About Us

Just as the Christian faith is about bringing life to the world, Asbury First is about bringing life to this community. We believe the only way to the fullness of life promised by Jesus Christ is through love—love of God and love of neighbor.

Our Mission

Love God and neighbor. Live fully. Serve all. Repeat.

Pastors & Staff

Reconciling statement: All are invited

A reconciling statement welcoming all to Asbury First, including LGBTQ individuals, was overwhelmingly approved by the congregation in 2015. It reads as follows:

Asbury First United Methodist Church prayerfully strives to live with open hearts, open minds and open doors. We welcome full participation of all, regardless of age, race, national origin, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status or family structure, education or economic background and physical or mental ability. Let us journey together in faith toward greater understanding and mutual respect.


Our commitment to the community

For 200 years, Asbury First United Methodist Church has been a dynamic part of the Rochester community. More than a place of worship, we have a record of real engagement. Our goal is to make a difference, and our members help turn that goal into reality every day through active ministries, education for children and adults, as well as participation and innovation throughout the greater Rochester area.

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360-degree Virtual Tour

Please join us for an incredible 360-degree virtual tour of our sanctuary, created for Asbury First by an amazing local photographer, Brandon Sartin. Whether you are local or far away, we hope you enjoy exploring this holy space in marvelous detail.

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You can also listen to our worship service on the radio. Tune in to WRFZ 106.3 FM, 

or call and listen at 1-833-829-1050.

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