Candidate Biography
 

    The Rev. John Michael Lowry



    San Antonio, TX


    Born:
    March 1, 1950

    Jolynn

    Children: Nathan, Sarah
       
    Education and Honors:
    1972 Graduated from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana
    1976 Master of Theology from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University
    1985 Doctor of Ministry from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminar
    Ministry:
  • Associate Pastor, Plymouth Park UMC, Irving, Texas, 1976-1977
    (Appointment to attend school but served full time, post Seminary graduation)
  • Elder, Southwest Texas Conference, 1978
  • Pastor St. Paul`s UMC, Kerrville, Texas, 1977-1980
  • Sr. Pastor Wesley UMC, Harlingen, Texas, 1980-1984
  • Sr. Pastor Asbury UMC, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1984-1997
  • Sr. Pastor Bethany UMC, Austin, Texas, 1997-2001
  • Sr. Pastor University UMC, San Antonio, Texas, 2001
  • Membership:
  • Chair of the Board of Ordained Ministry
  • Chair of the Committee on Church Extension
  • Chair of the Council on Church Revitalization and Church Extension
  • Texas Methodist Foundation Board
  • The United Methodist Publishing House Board of Directors
  • Perkins School of Theology Executive Board
  • Trustee for Southwestern University
  • Other:
    He is currently the Executive Director for New Church Development and Transformation for the Southwest Texas Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

    Churches under his leadership have received a number of awards and recognitions including Habitat for Humanity, the President`s Award from Huston-Tillotson College, Churchmanship Award from San Antonio Community of Churches, and the Arthur Moore Evangelism Award. Dr. Lowry is a regular contributor in The Abingdon Preaching Annual, and his Generous Living sermon was published in Best Stewardship Sermons of 2005. He was awarded the B`nai B`rith Award in Social Ethics by Perkins School of Theology.
    Office:
    Southwest Texas Conference
    16400 Huebner Road
    San Antonio, TX 78248-1693
    210/408-4508
    mlowry@umcswtx.org
    Endorsed by:
    Southwest Texas Annual Conference

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