May 5, 2022
Dear Pastor/Friends,
It was so wonderful to be together two weeks ago for our district assembly. Especially, I want to thank Pastor Glidden and the awesome staff at Generations Church (formerly known as Ft. Worth First Church) for the outstanding job they did of hosting us. They were amazing! You can CLICK HERE to open a file of assembly-related photos.
Also, congratulations to our outstanding ordination class. Pictured here, from left to right are Dr. David and Susan Downs, Vania & Josh Alvarez, Yvette & Misael Alvarado, Tiffany and Brian Frazier, Jonna & Ken Jones, Alshandra and Olbin Visagie, Jennifer and Dan Sommers, Mallorie Teel, Zack Smithson, and Dr. David Graves.
Please view the related article below to see the various election results.
I was in Kansas City this past weekend for the commencement service at Nazarene Theological Seminary. It was a blessing to learn that our associate youth pastor at Arlington First Church, Tiffany Hahn, was among the M.Div. graduates. We are very proud of her…and all of the graduates on our district. Pastors, (including associates) I like to send a special gift to each of our PKs who are graduating. If you have not yet let us know of your graduating senior, please do so ASAP.
Have you noticed the powerful “He Gets Us” Campaign, which is airing throughout Texas? I saw one last night while watching the Mavs game. Our district is partnering with the organization who is sponsoring these ads. I would like many of our pastors and volunteer laypersons to register and take the training that is available to qualify you to have responders to the ad campaign routed to your churches. You can register at or by CLICKING HERE, or by using the QR code posted below this article. You can view the eight ads by CLICKING HERE. They are powerful. We want to be a part of this anointed evangelistic effort.
Our next big district event is Family Camp. Our speaker is Susie Shellenberger. Susie is one of our most popular speakers and I know you will want to get your reservations in soon. Our registrar, Pastor Randy Anderson tells me that we are already experiencing a good sign-up. You can view the flyer below for registration information. Please join me in prayer for a greatly anointed Family Camp.
Finally, two new pastoral assignments are beginning on our district this month. Pastor David and Robin Hollon are moving from Denver City to Cisco. David will also be serving as the new zone coordinator for the Abilene Zone.
Pastor Caleb Hughes ( a recent grad of SNU) will be taking his first pastoral assignment in Abernathy. Caleb is the son of our Wichita Falls First Pastor Allen (and LeAnna) Hughes. We are very excited for both of these fine pastors and their congregations.
For you and with you,
Pastor David Downs
Advisory Board: Ministers
C.B. Glidden- 2026
Calvary Callender- 2026
Amanda Pettit- 2025
Corey Jones- 2025
Genell Knisley-2024

Advisory Board: Lay
Jeff Crouch- 2026
Terry Fowler- 2026
Chad Jones- 2025
Raylene Tucker- 2025
Carolyn McJunkin- 2024

Trustees to SNU: Ministers
Zack Smithson-2026
C.B. Glidden- 2026

Trustees to SNU: Lay
Cheryl Crouch- 2026
Anne Murray- 2026

General Assembly Delegates- Ministers
C. B. Glidden
Zack Smithson
Amanda Pettit- 1st Alternate
Calvary Callender- 2nd Alternate
Michael Gatkek- 3rd Alternate

General Assembly Delegate- Lay
Jeff Crouch
Chery Crouch
Dan Davisson
Terry Fowler- 1st Alternate
Katrina Martin- 2nd Alternate
Renea Fowler- 3rd Alternate
Becky Pepper- 4th Alternate
Loretta Martin- 5th Alternate
Clarence Hawkins- 6th Alternate

NDI Board- Minister
Yvettte Alvarado- 2026
Rick Calvert- 2026
Vicky Palacios- 2025
Clint Benn- 2024

NDI Board- Lay
Terry Fowler- 2026
Renea Fowler- 2026
Loretta Martin- 2025
Becky Pepper- 2024

NDI General Convention: Ministers
Calvary Callender
Rick Calvert
Greg Key- 1st Alternate
Yvette Alvarado- 2nd Alternate

NDI General Convention: Lay
Terry Fowler
Renea Fowler
Loretta Martin- 1st Alternate
Marshal Martin- 2nd Alternate

Credentials Board:
Calvary Callender- 2026
Terry Porter- 2026
C.B. Glidden- 2026
Corey Jones- 2026
Dwayne Edwards- 2025
Michael Gatkek- 2025
Jose Palacios- 2025
Chris Branigan- 2025
Allen Hughes- 2024
Ted Taylor- 2024
Rhonda Swanson- 2024

Camp Arrowhead Board- Ministers
Randy Anderson- 2025
Marcia Nikl- 2024
C. B. Glidden- 2024
Misael Alvarado- 2023
Dwayne Edwards- 2023

Camp Arrowhead Board: Lay
Jeff Crouch- 2025
Jerry Tucker- 2024
Clarence Hawkins- 2024
Marshal Martin- 2023
Robbie Arnold- 2023

Studies Board: Term to expire 2026
Jill Fothergill
Mark Ramsey
Alton Ashby
Raquel Forrrest
David Hollon
Jeff Marcoe
Leah Fort
Genell Knisley

NDI Chairman: Term to expire 2026
C.B. Glidden

Court of Appeals: Term to expire 2026
C.B. Glidden
Mark Ramsey
Cheryl Crouch
Donna Nelson
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