I want to welcome you to Asbury United Methodist Church. There are many reasons why you would want to make Asbury your church home, from how friendly everybody is, to the variety of our worship experiences, to the fun we have together, to the way we care for one another, to how we grow together into becoming better disciples of Jesus Christ, and to how we reach out to our neighbors in love. We truly are more than just a church, we’re a church family!
Here’s a little about me. I’ve lived in the DFW area my whole life. I grew up in Farmers Branch and went to Dallas schools, graduating from W.T. White High School. I got my B.S. in Mathematical Sciences from U.T. Dallas. Then I worked in the computer field for CLR-FASTTAX in Carrollton, ATMOS Energy in Dallas, and The Associates in Las Colinas.
In my early thirties, I reached that point where I began to wonder if there was something more to life. Church had not been a part of my life since I was a child, so going back was like starting over for me. But it was there that I found the answers to what I was looking for.
I joined Lovers Lane United Methodist Church and I got involved in everything there I could. The more I did at church the more I loved it, and that led to me feeling a call to ministry as a vocation. I began attending Perkins School Of Theology at SMU, where I received my Masters of Divinity. I also received my Certification in Spiritual Direction from Perkins.
I served Lovers Lane UMC as an Associate Pastor for my first appointment. Next, I served as Pastor of St. Luke’s Dallas Love Field UMC. Then I served as an Associate Pastor of Trietsch Memorial UMC in Flower Mound. Next, I served as Pastor of Justin UMC for nine years. And now I’m currently serving as Pastor of Asbury, the greatest church in the world!
I also serve on the Denton Area Emmaus Community Board as the Assistant Community Spiritual Director. I usually serve as a Spiritual Director on at least one Walk to Emmaus each year. And I am one of the Spiritual Directors for the Epiphany Ministries of Texas at the Gainesville State School, where we have two three-day weekend spiritual retreats each year for the incarcerated young men there.
I have been married to Janet for more than twenty-seven years. We have two cats, Tumi and Coco. My sister Loye Dell lives in Mansfield, and my oldest nephew Nathan lives in Plano. My nephew Ben lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife Heather and their four children Zeke, Eli, Mira, and Josie.
I still hang out with my high school friends, and my passions are the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Mavericks, the Texas Rangers, watching blockbuster movies on a big screen, listening to audio books, and eating good food including everything from Indian food to a greasy burger.
I would love to get a chance to meet you, and I want you to know I will be here to help you along your spiritual journey in any way that I can.
Peace be with you,