Draw the Circle Wide
Travis Park Church is a progressive and historic Reconciling United Methodist Congregation, grounded in both history and vision. We are the oldest Protestant congregation and the only Reconciling United Methodist Congregation in San Antonio. Organized as a church in 1846, we began worshipping at this site 20 years later at the heart of downtown. We are a church that embraces the value of stories: in them we can find truth, meaning, hope and connection with God and with one another.
You will not find a stagnant congregation here. You will find a diverse mix of young and old, affluent and unhoused, cisgender and transgender, highly educated and illiterate worshipping side by side as beloved Children of God.
We welcome all, affirm all, and advocate justice for all.
Travis Park Church is a community of people seeking to be disciples of Jesus Christ by practicing unconditional love and justice for all.
Who are United Methodists?
The United Methodist Church is a global denomination that opens hearts, opens minds and opens doors through active engagement with our world. The mission of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
A United Methodist is someone who joins in that mission by putting faith and love into action. We believe that God loves all people, and that we share in expressing that love. So the United Methodist tradition emphasizes God’s grace and in serving others. We believe that Jesus Christ is the fullest expression of God’s love–showing us the fullness of God’s care through Jesus’ teachings, death and resurrection.
John Wesley started the Methodist movement in 18th century England. His teachings on practical divinity (living out our faith) and appeals to reason and experience form important aspects of United Methodist practice today.
Have you lost your church home due to disaffiliation?
We know you are hurting and we’re here for you.
Travis Park Church is a safe and welcoming place for those whose church has closed or disaffiliated from the United Methodist Church. We are a Reconciling United Methodist Congregation, and we welcome all who seek to find belonging and healing. Travis Park Church is a safe space where new guests can find refuge in relationships, listening hearts, and unconditional love within a congregation that is remaining in the UMC.
Travis Park Church celebrates 175 years in San Antonio!
On February 4, 1846 – just as Texas was becoming a state – the Methodist Episcopal annual conference in Houston sent Rev. John Wesley DeVilbiss as a missionary to San Antonio. Our church was formed later that year, at the heart of a city that then had 730 residents.
Travis Park Church is a part of the Rio Texas Conference, which spans South Texas and covers churches in large cities and small towns from Austin to McAllen, from San Angelo to Victoria in vibrant cities, historic small towns and struggling communities.
The Las Misiones District consists of 73 churches in San Antonio and Beyond.
OUR MINISTRY SPANNING TWO DECADES
Founded in 1999 at Travis Park Church, Corazon San Antonio operates in the heart of downtown San Antonio serving our homeless and marginalized neighbors by providing a day center and resource hub, medical clinic, harm reduction outreach, housing case management, hot meals, clothing, warm showers, hygiene items, access to recovery groups and spiritual services.
Travis Park Church has been affiliated with the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) since 2005. RMN is a group of congregations and groups worldwide which have adopted statements welcoming people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Travis Park Church is the only Reconciling United Methodist Congregation (2008) in San Antonio.