The members and staff of Couts United Methodist Church welcomed their new senior pastor, Rev. Matt W. Hall and his wife, Denise Kirk-Hall, on May 1, 2014 with a combined worship service followed by a meal at the church.
The appointment was made by Bishop Michael Lowry, of the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Hall was previously appointed to the United Methodist churches of Hamilton and Lamkin. He has also served churches in Azle, Bangs, China Spring, Speegleville, Waco (Herring Avenue), Olney and Comanche.
“Denise and I are excited to be in ministry with the people of Couts. We are also looking forward to getting to know people in the community and working alongside them,” Hall said.
Hall is a graduate of Mississippi State University and Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. He was ordained an elder in the Central Texas Conference in 1994.
Couts UMC is located at 802 N. Elm in Weatherford. A traditional worship service is held at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday followed by a casual contemporary service at 11:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45.
Couts Christian Academy, located in the church building, is now enrolling students from Pre-K through 9th grade for the fall term. Interested parents may call the church office at 817-599-8601, ext. 20.