A small group of members of a youth society headed by brother Johannes Soopõld laid the foundation for the Paide congregation, when they turned to preacher Eduard Raud with the relevant suggestion. The Paide congregation was founded on 8 April 1934. Worship services were first held in rented rooms, later a metal workshop was purchased in Pärnu Street that was rebuilt into a sanctuary. Construction manager was mainly Valdo Ojassoo. The new church building was consecrated by bishop Raymond J. Wade on 30 January 1938. The 5th anniversary of the church was celebrated in a highly festive manner on 16 April 1939 and it also became the name day of the church. The new name of the church came to be the Emmaus congregation in Paide.

World War II caused a lot of suffering for the Paide church. In August 1941 a splinter of a bomb killed the wife of pastor Valdo Ojassoo while she was in the church yard with her child. During the evening service of 12 August 1943 the German army ordered that the church hall should be given over to them. Pastor Eduard Hark was reading from the Scriptures at the altar, when two German soldiers marched in, climbed over the altar rails and demanded to stop the worship service. An order was given to carry out all the pews to use the rooms temporarily
as hospital for wounded soldiers. Pastor Hark asked permission to conduct the service till the end since it seemed to be the last time

to be together with the congregation in the church building. In 2–3 weeks the wounded were transported elsewhere and the church services could continue. After World War II the Paide Methodists shared the building with Baptists and Adventists for some time. The Soviet authorities tried to take the building from the congregation several times. The sisters of the congregation proved to be heroes of faith, who, regardless of threatening, did not give over the keys of the church building. The assurance of faith brought new members into the church especially during the time of persecutions.

It is a tradition to celebrate the anniversary of the church building in January and the anniversary of the congregation in April. Before the anniversaries revival weeks are always conducted in the Paide church. The congregation has a singing group of 10 members, Sunday school, an active church council and a team taking care of economic issues. Special to be together with the congregation in the church building. In 2–3 weeks the wounded were transported elsewhere and the church services could continue.

After World War II the Paide Methodists shared the building with Baptists and Adventists for some time. The Soviet authorities tried to take the building from the congregation several times. The sisters of the congregation proved to be heroes of faith, who, regardless of threatening, did not give over the keys of the church building. The assurance of faith brought new members into the church especially during the time of persecutions.

It is a tradition to celebrate the anniversary of the church building in January and the anniversary of the congregation in April. Before the anniversaries revival weeks are always conducted in the Paide church. The congregation has a singing group of 10 members, Sunday school, an active church council and a team taking care of economic issues. Special emphasis is laid on prayer ministry.

The connecting congregation of the Paide church is the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.

Pastors:

Eduard Raud 1934–1935
Vassili Prii 1935–1936
Valdo Ojassoo (Voldemar Ojasson) 1936–1942
Johannes Soopõld 1942–1943
Eduard Hark 1943–1956
Eugen Tamm 1956–1962
Ants Soode 1962–1966
Lembit Tankler (pastors dep.) 1963–1964
Olav Pärnamets 1966–1970
Toomas Lepp (pastors dep.) 1970
Jaan Lunden 1970–1995
Ramo Pener (pastors dep.) 1995–1998
Ramo Pener 1998-2010
Johannes kakko since 2010