Pinnacle View United Methodist Church may be new to you, and in fact, it is new to Little Rock. But we are not a “startup” church. Far from it!
WHERE WE CAME FROM
The original church was founded in 1868 as Downtown Little Rock's Second Methodist Church or “Spring Street Church.” In 1889, the congregation built a
new sanctuary that was dedicated as the Winfield Chapel, in honor of Augustus Roberts Winfield, D.D. (1822-1887), a prominent Arkansan and revered Methodist preacher.
Following decades of growth, the church built a new building at 16th and Louisiana Streets which was completed in 1926. The church flourished at this location and grew to be one of the largest churches in Arkansas.
In the 1980s, church leaders saw an opportunity to stake out a ministry to Little Rock’s population that was rapidly expanding westward, and the congregation built a new building at our current location, completed in 1988. This location became home to the Winfield congregation, as it merged with Mountain View United Methodist Church, already meeting in this area.
As we celebrated our 150th birthday in 2019, we embarked on a year-long journey of self-reflection and analysis of how we can best serve our neighbors in this area. We concluded that we must continue living up to and into our commitment to our friends in West Little Rock, but that a complete “makeover” was needed, including renaming and rethinking how we “do church” in this exciting era of mobility and advanced technology.
We could not be more excited about the opportunities we see to make meaningful change for the future in our community!