It was Sunday, August 4, 1957, over forty years ago when the initial worship service for the Hamilton Park Methodist Church was held at the Hamilton Park School. The first official meeting of the Church was held, Tuesday, August 6th in the home of then, Mrs. Eloise Valley, 11128 Oberlin Drive. The site is marked with an official historical marker.

The one-acre site where our Church is located was purchased and deeded to Hamilton Park Methodist Church under the leadership of Dr. Marshall T. Steel, then pastor of Highland Park Methodist Church.

Eleven Christian visionaries became Charter Members; led by Dr. Ira Benjamin Loud, who became the first pastor. Charter members were: Mrs. Eula Robinson, Mrs. Joanna Walker, Mr. Howard Walker, Mrs. Vivian Starks, Mrs. Bessie Haynes, Mrs. Eloise Valley, Mrs. Flonaris Mondine, Mr. Frank Mondine, Mr. A. Maseo Johnson, Mrs. Annie Ruth Robertson and Mrs. Odetta Russeau.

The cornerstone set by the early leaders and members has proven to be sturdy and powerful. Our Church is on the threshold of a new turning point in history. During our 40th Anniversary Year, we honored the messages presented by those who have labored to build a family place of worship. In the beginning, Dr. Loud envisioned a community house of Worship. Rev. Zan Holmes, Jr. continued the growth of the Church with the Educational Building, a Day Care Center and classroom space. The Church became United under Rev. Luther Henry, Sr., and seeks to present the Gospel to the needs of mankind. As we continued to grow; two worship services proved to be a welcomed response under Rev. John Elliott. Rev. Henry L. Masters, Sr. came to HPUMC in 1978, bringing a message that would set the tone for growth and responsiveness – “The Coming of Age.” The building project became fixed in the hearts, minds, and prayers of our members. In June 1990, the Church welcomed Rev. Ronald D. Henderson and family, just ten years prior to the turn of the twenty-first century. Rev. Henderson became the sixth pastor of HPUMC. He formally entered the pulpit, June 17th with “A New Beginning.” Thus, we launch upon a crusade of Christian endeavor that has endured for a period of forty plus years. Let us give thanks to God and keep the faith of our Fathers.