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ABOUT US

Rehobeth is a vibrant, welcoming, and loving community of faith committed to loving God with our entirety and loving our neighbors. As Christians and United Methodists, we seek to worship our Lord by developing our Christian faith and love. Our church is dedicated to providing spiritual guidance and support to all who seek it. Join us in fellowship and worship as we grow in our faith together.

OUR VISION

Rehobeth is committed to spreading the love and teachings of Jesus Christ. Our vision is to create a community of believers who are united in their faith and committed to serving others. We strive to provide a safe and welcoming environment where all are free to worship and grow in their faith.

WHAT WE DO

At Rehobeth, we offer a variety of programs and services to help members of our community grow in their faith. From Sunday worship services to Bible study groups, there are many opportunities to deepen your understanding of God's love. We also provide support and guidance to those who are struggling with life's challenges.

OUR COMMUNITY

Rehobeth is more than just a church - we are a community. We welcome all who seek to learn and grow in their faith in Jesus Christ, regardless of background or experience. Our members are dedicated to serving others and making a positive impact in the world. Join us in fellowship and service as we work to spread God's love.

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Our Story

Get to Know Us

Thanks for visiting us online!

Rehobeth is a church with a long past.  Founded in 1789,
it is the oldest Methodist Church west of the Catawba River.
The first camp meeting to be held in the United States took
place in a brush arbor on these grounds in 1794.

There are families that go back 8 and 9 generations who are
members of this church.  And, there are plenty of new families
that have come to the shores of Lake Norman who call this
church home. If you’ve recently relocated, have a second
home here, or are vacationing in the Lake Norman area,
we invite you to join us at one of our services. You can also
visit and subscribe to our Facebook and YouTube pages to
catch up on services you may have missed! 

In the meantime, we hope our website gives you a sense of
our church’s rich history, vibrant spirit, and compassionate
heart. We believe that you can find a place here to worship,
grow in your faith, and serve.  Be sure to check out the main
menu for our information on other programs and scheduled
offerings. 

If you have any questions, please contact us. We hope to see
you soon!

 

Pastor:  Tony Moreau

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 us and draw living water from the well of Christ each week!

“If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”

John 7:37-38

Our Beginnings

Founded in 1789, Rehobeth was the first 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 what is believed to be the very first camp meeting in the United States at the site of Rehobeth Church. The camp meeting lasted several days and nights, and approximately 300 converts to Christianity came forward during this time. In 1824, Daniel Asbury retired and married Nancy Morris. Asbury died in April 1825 and was buried in the Rehobeth Church cemetery.

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