Organized in 1949, Broadmeadow literally came to life as the neighborhood was born.
As soldiers returned home from World War II, they built homes in this G.I. subdivision and planted deep roots in a new area of the Capitol City. Broadmeadow United Methodist Church grew steadily in the post-war years and by 1955 the sanctuary, church offices, and education buildings were completed to house the burgeoning congregation and its ministries.
The list of those whose lives have been touched at this church is enormous. During its brief history, BUMC has sent over 20 people into ordained ministry. Outreach and mission have long been a focus as members have continually taken part in local projects to help those in need. We are also pleased to have been a part of developing the First United Methodist Church of Moscow in Russia, while also assisting in the establishment of the School of Health-Related Sciences at Africa University in Zimbabwe.
Like any church, Broadmeadow has seen its share of change. The church has experienced membership highs and lows, but in recent years Broadmeadow has grown steadily as the members chose to embrace its increasingly eclectic Fondren neighborhood. While some churches in diverse neighborhoods move to an area that is more homogenous or either close its doors altogether, Broadmeadow enthusiastically says, “Come on In.”
No matter one’s race/origin, no matter one’s ability, no matter one’s sexual orientation/gender identity, no matter one’s socio-economic status, no matter one’s age, this church embraces the myriad of lives and stories who continue to give this church life and extend Christ’s light into the community.