Our History

IPUMC-stained-glassInman Park United Methodist Church is an historic church that is located in Inman Park, Atlanta’s very first “garden suburb.” The congregation dates from 1866. In fact, the church itself predates one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods.

The church building was dedicated on April 17, 1898. It is constructed of Stone Mountain granite and was designed in the Romanesque style by Willis Franklin Denny, II. Mr. Denny also designed the notable Atlanta landmarks of St. Mark United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church, and Rhodes Hall — the famous “castle” house near the intersection of Peachtree Street and West Peachtree.

Inman Park United Methodist Church has stood in the role of “Mother Church” to many undertakings in Inman Park and beyond. Emory University, Emory University Hospital, Epworth UMC, and Druid Hills UMC all have roots in this church. In fact, the check that founded Emory was written in our historic archive room. We invite you to visit us when you are in the neighborhood, for a look at the archives, and our magnificent stained glass windows.

Today, Inman Park United Methodist Church is a vital part of the intown community. Its walls shelter both a diverse congregation as well as our community neighbors. IPUMC is a place of warmth, fellowship and devotion. When we talk about our church family, we really mean it!

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