Justin W. Tull

 

 

ABOUT

Education:

  • Doctor of Ministry (in preaching), Perkins School of Theology
  • Master of Sacred Theology, (in Old Testament) Perkins School of Theology
  • Master of Theology, Perkins School of Theology
  • Bachelor of Arts, Hendrix College
  • Church Experience:

  • Pastor for 39 years in suburban, rural, county seat, city and inner-city churches
  • Served as Senior pastor for 27 years in churches ranging from 400 to 2,200 members, with staffs of 7-22
  • Served as member of the Russia Initiative team of the United Methodist Church (1993)
  • Served on Board of Ordained Ministry for 17 years
  • Served as Chair of Board of Preparation and Qualifications for four years overseeing the interviews of approximately 150 candidates for ministry
  • Worked with 9 associates and supervised 9 interns
  • Certified as Life Coach in 2015 by International Coach Federation
  • Coach for Healthy Church Initiative 2015-2018
  • Teaching Experience:

  • Taught Preaching (Course of Study for the United Methodist Church) 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018
  • Led 8 Disciple Bible Study classes, each spanning 9 months and 70 hours of class time.
  • Taught more than 50 different seminars and classes on a variety of subjects.
  • Served as mentor and supervising pastor for 9 interns for Perkins School of Theology
  • Served as supervising pastor for 10 ministers for North Texas Conference.
  • Community Involvement/Leadership:

  • President, Board of Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, Dallas, Texas (2000-2001)
  • Founding President of Interfaith Ministries of Denton, Texas (1993-1994)
  • Founding Member of North Dallas Shared Ministries
  • President of DeSoto Community Outreach Council (1979)
  • Board Member of Greater Dallas Council of Churches, Hunt County Opportunity Board and Regional Advisory Board of the Texas Department of Human Resources
  • Published Books:

  • Wrestlings, Wonders, and Wanderers, C.S.S. Publishing Company (1992)
  • Why, God, Why? Sermons on the Problem of Pain, Abingdon (1996)
  • Why God Why? A Study Guide (2012)
  • Christmas Journeys: Finding Joy along the Way (2011)
  • Interim Ministry: Positive Change in Times of Transition (2012)
  • Surviving and Thriving in Ministry: Lessons I Learned, Mistakes I Made (2013)
  • Vital Preaching: The Art of Sharing God’s Word (2015)
  • Reflections on God (2018)
  • Reflections on Daily Living (2019)
  • Reflections on the Christian Faith (2020)
  • Churches Served:

  • Vista Ridge UMC, Lewisville, Texas (2010) Interim Appointment
  • Suncreek UMC, Allen, Texas (2008-2009) Interim Appointment
  • Calvary UMC, Paris, Texas (2004-2006)
  • Oak Lawn UMC, Dallas, Texas (1995-2004)
  • First UMC, Denton, Texas (1991-1995)
  • Walnut Hill UMC, Dallas, Texas (1981-1991)
  • First UMC, DeSoto, Texas (1979-1981)
  • First UMC, Cooper, Texas (1976-1979)
  • Charleston UMC, Charleston, Texas (1976-1979)
  • First UMC, Wolfe City, Texas (1973-1976)
  • Axe Memorial UMC, Garland, Texas (1971-1973)
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