Side view of the Academy ChurchThe Academy Church was the first Methodist Church in the Fresno area, erected in 1863. The building exists today much as it did over 100 years ago.   Memorial still uses it for special services, events, and bible studies in conjunction with the Academy Circle and the Academy Community Foundation, owner of the property.  Check out some Academy Church history here. The Academy Church is is located on hwy 168 northeast of Clovis, 10667 North Madsen Avenue, Clovis CA 93619.   MAP