Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church
1042 Hartsville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066 Office Phone 615-452-3715
Lambuth Church was born out of concern for God and man and was named for Missionary and Bishop Walter Russell Lambuth. He had great strength of character, deep commitment to the mission field and concern for others. Lambuth University in Jackson, TN, as well as many churches, were named in honor of Bishop Lambuth.
Mr. Charles L. Vantrease lived on one of the newest streets in Gallatin after World War II. There were many families moving in the area who were not attending church. Mr. Vantrease was led to organize a church in his neighborhood. Lambuth Church was founded July 20, 1947 with twelve charter members and became a part of the Gallatin Circuit.
Lambuth grew over the years and in 1977, began to see that their facilities were insufficient. The Church decided to purchase 11.2 acres on Hartsville Pike for $52,000.00. The old house on the property was deteriorating, but with hard work from the members, it was completely refurbished from ground up and turned into an 8-room parsonage. The minister moved into the remodeled parsonage on April 13, 1978. The barn on the property was made into a two-story recreational, general activity center and was named the Churchwell Center in honor of Rev. Clint and Ida Churchwell.
On December 18, 1980 the mortgage was burned. The church immediately started a building fund toward a new church. Groundbreaking was Saturday, September 28, 1985, and the new facility opened in June of 1986 with some 375 in attendance. The cornerstone is scheduled to be opened in 2086. Lambuth had a colorful history with the work and devotion of the United Methodist Women, United Methodist Men, music ministry, Scouting Programs and outreach ministries. Under Gods guidance, and with the leadership of all of our ministers, Laity, and Clergy, Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church continues to faithfully take steps as witnesses for Christ.
How Does What I Believe Match What You Believe?
For several years the motto of the United Methodist Church has been, “Open hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.” It is certainly true at Lambuth United Methodist Church. We seek to practice tolerance and acceptance. ALL of us have sinned and will sin. God loves us all anyway! You are free to believe as you choose; we only ask the same in return and to continue to explore our faith together. You are welcome to partake in communion with us when you come to worship. We accept your baptism from another faith when you choose to join with us. In short, as John Wesley, the founder of Methodist once quoted from scripture, 'If your heart is as my heart', 'Give me your hand.'
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Walter Russell Lambuth 1854-1921
“God’s Solid Foundation Stands Firm.”
2 Timothy 2:19
Walter Russell Lambuth