Mid-Texas Covenant Areas

Covenant Area Realignment

Rev. Dr. Leah Hidde-Gregory

On November 1st, 2022, the Mid-Texas Provisional Annual Conference launched with twenty-two Covenant Areas.  We began with 72 congregations spread throughout the conference, and in the last 19 months, we have grown to 230 congregations.  As a result, some of our Covenant Areas have grown disproportionately, creating a need for realignment.
Because our presiding elders are volunteers who serve full-time appointments, it is important that we keep our Covenant Areas to around 10 churches to avoid an overburdening workload.  The Mid-Texas Conference is committed to being deeply connectional - our Presiding Elders not only oversee the churches in their Covenant Areas, but they also pastor the pastors of these congregations.  Through weekly Class Meetings, deep bonds are formed in ways where every pastor knows they are not on this journey alone.  The purpose of these class meetings is to help the community of pastors to each grow in their walk with Christ and deepen their relationship with God.
Our Cabinet has spent the last eight weeks in discussions and pouring through the map to develop a long-term plan for our Covenant Area boundaries.  We do not take realignment lightly and do not plan to do another realignment again unless absolutely necessary due to our continued growth.
The list below shows the churches by Covenant Area and Presiding Elder.  Please note we have some affinity area Covenant Areas as well:  Large Church, Korean, Hispanic, and New Church Start.   Churches in these areas will be included in their geographical area gatherings for charge conference, mission, training, and revival, but because of the nuances of each of these specialized ministries, there is a support network developed just for them.  In these cases, you will see the church listen in two areas - one geographic and the other affinity.   Geographic and Affinity PE's will work in tandem to ensure these congregations receive the support and equipping ministry that they need.
Your Presiding Elder will be reaching out to clergy and local congregations in the next week to ensure everyone understands which Covenant Area they are now in and to answer any questions that you might have.
Our Goal is for the geographic areas to gather as covenant areas four times per year for fellowship, mission, training, and worship.   We want not only our pastors to be deeply connected but also the lay people from each of the churches to be connected.
As we grow, we appreciate your patience and support.  God is doing amazing things in our midst.  Thanks Be to God!

Presiding Elders + Churches

Rev. Steve Martinez

Bellevue/Vashi Methodist Church
Callisburg Methodist
First Methodist Church, Holliday
Justin Methodist Church
Morriss Memorial Methodist
Paradise/Sunset Methodist
People of the Way GMC
Ponder GMC
St. Mark GMC, Wichita Falls

Rev. Jill Jackson-Sears

Cambodian Good News Church
First Frisco GMC
First Methodist, Carrollton
First Methodist, Irving
First Methodist, Palmer/Seagonville
Hope Global Methodist Church
Jahweh Rafah
McKinney GMC
Oak Grove Methodist
Our Living Hope Fellowship, Wylie
Tyler Street Methodist

Rev. Ed Lantz

Celeste Methodist Church
Como Methodist Church
First Methodist, Forney
First Methodist, Leonard
First Methodist, Mabank
Floyd Methodist Church
Shooks Chapel

Rev. Bill Killough

Bethesda Methodist Church
Central Methodist Church of Mineral Wells
Cornerstone Methodist Church, Graham
Heritage Methodist Church
Newcastle Methodist Church
Poolville Global Methodist Church
Tonk Valley/Murray Methodist Church

Rev. Dale Wilbanks

Anchor Fellowship
Bluff Dale/Morgan Mill Methodist Church
Cisco Methodist Church
First Methodist, Breckenridge/St. Paul
First Methodist, Cross Plains
First Methodist, Gorman
Rising Star/May Methodist Church
Solid Rock GMC, Granbury
The Church at Greens Creek

Rev. David Medley

Barksdale Methodist Church
Barnhart Cowboy Church
Big Lake Methodist Church
Christoval Methodist Church
First Methodist, Eldorado
First Methodist, Junction/London
First Methodist, Rocksprings
Mertzon Methodist
Ozona Methodist Church
Paint Rock Community Church

Rev. Stephen Schmidt

Evant Methodist Church
First Methodist, Temple
Foundation Church at Lakewood
Grace Methodist Church, Hamilton
Harker Heights Methodist Church
Jarrell Methodist Church
Lanham Methodist Church/Bethel
New Life Methodist Church of Salado
Pidcoke Methodist Church
Star/Center City Methodist Church
The Divine Savior Methodist Church

Rev. Chris Rowe

Bosqueville Methodist Church
First Methodist Church, Grandview
First Methodist Church, Hillsboro
First Methodist Church, Moody/Moody Leon
Hewitt Methodist Church
King Memorial Methodist -Whitney
Lebanon Church
Line Street Methodist Church/Kopperl
Meridian/Cranfills Gap Methodist
Valley Mills/Cayote Methodist Church
Watts Chapel/Itasca Methodist Church

Rev. Matt Bailey

Bethel Community Church of Ellis County
Dawson Methodist Church
First Methodist, Corsicana
Kerens/Chatfield Methodist Church
Maypearl/Britton Methodist Church
Pleasant Grove Methodist Church
Richland Methodist Church
St. Luke Methodist, Corsicana/Emhouse

