"That experience made us want to go back for more!"
A few years ago I became very disillusioned with the organized church, and I still am in many ways. The hateful and judgmental thoughts, words, and acts that came from so many “so-called” Christians were so disheartening. Last summer (2015) Walker reached out and invited my husband and me to attend the Wednesday morning book study. We did visit and they were so very welcoming. That experience made us want to go back for more! At St. Paul we have encountered many friendly and supportive people, an intelligent and caring pastor, a fantastic music program and a wonderful plethora of mission and outreach projects. It’s so nice to be here!
— Yvonne Redelfs, 08/14/2016
We felt like this was what we needed in our life.
We came to Texas in 1977 due to a job transfer. Soon after, we bought a house in Watauga and started looking for a church in the area. We visited a few before coming to Saint Paul. Our first visit was memorable because of the friendliness and warmth of the congregation. Also, the service was different from our Baptist and Church of Christ upbringing. The message focused on the love not the wrath of God. We left the service with a feeling of peace. We felt like this was what we needed in our life. Overall, it was such a good experience we decided not to visit other churches. We continued to visit, became more involved and eventually joined. Our daughter Jennifer was baptized by Pastor David Northcutt. When she was growing up she made life long friends through the youth group and other church activities. We all have taken part in Saint Paul’s many community service and outreach programs. We are blessed to be members of a congregation that does so much for our community. We are still here for the same reasons we joined the church; the caring congregation and the uplifting message. At Saint Paul, we are family.
— Howard and Olivia Barlow, 07/06/2016
I found a church home
I was married in St. Stevens Presbyterian Church. The Dentist my wife worked for was a member at St. Stevens. We purchased our home in South Hills and soon joined Westminster Presbyterian Church in Southwest Fort Worth. When we moved to Haltom City, our attendance at Westminster came to a halt. I had only Sunday off and Westminster was several miles away. A friend of mine, Bill Towers, a member of St. Paul, lost his wife, Jean. Bill told me he would like to start going back to St. Paul, but he didn't want to go by himself. I told him I would go with him. That was over 20 years ago and I found a church home. I enjoy the activities that I have been involved with through the church. I like the size of the church and I really like the people of St. Paul.
— Jim Pharries, 07/06/2016
This was a church where we could feel welcome and become a part of the church community.
When my husband and I realized that we needed to move to North Texas to be closer to family, St Paul Presbyterian Church was recommended to us by our pastor at Youngblood Memorial Presbyterian Church in Robinson. We knew at our first visit that this was a church where we could feel welcome and become a part of the church community. During the times Duane was ill and then passed away, I felt the love and care of those we had come to love as our church family. I know Duane loved being a member of St. Paul and looked forward to hearing the sermons by Walker each Sunday and the music by our wonderful choir and organist. I continue to be a member of St. Paul because of the love and fellowship I feel each time I am in the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall. I look forward to the sermon from Walker each Sunday, and his humor. The Outreach programs such as NEED, HELP, and opening up our facility to include the Templo congregation, I think, shows the compassion each member has for his/her fellow Christians. Every area I am involved in (Bible Study, Women's Circle, Potlucks, etc.) tells me that we made the right decision to become members of St. Paul Presbyterian Church, and I will never change.
— Norma Russell, 12/22/2015