Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Houston: Trinity United Methodist Church

Established in 1848 as a slave congregation, the Trinity United Methodist Church continues its service today as one of the oldest African American churches in Houston. Members of the congregation helped found a variety of local educational institutions, including the Freedmen's Aid Society, Wiley College, and Houston Colored Junior College (later incorporated into Texas Southern University), and a number of area schools are named for members of the Trinity congregation. The current sanctuary, built in 1951, contains a set of large stained-glass windows depicting both religious and civil rights themes. Visitors can see the windows and read about the history on the church's website.


  • 2600 Holman Street
  • Houston, Texas
  • 77004


Hours & Fees

  • This is an active church, please be respectful of services.

  • Free