About Us

The First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Rockport is a community of faith seeking to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our plan for growth is to intentionally focus NOW on areas of ministry described as NURTURE, OUTREACH, and WITNESS.
NURTURE: providing educational, formative, supportive and fellowship activities necessary to incorporate individuals into the Body of Christ. We are to be an inclusive church, growing in the redemptive fellowship of the community and the disciplines of faithful living, that we might become whole together. This involves spiritual work and accountability.
OUTREACH: providing ministries of outreach which further the building of the Kingdom and equip every member to be in ministry for Christ. We are to be a servant church, sharing the grace we have been given and modeling our lives after the One who came to serve that we might be disciples of the Lord.
WITNESS: providing powerful, evangelistic worship which incorporates the historic Wesleyan emphases of Scripture, reason, tradition and the experience of grace. We are to be a worshipping church, offering our lives as a living gift in response to God’s love, accepting Christ as Lord of our lives, and growing in God’s grace, that we might open our hearts to the full presence and power of the living God.


Methodist Connections

The People of the United Methodist Church www.umc.org
Rio Texas Conference of the UMC www.riotexas.org
Coastal Bend District, Rio Texas UMC www.coastalbendumc.org
Discipleship Ministries of the UMC www.umcdiscipleship.org Providence Place (formerly Methodist Mission Home) – San Antonio, TX www.provplace.org
Methodist Children’s Home – Waco, TX www.mch.org

Retreat Connections

Crossroads Emmaus Community www.cremmaus.org
Coastal Bend Emmaus Community www.coastalbendemmaus.org

Devotional Connections

The Upper Room www.upperroom.org
Devo 365 www.d365.org
The Painted Prayer Book www.paintedprayerbook.com
The High Calling www.thehighcalling.org
Leadership Connections Ministry Matters www.ministrymatters.com

Laura Hewett Becker

Senior Pastor

Our Team

Rev. Laura Hewett Becker
Senior Pastor
Kimberly Head
First Learning Tree Director
Susan Jamison
Business Manager
Stefany Simmons
Director of Communications
Paul Klemm
Music Director
Alfredo Gonzales
Sheree Standefer
Childcare Coordinator
Lynn Simpson
Childcare Staff
Kathy Wilson, RN, Wesley Nurse
Methodist Healthcare Ministries