On May 1, 2022, the members of Asbury Church voted with 607 YES and to 51 NO to seek disaffiliation from the United Methodist Church, and to align with a number of other disaffiliated United Methodist churches. Since Asbury Church was founded in 1986 until now, Asbury had called the United Methodist Church’s North Alabama Conference home.
Lead Pastor Dr. Tommy Gray shares, “Many significant relationships and mission efforts have resulted during our time with the Conference. It is not without sadness that we come to this decision to disaffiliate. However, we believe that aligning with a network of other disaffiliated churches will afford many exciting new opportunities for mission and ministry. We look forward to this new season in our history once this decision is ratified by the Annual Conference, in accordance with the guidelines of the UMC Book of Discipline.
“We continue to pray for our Bishop and the entire United Methodist Church. We trust great kingdom impact can come to every church in this season no matter their affiliation."
Asbury Church continues to worship and serve the community through the Madison and Harvest Campus locations and online at weareasbury.com.