culbertson-johndavid-preachingI was born October 28, 1985. I spent my entire childhood in Andrews, TX. We moved one time when I was around 4, we moved from outside of town to in town. My parents still live in the house I grew up in. I have one younger brother and a sister-in-law that we excitedly welcomed to our family in 2014.

Growing up, my dad worked in the oil field and my mom worked at my home church, First Baptist Church, Andrews. I grew up in church. I participated in whatever activities and Bible studies were available for a kid/student my age. I accepted Christ at the age of 9. I remember vividly lying in bed and realizing that I was sinner who needed a savior. I was also baptist at 9 in my home church.

In high school, I was active with theater, choir, & debate. Also during high school, between my junior & senior years, I was first called to serve the church in vocational ministry. I pursued that call to Dallas Baptist University where majored in Biblical Studies. After graduation I moved to Fort Worth and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological seminary where I received my Advanced Master of Divinity. I am currently pursuing a dual Master of Arts in Leadership and Master of Business Administration from DBU.

During seminary I worked at FBC Euless, TX for several years before I accepted my first full time job in ministry at Lakeside Baptist Church in Dallas, TX (now Lake Pointe, White Rock Campus). I am currently serving as the Student Pastor at FBC Monahans, TX.

I love the church! I have no idea where God will take me in the years to come, but I know that it will involve serving the church. I look forward to seeing what God has in store. Regardless of what it is, I hope to answer as Mary did in Luke 1:38 “And Mary said, ‘Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.'” Whatever God I asks, I pray for the courage to answer, “I am your servant.”

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