Ministry Partners

The Free Methodist Church not only supports our local churches and ministries, but also partners with organizations working across the globe to bring Christ’s message to people in a myriad of ways. Ministry reports provide a glimpse into how each organization is enacting their unique mission and gives you a picture for how you can support them in the year to come.

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa Pacific is a community of disciples and scholars preparing to impact the world for Christ. Choose from more than 200 online and on-campus programs, including bachelor’s, bachelor’s completion, master’s, doctorates, certificates, and credentials.

Aurora Worship Training

Aurora works with your worship leaders bringing unity to all generations of your church, building creative and worship arts.

Black Sheep Harley Davidson for Christ

The Black Sheep ministry exists to introduce Jesus Christ to the world of motorcycle riders, for the purpose of making more and better disciples through the ministry of the local church.

Eden Reforestation Projects

Eden Reforestation Projects is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offers the dignity of employment to people living in impoverished communities, who become transformational agents of global forest restoration.

Empowering Lives International

Partner your church family with Empowering Lives to IGNITE WORLD-CHANGERS in Africa who will EMBRACE Christ, CRUSH generational poverty, and MULTIPLY their transformation for village-wide impact!

Free Methodist Foundation

The Free Methodist Foundation (FMF) provides resource management and financial tools that help organizations and individuals continue to support ministries throughout the world.

Free Methodist World Missions

Free Methodist World Missions works in over 90 countries worldwide to share the gospel, engender justice and peace, and bring hope to communities.

Heavenly Treasures

Heavenly Treasures works with talented artisans in the developing world to bring God’s practical love and hope through employment empowerment. Their handmade artisan products fight poverty and are available at 

International Child Care Ministries

ICCM partners with the global Free Methodist Church to provide food, love, and education for thousands of children in 33 different countries.

Oakdale Christian Academy

Founded nearly 100 years ago, the school’s mission is to introduce young people to a life of purpose, through discovering a more vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ.

Event Information

Annual Conference is an exciting time to celebrate what God is doing throughout the Free Methodist Church and we want you to be part of it. Find out how you can make the most of the Annual Conference Experience.

Get Ready

Find out how to plan either an in-person or online watch party with your church leadership team and get details about the event.

Vote Online

If you are a voting member of the Free Methodist Church in Southern California, it is both your honor and responsibility to vote for our church leaders. Find out how.

Watch Together

Each day during the week of May 12-15, 2021, check in and join us for Annual Conference. You will also have access to session archives from here.

Boards and Committees

Free Methodists are a diverse group of believers, hailing from all walks of life. Our leadership across the Southern California conference mirrors that diversity through a commitment to an equal mix of clergy and lay leaders (non-clergy), the empowerment of traditionally underrepresented people, and the engagement of communities across the broad socioeconomic spectrum that makes up Southern California.


Superintendents provide for vision alignment and implementation, leadership development, and guidance for the administration and growth of the church.

Board of Administration

The standing administrative committee of the conference, established to create and manage policy of the entire conference within the limits of the Book of Discipline.

Nominating Committee

Responsible for preparing for the annual conference a list of nominations for positions vacated by either resignation or expiration of terms.

Ministerial Education & Guidance Committee

Responsible for qualifying, guiding, counseling, and mentoring candidates for ordination as they prepare for ministry.

Ministerial Appointments Committee

Responsible for appointing qualified ministers to ministries and monitoring progress and growth.

Kingdom Ministry Group

Develops sustainable and vital Free Methodist Societies by sponsoring church planting projects and caring for societies requiring revitalization.

Finance Committee

Reviews and recommends action on all matters concerning financial actions of the local church and the conference at large.

The Management Group

Provides oversight for The Management Group, a for-benefit corporation of the FMCSC that provides bookkeeping and administrative services for eligible ministries.


We like to say that “it’s good to belong.” Within the Free Methodist Church, our elders are members of a ministerial tradition that seeks to disciple effective church leaders and grow ministries.

Incoming Leaders

Join us in welcoming our new Ministerial Candidates and incoming Elders for 2021.

Ministerial Members

Meet our elders serving throughout Southern California and beyond.


We remember those who have gone on to be with Christ and celebrate their impact on the Kingdom of God.

Greetings from Special Appointments

Not every elder is appointed to a traditional church ministry. Hear from elders who serve in unique ministries around the world.