hallmark of this congregation.

The number of current ministries, including mission activities, small groups, music programs, support groups and activities shows that this is a church where lay people understand that each Christian is called to ministry. Our mission is becoming living proof of God's love, one person at a time..

Please continue to pray that the Holy Spirit will guide us in our endeavors.

Our hope for you

Join our family!

We take family seriously.

As a new member of Christ Church, we hope to see you connected and thriving. We want to be community to you just as much as we want you to be community to us! 

As we strive to live into our mission of Becoming living proof of God's love, one person at a time, it takes a community.

We want you to serve, as well as be served.

We want you to grow, as well as help others grow.

We want you to learn, as well as to teach.

We want you to be prayed over, as well as pray for others.

We want you to be challenged, as well as challenge those around you.

Ultimately, we want you to grow in your love of Jesus and becoming more like Jesus. And we want to help!

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Our Staff

We have a dedicated and talented team ready to help. Let us know how we may serve you!

If you've been inside the building, you've likely already met some of our staff members. We are blessed to have a dedicated team of loving and talented people who have chosen a career of service. If you ever need assistance, please don't hesitate to ask anyone wearing a Christ Church nametag. Or any one of our amazing members, they are always glad to meet and help new people!

Meet Our Staff