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Church History


The United Methodist Church U.S.A.

The United Methodist Church was created on April 23, 1968, when The Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church united to form a new denomination

But Methodism in the U.S. dates back to 1736 when John and Charles Wesley came to the New World to spread the movement they began as students in England. United Methodists share a historic connection to other Methodist and Wesleyan bodies.


The History of Asbury

Asbury United Methodist Church began as a mission church by First UMC of Vero Beach. Our current property was purchased in early 1956. Asbury's first service was held on August 3,1958 with 103 attending. Asbury continued to hold worship services in the Rosewood Elementary School cafeteria
until the fellowship hall was completed.

Asbury was formally chartered on October 26,1958 with 74
charter members. District Superintendent Dr. H. W. Blackburn presided over the service, and 170 were in attendance.

There was a ground breaking for the new chapel/fellowship hall on October 11,1959, and the first service was held at Asbury's current location on March 27,1960. The cost for the initial construction was $32,500. In 1962 construction began for an education wing. Men of the church provided the labor,
and the project was not to exceed $13,000 in cost.

On November 3,1970 the opening of the new wing was celebrated. All of the initial debt on the church was cleared by May 3,1970. The initial parsonage was rented with the help of First UMC, and a parsonage was built on the church's current grounds, and it was dedicated in the early spring of 1974.

Fire destroyed a major portion of the sanctuary/fellowship hall and office space in 1974, but the church worked together to rebuild and repair the damage. Groundbreaking for a new sanctuary was held on June 21,1987.

The consecration service for the new sanctuary was held on April 10,1988.

The stained glass in our sanctuary was a gift from a closing church in New York, in the spring of 1999 construction of a choir room, nursery and preschool wing commenced. The new wing was dedicated on
June 13,1999.

Asbury UMC celebrated our 50th anniversary on October 26, 2008.


Our Mission Statement


Making Christ's love real by serving Christ as His hands and feet in today's world.

Service Locally


We support The Source, Dodgertown Elementary School, The Food Pantry of Indian River County and other events throughout the year.

United Methodist Women


The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

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Asbury United Methodist Men


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Contact Information


Asbury United Methodist Church 1708 43rd Avenue Vero Beach, Florida 32960


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Contact via email:


Michael Moxley, Pastor

Pastor Visits:

If you would like to meet with Pastor Mike, please call him at the Church Office to schedule a visit or a meeting in his office. Please call the office if you are hospitalized or if you need Pastor Mike for any reason


Church and Office Phones

Secretary: Debbie Powell

(772) 562-9232


(772) 567-1059

Parish House Phone:

(772) 257-0238


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Every Sunday Morning at 10:00AM you can find us at the following link: Asbury United Methodist Church, Vero Beach, Fl.





Asbury United Methodist Church Academy



About Us



Pastor Michael AUMC

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Church Staff


Senior Pastor: Michael Moxley.

Administrative Assistant: Debbie Powell

Accompanist: Donita Main

Audio Boot Technician: Bill Hughes

Organist: Lois Akers

Greeters: Van Webber and Carol Eaton

Ushers: Bob Emm and Carol Eaton

Song Leader: Bob Beaverson

Children's Message: Rev. Joe E. Moxley, Jr.

Web Master: Bob Reese



Affiliate Membership

Within the United Methodist Church membership can be held at two different churches based on temporary residence in a community.  It is easy to become an Affiliate member-contact the office for information.

Friends and Neighbors


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All are welcome to participate in the Life of the Church.  We look forward to meeting individuals that are friends we just haven't met yet.





You are invited to the Fellowship Hall for coffee and Christian fellowship every Sunday morning before the 10:00 AM Worship Service. Please come visit with your Asbury family and be part of our loving Fellowship.