Event Information

Annual Conference is an exciting time to celebrate what God is doing throughout the Free Methodist Church and we want you to be part of it. Find out how you can make the most of the Annual Conference Experience.

Attend Annual Conference

If you are attending in person, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy a wonderful day together.

Watch Online

Watch live with us on May 14, 2022, or watch at any time through our archived video links.


If you are a voting member of the Free Methodist Church in Southern California, it is both your honor and responsibility to vote for our church leaders. Find out how.

Standing Rules

Our standing rules provide a structure for how we do business and make decisions at Annual Conference. Read the complete set of rules online.

Boards and Committees

Free Methodists are a diverse group of believers, hailing from all walks of life. Our leadership across the Southern California conference mirrors that diversity through a commitment to an equal mix of clergy and lay leaders (non-clergy), the empowerment of traditionally underrepresented people, and the engagement of communities across the broad socioeconomic spectrum that makes up Southern California.


Superintendents provide for vision alignment and implementation, leadership development, and guidance for the administration and growth of the church.

Board of Administration

The standing administrative committee of the conference, established to create and manage policy of the entire conference within the limits of the Book of Discipline.

Nominating Committee

Responsible for preparing for the annual conference a list of nominations for positions vacated by either resignation or expiration of terms.

Ministerial Education & Guidance Committee

Responsible for qualifying, guiding, counseling, and mentoring candidates for ordination as they prepare for ministry.

Ministerial Appointments Committee

Responsible for appointing qualified ministers to ministries and monitoring progress and growth.

Kingdom Ministry Group

Develops sustainable and vital Free Methodist Societies by sponsoring church planting projects and caring for societies requiring revitalization.

Finance Committee

Reviews and recommends action on all matters concerning financial actions of the local church and the conference at large.

The Management Group

Provides oversight for The Management Group, a for-benefit corporation of the FMCSC that provides bookkeeping and administrative services for eligible ministries.


We like to say that “it’s good to belong.” Within the Free Methodist Church, our elders are members of a ministerial tradition that seeks to disciple effective church leaders and grow ministries.

Incoming Leaders

Join us in welcoming our new Ministerial Candidates and incoming Elders for 2022.

Ministerial Members

Meet our elders serving throughout Southern California and beyond.

Annual Conference Delegates

Our delegates vote for leaders, provide feedback during decision making, and are an essential part of Annual Conference each year.


We remember those who have gone on to be with Christ and celebrate their impact on the Kingdom of God.

Greetings from Special Appointments

Not every elder is appointed to a traditional church ministry. Hear from elders who serve in unique ministries around the world.

Ministry Partners

Planting Seeds… Literally

For ministry partners like Eden Projects, sowing seeds isn’t just a metaphor. The organizations we support are world-changers, impacting the lives of people both at home and across the global.

The Free Methodist Church not only supports our local churches and ministries, but also partners with organizations working across the globe to bring Christ’s message to people in a myriad of ways. Ministry reports provide a glimpse into how each organization is enacting their unique mission and gives you a picture for how you can support them in the year to come.

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa Pacific is a community of disciples and scholars preparing to impact the world for Christ. Choose from more than 200 online and on-campus programs, including bachelor’s, bachelor’s completion, master’s, doctorates, certificates, and credentials.

Black Sheep Harley Davidson for Christ

The Black Sheep ministry exists to introduce Jesus Christ to the world of motorcycle riders, for the purpose of making more and better disciples through the ministry of the local church.

Eden Reforestation Projects

Eden Reforestation Projects is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offers the dignity of employment to people living in impoverished communities, who become transformational agents of global forest restoration.

Empowering Lives International

Partner your church family with Empowering Lives to IGNITE WORLD-CHANGERS in Africa who will EMBRACE Christ, CRUSH generational poverty, and MULTIPLY their transformation for village-wide impact!

Free Methodist Chaplains

Free Methodist Chaplaincy is a specific calling to represent the Free Methodist Church – USA in specialized ministry settings as an extension of the denomination and the chaplain’s ordaining conference.

Free Methodist Foundation

The Free Methodist Foundation (FMF) provides resource management and financial tools that help organizations and individuals continue to support ministries throughout the world.

Free Methodist World Missions

Free Methodist World Missions works in over 90 countries worldwide to share the gospel, engender justice and peace, and bring hope to communities.

Heavenly Treasures

Heavenly Treasures works with talented artisans in the developing world to bring God’s practical love and hope through employment empowerment. Their handmade artisan products fight poverty and are available at shopwithamission.com

International Child Care Ministries

ICCM partners with the global Free Methodist Church to provide food, love, and education for thousands of children in 33 different countries.

Justice Network of the Free Methodist Church

Their mission is to extol and deepen the Free Methodist Church’s historic commitment to oppose oppression and restore God’s wholeness to those who have been disenfranchised both in society and within the church.

Set Free Movement

The Set Free Movement seeks holistic freedom to create new futures and end modern slavery through community-based action and partnership with others.