About Us

Salem in Ballwin United Methodist Church was founded in 1847 as the Methodist church serving the German community in Ballwin.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the history of the church.

The sign which hangs from the balcony in the sanctuary, dating from the earliest days of the church, says “Glory to God on High”. GermanSign--Bordered

Services are now held in English.
Worship at Salem is in traditional style, as is the music.


The congregation is friendly.  We pass the peace and interact with our guests as well as fellow members of Salem in Ballwin UMC.SBUMC--PassingOfThePeace2--20150125

Click here to see the type of sermon that Rev. Gottman delivers.


Hymns and songs from the United Methodist Hymnal and The Faith We Sing are accompanied with the organ.  Piano and hand bells are used frequently, as are guest instrumentalists.

The Chancel Choir supports hymn singing and presents an anthem at every service.  During the summer months, the choir meets at 9:30 on Sundays to rehearse music for that day.  Click here to get an idea of the type of music performed by Bob Meinz and the chancel choir.


See the Contact Us tab for how best to communicate with us.

Salem in Ballwin UMC offers traditional Methodist worship and fellowship in a church that is large enough to serve and small enough to care.