Houston: Trinity United Methodist Church

Established in 1848 as a congregation by and for enslaved people, the Trinity United Methodist Church continues its service today as one of the oldest African American churches in Houston.  Members of the congregation helped found a variety of local educational institutions, including the Freedman’s Aid Society, Wiley College, and Houston Colored Junior College (later incorporated into Texas Southern University), and a number of area schools are named for members of the Trinity congregation.  The current sanctuary, built in 1951, contains a set of large stained-glass windows depicting both religious and civil rights themes.  

Trinity United Methodist Church

  • 2600 Holman Street, Houston, TX
  • 713-528-2356
  • This is an active church. Please be respectful of services.