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St. Peter’s United Methodist Church announces NEW SENIOR PASTOR
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Katy is pleased to announce that Dr. Pat Sparks has been named our new senior pastor. Dr. Sparks is currently serving as Southwest District Superintendent in the Texas Annual Conference. He will begin transitioning into his new duties April 14 and will be at St. Peter’s full time by mid-May. “I am very excited to be part of such a wonderful church,” Dr. Sparks said. “God is doing great things through St. Peter’s and it will be a blessing to join them in the work of connecting the world with God’s love.” Pat and his wife, Gina, have a 14-year-old son and an 11-year-old daughter. Prior to his appointment as District Superintendent, Pat served the Jefferson Circuit, South Texarkana, Tennison Memorial in Mount Pleasant, Avinger and Mims Chapel Circuit, Bridges Chapel and Greenhill Circuit, First UMC in Conroe, First UMC in Linden, Pleasant Retreat in Tyler, First UMC in Lindale, Bear Creek UMC in Houston and First UMC in Longview. He graduated from East Texas State University in 1980. While attending Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, he was ordained as a Deacon in 1981. After earning his Master of Divinity degree in 1983 he was ordained as an Elder in 1986. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Brite Divinity School in 2002.
One A-Chord One A-Chord is an interdenominational men and women’s singing group with a music ministry to the elderly in Katy and West Houston. We enjoy entertaining with a combination of music including Sacred (Gospel/Spirituals/Traditional) and Secular - with this year’s Choral medley “Made in the USA” which gives tribute to music that was created, performed, enjoyed and fostered by Americans. It includes Dixieland Jazz, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Country Western and Broadway (with our special emphasis on ‘Sound of Music”) and Patriotic music. All proudly “Made in the USA!!”
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Our group welcomes singers, dancers, instrumentalists and “Ham’s” and creates an hour of musical entertainment for the audience. (We love audience participation!) Our normal rehearsal/performing day is Monday morning. We will be starting rehearsals for our new singing season on Monday, August 5th at 9:30 am at St. Peter’s UMC in Asbury hall, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy. We will have seven rehearsals before starting our new performing season. For additional information, please contact Gail Shipley (music director) 281-347-0233, Bill Ramp (Scheduling) 281-347-2520, Chris Crockett (Administration) 281-788-7702 or Jackie Mills (Chaplain/Historian) 281-347-1568. You can check out our website at www.oneachord.org for our current schedule and repertoire.
Katy Communicator June 2013