Christian Life Center
The McKendree Christian Life Center (CLC) is located on the McKendree UMC Campus at 520 Commerce Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37203.
The CLC is conveniently located in the heart of downtown and offers a host of services to serve Nashville and surrounding communities, including its full court gymnasium, showers and locker rooms and a spectacular outdoor, rooftop loft that can be utilized for small gatherings and various social events.
For information about facility usage, maintenance fees or any of the services offered at the McKendree Christian Life Center, contact Jordan Callaway, Administrative Pastor, at 615.271.2600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facilities also include:
Cindy Ligon, Daycare Director
The Office of the Bishop Bill McAlilly– Suite 203
Tennessee Conference Archive Depository – Suite 205
615.263.0518 , 615.263.0518
Chase and Associates – Counseling
If you would like to use our facilities:
If you are interested in having your wedding at McKendree Church, please contact Ruth Baggett in the church office at 615-271-2600 or email@example.com.
McKendree’s Christian Life Center has a fabulous rooftop terrace complete with an urban garden, striking Tree of Life Mural, and unique views of the Nashville skyline. For more information, please submit this form to firstname.lastname@example.org
McKendree United Methodist Church Historical Site
McKendree Church was started in 1787 by Rev. Benjamin Ogden. To put this in a historical perspective, it was the same year our forefathers were writing the Constitution.The church was at several locations before being where we are now. The first church buildings were close to the river, where most of Nashville was. Our current location was purchased in 1830. The first church on this site was completed in 1833. Bishop William McKendree preached the dedication service and at that time, the church was named for him.
We’ve had 4 buildings on this site. The first one, completed in 1833, was heavily damaged during the Civil War. The congregation decided in 1876 to take it down and build a larger, more ornate church building. That second one was completed and dedicated in January 1879. Unfortunately, after the close of the evening service on Sunday, October 26 of the same year, the building caught fire and was completely destroyed. The third church was completed in 1882. It lasted until July 4, 1905. Being a hot day, the windows were open, fireworks accidently came through the windows and again the church was destroyed by fire.
Our present sanctuary was completed in 1910. The sanctuary was said to have the first “echo organ” in the South, and one of the finest. The stained glass windows are original to 1910. They are scenes from the life of Christ by various painters. The work was done by the Von Guerthler Art Glass Company of Columbus, Ohio and shipped here by railroad and installed without breaking. The back part of the church was added on in 1932, to provide a fellowship hall, kitchen and more Sunday school rooms. Later more space was needed and the front portion of the church with a modern kitchen, larger fellowship hall, office space and more classrooms, was added in 1966. In October 1988, the lot on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Commerce Street was purchased to build our Christian Life Center. This building houses our Day Care Center, a recreation center and extra office space. It was completed in 1990.