Administration and Education Pastor
Tell us about your family.
I first met Judy at the church we were both attending. After a two year courtship, we were married on April 14, 1973, while I was a student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Our 39 years together have been wonderful even though Judy has had several health issues including a kidney transplant on April 1, 2011.
We have an adopted son, Jason, who has two beautiful children, Jett 5, and Jaityn, 4! These beautiful children have blessed us as we have watched them grow and learn about Jesus in Sunday School!
What do you do for the church?
I accepted the call to be the Church Administrator in June 1999 until I was asked to serve as Life Stage 2 Pastor in 2007. I served in that ministry until my job title changed to Life Stage 2 Pastor/Church administrator in 2007. In January of this year, my new title is Education/Pastoral Care/Administration. I am in the process of training a bookkeeper to handle that area of administration. I am excited about that part behind and concentrating on education and pastoral ministry. Hopefully, within the next several months both of these areas will be functioning at a higher level than they are now.
What hobbies/activities do you enjoy?
I really don’t have any hobbies other than spending time with my family. When I was younger, I loved to fish. I plan on finding a hobby in the near future that my grandson and I can enjoy together.
What’s a good book/movie you’ve read/watched lately?
My reading time has been limited in the last few years but I like to read professional journals on Pastoral Care and Counseling. I started but have not completed, The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, by Kevin & Alex Malarkey. I plan on reading the following books in the next few months:
- The U Turn Church by Kevin Harney & Bob Bouwer
- Jesus + Nothing= Everything by Tullian Tchividjian
- Replenish by Lance Witt
- Subversive by Ed Stetzer
- 7, an Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker
All of these books except the last one deal with leadership, personal and corporate spiritual growth, and personal commitment to God. These books have the potential to move our church into areas of ministry and spiritual growth we haven’t experienced before.
My all time favorite movie is The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly! I like the soundtrack probably more than the actual movie but Eli Wallach gives so much life to his character that I am rooting for him.
What excites you about FBC Weatherford?
The people of FBC are strongly committed to building a church that glorifies God and that serves others. This excites me because people are being transformed into the servant model that Jesus presented in the Gospels. Modeling Jesus is our primary responsibility in communicating the gospel to people who have either never heard of Jesus or those who have not made a decision to follow him. As we continue to disciple believers, we will we see more lives model the life of Jesus.
If you could meet one historical person (besides Jesus), who would it be?
Albert Einstein, the famous physicist.
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
Hoeing peanuts in the sandy, hot Texas sun in the summer!!!