I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and, at the age of 17, I joined the U. S. Navy. I served aboard the USS Dennis J. Buckley, a destroyer, in the Pacific. Following my military service, I returned to San Antonio, and, in 1948, two extremely significant events occurred in my life. First and foremost, I became a Christian in June of that year at the Grove Avenue Church of Christ, and, in September, I married my high-school sweetheart, Pat Wyche. We’ve been happily married ever since and have been blessed with four grown children and ten grand-children.
Immediately following our marriage, Pat and I began attending Abilene Christian College (now Abilene Christian University). The following year, we transferred to Southwest Texas State Teachers College (now Texas State University) in San Marcos, Texas where I graduated in 1951.
Pat and I moved to Dallas in 1952 and placed our membership with the Preston Road Church of Christ. Shortly thereafter, we were blessed to be the charter members of the Walnut Hill Church of Christ when the doors opened for the first time on February 5, 1956. In the ensuing years, I’ve served the Walnut Hill congregation to best of my ability… as a member of numerous committees, as a deacon, and as an elder. Pat and I truly love the Walnut Hill family, and we are grateful for the many years of worship and service at this church. We, of course, recommend the Walnut Hill church family to anyone seeking a church home in which to serve the Lord.
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I was born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas and was brought up attending Faith Village Church of Christ. My parents taught me the gospel at a young age and I was baptized by the preaching minister at Faith Village, Paul McClung. After graduating from SH Rider High School in 1980, I moved to Lubbock to attend Lubbock Christian College and Texas Tech University to study Architecture.
While attending both schools simultaneously, I met my wife to be, Connie Roberts, at LCC and we were married in 1983. After graduating from Texas Tech in 1985 with a Bachelors in Architecture, we lived in Lubbock until 1986. Our first child Christa, was born in Lubbock shortly after my graduation. In June of 1986, our family moved to Wichita Falls where I began work as in intern architect for Wingler and Sharp Architects. In 1988, our second child, Keith, was born. Upon moving to Wichita Falls, Connie and I place membership at Faith Village Church of Christ where we were both active in the work of the church. In 1991 I was asked to serve as Deacon and did so until I was asked to serve as an Elder in 2010. Our children both attended and graduated from Oklahoma Christian University and they currently live in Oklahoma City. We are very blessed to be grand parents of two beautiful granddaughters.
In 2013, due to a job change, Connie and I moved to the Dallas area where I began work with HKS Architects. Immediately upon our arrival in Dallas, we diligently began our search for a church home. We know that God led us to Walnut Hill, to a loving church family where we were immediately welcomed, and a place where we could serve God. In the spring of 2015, I was honored to be asked to become a Shepherd of this faithful congregation. At Walnut Hill, we seek to save the lost and mature the saved, all to the glory of God.
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I was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and spent a good deal of my childhood in Memphis. My wife, Suzanne, and I met in 1980 while I was a buyer and she was the advertising production manager for Dillard’s Department Stores. A blind date, a Barry Manilow concert and a few months later in August 1981, we were married.
We moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1981 where I worked as a buyer for Target Stores at their home office. We placed membership at the very small Richfield Church of Christ and immediately began leading the youth program. We returned to Texas in 1983 and became active at the Trinity Oaks Church of Christ in Oak Cliff where I had the pleasure of baptizing Suzanne in 1984. I served as a Deacon at Trinity Oaks, and later became a shepherd at Rolling Hills Church of Christ following the merger of DeSoto and Trinity Oaks Churches of Christ. In 1994 I left the business world to become a teacher working with emotionally disturbed children. After a move to Austin where I worked as a coordinator for teacher training and certification, we moved back to Dallas and placed membership at the Duncanville Church of Christ and I became a shepherd for the second time.
In 2005, Suzanne and I lost our youngest child to cancer and now lead a grief support group at Walnut Hill. We have two older children; a son who lives in the Dallas area and a daughter who lives with her family in Seattle. I recently retired from education as a charter school superintendent and believe that retirement from a job does not mean retirement from God’s work.
Suzanne and I are absolutely thrilled that we found the Walnut Hill Church of Christ and look forward to serving alongside this truly diverse group of believers.
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Walt Minchew – Elder for 38 years (1983 – 2022)