Glendale Methodist Church was founded in 1945 in the growing Glendale neighborhood of south Nashville. In 1968, with the merger of the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church, the congregation became Glendale United Methodist Church. Since Glendale’s founding, we have considered our placement in a neighborhood setting to be an important part of our ministry.

Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville TNAt Glendale, we are a very open and loving community. This provides genuine opportunities to enter into meaningful relationships and to offer and receive support. Glendale strives to be a true Christ-like community, where everyone is welcome to the table and has the opportunity to share their experiences, both joys and hardships.

Read our welcoming statement here – shared online and spoken out loud during every worship experience. 

Rev. Steph Dodge & Rev. Peter van Eys became our pastors in July 2016. We continue to enter into ministries to serve our community and seek to live out the call of God in a variety of ways. We open our doors to the community in a variety of ways: events & fundraisers for our Pencil Partner schools: Glendale Elementary and J.T. Moore Middle and our homeless ministry, Room In The Inn just to name a couple.

Our church campus includes a Retreat & Hospitality House where church groups, travelers, or people simply seeking a quiet retreat can come to deepen their relationship with God. We share our upstairs space with ministry partners who offer spiritual direction and counseling. Right beside the sanctuary, a labyrinth sits where all are welcome to take some time to slow down and enter into a time of walking prayer and on the front lawn, our new “Nathan’s Playground” is open to the community that provides a safe and fun space for our neighborhood children.

We come together for worship every Sunday at 10am with small groups for all ages at 9am. We invite you to be with us in worship on Sunday or any other event at Glendale.

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Worship Leadership

Meet Glendale’s 2018 Leadership Team


John Adair

Property Team

Carol Pitman

Care Team

Bud Hamblen

Finance Team
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Alan Whitley

Education Team


James Poland

Missions Team

Luke Ewing

Staff/Pastor Relations Team

Steven Adair

Worship Team

Some of the Faces You’ll See…


Steven A.

“I grew up in Nashville and have always called Glendale home. Glendale UMC is a place for all people to come and grow together in a common love for God and for one another.” – Steven


Tom F.

“Glendale UMC is a gem nestled in the city of Oak Hill. Having attended larger churches, I appreciate the intimacy and tightly-knit community Glendale provides. I immediately felt welcome, valued, and continue to be greeted with open arms.”
– Tom


Jason, Neva & Family

“Glendale UMC reached out to my family in a time of need before I ever became a member. It is a lovely church that makes such an impact in the community and in my life.” – Neva


Krassi G.

“I am a native of Bulgaria. Left all of my blood relatives there, but found a new spiritual family at Glendale. Glendale UMC is a place where even the black sheep feel welcomed and valuable.” – Krassi


Carol P.

“From the very first time I attended Glendale, I was embraced and loved upon. I had been looking for a church home for a while and Glendale became my home. I joined a few months ago and now Glendale is not the church, it’s my church.”
– Carol


James P.

“I was invited to visit Glendale UMC many times before I finally accepted, and it was love at first sight. The combination of the warm, welcoming members and their commitment to serving the community demonstrated God’s love for us all. I have been coming back ever since.” James

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Josh S. & Sydney W.

“We started coming to Glendale the fall of our freshman year at Belmont and fell in love with the close, tight-knit community. Glendale has become our new home!”
– Josh & Sydney

Alan Whitley Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville TN

Alan W.

I first came to Glendale nearly 2 years ago after looking for a church to call home. I walked in and I immediately felt loved, accepted & I felt the presence of God. Glendale has given me a wonderful community & a stronger relationship with myself & with God
– Alan

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