Pearl River Methodist Church
65480 Highway 41
Pearl River, LA 70452
 Traveling north on Highway 41 we are on the right side of the highway just past Creekside Junior High School
Traveling south on Highway 41 we are approximately one half mile from the park on the left hand side of the road. If you go past Creekside Junior High School you just missed us.

Who We Are

We are the friendliest church in town. We are a place of grace, love, and welcome. We are about family and family relationships—with Christ, with one another, and with God’s hurting world.
We love Jesus
Everything we do here at Pearl River Methodist Church is in response to our love for Jesus Christ. Our love for Christ is in response to the unconditional love God has for all of us.
Our Mission
Because of our love for Jesus Christ and the grace that we have received from God, we want to share Christ with others. We are about making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
We are a family
PRMC understands family in a very broad way. The traditional family is highly valued in our fellowship. Of equal importance and value to us are families blended from previous marriages, those with a single parent, and older families who have seen their children grow and start their own adult ventures….all are honored and supported here at PRUMC. We welcome you to become part of our church family.
Live Nativity Cast 2018

Our Staff

Kathy Abrams Pfleider
Anna Mae Prevost
Leslie Craddock
Worship Leader &
Coordinator of Music Ministries
Catherine Marino

Office Assistant


Rebecca Sawyer
Celebrate Recovery Coordinator
Jennifer Miller

Our History

The history of Pearl River Methodist Church began in 1880 when a Methodist Circuit Rider from Mississippi arrived on horseback to spread the gospel. In 1904 the white clapboard sanctuary was built in the heart of town, and it quickly became a gathering place for the community. Hospitality and a welcome have been part of our DNA from the very beginning, as we opened our doors to the town of Pearl River. Both the Baptist Church and Catholic Church met in our white clapboard sanctuary for a time, and the building also served as the town’s first schoolhouse.
Landlocked and realizing the town of Pearl River was growing westward, the congregation relocated to our present location on Hwy 41 in 1989. In celebration of our past, we brought our historic sanctuary building with us, which now serves as our Chapel.
The years in the little white church were marked by a gradual growth. The need for more fellowship and educational space was as great, and in 2001, we built the Agape Center, which includes a large open room for congregation-wide gatherings, such as dinners, meetings, and youth group; a full-service kitchen; a bright and welcoming nursery; as well as several other classrooms.
By the early 2000s, the growth of the congregation and the passage of time had made the old white clapboard structure unsuitable for the needs of the future. We built our current Sanctuary in 2004, which doubled our worship capacity and added a beautiful gathering space for fellowship, small groups, and special events, which we call the “Gathering Room.” We experienced immediate, steady growth when we moved into the new sanctuary, and we continue to enjoy vibrant, heart-felt worship and fellowship in our beautiful sanctuary building. Though we still maintain our beloved “Chapel,” and utilize it from time-to-time, its primary purpose is as the worship space for another Christian congregation, who rents the chapel. Over 110 years later, this historic landmark is still a house of worship and a blessing to the community.
When we relocated to our current campus, the only structure on the 7-acres was a small cottage, which over the years was used as a nursery, kitchen, and later as a church office. Though the church renovated the cottage over the years, it was prone to flooding and was no longer meeting the needs of our growing congregation. In 2014, we razed the cottage and built our Grace Center, which has much-needed office and meeting space, as well as additional restrooms and showers.
More important than a history of our facilities is the history of the warmth and sense of family and fellowship experienced here. This feeling of a spiritual home within the community has characterized Pearl River Methodist Church. You are invited to come “home,” to Pearl River MC and become part of our continuing story.
We opened our newest building on September 14, 2014 called The Grace Center, which houses a conference room for our “Sunday Scriptures’, meetings, bible studies and the offices of the pastors and the office assistant. Stop by and visit and see our newest building.
Below is a 2-part video history of Pearl River United Methodist Church. Please take time to view our history through these short videos. The buttons below link to YouTube, where you can view them.

 Photo Gallery

Christmas 2018

2019 Graduates

4th Retreat for Christina Bordelon & Carol Fife to the Wesley Center – September 6, 2019

4th Retreat for Christina Bordelon & Carol Fife to the Wesley Center – September 6, 2019

4th Retreat for Christina Bordelon & Carol Fife to the Wesley Center – September 6, 2019