Monroe District of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church
The Monore District of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church originated
through the 1971 merger of Louisiana’s two racially segregated conferences. From 1968 to
1971, Louisiana’s Conference A (for white churches) and Conference B (for black churches)
existed as a temporary measure to work towards racial integration of the Louisiana Conference
following the denomination’s 1968 dissolution of the Central Jurisdiction (a racially segregated
unit for black Methodists).
In 1972, the district reported 13,813 members. The district consisted of congregations in northeast Louisiana stretching from Kilbourne (north) to Waterproof (south) and Monroe (west) to Tallulah (east).