Pine Forest United Methodist Church began over 50 years ago with the help of some far-sighted members of Dublin First United Methodist Church who recognized the need for a new Methodist church in the community. The property was selected and purchased in early 1958. The Rev. James H. Wilson, the Dublin District Superintendent at that time, called a meeting for everyone interested to help select a name for the church, and on June 1, 1958 the name Pine Forest Methodist Church was chosen.
A parsonage was soon purchased at 1701 Highland Avenue and plans for our first service moved forward. The most logical place to hold services was the Moore Street School auditorium, with the first service and Sunday School held on June 22, 1958.
The first pastor of this new church was Rev. Ben F. Williams who, along with his wife Marilyn and son Steve, moved into the new parsonage on June 12, 1958. On August 12, 1959 ground-breaking ceremonies were held for the new church building. The first church services were held in the new church fellowship hall building on Palm Sunday, April 10, 1960.
With the leadership and direction of a variety of dedicated people, the church has grown and the facility has expanded to accomodate the present church. Our membership is currently 850 and growing! We have three services – two traditional and one contemporary, along with an active Sunday School program. There are activities and groups for people of all ages!
A Note From Our Pastor
We are a church of 850+ members, located in the heart of central Georgia. As the Sr. Pastor of this exciting church, I am blessed to be a part of a congregation that is in the beautiful Dublin-Laurens County area. We invite you to join this journey with us. Whether it is on Sunday morning during our worship, Family Night Suppers, or even Vacation Bible School, you’ll see why our church family has so much fun growing closer to Christ together. Our worship on Sunday mornings includes traditional services at 8:45 and 11:00, and The Gathering, which is our contemporary service that starts at 9:00am. Sunday School for all ages begins at 10:00am. There are age-specific programs throughout the week, including choirs and children’s and youth activities.
We look forward to having you with us!
Wes Moye, Senior Pastor