Two centuries and 96 ministers later Salem is a flourishing church in the 21st Century. Our history is wealthy in the beginnings of Methodism. Salem was one of the principal Methodist Societies in Randolph County starting in 1818 in Russell's School House. John Wesley, an Anglican Priest in England is the establishing father of Methodism. In America, Methodism was brought to various gathering houses by means of circuit riding evangelists. One such evangelist was Daniel Asbury a circuit rider from Virginia lecturing at Russell's School House as ahead of schedule as December 1793. Later Bishop McKendree, fourth bishop of The Methodist Episcopal Church, came and lectured at the school building in 1822. That equivalent year the primary church building was based on the present property.
In 1824, Brantley York, a youthful neighborhood serves lectured at a camp gathering held at Salem. After ten years he lectured again at Salem amid its yearly camp gathering administrations. Brantley York later established Trinity College what is referred to today as Duke University. Camp Meeting was an upbeat and otherworldly time. Enduring seven days with hundreds dissipated over the property of Salem, many were spared and lives changed for eternity.
In the winter of 1881 development of the present church building started and was finished in the Spring that equivalent year. Two Sunday school classes were included 1953. In 2004, the haven was refreshed. In 2006, a partnership lobby was included alongside redesigned classrooms.
In 2004, the gathering parted from the United Methodist Conference, turning into an autonomous corporation. While the assemblage's legacy had become out of the Methodist conventions, obviously God was driving us from the past into an all the more profoundly prosperous future.
In 2012 Salem ended up partnered with the Association of Independent Methodists (AIM) to be associated with different houses of worship of similarly invested confidence, missions outreach and congregational help.