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Our Story

Eddyville Methodist Church was organized in approximately 1810. The first “Meeting House” of this fellowship was located is now under the water of Lake Barkley in Lyon County. The building was located on Water Street in Old Eddyville. This Eddyville Meeting House was also known as the Episcopalian Church site, for this denomination owned the land and the building. The building was destroyed in the 1950’s by fire.

The second building of this fellowship was erected on Franklin Street in 1952. This fellowship grew in number and demanded a larger facility.

The third building was erected in 1923, on the corner of Franklin and Second Streets. This building was razed for the impoundment of Barkley Lake. The last public service in this building was conducted on November 18, 1962.

On December 2, 1962, the congregation gathered to worship God in their fourth building. The new church was located at the corner of Jenkins Road and Church Place in New Eddyville. The church adopted a new name, Eddyville United Methodist Church and became a part of Annual Conference of the Methodist Church.

On June 23, 2023, the congregation voted to leave the Methodist Conference. They voted to become independent Methodist. Our new name is Eddyville Methodist Church.

Although we have undergone several name changes and moved locations various times, our future is bright, we constantly strive to make our witness for Jesus Christ effective to this community and the world is which we live in.


A place with a history, and a future. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

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