“For the love of Christ controls us...”
2 Corinthians 5:14
These words of Paul shape my own ministry; because Jesus first loved me, I must help others come to know Him and become like Him. After spending the early part of my life “living in the world”, I put my faith, trust, and devotion in Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord at the age of 27. I immediately began pursuing an education in Bible, so I could help people like me come to know Christ. In 1984, I graduated from the Center for Christian Education in Bible. Then, in 2002, I earned a bachelor’s degree in Ministry and Leadership from Dallas Christian College. I’ve done work on my Master’s degree in Bible and Ministry from Lubbock Christian University. I love teaching and preaching the love of God. I love watching the word of God and the Spirit of God transform lives as people become Christians and grow up to be mature disciples of Christ. Besides serving the Lord at Walnut Hill, I have been involved in our mission work in Cambodia with Sokhom Hun since 2009, having made 20 trips to Cambodia to share the Good News of Jesus in remote villages with some of the most precious people on earth.
My wife, Libby, and I have four precious children and 12 really precious grandchildren. We have certainly been blessed with all of them living in the Metroplex. Libby and I enjoy going on dates (movies, Mexican restaurants, Wal-Mart!, etc). I also have awesome bird dogs for quail hunting in west Texas with my sons and Christian friends.
God has blessed us richly by guiding us to a great church like Walnut Hill. We are in our 21st year and see even greater days ahead. Walnut Hill is not so big that one would get lost in the shuffle and yet big enough to provide all those things important to individuals and families searching for a meaningful, relevant church family.
If you would like to contact Mike, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Music in worship is the part of worship everyone can participate in, so I am committed to helping the congregation have a deeper worship experience through music. I have been leading worship music since 1981 when I graduated from Harding University. I have been Music Minister at Walnut Hill since November of 2014.
I have been married to Terri Vehon since June of 1992. I have two step sons both away from home and on their own. I grew up in Richardson and attended Waterview Church of Christ. I am retired as of June, 2019 from 25 years as a choir director in public schools.
I am excited about my ministry here and the commitment Walnut Hill has in putting Jesus into the hearts of the world!
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Youth and Involvement Minister
Stephen Patterson has transitioned to preaching ministry and we are currently in search for a new Youth & Family Minister.
I began attending the Walnut Hill Church of Christ in July of 2005 when I married Lyn Wood, one of the Walnut Hill members. He impressed me with his service to God and his Christian values. Together we have five children, a daughter-in-law, 2 son-in-laws and 7 wonderful grandchildren. Lyn and I both teach Bible classes and help with many outreach ministries. We love our church family and are encouraged daily by their devotion to God and their fellowship.
I graduated from York College in 1979 and worked as a secretary for Oklahoma Christian University in the early 1980’s. After moving from Oklahoma I offered child care out of my home until my children started school and then took a position with the public school system in Ottumwa, Iowa. I was a teacher’s assistant in the Special Education Dept. for 15 years.
I began working as the Walnut Hill Administrative Secretary August of 2008. It has been a thrill to be given the opportunity to serve in this capacity.
Growing up in small towns most of my life I was very grateful for the warm welcome I received at Walnut Hill. The huge Metroplex of Dallas was an intimidating place at first but I always felt at home when I walked through the doors of Walnut Hill.
If you would like to contact Danette, email firstname.lastname@example.org