The South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church covers eight states, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. There are twelve Annual Conferences in this Jurisdiction, supervised by ten Episcopal leaders.

The Jurisdiction owns three institutions, Southern Methodist University, including Perkins School of Theology, Lydia Patterson Institute, a school for mainly Hispanic children, located in El Paso, TX, and Mt. Sequoyah Retreat and Conference Center in Fayetteville, AR. Another United Methodist seminary in the Jurisdiction is Saint Paul School of Theology.


The Jurisdictional Conference meets every four years and between those sessions is governed by a Mission Council consisting of a representative from each Annual Conference. The day to day administration of the Mission Council is performed by an Executive Director, elected by the Council.

Recent News


The 2016 session of the South Central Jurisdictional Conference is in the final stages of planning.  The Host Committee of some twenty people, led by Rev. Evelyn Fisher, has met diligently over the past four years and made excellent plans to have the Conference run... read more

60 Days of Prayer for 2016 General Conference

United Methodists everywhere can be part of the denomination’s General Conference in 2016, even if they will not be present in Portland, Oregon for the meeting. All are asked to offer 60 Days of Prayer, which would include time before, during and after the... read more

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