Tool’s Chapel, the country church, was started by James. A Tool. Church Services were held in his home. In 1866 Tool donated land for a church to be built. The church was built in 1867 and was remodeled in 1899. A new church was built in 1915.
Tool’s Chapel continued as part of the Monroe community for more than 100 years until 1970. Church leaders decided to close the doors and merge with the Monroe United Methodist Church.
In 1856 the Monroe Methodist built the first church in Jasper county. The side was where Monroe Foods Store now stands.
That building was replaced in 1874 with a bigger building, located on the present site of Monroe United Methodist Church
On Friday, March 27, 1953 the Monroe Methodist Church building was completely destroyed by fire. On October 3, 1954, the first service was held in the new building where we continue to worship every Sunday.