Who we are


Aldersgate is a multi-generational United Methodist congregation in South Lees Summit. Our purpose is “Loving people to life in Christ.” Here we believe that life is better together as we learn, serve, and grow in faith and hope.

Here at Aldersgate we believe that church is more than a building; it is the people and together we are serving our community and the world. Here you will find learning opportunities, Scouting programs, mission teams, and more. There are opportunities for children, youth, and adults alike. And, we are proud to be a Partner in Education and PTA sponsor with our neighbor Trailridge Elementary School.

As a United Methodist congregation, our mission is “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” If you would like to learn more about the United Methodist Church Click Here.

Connect with us


Getting connected is easy. Whether it is through Service Teams, Short-Term courses or Small Groups, you will find new friendships while deepening your faith.

Text CONNECT to 816.744.3338 to stay in the loop through text, we will send you occasional updates on what’s happening.

Text WELCOME to 816.744.3338 for info about upcoming events and more.

Text PRAY to 816.744.3338 to send in your prayer requests.

Text GIVE to 816.744.3338 to donate electronically.

Our Pastors


Chris Williams

Lead Pastor

Pastor Chris is married to his wife Erica and father to four children. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Saint Paul School of Theology in 2007 and is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church.


Harlan Harper

Associate Pastor | Director of Youth Ministries

Pastor Harlan has been married to his wife Sandy for 17 years.  They are proud owners of Daisy the pug. Harlan is a Licensed Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church.