UMC of the Pines in Jasper, Texas hosted a Founders’ Day Celebration on Sunday, April 23, officially becoming a chartered church in the Texas Annual Conference. There were 73 members in attendance, as well as Assistant to the Bishop Kip Gilts. Three individuals received baptism on the occasion. Earlier this year Sam Hodges from United Methodist News Service visited the congregation and spoke to Rev. Jerry Neff, who serves as the pastor.