Archives & History


This page is an open page with Genealogical Information, digital copies of history books and articles, some local church histories and other articles about the life of the California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, and many of its former conferences and denominations which are now part of the United Methodist Church in Southern California. All the material is available for your use. Please note that there are still errors on this page that are in the process of being corrected.

The Commission also maintains a digital archive managed by the Conference Data Manager. This archive contains searchable digital copies of Conference Journals 1876, 1916, and successive years of the former Conferences and Denominations which make up the present United Methodist Church in Southern California. Access to this digital site is restricted to account holders and others with research inquiries.  To request access, please contact the Data Manager at

Contact Info

Rev. Randa J. D’Aoust
Archives & History Commission

Linda Larsen, Archivist  //  (909) 447-6375

General Information


Deceased Clergy of the So Cal Methodist Conferences
Clergy Index (XLS) Clergy Memorial Index 2009 p.1 (XLS) Clergy Memorial Index 2009 p.2 (PDF) Clergy Spouses (XLS)

California-Pacific Conference United Methodist Church 1986 to 2010

Evangelical United Brethren Clergy

Latin American Provisional Conference Methodist Church

Pacific and Southwest Conference United Methodist Church 1981 to 1985

Pacific Conference Methodist Episcopal Church

Southern California Arizona Conference Methodist Church

Southern California Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, North

Historical Records
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Memorial Videos
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National Historical Articles

From Baltimore into the Life Blood of a Nation

Service Marks 225th Anniversary of Methodist History

The Evangelical United Brethren and Methodism: Their Heritage and History


Methodist Experience in America: An Introduction – (Source METHODIST HISTORY 48:3 April 2010 Used with Permission)

Personal Historical Articles
Born of Conviction – The 28


Robert Shuler Sr.


Telling Our Stories – from the LGBT Methodist Community at the 2010 Annual Conference

So I Went to Manzanaar – 1944 Sermon by Kenneth Carlson

Recent Historical Articles

Honoring Mildred Hutchinson – 1984


Mildred Hutchinson at 105 is building for the next generation


La Plaza UMC Protest August 2011 – Historical Stories


The Hole Story by J. Wesley Hole – History of So Cal Methodists 1930 to 1980

Chapters 1-7 (PDF) Chapters 8-13 (PDF) Chapters 14-17 (PDF) Chapters 18-23 (PDF) Chapters 24-27 (PDF) Chapters 28-29 (PDF)

Stories of the First Protestant Churches in LA


University of Southern California

Founding of USC (PDF) Timeline (PDF)

History of Methodism in So Cal & Arizona by Jervey

All chapters (PDF) Table of Contents (PDF) Chapter 1 (PDF) Chapter 2 (PDF) Chapter 3 (PDF) Chapter 4a (PDF) Chapter 4b (PDF) Chapter 5 (PDF) Chapter 6 (PDF) Chapter 7 (PDF) Chapter 8 (PDF) Chapter 9 (PDF) Conclusion (PDF) Appendix A (PDF) Appendix B (PDF) Appendix C (PDF)
Bethany Methodist Home for Women
History of the California Branch: Women's Missionary Society of the Evangelical Church
Colby Camp History
Merger of Ethnic Conferences and Creation of the District of Hawaii: Hole
The Methodist Pioneers of California
A History of Religion in Southern California
Hawaiian Methodist History

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History of University Town
On the Wings of Angeles - Religious Institutions in Development Human Services - 1850-1900
EUB History
From Saddlebags to Satellites: A History of the Evangelical United Brethren Church in California 1849-1962
Chinese United Methodist Church LA
First United Methodist Church Pasadena
First United Methodist Honolulu
Pacific Palisades Community United Methodist Church
The Kahalu'u United Methodist Church
United University Church

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1010 Development Corporation
Col. R.M. Baker Home for Retired Ministers
Communities of Shalom
David and Margaret Youth and Family Services
Faith in Action for Community Equity - Hawaii
Goodwill Industries
Historical Agencies from Jervey's History of Methodism in Southern California
Church of All Nations (PDF)
David and Margaret Home for Children (PDF)
The Francis DePauw Home (PDF)
Goodwill Industries (PDF)
The Methodist Hospital of Southern California (PDF)
Neighborhood Home in Calexico (PDF)
Pacific Homes, Inc. (PDF)
Plaza Community Center (PDF)
Robincroft (PDF)
Spanish American Institute (PDF)
Thoburn Terrace (PDF)
Methodist Hospital Celebrates Centennial Anniversary
Metro of San Diego
North Valley Caring Center
Plaza Community Services
Toberman Neighborhood Center