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Our Name

"Rehobeth" is the name of an ancient well in the Middle East where people could come and draw water without price. Come visit with us and draw water from the well of Christ each week!
Our Beginnings

Organized in 1789, Rehobeth was the first Methodist Church established west of the Catawba River in North Carolina. The driving force behind Rehobeth's birth was Daniel Asbury, a Fairfax, Virginia, native.

Daniel Asbury went to Kentucky in 1778, when he was about sixteen years old. He was captured by the Indians and then handed over to the British, who jailed him in Detroit. Escaping, he made his way back to Virginia around 1783. He was converted and received into the Methodist Conference in Virginia and came to North Carolina as a circuit preacher.

In 1787, Daniel Asbury founded the "Grassy Branch Methodist Society," which evolved into Rehobeth Church near what is now Terrell in Catawba County, North Carolina. In 1794, he held the first camp meeting for several days and nights at the site of Rehobeth Church. In 1824, he retired and married Nancy Morris. Asbury died in April 1825, and was buried in the Rehobeth Church cemetery.

How to Find Us

The church is located at 9297 Sherrills Ford Road in Terrell, NC.

  • From the intersection of NC Highway 16 and NC Highway 150: Head east on Highway 150 (towards Mooresville) approximately 5.5 miles. At the intersection of Highway 150 and Sherrills Ford Road in Terrell, turn right. The church will be on your right.
  • From I-77: Take Exit 36 and head west on Highway 150 (towards Lincolnton) approximately 8 miles. At the intersection of Highway 150 and Sherrills Ford Road in Terrell, turn left. The church will be on your right.

Rehobeth's Connor Recreation Center is located at 4015 McGee Point Road, approximately 1/4 mile from the church.

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Joining the Church

If you have been worshiping with us for some time and are interested in formalizing your relationship with Rehobeth, we invite you to be received into the Church fellowship.  Our membership vows are these:

  1. Do you renounce the life of sin?
  2. Do you believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?
  3. Do you believe in the Christian Faith as it is contained in the Scriptures?
  4. The Lord being your helper, will you strive to live out that faith?
  5. And will you be loyal to the Church with your prayers, presence, gifts, witness, and service?

If you are interested in joining the Rehobeth church family, please contact the church office.

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How to Contact Us

Telephone:   828-478-2518   Our Staff:
Fax Number:   828-478-3952     Pastor  

Dr. Michael (Mike) Rich

Mailing Address:   P.O. Box 356
Terrell, NC 28682
    Director of Youth and
    Children's Ministries

Angela Beard

Email for Information:     Director of Music:   Carol S. Graham
Stephen Minister Referrals:     Church Secretary:   Rosalie Sailstad

The church office is open weekdays from 9 AM to noon.

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Rehobeth United Methodist Church • 9297 Sherrills Ford Road • P.O. Box 356 • Terrell, NC 28682
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