A historical church looks to the future.

 

In 1853, Rev. Adam Bland was sent to "Evangelize the Rowdy and Incorrigible Southland." 

He began by gathering new settlers of Los Angeles in the El Dorado Saloon on Fort Street. Soon, the congregation began to grow and the First Protestant Church in Los Angeles was built: Fort Street Methodist Episcopal Church. 

The Reverend George W. White, D.D.[1] was the third president of the University of Southern California. He held office from 1895 to 1899. At the time of his appointment, he was presiding elder of the Los Angeles District of the Methodist Episcopal Conference.

 

 
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First Methodist Episcopal Church, Hill Street, circa 1902

First Methodist Episcopal Church, Hill Street, circa 1902

Fort Street Methodist Episcopal Church, circa 1880

Fort Street Methodist Episcopal Church, circa 1880

First Methodist Episcopal Church, 8th and Hope Street, 1923

First Methodist Episcopal Church, 8th and Hope Street, 1923

First United Methodist Church of Los Angeles, Flower and Olympic, 1981

First United Methodist Church of Los Angeles, Flower and Olympic, 1981