In 1835, the first Methodist Episcopal Church was built where the current Jackson Correctional Facility stands. In 1854, the original church was razed and construction began on a new two-story brick church with a basement. The following year, the church was assigned its own pastor and was no longer part of a circuit. During the construction of the new church, the congregation again met in the county courthouse until it was possible to hold service in the basement of the uncompleted building. Construction of the new church was not finished until 1868. The reason for the long delay in completion was local and national economic instability in the mid 19th century.
By 1892, the congregation had grown to include 526 members and construction of the third building was approved to accommodate the growth of the congregation. The new church was completed the following year in 1893. In 1902, the church's pipe organ was dedicated, coming at a cost of $2,500. $1,250 were raised by the church members to pay for the organ, and the other half of the cost was paid for by a grant given to the church from Andrew Carnegie. In 1963, a new two-story wing was added behind the church to facilitate the extra church school classrooms needed for the more than four hundred regular attendees. The latest addition to the church was a large addition designated as the church's Family Life Center, which includes a basketball gymnasium and adjacent rooms and an enclosed areal walk-way that connect the Family Life Center to the main church building.
The church is an extremely active part of the Jackson community. The Life Family Life Center is open for use by the community, and the church has a long history of sponsoring the local Girl and Boy Scout troops. The church has also contributed to international aid missions and continues to host a number of local events and functions including blood drives, health clinics, various preschools, screening for the Jackson City Schools, and the Eisteddfod (A Welsh singing competition that has been embraced by the Jackson community as a part of its heritage).