Our Story

Our church, first named Black Creek Methodist Church, was organized in the early 1800's. The families of Middleburg first met in each others homes and their pastor was a circuit rider. He came by horseback and visited every month or so depending on his circuit, the weather and the indians.


The property where the historic church now stands was deeded in 1847 by John Schuefler. George Branning donated the lumber and the labor came from slaves owned by Branning and Osias Budington. The church has wide clapboards on the exterior and wide random-width tongue and groove boards on the inside. Nails were made by hand at a local blacksmith shop and can still be seen in the pews. The pews are mahogany and were finished by hand with a drawknife. Mahogany is not a native wood so it was brought in by steamboat. The bell, hanging in the steeple, was cast in 1852 and purchased in New York by George Branning. Its first official tolling was the death of George Branning's son.

Rich in tradition, yet blessed in its simplicity, the Black Creek Methodist Church continues to serve the needs of the people of Middleburg. We honor the dedication of past generations who saw the need for a house of worship and we are honored to carry on that tradition.

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Get to know your church. Learn the 200 year history that makes this place unique. Become familiar with the buildings that house the ministries that make up your Black Creek Methodist Church campus here in Middleburg, Florida. 

  • Historic Marker

    This Historical marker was established in 1986.

  • Your 1847 Historic church in the 1800's

    "The church was ready to build when the first part of the property was acquired in May 1847, and that construction was begun immediately thereafter and completed that same year."

    The lumber of the church was donated by George Branning. Nails were wrought by hand at the forge. The pwes are of mahogany. All of the lumber was dressed by hand and even today shows the markings of the drawknife very plainly.

    The bell was cast in 1852 and purchased in New York by George Branning. Some years later it was brought to Middleburg by steamship and donated to the church.

  • Your Historic church today

    Home to the Traditional 830am Sunday Service.

    The Historic church is in a splendid state of repair and has been neatly kept inside and out over the years.It has remained in constant use since the first Sunday worship right after it's completion.

    Building B

    3927 Main St., Middleburg, FL 32068

  • The Sanctuary

    Home to the Blended 11am Sunday Service.

    The Sanctuary was completed in 1983.

    Building C (Sanctuary & Church Office)

    3925 Main St., Middleburg, FL 32068

  • The Family Life Center

    Home to Sunday School classes, the nursery, the kitchen, The Lighthouse School and so much more.

    Other parcels of land were donated or purchased through the years. The Family Life Center was completed in 2004.

    Building D

    3913 Laura Cir., Middleburg, FL 32068

  • The Budington Building

    A building of Hope. 

    Home to the Food Bridge ministry, the Bread Basket, the Boutique and so much more.

    The Budington Building, a hospital ward from Camp Blanding, was donated by the Budingtons in 1951. 

    Building A

    3929 Main St., Middleburg, FL 32068

  • The Mongiovi House

    Home to Sunday School classes, Small Group meetings and NA meetings.

    3908 Laura Cir., Middleburg, FL 32068

  • The Portable

    The newest building to the campus. Home to Sunday School classes, Leadership meetings and Small Group meetings.

    3917 Laura Cir., Middleburg, FL 32068

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