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Rev. Alexis Johnson, Lead Pastor

Pastor Mark Johnson, Co-Pastor


More than a neighborhood church, we are a church for Council Bluffs and the surrounding region.  Our members gather from across the area and share a commitment to engaging conversations, community service, social justice, and Jesus’ commandment to love our neighbors. Our mission is to make Christian disciples who make a difference in our community and around the world.

Broadway worships every Sunday morning at 8:30 and 10:30 am.  Each service brings its own style of worship to the day’s scripture and message.  

The 8:30 CORNERSTONE service includes those things considered traditional – responsive liturgy, hymn singing, and organ, bells and choir music.  If you are a long time United Methodist, this service you will feel right at home.   At 10:30 PROCLAIM worship, the praises ring with singing led by Broadway’s Praise Band.  


Where is Broadway?

Broadway United Methodist Church is located on the corner of 1st and Broadway in the historic downtown of Council Bluffs, Iowa.


Broadway’s parking lot is located on the east side of the church between Broadway and Pierce Streets.  After parking, please come in the double glass doors on that side of the building. As you enter, you may take the elevator to level 1 or take the stairs up one flight.  At the top of the stairs or from the elevator you will enter the Welcome Center.  On Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, there is almost always someone available to help you.

During office hours you might find the east entrance locked.  Please ring the doorbell found on the brick by the farthest north door (Broadway Street side).  We assure you the lock is not to keep anyone out, but so we can know you are here and can welcome and greet you.

Broadway’s office hours are from 9am-4pm Monday through Thursday and from 9am-12pm on Friday.  You can contact the church by email at or phone 712.322.7741.

When you arrive at Broadway during the week, please park in the east parking lot and ring the doorbell at the north set of double doors.  The secured entrance is so we can know you are here and can greet and welcome you.

We welcome children in worship, however for those who prefer a fully staffed nursery is available during worship, Wednesday evenings and other times when needed.  The nursery is located off the Welcome Center and Broadway’s nursery staff have passed background checks and completed basic first aid.  We invite you to use our nursery free of charge  as you are comfortable.

There are many ways for all ages to connect with us.  We offer programs and ministries for children, youth, adults, seniors, and women.  Broadway also invites you to serve with us.  Our Outreach/Mission Team welcomes new people willing to share their gifts helping our neighbors here and around the world.  Within the church there are opportunities to serve as Sunday worship hosts, ushers, readers, and musicians.  Contact us at 712-322-7741 or office@broadwayunitedmethodist for information.