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Asbury United Methodist Church (Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind.) records

Identifier: LOC-2010-0076

Collection Statement

This collection consists of attendance and membership records, sample copies of The Asbury Crier newsletter, baptismal records, Board of Trustees and Administrative Board minutes, Charge Conference minutes, Correspondence 1965-1992, Council on Ministries materials 1971-1991, Directories, Every Member Visitation Records 1965-1976, Finance Committee minutes 1970-1985, Official Board Minutes 1964-1976, Pastor-Parish Relations Committee minutes 1968-1988, UMW materials, U.M.Y.F records, WSCS materials, Photographs and Slides 1963-1997, Blueprints and Scrapbooks.


  • 1963 - 1999


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection are held by DePauw University or the United Methodist Church.

Historical Sketch

Asbury United Methodist Church was officially organized in 1962 with 107 charter members. A cornfield at the corner of 42nd Street and Post Road became the church grounds. By the generous assistance of Forest Manor Methodist Church, meetings were held in the House Chapel located on the west side of the parking lot. The first service was held June 24, 1962 with Rev. E. Carver McGriff conducting services. The Church is named for Francis Asbury, first Methodist bishop in the United States. The present sanctuary was built in 1964 and the educational wing was added in 1966. In January 2000 Asbury UMC merged with Cumberland UMC at 219 N. Muessing St., Indianapolis.

From its inception until its merger with Cumberland UMC, seven ministers served Asbury United Methodist Church: Rev. E. Carver McGriff (June 1962 - June 1967), Rev. Frank R. Chrust(June 1967 - June 1968), Rev. Charles Gipson (June 1968 - February 1975), Rev. Allan Wilson (February 1975 - June 1979), Rev. Joseph N. Easley (June 1979 - June 1988), Rev. Glen A. Clarkson (June 1988 - June 1994), Rev. Douglas Simpson (June 1994 - January 2000).


6.807 Cubic Feet (18 document cases)

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Roy O. West Library
405 S. Indiana St.
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States