The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest! CCSW is 391 congregations across all of New Mexico, Texas, the panhandle of Oklahoma and one congregation in Liberal, Kansas, seeking to serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the incredible mission fields where God has placed us. We are part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), an American-born mainline church organization that places its core value in belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We live that out by celebrating together regularly around the Lord's Table to share bread and cup - welcoming all to share with us
We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.
As part of the one Body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.
– Disciples Identity Statement
We give thanks to those who provide leadership to the Southwest Region!
This list includes the newly elected officers of the Region as of October and the recently elected leaders of the Disciples Men, Disciples Women's Ministries and Regional Youth Ministry Council as of this summer and Area Moderators, many of whom were elected in the spring.
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Officers (voting) and Executive Committee:
Coretha Loughridge (Clergy), Interim Regional Minister and President
Jeff Billings (First CC, Tyler TX, Laity), Moderator
Whitney Waller-Cole (Creekwood CC, Flower Mound TX, Clergy), Moderator Elect
Brian Gibson (University CC, Fort Worth TX, Laity), Treasurer
Megan Peglar (Ridglea CC, Fort Worth TX, Clergy), Secretary
Members Elected/Appointed from Areas (voting)
Michael Passmore (Central CC, San Antonio TX, Clergy), Bluebonnet Area Moderator
Mike Hunter (First CC, Midland TX, Clergy), Central Area Moderator
Andy Brink (First CC, Pasadena TX, Laity), Coastal Plains Area Moderator
Dick Snyder (First CC, Amarillo TX, Laity), Hi-Plains Area Moderator
(Vacant position), Lower Rio Grande Valley District Representative
Mark Phillips (Creekwood CC, Flower Mound TX, Laity), North Texas Area Moderator
John Cunningham (Central CC, Texarkana TX, Laity), Northeast Area Moderator
Bob Aubrey (Monte Vista CC, Albuquerque NM, Clergy), Tres Rios Area Representative
Kyle Dennis (WestWind CC, Keller TX, Clergy), Trinity-Brazos Area Moderator
Representatives from Constituency Groups (voting)
Nelson Torres (Central CC, San Antonio TX, Clergy), Disciples Men
Tasha York (Park Place CC, Wichita Falls TX, Laity), Disciples Women's Ministries
Heather Reed (First CC, Amarillo TX, Clergy), Regional Youth Ministry Council
Will Moore (Garden Grove CC, Houston TX, Clergy), Texas Christian Missionary Fellowship
Serbando Peralez (IC Emmanuel, San Benito TX, clergy), Southwest Hispnic Convention
Chair of Standing Committee (voting)
Dottie Cook (South Hills CC, Fort Worth TX, Clergy), Regional Committee on the Ministry
Member of General Board Elected by Regional Assembly (voting):
Rev. Dr. Judith Allen Dalton (First CC, Pasadena TX, Clergy)
Representative of the South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ (voting):
Other Members of Regional Staff, ex-officio (without vote)
Nathan Higginbotham (Cypress Creek CC, Spring TX, Laity), CCSW Disciples Men Director
(Vacant position), Bluebonnet Area Minister/Lower Rio Grand Valley District Minister
Peggy Edge (Clergy), Coastal Plains Area Minister
Charlotte Hoppe (Clergy), Mission West (Central, Hi-Plains and Tres Rios Areas) Lead Minister
Rev. Dr. Larry Ross (Clergy), North Texas Area Minister
Christy Drechsel (Clergy)/Alicia Harker (Clergy), Trinity-Brazos Area Ministers
Representatives from Member Institutions (without vote)
Texas Christian University, Rev. Angela Kaufman (TCU, Fort Worth TX, Clergy)
Brite Divinity School, D. Newell Williams (University CC, Fort Worth TX, Clergy)
Jarvis Christian College, Cherisna Jean-Marie (Jarvis Christian Church, Hawkins TX, Clergy)
Fowler Communities, Sabrina R. Porter (Juliette Fowler Communities, Dallas TX, President/CEO)
Inman Christian Center, Jimmy Percival (Central CC, San Antonio TX, Laity)
Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries, Hector Velazquez (Iglesia Cristiana El Redentor, Houston TX, Clergy) or F. Feliberto Pereira (Iglesia Cristiana Ebenezer, Los Fresnos TX, Clergy)
Mission West, Sterling Lentz (First CC, Brownwood TX, Clergy)
Contact information for the members of the Regional Council is available upon request by contacting the Regional office.
Looking for information you need? Check out the Information and Links page - if you can't find what you need, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-926-4687!
Financial Literacy, hosted at University Christian Church, Fort Worth, Texas - October 22, 2016
A call for disciples in this time of violence
Please continue in prayer for all the tragedies occurring around our country. After having a meaningful conversation with our sisters and brothers at the Texas Christian Missionary Fellowship Annual Assembly in Arlington, Texas, about the need for honest dialogue about race, I heard the heartbreaking news of the shootings in Dallas tonight. Larry Ross, North Texas Area Minister, and I will be with TCMF in the morning to share our grief and to simply have conversation. Prayers especially for our sisters and brothers, including youth and children, that are meeting here in the Metroplex, and for helpful, healing conversation and hopefully steps we can take together into the future as one church. Peace.
- Coretha Loughridge, Interim Regional Minister & President
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CCSW Annual Fund: become a donor to the CCSW Annual Fund. Your contribution goes directly to support the ministry Disciples share from the Red River to the Lower Rio Grande Valley, and from Albuquerque to the Piney Woods of East Texas.
Christian Church in the Southwest: in worship, in work, in fellowship, in joy...God calls us to the future!
Special Offerings for 2016: link
Week of Compassion Special Offering
February 21 to 28
Easter Special Offering for Disciples Mission Fund
March 20 to 27
Pentecost Special Offering for New Church Ministries
May 8 to 15
Reconciliation Special Offering
September 25 to October 2
Thanksgiving Special Offering for Higher Education
November 13 to 20
Christmas Special Offering for the Region
December 18 to 25
Links to additional materials will be posted when resources become available. Check this page for updates.
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