Our Mission

To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Our Vision

Drawing near to the heart of Christ in downtown Gulfport.


ulfport First United Methodist Church has been in the ministry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for over 110 years. Our beautiful sanctuary has endured through many major storms and features a breathtaking stained glass dome. We believe we’re called to be in downtown Gulfport, at the heart of its spiritual, civic, and cultural life.

So we celebrate our past, but we don’t live there. God’s future for us – and YOU – is exciting! Join us on the journey toward the heart of Christ!

Read more about the history of our church in Dale and Margaret Jackson’s book – Living Under the Dome – available at Barnes and Noble in Gulfport or from the church office.