Worship Downtown

The City of Little Rock reflects the diversity of its residents in a quick survey of its houses of worship. Churches, synagogues, temples, and meetinghouses of various faith traditions are represented throughout the city.

Downtown Little Rock houses some of the oldest church structures in the city with First United Methodist Church, Christ Church Episcopal, and the Cathedral of St. Andrew in particular all dating services back to the early 1800’s. Their unique architectural presence as well as the sounds of noon time bells add to the richness of being downtown.

The role of churches and other faith traditions in the urban environment is redefining itself as city planners and leaders, architects and builders come to recognize that the heart and soul of a community is not in its tallest building…it is in the men, women and children who live there. With new high rise condominiums, the revitalization of the MacArthur Park and SoMa areas, and an exciting new momentum in downtown living, Little Rock’s urban church leaders are stepping up and stepping in to proactively have a voice in the growing need to redefine a sense of community, tradition, and social structure for those men, women and children who live and work in the downtown vicinity.

Regular worship services, social events, and opportunities for urban outreach and mission are available and growing. Events open to the community have included a Dialog on Racism at Second Baptist Church, an interfaith Taize service at First United Methodist Church, monthly art openings and musical events at Christ Church Episcopal, and interfaith holiday services at the Riverfront Park. The urban churches are working together to prepare a metro disaster relief plan and also work together on homeless outreach.

Houses of worship in the downtown vicinity include the following.

Bethel AME
815 W.16th Street
Little Rock, AR 72206

Cathedral of St. Andrew
617 South Louisiana Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
A DLRP Member

Central Church of Christ
823 W. Sixth Street
Little Rck, AR 72201

Christ Church Episcopal
509 Scott Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
A DLRP Member

Ecumenical Buddhist Society of Little Rock
1516 W. Third Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

Epoch Church
924 Main Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
A DLRP member

First Lutheran Church
314 E. Eighth Street
Little Rock, AR 72202

First Presbyterian Church
800 Scott Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

First United Methodist Church of Little Rock
723 Center Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
A DLRP Member

Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church
1601 S. Louisiana Street
Little Rock, AR 72206

Second Baptist Church
222 East Eighth Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
A DLRP Member

St. Edwards Catholic Church
801 Sherman Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
A DLRP Member

St. John Baptist Church
109 W. Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR 72206

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
310 W. 17th Street
Little Rock, AR 72206

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church
1109 S. State Street
on the Philander Smith College Campus
Little Rock, AR 72202