Christ Methodist Church is a new congregation with deep roots in Florence and the Shoals. We first gathered for worship on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023 at Pickett on Court. Today, we make our home across the street at 221 North Court Street, on the corner of Court and Tombigbee. We seek to draw from the best of our Methodist heritage. Christ Methodist Church is a movement enlivened by God’s Spirit, rooted in the authority of scripture, and drawing the rich tradition of the Church.

Service Times


Sunday School for Children and Adults: 9:00am

Worship Service: 10:00am


As a Global Methodist congregation, our Mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ who worship passionately, love extravagantly, and witness boldly.

Meet The Pastor

Lead Pastor Lyle Holland

Lyle is an Alabama native, born in Birmingham and raised in Decatur. He currently serves as Lead Pastor of Christ Methodist Church in Florence, Alabama. Since 1990 he has pastored in Florence at Florence First UMC (Associate Pastor), in Toney at Toney UMC, in Pinson at Faith UMC, in Helena at the Church at Cahaba Bend (founding pastor), and in Jacksonville at Jacksonville First UMC. Lyle as a bachelors from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.

He is married, since 1991, to the former Linda Denton of Culleoka, Tennessee. Their daughter Maggie is a school and clinical psychologist in Birmingham, Alabama. She and her husband, H.N., a dog named Freddy, and Clive the cat live in Trussville. Their son Bennett lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife Annie, where we works for a technology company as a senior data analyst. As empty nesters, Lyle and Linda are raising an Airedale Terrier named Loki.