Welcome to the Central New York District of the Wesleyan Church 
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The Central New York District is a district of the Wesleyan Church devoted to “Transforming lives, churches, and communities with the hope and holiness of Jesus Christ” and “Celebrating every time a disciple makes a disciple and a church multiplies itself until the Wesleyan Church has a faithful presence in every zip code.”

Our district consist of 49 churches in Central New York and the northern tier of Pennsylvania. Our churches range in age from over 150 years to less than ten years, and in size from over 1500 down to 25. The reported total overall Sunday morning worship attendance in 2018 was over 7,000. The eastern border of the district goes from the northern most corner of Jefferson County NY on the St. Lawrence River south into the state of Pennsylvania. The southern border of the district follows PA state routes 106 and 6 including portions of Wayne county and also, Susquehanna, Bradford, Tioga and Sullivan counties. The western district boundary then extends north to the Rochester area and Lake Ontario, which also serves as a natural, northern boundary. The location of the Central New York District’s churches, geographically, is representative of the region. District churches are located in our major cities such as Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Johnson City, Elmira, Corning… In small cities and towns such as Sayre PA, Canandaigua, Camden, Avon, Canisteo, Pulaski, Watertown, Wayland… and in rural communities such as Bentley Creek PA, Buena Vista, Sandy Creek, Ellisburg PA, Mallory, North Rome, Pine Meadows, West Jasper and Windsor.

Merger Document as presented at the reconvened District Conferences

Our Mission…

The Central New York District exists to glorify God and make disciples by creating, equipping and empowering local churches to reach their communities for Christ

Our Strategy…

Developing effective pastors and local church leaders
Cultivating healthy, growing churches
Planting and multiplying churches

Our Core Values…

The authority of Scripture
Reliance on the Holy Spirit
Team orientation
Local church centered
Creative contextual ministry
District Conference 2018
Church Resources
Chambers Camp
Men’s Ministry
Women’s Ministry
District Youth


Rev. Dr. Matthew Pickering
District Superintendent
Email: cnydwc@gmail.com
Email: office@cnydwc.org
Rev. William Spencer
Assistant District Superintendent
Email: cnydbmdchair@stny.rr.com
Rev. Gary Hart
Business Manager
Email: garyhart@cnydwc.org
Mrs. Sheila Huey
Administrative Assistant
Email: sheilahuey@cnydwc.org
Mailing Address
4152 So. Center Street
Horseheads, NY 14845
Office: 607-846-2207
Fax: 607-846-2359

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