Our Vision


Join us in our mission to put our faith in action by making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Dunwoody United Methodist Church shares a common heritage with all Christians, and we welcome all who seek Christ. Today, we are one of the largest of the 800+ churches that make up the North Georgia Conference, which is the largest United Methodist Conference in the United States. We have more than 5,000 members and offer programs for all ages as we come together to pursue our vision: to be a dynamic Christian community of fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.


United Methodist Church

The people of The United Methodist Church are part of the second largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. with more than 12.6 million members. The United Methodist Church was formed when the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged in 1968.

North Georgia Conference

With more than 800 churches, 1,300 clergy members and 360,000 lay members, The North Georgia Conference is a regional body of The United Methodist Church and is headquartered in Atlanta. Each year, laity and clergy of the conference gather for business and worship at the North Georgia Annual Conference.


Central South District

The Central South District of The United Methodist Church is one of 8 regional districts in the North Georgia Conference. It includes United Methodist churches in DeKalb, Henry, Newton and Rockdale Counties.

Joining DUMC

If you are ready to join Dunwoody UMC, let us know and we will schedule a date in one of our worship services.

Our Facilities

You can join by one of three ways:

  1. Transfer of letter (you have been a member of another church)
  2. Profession of faith (you have been baptized but haven’t joined a church)
  3. Profession of faith and baptism (you haven’t been baptized or joined a church)

Plan to attend “Discover DUMC,” an introduction to our church and our United Methodist denomination. Led by Rev. David Melton, you’ll learn about what we do, why we do it, what we believe and how to get involved. Sessions are held throughout the year. We also offer quarterly tours of the church. We would love to know you are coming, but reservations aren’t required.

For information on joining the church, attending Discover DUMC or taking a tour, contact one of our Hospitality Coordinators: Anne Horton (770-394-0675 ext. 128 or anne.horton@dunwoodyumc.org) or Jenny Rolfes (770-394-0675 ext. 128 or jenny.rolfes@dunwoodyumc.org).


Our Committee Leaders

View our Church Leader Nominations for 2020/2021.

Please review our 2020-2021 Leaders Booklet, which contains the names of members serving in church committee positions. The names are updated each September.

Our History

On October 8, 1903, the church was organized as Dunwoody Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Just over a month later, 31 people had joined the tiny one-room church. Zedekiah Speer became its first pastor and only paid employee. He was a circuit minister and delivered sermons every fourth Sunday.


In 1935, Eull Spruill donated a team of mules and laborers to excavate the site of the new church on property across the street from the one-room building. Construction was completed in 1941. Today, this “new” church serves as our Chapel. In 1950, 60 members came together to build a new three-bedroom parsonage in just nine hours. A Fellowship Hall, education wing and youth activity building were added to the campus in 1964.


Membership continued to grow, with 2,000 members on the church role by the late 1960s. The third Sanctuary came in 1972 when a modern 750-seat Sanctuary was built adjacent to the Chapel. Thanks to a generous gift from the family of Stephen Thomas Spruill, the Chapel was totally renovated in 1977 and today serves as an intimate worship setting.

As the congregation and Dunwoody grew, so did Dunwoody United Methodist Church. After renovations in the 1980s and 90s, the sanctuary underwent a significant redesign in 2018 that allows for both traditional and contemporary worship to be held in the same space. Today, over 5,000 people call Dunwoody UMC their church home.


If you have other specific questions or need more information before you visit, please contact us. We look forward to welcoming you to Dunwoody UMC.


Anne Horton

Hospitality Coordinator


(770) 394-0675 ext. 128

Jenny Rolfes

Hospitality Coordinator


(770) 394-0675 ext. 136