Meet Our Pastor

Dr. Lance Hartsfield

Pastor

My wife, Janeen and I were both raised in Christian homes and were very involved in church our whole lives.  We both trusted Christ as Savior and Lord at an early age but we did not meet until our teenage years.  In 1988 we were married and moved to Chattanooga, TN, where I was  in college.  After graduating from Tennessee Temple University in 1990, we moved to Fort Worth, Texas where I received a Master of Divintiy degree in 1993.  At that point I was pastoring a loving group of patient people at Second Baptist Church in Ranger, Tx.  In June of 1993 we moved to Dilley where I became the pastor of this church.  In 2009 I enrolled at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky for their DMin program that is designed for pastors who cannot move to their campus.  I received their Doctor of Ministry degree in 2012.
We have two wonderful children (Kathleen and Levi) who are both adults and are married to incredible spouses (William and Sarah).  
We are so thankful for God’s grace that brought us here and has enabled us to serve here for all this time.  It has been exciting to be a part of the amazing work that He has done here.  God’s people here are so warm and welcoming that this place has felt like home from the beginning.  

Weekly Encouragement from Lance: