The History of Minor Memorial UMC...
Minor Memorial United Methodist Church had a very humble beginning. In 1889, a group of women in the community decided they needed a place to worship God. They cleaned an old unused saloon, located on the Southwest corner of Poplar Corner Road, moved in some homemade benches and organized a Sunday School
Minor Memorial UMC began to grow and eventually built the church on Poplar Corner. But as the area grew, so did the congregation and a need to build a larger church. The shovels broke ground on 10 acres of land on September 30, 1990 for our present church. The first service in the new church was held on June 7, 1992. Since that date the church has continued to experience growth both physically and spiritually.
Sometime around June of 2006 we took bids to build a new Educational Wing and have been using it since early 2007 for classroom space and small groups; our nursery rooms are also in the Education Building. In 2015, a generous member of our church renovated the back half of the old trailer (which had once served as classroom space) for our youth to have a dedicated Youth Room all for themselves.
COVID-19 pushed us, like many churches, to begin streaming our worship services. Since 2020, a lot of upgrades have been made to our technology and to our worship space for screens, cameras, etc.
Many years ago, Minor Memorial UMC was part of a 3-point charge along with Hinds Chapel UMC and Horn Lake UMC when all three churches shared a pastor. Now Minor Memorial is a stand alone charge though we continue to be in ministry and connected to the other United Methodist Churches in our area.
We strong ties and connections to our local community having been in Walls for well over a century and we continue to seek to strengthen relationships with our schools, area nonprofits and other organizations. We recognize that there are MANY people in our community whom God is calling us to guide and encourage to take their next steps following Christ. As we live into the future, we do so following Christ.