About Wesley

Wilmington is a beach city with a long Methodist history. Over 250 years ago, Methodist missionaries could be found praying, preaching, and teaching along the Carolina coast, with churches being founded in the Port City by the late 1780’s. God has been on the move here through Methodists for quite some time, and the Holy Spirit has new works in store!

For more than 100 years, Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church has prayerfully sought to know Christ and make him known in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Located at the busy intersection of College Road and Oleander, Wesley Memorial is pivotally located in the heart of this thriving city on the sea. Whether you’re visiting while on vacation, newly moved to the area, or a long-time New Hanover County resident, we’d love to meet you and welcome you to Wesley.

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church is a part of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. Like all United Methodists, we believe that the mission of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. In a deep and transformative way, we are people who love Scripture, feel called to Christian service, and who strongly support one another in following Jesus throughout our lives. We’ve been incredibly loved by God, and we’d like to help you know that you are too.

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For more information about The United Methodist Church, please visit www.umc.org.

Strategic Plan

We believe that followers of Jesus are called to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything Jesus has commanded us to do (Matthew 28:19-20). Knowing that we have not been given a spirit of fear, but rather of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7), our Church Leadership Team works prayerfully and diligently to determine a strategic plan for the yearly ministries of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. This year’s strategic plan can be viewed here.

Our Staff
Rev. Beth Hood
Rev. Beth Hood
Senior Pastor
Rev. Adam Baker
Rev. Adam Baker
Associate Pastor
Rev. Mary Frances McClure
Rev. Mary Frances McClure
Pastor to Youth and College Students
Kelli Kosuda Tingen
Kelli Kosuda Tingen
Children’s Ministries Director
Loria Frazier
Loria Frazier
Office and Financial Manager
Dr. Bettsy Curtis
Dr. Bettsy Curtis
Director of Music Ministries
Trae Setzer
Trae Setzer
Contemporary Worship Director
Eston Brinkley
Eston Brinkley
Facilities Manager