An Uncommon Church for A Common People.

United Methodist Church

Burton Memorial UMC

(305) 852-2581, office

(305) 852-4917, fax

93001 Overseas Hwy

Tavernier, FL 33070

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Office Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9:00am to 4:00pm; Friday, Office Closed.

Sunday Services:

Our Sunday Service is at 10:00 am.  The service is also online at our facebook page.  Click the "Like Page" box below.

Our Church is located at Mile Marker 93 on US Highway 1 on Oceanside.

Burton Memorial


Our Past:
In 1881, the scattered residents of the Upper Keys greeted their first Methodist circuit preachers – the Reverends Somelian and Giddens.   The Tavernier Church, named Barnett’s Chapel, was completed in 1886, one year after the Newport Church, and from this date we begin our history as the Burton Memorial congregation of Tavernier.

On September 2, 1935, disaster struck.  A hurricane of terrible force destroyed hundreds of homes and killed hundreds of people.  With deep faith and sincere devotion to the Lord, new churches were built in Matecumbe and Tavernier, rising almost Phoenix-like from the rubble of the storm.

Since that time, 29 pastors have served at Burton and the church has been an active part of the Upper Keys Community providing hope, guidance, and direction to those seeking the Lord.

 Our Present:
Currently, we are experimenting with many new ministries here at Burton.  We were recently recognized for our growth in attendance by being one of the top ten percent churches for growth in Florida by the office of Transforming Congregations. 

Our current pastor is Pastor David Charlton.  He is a native Floridian and a graduate of Asbury Seminary where he obtained his Master of Divinity. 

 Our Future:
We have many other exciting opportunities for new ministries on the horizon.  The most exciting of these ministries are the ones that God has for Burton that we have yet to discover.  We would like for you to be a part of that discovery.