Rev. Kevin Diggs

First Methodist, Groesbeck/Thornton
First Methodist, Marlin
First Methodist, Mart
First Methodist, Waco
Meier Settlement Methodist Church
Perry Methodist Church
Resurrection Arlington
The Lord's Church of Waco
Wortham First Methodist Church/Tehuacana

Rev. Scott Bradford

Coleman Trinity Methodist
Early Methodist Church
First Methodist, Ballinger/Winters
First Methodist, Bangs/Santa Anna
First Methodist, Brownwood
First Methodist, Coleman/Novice
First Methodist, Robert Lee
Gouldbusk Methodist Church
Miles Methodist Church
Zephyr Methodist Church

Rev. Bryan Rogers

Art Methodist Church
Brady Methodist Church
Christ of the Hills, Fredericksburg
First Methodist, Comanche
First Methodist, Goldthwaite
First Methodist, San Saba
Mason Global Methodist Church
Mullin Methodist Church

Rev. Adam Thornton

Austin Global Methodist Church
Blanco Methodist Church
First Methodist, Burnet
Lampasas Methodist Church
Marble Falls Methodist Church
St. John, Georgetown

Rev. Matt Pennington

Elgin Methodist Church
First Methodist, El Campo
First Methodist, Ganado/Louise
First Methodist, Lockhart
First Methodist, Schulenberg
Monthalia Methodist Church/Belmont 
New Life Methodist Church of La Grange
Nixon Methodist Church
Smiley Methodist Church

Rev. Kim Ethridge

Bracken Methodist Church
Bulverde Methodist Church
Christ Methodist Church, Stockdale
First Methodist, Seguin
Karnes City Methodist Church
Kingsbury Methodist Church
Mission 181
Northwest Hills Methodist Church
Somerset Methodist Church

Rev. Steve Peyton

Center Point Methodist Church
Devine Wesleyan Fellowship
Dilley Methodist Church
Hondo Methodist Church
Kerrville Global Methodist Church
New Fountain Methodist, Hondo
Pearsall Methodist Church
Sabinal Methodist Church
Uvalde Methodist Church

Rev. Brad DeHaven

Aransas Pass Methodist/Taft
Asbury Methodist Church
First Methodist, Falfurrias
Ingleside Methodist Church
John Wesley Methodist, Victoria
Lighthouse Methodist, Port Lavaca
Point Comfort Methodist Church/Lolita
Refugio Methodist Church
Taft Methodist Church

Rev. Phillip Hoeflinger

Agua Viva Laredo GMC
El Buen Samaritano Methodist
El Divino Redentor
El Principe de Paz Methodist Church
Elsa Methodist Church
First Methodist Church, Edcouch Foundations Methodist Fellowship, McAllen
La Santísima Trinidad (Weslaco)
Mission First GMC
Raymondville Methodist Church
Wesley Methodist, Harlingen

Rev. Samuel Blanco, III

Christine Methodist Church
Grace Fellowship of Beeville
Faith on First GMC, Alice
Fannin Methodist Church
First Methodist, Goliad
First Methodist, Poteet
Jourdanton Methodist
Lytle Methodist Church
Pawnee Methodist Church
Three Rivers Methodist Church

Rev. Bequi Flores

Hispanic Covenant Area
Agua Viva Laredo GMC
El Buen Samaritano Methodist
El Divino Redentor
El Principe de Paz Methodist Church
Elsa Methodist Church
Jahweh Rafah Mission Church
La Santísima Trinidad (Weslaco)
The Divine Savior Methodist Church

Rev. Daniel So

Korean Covenant Area
Dallas Central Methodist Church, Irving
Korean Global Methodist Church, San Antonio
Korean North Central, The Colony
New Gate GMC
The Lord's Church of Waco

Rev. Adam Knight

Large Church Covenant Area
Anchor Fellowship
Bulverde Methodist Church
Coker Methodist Church
Dripping Springs Methodist Church
First Frisco Global Methodist Church
First Methodist, Carrollton
First Methodist, Corsicana
First Methodist, Marble Falls
First Methodist, San Angelo
First Methodist, Temple
First Methodist, Waco
Northwest Hills Methodist Church

Jay Fraze

Presiding Elders Covenant Area
Bowie First Methodist Church
Coker Methodist Church
Dripping Springs Methodist
First Global Methodist Church Dallas
First Methodist, Eastland
First Methodist, Gatesville
First Methodist, Gonzales
First Methodist, Harlingen
First Methodist, Lorena
First Methodist, Menard
First Methodist, San Angelo
Frost Methodist Church/ Blooming Grove
George West Methodist Church
Grace Methodist Church, Sulphur Springs
Lutie Watkins Methodist Church, Llano
Mooreville Methodist
New Gate Global Methodist Church
Oak Island Methodist Church
Silver Creek Methodist Church
St. Luke's Methodist, Corpus Christi

Rev. Dean Libby

Alliance Methodist Church, Ft. Worth Cornerstone Methodist of Cleberne
First Methodist, Azle
Godley Methodist Church
Joshua Methodist Church
Resurrection Arlington
Smithfield Methodist Church
St. Stephen Methodist Church, Arlington Tongan First Methodist

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