The Radical Hospitality and Outreach Ministries Team will use the year end reporting to name five exceptional small membership churches. 

All congregations in the Texas Annual Conference with 300 members or less are eligible.

The team will consider professions of faith, worship attendance, and missions activity to determine which churches will be recognized. 

The Small Membership Church of the Year will be selected from among these five congregations.  The awards will be given during annual conference.

It is no longer necessary for churches to apply or to nominate themselves for this award.

2013 Awards 

100% Apportionment District Awards: Congratulations to the East District and West District for submitting 100%!

Dr. Steve Wende presented the Eric Anderson Award to Rev. Lance Richards, Pastor

Lexington, First UMC & Lexington, Blue UMC.


District Superintendent Rev. Dick White gave the Small Membership Church of the Year toGalloway UMC in Carthage served by Rev. K. Mervin Scott.


Rev. Jack Womack named the winners for the Copeland Awards:

Under 100 Members

Pastor Joe Turner, Conference Lay Minister

Pastor Kate Turner, Conference Lay Minister

Harleton, Harleton UMC with 15 Professions


101-200 Members

Rev. Keith Bell

Texas City, Galilee UMC with 21 Professions


201-300 Members

Pastor Luthur Walker

Houston, Covenant of Faith with 30 Professions


301-500 Members

Rev. Dr. Jeffrey McDowell

Missouri City, The Harvest UMC with 71 Professions


501-1000 Members

Rev. Dr. Allison Cambre

Houston, Terrace UMC with 47 Professions


1001-2000 Members

Rev. Bill Haygood

Cypress, Good Shepherd UMC with 80 Professions


Over 2000 Members

Rev. Dr. Edmund W. Robb

The Woodlands UMC with 307 Professions