Online Worship Service, watch here on Sundays at 10:30 am.


In light of current circumstance and government request regarding COVID-19 and gatherings over ten people, we have an important announcement. 

We are not holding live worship but instead have ONLINE Services. We are not canceling Sunday Worship.  You can still watch online like a normal Sunday.

Small groups and support groups that meet on campus will need to pause or meet online until August 1.  

We believe, as Scripture teaches, that God is in control.

Please join us in praying for our nation, community, and the world. We know that our God provides peace that surpasses all understanding.
603 11th Street West
Bradenton, FL  34205
Join us online – Sundays at 10:30 am.
Church Office Hours:
(as of 7/20/2020)
Monday- Thursday
9 am – 3:30 pm

Find Us:

To contact Pastor Clark Edwards or the church office,
Rev. H. Clark Edwards is currently in his 5th year as our Lead Pastor here at First United Methodist Church of Bradenton. 
Pastor Edwards grew up on a tobacco farm in Lamont, Florida . While growing up he attended the local United Methodist Church where he eventually surrendered to give his life to Christ and the call of ministry. The local Church was most “influential” in shaping who I am today! 
Pastor Edwards is a graduate of Jefferson County High School in Monticello , Florida where he was on the high school track team and Tallahassee Community College, Florida State University and Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta , Georgia.
In addition to serving local churches in Florida, Pastor Edwards has also served as Chair of the Florida Conference Mission Team where he represented the Florida Conference in visiting Cuba and Haiti. He has also served as Chair of the Florida Conference Episcopacy Committee and also served on the Tampa District Board of Ordained Ministry. Pastor Edwards was selected among 50 other Pastors to travel to Israel.
Pastor Edwards is married for over 40 years to his wife Donna, who is a Nurse Consultant. They have three children and three grandchildren.
Pastor Edwards is an avid sportsman who loves spending time outdoors fishing, hunting and target shooting and special times with his dogs Red and Rocky.  He loves Florida State Football and watching the Tampa Bay Rays.
My ‘Passion for the ministry is seeing Christ make a difference in the lives of others. He changed me and I know He can change the hearts of others!  I am delighted to be here in Bradenton and serve this community of Manatee County.  Our mission at First UMC Bradenton is “Transforming lives through showing Christ’s love.'”