Our Purpose

At First Wesleyan Church, Tuscaloosa, we are intensely focused on the balanced pursuit of...


Reaching Up - We joyfully praise God with our lives and our lips.

Reaching Out - We compassionately share God's love with our city and the world .

Reaching In - We intentionally grow in God's grace through fellowship and discipleship.

Location and Times

First Wesleyan Church

1501 McFarland Blvd N. Tuscaloosa, AL. 35406

Phone - 205-752-4251  Fax - 205-752-0604

Email: info@firstwesleyan.com


Sunday Mornings:

Community Groups - 9:00 AM

Worship and Kids Spot Worship - 10:10 AM

Wednesday Night: (resuming in the fall)

Kids Choir - 5:45 PM - 6:20 PM

Growth Classes, The Experience (Youth) - 6:30 PM

Kids Spot Neighborhood (Children), Adult Choir - 6:30 PM

We believe...

As part of The Wesleyan Church (a Bible-believing network of outreach-minded churches, read more about the Wesleyan Church here) we adhere to orthodox positions regarding the nature of God, Christ, the Trinity and Christ's birth, death, resurrection, ascension, and imminent return.


We are confident in the Bible as our written source for spiritual guidance. We believe that personal faith in Christ is our only hope for salvation. We look to Christ and his Word for our example for life. And we believe that we need each other for effective spiritual growth, encouragement and maturity in our daily Christian walk.


Here are some core beliefs:

  • We believe that the Bible is fully inspired by God...that it is accurate and that it is our trustworthy guide for faith and practice.  
  • We believe in one God (beside whom there is no other) who has chosen to reveal himself to us in many ways as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that people are made in the image of God, but because of our fall into sin we display the universal tendency toward rebellion, active or passive, against God.
  • We believe that because of our sin, man is separated from God. There is nothing that I can do on my own to restore that relationship with God.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ lived the perfect life that we could not live...and then accepted the punishment that we deserve...death. By accepting the punishment for our sins on our behalf, He offers us a pardon of forgiveness.
  • We believe that the only way to accept this pardon is by confessing our sins to God, believing that He is sufficient to give us forgiveness, and then inviting Him to become the Master of our life.
  • We believe that Christians (or 'Christ-followers') are called to holy living as a daily lifestyle, which is made possible through the power and sanctifying presence of the Holy Spirit in the believer's life.
  • We believe that First Wesleyan Church exists to glorify God by 'Sharing the Hope' of Jesus Christ within the greater Tuscaloosa community.

Our heritage

First Wesleyan Church of Tuscaloosa has been in existence since 1914. Originally named Pierce Chapel, the church eventually began meeting on the corner of Greensboro Avenue and 20th Street. The first building was completed on April 2, 1916. Improvements and expansion continued on that property and a new sanctuary was completed on May 10, 1953. The church met in that facility until October 1982, when the relocation to a multipurpose building at 1501 McFarland Blvd N took place. Then a new sanctuary (currently serving as the Student Center) was completed on October 30, 1983. Expansion on this property continued, especially when the new, state of the art sanctuary was completed in January of 1999 to accomodate a growing church! But ours isn't a history of facilities and property. It is a story (actually many stories) of God transforming the lives of people through the power of Jesus Christ today. That's why our greatest days are still ahead!


Check out this video for an illustrated look at our history and the days ahead!