Marker text: TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH
Mother Church of Savannah Methodism
Trinity Church is the oldest Methodist Church in a city whose ultimate association with John Wesley and George Whitefield gives it a unique place in the history of Methodism.
The cornerstone of the building was laid February 14, 1848, in a ceremony presided over by the Reverend Alfred T. Mann, Pastor. the edifice, which was completed in 1850, is in the Corinthian order of architecture and was designed by John B. Hogg of Savannah.
Prior to the erection of the Trinity Church the Methodist congregation in Savannah worshipped in Wesley Chapel on South Broad Street. Among the great preachers of the Methodist Church whose names are associated with the Chapel are Francis Asbury, William Capers, John Howard, James C. Andrew, Ignatius Few, Elijah Sinclair and George F. Pierce. Through their faith and service others have lived more valiantly.
025-67 Georgia Historical Commission 1957