We are so glad you are interested in experiencing what God is doing at First Wesleyan Church and what He wants to do in your life.

We know that meeting new people can be intimidating and so can attending a new church for the first time.  So we want to go ahead and make the introduction to make it a little easier.  Hi! We are First Wesleyan Church in Bessemer City.  We are ONE great church with two unique services.  Here’s what you can expect at First Wesleyan.

Sunday Worship Experiences
8:45 a.m.  Traditional Worship 
This tradition style of worship service lasts about 60 minutes.  During the Encounter service we worship through classics hymns accompanied by piano and organ.  The service also features our choir or times of special music.  Senior Pastor Wes Brown passionately teaches God’s word.

11:00 a.m.  Modern Worship
The modern style Freedom Service lasts about 70 minutes.  We seek to freely express our worship using modern technology and a talented band.  Freedom Service Pastor Mark Tolan shares how the freedom and hope found in Christ pours into our everyday lives.


What to Expect

The environment at First Wesleyan Church is welcoming, relaxed and casual.  Feel free to come wearing comfortable casual clothing, with the Encounter service leaning towards dress casual.  We’d love to welcome you with a cup of coffee in our brand new front lobby, designed to be comfortable and inviting.

What about my Kids?

At First Wesleyan Church kids are priority!  Rooted kids seeks to engage your children with Jesus’ love for them on a level they understand.  We offer safe, inviting, fun environments for your children from birth through 5th, during both services. We also understand kids are your priority too! That’s why their safety comes first. Properly checking in each child helps ensure that. You’ll find our kids check in area right as you enter the main hallway across the lobby.

Other Great Opportunities to connect

10:00 a.m. L.I.F.E. “Learning Is For Eternity” Classes
We offer LIFE classes for all ages and life stages.  These groups are a great place to grow in God’s word together.

6:00 p.m. Life Groups                                                                                                 Life Groups meet in homes in Kings Mountain, Bessemer City and Gastonia.  Life groups are a great place to find others to walk through life together as you laugh together, play together,  pray together and connect with God’s word together.

Wednesday Evenings (September – May)

6:45 p.m. Group Discipleship – KIDZ Connect; FUEL Youth; and Adult Bible studies

Wednesday summer schedule includes activities for all ages