Willow View United Methodist Church has a long and storied history. From the beginning days before statehood, to a devastating fire, through two denominational mergers, and to a relocation Willow View United Methodist Church is a dynamic church, seeking to make disciples for Jesus Christ.In 1902 the United Brethren Church began its work in Oklahoma centering on Oklahoma City and Enid. C.E. Heisel was the first pastor appointed to Enid and he later became the Conference Superintendent. The first meeting of the Enid United Brethren Church occurred on June 1, 1902 in the Garfield County Court Room with 30 people in attendance.On September 21, 1902 the cornerstone was laid for the First Evangelical United Brethren Church located at Maple and Boulevard Streets. After only 3 1/2 years those first 30 people had grown to over 150.In 1924 the first church building was sold and a new church building, located at the corner of Maple and Jefferson, was dedicated. After the new church was built enormous growth took place. In 1923 the membership stood at 248 but grew to 872 members by 1937.In 1946 the Evangelical Church and the United Brethren Church merged. This new denomination was called the Evangelical United Brethren Church.
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