Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church
Wesley Memorial's History
This Year will mark Wesley Memorial's fortieth year in Chester. The church was established in 1973, during the ministry of the Reverend Larry Jenkins. The current church building was finished in 1977.
Originally, Wesley Memorial was two churches. St. James and Eureka Methodist Church, each of which had a long history of ministry in Chester. Facing the change of the neighborhoods around them and the prospect of declining membership, both voted to merge. The merger birthed Wesley Memorial. Originally the church met in the old St. James building, until the building was sold, and then in the Old Eureka building, until construction of the new sanctuary was finished.
the Reverend Larry Jenkins, other ministers serving
the Wesley Memorial/Bethlehem Charge included: Rev. Kenneth Bobo, Mr. Buster
Scruggs, Rev. Dr. Bob Monson, Rev. John Bauknight, Rev. Olene Civils, Rev. Paul
Cheezem, Rev. Bill Heustess, and Rev. Hilton Johnson.
The Reverend Arthur D. Vick, Jr. -- I was
born on October 18, 1950 in Rock Hill, S.C. and spent most of my life there
until eighteen years of age at which time in my life I became A United
Methodist. After graduation from high school, I entered the United States Air
Force, serving four years with a tour of duty overseas. I also served twelve
years in the United States Army Reserve. I am currently employed with the City
of Rock Hill as a waste water operator and due to retire October 18 of this
year. My mother, father, sister, and rest of the family reside in Rock Hill.