Welcome to St. John Methodist Church!

Thank you for visiting our website.  This page provides lots of information about our congregation, including information about joining our church family, what to expect when joining us for worship, and so much more!  Please don't hesitate to contact Pastor David if you would like additional information about becoming part of the St. John Methodist Church family.

Pastor David Allison

Contact Pastor David
Tel:  256.764.3972

Meet Pastor David Allison

Pastor David Allison came to St. John in August 2023, after retiring from ministry in the North Alabama Conference (UMC) in 2021.

“I am pleased and honored to pastor St. John Church,” Pastor David said. “The congregation of St. John are welcoming and kind, and I sense they truly want to serve Jesus. The worship is dignified as they emphasize ‘hymns, liturgy, and teaching’.”

In his previous ministry, Pastor David served churches around North Alabama. Appointments at Phil Campbell and Shady Grove (Muscle Shoals) introduced him to the Shoals and influenced his desire to retire here. Other areas of previous ministry include Gordo, Upper Sand Mountain, Calera, Oxford, and Guin.  Pastor David and his wife Joy together have nine adult children and 13 grandchildren.

When the Global Methodist Church formed in 2022, Pastor David transferred his credentials to the North Alabama Conference (GMC) and is now an elder in the new conference.

“St. John is a special place to worship and serve,” Pastor David said. I hope many others will come to experience the warm hospitality and genuineness of the people, and the love of God through the grace of our Lord Jesus and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.

When We Meet on Sundays

Church Office Hours

What To Expect on Sunday Mornings

We’ve answered a few Frequently Asked Questions below.  If you have any additional questions, please contact us at (256) 764-3972.  We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Outreach and Ministries

We are proud to be able to serve our community in many ways through our Outreach and Ministries.

Van Ministry:

The Giving Place, St. John’s Food Pantry - Click here for additional information.

The Help Center:

Methodist Women of St. John Methodist Church:

Methodist Men of St. John Methodist Church:

Meals On Wheels of the Shoals:

Underwood Basketball:

Visitation Team:

History of St. John Methodist Church

Why St. John Methodist Church?

Below are just a few of the things that make our church family a special place to be:

Our purpose is to be a fellowship of disciples who love God and show His love to the lost, to each other and to the world.  We do this through worshiping God, celebrating His gifts, calling and educating disciples and providing sustenance for their spiritual growth, serving the community by individual and corporate involvement assisting people in their daily living. 

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

St. John Methodist Church in Florence, AL is a Global Methodist congregation.

The Global Methodist Church is passionately committed to worshipping and praising the Triune God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is eager to winsomely proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior to all the world. And it is joyfully dedicated to making disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


The following Scripture passages explain our need for salvation, and God's answer to that problem, through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Romans 3:23:  

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 


Romans 6:23:  

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 3:3:  

Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

John 14:6:  

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.


Romans 10:9-11:

that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 

10  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 

11  For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”

2 Corinthians 5:15:

15  and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.


Revelation 3:20:

20  Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Join Our Church Family

We would consider it an honor for you to join our Church Family if the Holy Spirit is leading you to do so.

It is important for you to understand that church membership will not give you eternal life.  A personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven.  You can receive this free gift at any time you wish to accept it.  If you would like more information on how to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, or if you wish to join our church family through one of the ways described here, please contact the pastor of our church. He will be happy to assist you and answer any questions that you may have. 

There are three ways to unite with St. John Methodist Church in Florence, AL:

If the Holy Spirit has led you to join the St. John Methodist Church family, please contact Pastor David Allison at (256) 764-3972.