History of Haven Church

Haven Church has a rich history and is fortunate in having many articles published about it over the years. In its heyday, Jerome was a booming mining town with a large (for the time) population. The church was a big part of the community, and its activities were often covered in the local newspapers. And there have also been accounts written about the church by its members, some who were at the time prominent members of the community.

We’ve collected some of the interesting historic articles here for you to view. If you have any information or articles about the church that are not here, please contact us to add it to our collection.

  • Ministers of Haven Church
    A list of all our ministers, from 1900 to present.
  • Member’s Accounts
    • In the Beginning
      Taken from the prologue to the High Altitude Cook Book (reprinted in 1993) by the Ladies’ Aid Society of the Methodist Church Jerome, Arizona originally published in 1922.
    • Early History of Haven United Methodist Church
      Personal handwritten account by Mary Lou Ferrel Thompson, daughter of Thelma Ferrel, who was one of the two only members of the church during the 1950’s.
    • The Methodist Churches
      A newspaper or magazine article written by Nancy Smith in the 1980’s.
    • The Church Buildings
      In her research of the Haven Church, Nancy Smith found this article about the first church building and the present building. She writes about the history of the first building and its situation in the early 1980’s.
  • Newspaper Articles
  • Newspaper Clippings
    • Clippings from the High Altitude Cook Book
      Newspaper clippings taken from the prologue to the book (reprinted in 1993) by the Ladies’ Aid Society of the Methodist Church Jerome, Arizona originally published in 1922.