Our Pastor

Dear Guests,
 
Thanks so much for taking the time to get to know Asbury. I’m honored to serve this church and am excited about the impact it’s having in the lives of our neighbors.
 
Our church’s vision is to be a church that brings Jesus from the margins to the center in ministry for and with neighborhood families. We are not content to keep Jesus on the fringes of our lives- we are intentional about paving the way in our hearts to give Jesus the space to walk all the way through to the very center of our relationships, our families, our work, and our futures.
 
We are a church that absolutely wants to be serving our neighbors. But we also want to be serving with our neighbors- partnering with them to participate in God’s kingdom. We recognize that God is already at work in the lives of those not yet connected with our church, and we look for ways to join God in what He’s already doing in our community and around the world.
We are a church that is committed to strengthening and supporting families. Parents of preschoolers in Sunday School will receive a tip sheet for ways to bring home the things learned in class. Youth are invited to help lead worship and serve in a variety of ways to help them understand that they have purpose and ministry to offer now. In all kinds of ways, we are functioning as a backbone of support to parents and families who are trying to do life with God.
 
Let me tell you a little bit about my family. I was born in the Gulfgate area and grew up in Kingwood, where my family still lives. I attended college at Texas A&M (whoop!) and then went to seminary at Perkins School of Theology at SMU. Kenton, my husband, and I met our first week of classes as freshmen at A&M and got married after graduation, in 2007. During seminary, I served as the pastor of First UMC, Coolidge and then completed my seminary internship at A&M UMC. For the next 4 years, I was Associate Pastor of Montgomery UMC.
 
Kenton’s family lives in Friendswood, where his brother is a pastor. Kenton has a PhD in Aerospace Engineering and works at NASA on the robotics team for the International Space Station. We have two imaginative, hilarious, and exhausting boys- Braden (3.5 yrs old) and Logan (1 yr old).
 
I have served as the district coordinator for youth District Camp, and I also chair the conference’s Missions Committee. I have a heart for sharing the healing power of God, building relationships, ministering to the community, and studying Scripture. And, lots of laughter.
 
This is a church that makes a difference in the lives of so many, and there’s so many ways for you to make a difference with us. I hope we get the chance to worship with you soon.
 
Blessings,
Pastor Lindsay Kirkpatrick
Pastor Lindsay and family