The first Methodist church in Joppa, Alabama was called Joppa Methodist Episcopal Church and was founded in the 1890's. The land for the first church was donated by J.T. and Lydia Humphries, who were among it's first members.
The land on which the next church was built, about 1920, was originally part of the John T. Ogletree homestead. It was donated by M.A. and Carrie Ogletree Coleman, both of whom were instrumental in building the new Methodist church. The name of the church was eventually changed to Joppa United Methodist Church (after the merger of the Evangelical United Brethren Church with the Methodist Church in 1968).
In February of 1995 the church was destroyed by a tornado which swept through the community. Services were temporarily held in a neighboring church until construction of a new church could be completed.
With construction of the new church finally completed the current Joppa United Methodist Church opened its doors in 1997. The church is located beside the post office in Joppa. We welcome your visit anytime.
Come as you are - God loves you and so do we.