Doors Wide Open......Reasons for Hope

A message from the Pastor:

Hello and welcome to the First United Methodist Church of Bastrop.  I want to thank you for visiting our website and personally invite you to come and visit with us at one of our three services.  I have been the pastor at FUMC Bastrop for four years and I am thankful to have such a wonderful church.


Our core is a firm focus on being disciples of Jesus Christ.  My heart for ministry consists of a great love for God and His Word, and a great love for our neighbors.  I am a Bible preacher.  My focus and love is the Holy Word.


In addition, I believe that the church must be about outreach.  I am thankful that we have caring volunteers that reach out and serve at the soup kitchen, the food bank, nursing home services, hospital visits, homeless ministries, and a host of other ministries that our church offers.  I am thankful that each week we open our doors and welcome groups to use our facilities: the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Alcoholic Anonymous, Care for the Caregivers, and numerous other outreach groups.  We are not a museum —  we are an active and vibrant witness to our community.  Please come and visit with us, we would love to have you. 

 1)“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifies, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship. 2) Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is --his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2

Pastor Richard L. Leggett

We are a diverse congregation from all walks of life that come together to serve and worship the Lord. We are bible based, and follow the teachings of John Wesley to seek and minister to both our community and congregation.


Pastor-Richard Leggett


Music Director- Brandon Dyal

Youth Minister-Joseph Leggett- click here

Office Administrator-Cindy Keil-click here

Choir Director-Chris Baker

Communications Director-- click here

Sheryl Adamcik

Jeanne Creagh-Hideout Director


Judi Krause-Nursery

Jennifer Poston-Bell Choir Director