Decatur, Illinois   Est. 1918

Brief Church History

Organized in 1918 our original name was Jamison Memorial Colored Methodist Episcopal Church. Our church was renamed Trinity in 1920.


In the 50's the "C" in CME was changed from "Colored" to "Christian".


For many years Trinity held service at our church in downtown Decatur on the corner of North and Jackson Streets. In the late 70's urban renewal and the need for a community civic center left no room for Trinity. We purchased three lots in the 400 block of South Webster Street and built our current church home. The building was move in ready by 1980.

  • A picture of the old Trinity CME Church at the corner of North and Jackson streets.
    A picture of the old Trinity CME Church at the corner of North and Jackson streets.
  • The Sanctuary on Webster Street.
    The Sanctuary on Webster Street.
  • One of the original stain glass window from the previous building in the sanctuary of the new building.
    One of the original stain glass window from the previous building in the sanctuary of the new building.
  • Trinity on Webster Street.
    Trinity on Webster Street.
  • A close up view of the church steeple.
    A close up view of the church steeple.
  • The cornerstone on Webster Street.
    The cornerstone on Webster Street.
  • The current building at 444 S. Webster Street.
    The current building at 444 S. Webster Street.

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