Methodist Programs for the Liberty, TX, Area

About Us


Who We Are

 We are a traditional and conservative United Methodist Church that accepts the Bible in its entirety and its authority for our church.  Our church is also a member of the Wesleyan Covenant Association. We are a congregation who sincerely welcomes everyone and humbly shares with our community the blessings that God has given us.  


What We Believe

 Our church believes in the word of God contained in the Old and New Testaments as the sufficient rule both of faith and of practice. We believe the Church should provide an example by which we live for those who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe all Christians are ministers of the gospel and that the church has a responsibility to provide help to those in need and for those who are seeking a meaningful life. 

Church Times

Sunday School

10:00 am - 10:40 am

Worship Service

10:55 am - 12:05 pm

Youth Program

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

Wednesday Evenings 

Programs & Worship Activities

Youth Program

Our youth program is held every Wednesday evening from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, with a meal and Bible study provided. Throughout the year, our youth participate in summer camp, fundraisers, banquets, vacation Bible school,  and various service projects for senior citizens. Our youth are eager for Christ and welcome new faces!

Bus Ministry

Each Sunday, our church bus runs a route through our surrounding area to pick up passengers who wish to attend our worship service. This ministry touches the lives of numerous children and adults, and is a blessing for those involved.  We currently have two drivers who volunteer, and three bus monitors who rotate. Get involved and join the team!


Our choir faithfully practices on Wednesday evenings from  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Come and join us anytime throughout the year. We strive to blend traditional worship with a contemporary splash here and there. 

First Sunday Communion

We offer an open communion service every first Sunday of the month. We have wonderful volunteers who prepare and clean up each Sunday for communion. Any monies left on the communion rail are used for those in need in our surrounding area. 

First Sunday Fellowship Meal

Every first Sunday we join togther for a meal in our Fellowship Hall. Often times it is pot luck, but sometimes lunch is provided! Please join us after worship for a time of comfort and fun.

Missions Commitment

Our church has a heart for those in need. From providing basic food and clothing, to rebuilding and repairing houses in our local community, we strive to honor Christ in all we are able to do.  Join the commitment!


Pastor, Gideon Watson

Gideon graduated from North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Education degree in 1973. Gideon then pursued a career in education, where he remained until his retirement from Hardin ISD after 33 years. Gideon answered the call to ministry and received his Local Pastor's License in 1983. In 1989, he received his Certification to Preach from Course of Study through Perkins School of Theology located on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Gideon has 33 years experience in ministry, having served at Magnolia Springs UMC, Batson UMC, and Hardin UMC.

Youth Director, Amber Lawson

Amber has served as Youth Director for our church since 2008. She has a contagious excitement for the youth of our church and a genuine desire to lead them to Christ. Amber currently serves on staff at Magnolia Place Nursing Home as Dietary Manager and Chef (and is an awesome cook).

Church Secretary, Kim Vassar

Kim is a phenomenal asset to our staff. She coordinates all communication and duties for our staff and meetings.  She is always eager to help and will greet you with a smile!

Choir Director, Carolyn Watson

Carolyn serves the church in countless ways, some of which include being the pastor's wife and choir director. She also leads the Worship Committee and most auxiliary activities. Carolyn is also a published author in the Christian genre, having devotionals in The Upper Room and a children's book, The Smell of Love.

Treasurer, Leda Watson

Leda has served as treasurer since 2013 and volunteers for various  duties and activities on a continual basis. Leda previously taught in public schools, and is now a stay-at-home mom. She is handier than a pocket on a shirt.

Nursery Staff, Charleigh & Layla

Layla and Charleigh currently attend Hardin High School and have faithfully served as our nursery staff since 2015. Our children love them!


Klint Bush

Klint serves our church in many capacities, some of which include Lay Leader, Finance Administrator, and Assistant VBS Director. He serves on several committees and offers vital insight regarding the future of the church.

Laura Yarbrough

Laura is our Bus Ministry Coordinator, insuring maintenance and protocol for our church bus to safely transport its passengers. She also serves as Liturgist during worship service, and conducts the Children's Sermon each Sunday. Laura is the voice of our automated call system and sender of our email updates. She continually volunteers for numerous duties, responsibilities, and activities. 

Faye Rice

Faye serves our church as an office volunteer and gifted piano player. She serves with a smile!

Emily Cook

Emily is a talented piano player who faithfully offers her gift to the church. She is pleasant and a wonderful addition to our worship service. 

Justice Cook & Gerry Griffin

These two gentlemen dutifully offer their experitse to run our sound board on Sunday mornings and during special events.

Kim Bush

Kim is our Vacation Bible School Director. Our VBS Program is growing by leaps and bounds each year, averaging 120 kids and volunteers.  She works year round planning the best VBS in the area!


Howard Brister -  Chairman

Laura Yarbrough - Vice Chairwoman

Klint Bush -  Lay Leader

Amber Lawson - Youth Director & Activities

Leda Watson - Treasurer

Mike Key - Staff Parish Relations 

Bob Kalbitz - Trustees 

Nona Harbour - Finance

Carolyn Watson - Worship

Kim Vassar - Secretary

Gideon Watson - Pastor

Contact Us

Hardin United Methodist Church

Physical Address for use in GPS Device:

1005 FM 834 Rd W, Liberty, Texas 77575, United States

Phone (936) 298-2342

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 134

Hardin, TX 77561