PASTORS & STAFF 

 

Rev. Scott Goodfellow

Senior Pastor

 

After years of working in every aspect of the homebuilding business, Scott finally found his dream job when he joined the team as Senior Pastor at Granbury First. His passion for making disciples of Jesus Christ and his leadership experience are a perfect fit for our mission and vision. Second only to his relationship with Jesus, Scott’s wife Christy and sons, Nick and Luke, are the joy of his life. He loves nothing more than the time they spend together. They keep him grounded.

In reference to our church community, Scott said; “I’m so excited to be a part of such a loving and welcoming church. We want nothing more than to share the love of Jesus Christ with everyone we meet.”

 

Maestro David R. Anavitarte

 
MAESTRO DAVID R. ANAVITARTE has dedicated his life to giving God all the glory through the art of music.  His musical journey began at age seven. The piano was his first musical instrument.  David spent many evenings in Philadelphia, watching the Philadelphia Orchestra rehearse as a child.  He has a passion for music and music excellence.

David and Kathy were married in 1983 in Warminster, Pennsylvania.  They met in Takoma Park Maryland, at Columbia Union College, on the gymnastics team.  They love spending time together with their children and their granddaughter Katelynne.   They also enjoy country drives together and looking for unique antique shops and restaurants with ambiance; spending time out in nature, and traveling are just a few of their favorite activities.  David and Kathy have two adult children: Donielle, their daughter, is a Registered Nurse with a master’s in nursing who is married to William Halvorsen. Devin, their son, is a Bible teacher, Chaplin and a Christian playwright as well as an author. He has a master’s in divinity.   David serves as Worship & Music Ministry Director at Granbury First United Methodist Church, Granbury Texas. He is the Music Director and Conductor of the Brazos Chamber Orchestra since its inception in 1998.   He is the Music Director and Conductor of the Brazos Chorus. A mixed auditioned ensemble that sings two major works a year as well as prepares and provides full concerts for a musical worship experience.   David is Music Director and Conductor of the Bosque Chorale. The Bosque Chorale is part of the Civic Music Association of the Bosque Arts Center in Clifton, TX.   David has studied conducting with American greats Paul Salamunovich, Ray Robinson, Jon Robertson, Daryl One, and Jim Dearing.  David is in demand as a Conductor and Clinician as well as leading workshops in worship.  He also maintains an active voice and piano studio.   David attributes his understanding of the choral and orchestral sound to his mentor, teacher, and good friend, the late Maestro Paul Salamunovich, who died April 3, 2014.

 

 

Rev. Don J. Roath

 

Don has been in full time Church ministry since he was 19 yrs. of age; 30+ yrs and 10 different churches as a Southern Baptist and 30 yrs. and 14 churches as a United Methodist.  Don received his Bachelors’ degree from Howard Payne University and post graduate from Perkins Seminary at SMU.  Don’s love has always been working with people and/or church members with specific needs and teaching classes that help other make Disciples of Jesus Christ.  Don and wife Betty have been married for 62 yrs. and have 6 children and “a slew” of grand and great grand children.

 

 
 
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Karen Cooper

Director of Children’s Ministries

 
Karen Cooper has been our Children’s Ministry Director since 2008. Karen studied religion at Texas Wesleyan University. She loves helping kids learn about the incredible love of God and Jesus and how that love can lead you on incredible adventures. Karen is married to her best friend, Russell. They love spending time with their daughter Heather and son-in-law Kevin, and the newest addition, their grandson, Robert. Karen and Russell love adventures in camping and hiking through the state parks with their faithful companion, Buddy, Dallas Cowboy football, and Texas Rangers baseball.
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Josh Leblo

Youth Ministry Director

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Carolyn Geiser
Church Operations Director
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Tina Rickards
Director of Finance & HR
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Micki Bezant
Special Ministries Assistant
 
 
 
 
 
 
WILSON, Kourtney
Kourtney Wilson
Preschool Director
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Betty Roath
Pianist