History Of Our Church

Vinton Methodist Church (Vinton, La.) began around 1890 as the Vinton Methodist Episcopal Church South (Vinton, La.). The congregation completed its first church building in 1903. In 1965, the building was enlarged and renovated. In 1983, the church dedicated a new building located at 1110 Horridge Street, Vinton, Louisiana. At this time, the church was renamed Welsh Memorial United Methodist Church. Welsh Memorial United Methodist Church disaffiliated from the United Methodist Church in 2022 and rechristianed Vinton Methodist Church
About us

About Vinton Methodist Church

We are a fellowship of believers, made in God’s image and called as disciples of Christ to share the Good News with everyone through learning, listening, praying and working together actively to reach out to our communities. We are a place to believe, belong, and become!


We organize events for Men, Women, Children and Youth; Holidays and Observances. Check our Upcoming Events on the main website

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Want to make a difference?
What you give unto others you give unto your god
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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Phillipians 4:13)





Over forty years ago, Pastor Rick Watson began his ministry.


“I got involved in ministry as a lay person,” Watson said. “Involved in lay speaking for almost 40 years” He later taught the class and filled the pulpit “I wanted to do more. God just spoke to me and began to open up opportunities to serve.”  He was a supply pastor at various churches including churches in Roanoke, Florien, Raymond, Macedonia Methodist, and Merryville until 2016 when he was asked to become an assistant in his home church, Vinton Methodist Church; where he is blessed to be the associate pastor of the church he was raised in. He and his wife, Theresa, have 3 children, and 7 grandchildren.

Rick believes the Lord is his shepherd and continues to lead him on his journey.

“There is always something we can do to serve, no matter how little we think it may be, we can be there for somebody with a visit or a phone call.” Watson said “He has to remind himself often, it’s not only important to pray, but also to listen. “Be still and listen to what God has to say,” he said. “Give God a chance.”


Excerpts from Lake Charles American Press article “At Vinton City Council meetings, it’s Rev. Watson who leads prayers” Published 10:29 am Saturday, February 19, 2022 By Rita Lebleu


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