About Us

Our History/Our Beliefs/Our Mission/Our Vision/Our Board of Steward Leaders/Our Staff

History of Wesley Methodist Church, Nederland, Texas

Yet "to be named" August 5, 1958 the church held its first service at Beauxart Garden Community House. Then the services moved to the National Guard Armory. Later the church settled at the Flying Chef Restaurant inside the Jefferson County Airport. A building committee was created and the name "Wesley" was chosen.

Wesley's first service was December 31, 1958 and held in the original building on this property. In 1961 the Sanctuary was added. Improvements were made and the STEEPLE was set on top of the roof. With doors opened our church family grew and grew.

Through the years, prayers formed the foundation of Wesley. Wesley needed room for ministry. The grounds were broken for the Christian Life Center in April 1999.

Hurricane Rita took her toll in September 2005. The Sanctuary building was destroyed but not the Church. A service of love was held on October 12, 2005 and the Christian Life Center became the Arc and the family continued to worship together.

The Christian Life Center was dedicated in 2006 and the Note was burned.

June 24, 2007 the ground-breaking of the New Sanctuary began. The will of the church was as strong as the iron beams and the heart of Wesley was inscribed with prayers and scriptures. The true beauty of Wesley was taking shape. A beacon of hope was affixed to be the light shining in the darkness.

The church family moved into the New Sanctuary August 8, 2008 and the first service was held.

The last note of the Sanctuary was paid. It is with great joy and thanksgiving that Wesley is dedicated to our Lord on the 18th day of August 2019.

Our Beliefs

The Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

creator of heaven and earth. I believe

in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under

Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and

was buried; He descended to the dead.

On the third day He rose again; He

ascended into heaven, is seated at the

right hand of the Father, and will come

again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy

*catholic church, the communion of

saints, the forgiveness of sins, the

resurrection of the body and the life




Our Mission

To make disciples of Jesus Christ who worship passionately, love extravagantly, and witness boldly.

Our Board of Steward Leaders

Board of Stewards

Wesley Methodist Church – Nederland, Texas

January 1, 2023


Chuck Young - Chair

Garry Richards - Vice Chair

Vicki Westbrook - Secretary

Russell Saleme - Treasurer

Adam Westbrook - Lay Leader


Chase Ratcliff

Tyler Wind

Glynda McCuller

Lisa Spalding

Dane DeRouen

Nick Huckaby

Nomination Members

Steve Barger

Patsy Edmonds

Cindy Dupre

Delena Frederick

Sheila Davis

Eastern Texas GMC Delegates

Phil Westbrook

Vicki Westbrook - Alternate Delegate

Staff Members

Cindy Dupre - Finance & Business Manager

Tammy Bell - MDO Director

Chelsie Osborne - Children's Director

Treva Phillips - Youth Director

Marilyn Myers - Tweens Director & Ministry in Motion