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