The Story So Far
Mission Bend United Methodist Church began in October 1979, and chartered in 1980 with 108 members. After meeting in Towne West Elementary School for several years, MBUMC completed its first building on Bellaire Boulevard just West of Highway 6 in July 1983. In January 1995, 17 acres a mile further north on Highway 6 was purchased, and the new facilities were completed in May 1997. We celebrate our 35th anniversary this upcoming year, and are looking forward to how God is at work in new ways in and through us for the sake of our world!
Our former pastors include
Rev. Bob Long, 1980-1988 (Founding Pastor)
Currently serving as Senior Pastor with St. Luke’s UMC, Oklahoma City, OK.
Rev. Bill Gandin, 1988-1992
Currently serving as Pastor of Congregational Care and Senior Adults with St. Paul’s UMC, Houston, TX.
Rev. Rob Renfroe, 1992-1998
Currently serving as Pastor of Discipleship with The Woodlands UMC, The Woodlands, TX.
Rev. James Bass, 1998-2004
Currently serving as Senior Pastor with Friendswood UMC, Friendswood, TX.
Rev. R. Jeremiah Booker, 2004-2009
Currently serving as Senior Pastor with Hamilton Park UMC, Dallas, TX.
Rev. David Meeker-Williams, 2009-2014
Currently serving God in new ways after retirement.
Rev. Josh W. Hale, 2014-2017
Currently serving as Senior Pastor with First UMC, Liberty, TX.
Our former Associate Pastors include
Rev. H. L. Sherman
Rev. Paul Quiggins
Rev. Terry Shannon-Meyer
Rev. Tom Stephenson
Rev. Cliff Ritter
Rev. Gale Towns
Rev. Ken Jones
Rev. Roy Weeks
Rev. Hazel Jackson
Rev. Cathleen Haughton
Rev. Christie Hale