Finding Asian American History: Korean Church in Washington (Foundry Methodist Church)

The Korean Church in Washington, the first such Christian congregation in DC, met weekly in Foundry's Ball Memorial Chapel for 27 years. Established in 1951 with several dozen congregants (most of them Presbyterian), it established a Korean-language school, created outreach programs, and sponsored events to meet the needs of the growing community. It later developed into the Korean United Methodist Church of Greater Washington, which is now based in McLean, Virginia.

This site is a part of the Finding Asian American History in Washington DC digital tour.



1500 16th Street NW