Rev. Allyson Paxton
Pastor Paxton grew up in the Dallas area. She received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education from Texas Christian University and worked in both education and business before answering the call to full time pastoral ministry. She and her husband, Joe, have lived in Fort Worth, San Francisco, Kansas City, and Charleston, S.Carolina. They have a wide range of life experiences and a deep love for the United Methodist Church. They have two grown children, Jennifer and Jason, and two beautiful grandchildren.
Pastor Paxton received her Master of Divinity Degree from Perkins Seminary at S.M.U. She is an Elder in the United Methodist Church and has served as an associate or senior pastor at churches in Colleyville, Fort Worth, Arlington, Red Oak, and Midlothian. Pastor Paxton has served the broader United Methodist Church in many areas. Her greatest involvement has been with District and Conference Boards of Ordained Ministry. She has been a clergy mentor to many people in the process of candidacy for ordination. Pastor Paxton was instrumental in the development of the Walk To Emmaus program in our Central Texas Conference and has served in leadership on more than forty Emmaus and Chrysalis weekends.
She has a passion to help the churches she serves become the best that they can be in every way. That includes in making disciples, in wise stewardship of all assets, in development of healthy emotional and spiritual dynamics, in careful discernment of the work and will of God in scripture and teaching, and in the calling and training of new leaders for each new generation.
When asked about her perspective on ministry, she will tell you, “I am passionate about helping people understand God’s extraordinary love and constant presence in their lives. I thank God every day for the calling that has been placed on my heart and the passion and skills to answer that call as a pastor in the United Methodist Church.” Contact Allyson here
Rev. Ginger Watson
Ginger Watson, a Fort Worth native, returned home after many years as a labor lawyer in Seattle to pursue her calling to ministry. She received her Masters of Divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology at SMU through our Central Texas Conference.
Ginger and her husband Steve are parents to two beautiful kiddos, Lola and Ruby. In addition to running after her girls and leading our Fusion service, Ginger loves to read, scrapbook, and watch movies. Contact Ginger here.
Eddie grew up in Canyon, TX, and attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, where he earned a BA degree in Christian Ministry. While at UMHB, he became a church intern of FUMC Temple and began his journey towards ordination through the Central Texas Conference. Following graduation from UMHB, Eddie began seminary at Duke University Divinity School in Durham, NC. He will graduate on May 13th, with a Master of Divinity degree.
During his time in Durham, Eddie served an urban United Methodist church in downtown Durham, as well as a rural church in a nearby farming community. He also spent a year serving in college ministry at the historically black university of North Carolina Central. Eddie’s wife Laura is a registered nurse and works on the Orthopedic unit of Duke University Hospital. Together, the couple enjoy cooking, reading, watching Jeopardy!, and playing with their dog Ruby. Eddie & Laura are excited to move back to Texas and begin ministry at Genesis UMC.