According to the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Alice, Kris Bair, the church will shut its doors within the year.

“We have set a date of December 31, 2019 as a final date, but other than that, we have no further plans,” said Bair.

The congregation of the church met last week to discuss their plans and decided on that date. Bair, who has led the church for six years, did say that there would be one, final worship service at some point, along with a “celebration of the life of the church.”