East Point First Mallalieu United Methodist Church was created in June 2002 by the merging of two historic churches in East Point, Georgia. When the merger was proposed, East Point First UMC had a primarily white congregation. Its membership had dwindled due to aging and relocation of members. Mallalieu UMC, with an African-American congregation, was in need of a larger facility and was in the midst of planning the renovation of its buildings on Randall Street. Some felt uncertain that the merger would work, but God’s plans are unstoppable!
The blending of these two congregations was led by the Board of Trustees from both churches. The cooperative efforts of this diverse group produced a merger document and a new name. The Reverend Minnie T. Robinson was named Senior Pastor, and was assisted by the Reverend Horace Couch (retired). The Randall Street facility was sold, and the new organization made its home at 2651 Church Street. The result is a unique, multi-cultural congregation and worship experience. East Point First Mallalieu United Methodist Church reflects the rich histories and traditions of the two original bodies.
We invite you to worship with us and experience the wondrous love of God!