st. philip's united methodist church

St. Philip’s United Methodist Church is located at the corner of Beechnut and Renwick, in the Maplewood subdivision located in southwest Houston. The church is situated about five minutes west of the 610 West Loop and about half way between Chimney Rock and Hillcroft. View map

Sunday Mornings

10:30 AM - In-Person and Online Worship Service

Watch the service live via our YouTube channel.

9:15 AM - Sunday School

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Location and Email:

5501 Beechnut
Houston, TX 77096

Office Hours

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Thursday

8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Friday


713.666.2175 - Phone

713.666.2761 - Day School

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Our Vision: We will love all people and spread the Light of Christ.

Our Mission: Sharing God’s Love with all our Neighbors.

  • To seek and to welcome visitors to our family of faith
  • To share our faith in a way that others may relate to God by offering an opportunity to become a part of God’s family and the family at St. Philip’s.
  • To nurture in faith by offering ministries that will provide the opportunity for growth and knowledge of the love of God.
  • To send into the world to live as Disciples and offer opportunities for ministry in the name of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose: Growing God’s Children and Sharing God’s Love by Seeking, Serving and Caring for All.

additional helpful links

  • United Methodist Church

    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.

  • the upper room ministries

    The Upper Room® is a global ministry dedicated to supporting the spiritual life of Christians seeking to know and experience God more fully. This site includes publications, programs, prayer support, and other resources to help believers of all ages and denominations move to a deeper level of faith and service.

  • texas Annual conference

    Chances are you know many United Methodists. Our membership of just under 300,000 is spread throughout the region and engages in sharing a love of Christ and common United Methodist values wherever they go.


    We have many vibrant, welcoming congregations and ministries that reach out to others to make a difference. Want to know more? 


history of st. philip's

In September 1957, Reverend James Lamberth was appointed by Bishop A. Frank Smith to organize a new church in the general area of Meyerland, Maplewood and Braeburn Terrace. A vacant tract of land consisting of 6.5 acres and with no street names to identify the location, (later known as corner of Beechnut and Renwick) valued at a cost of $39,271.62 including paving and sewers, was chosen.

The first name chosen for the church was St. James in honor of the first minister, but soon it was discovered that an inactive and in-debt church already had that name. The name of St. Philip’s was unique to the Texas Conference. Shafts of Wheat became the symbol of St. Philip’s and the spelling with only one “L” in Philip’s was emphasized.

The first service was held on October 27, 1957 in the auditorium rented from Condit Elementary School on South Rice, in Bellaire.