About First United Methodist Church of Tom Bean
"Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."- The United Methodist Church
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit"- Matthew 28:19 NRSV
About our pastor:
Rev. Jon Kendzie
Rev. Jon Kendzie began serving First United Methodist Church of
Tom Bean as the lead pastor in July 2016. He is passionate about
bringing the church to the community – living into our motto,
"To know Christ and to make Christ known." This means being
dedicated to radical hospitality; providing compassionate care for all who we encounter, whether at work or home, public space or private; and doing whatever is needed to serve the needs of the community and let them see that Christ is in their midsts.
God loves all people -- all people -- equally and deeply. Pastor Jon is a strong advocate for reaching new people, family enrichment, Christian education, and community development. He is committed to personal growth, fellowship with one another, and local mission to our neighbors as vital components of Christian life.
Pastor Jon came to FUMC Tom Bean from FUMC Denton, where he has served as an associate pastor of young adult ministries, with responsibilities for pastoral care, First Impressions ministry, and Stephen Ministry. Prior to that, he was the pastor at Community UMC in Nevada, Texas. Before joining the clergy, he was a lay leader at FUMC McKinney and a Stephen Minister. His wife, Patty, works for the Town of Prosper.
Before realizing a life-long calling to ordained ministry, Pastor Jon’s career included 20 years as an information technology executive and six years as a professor of Global Business Marketing, Management, and Organizational Behavior. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from SMU Perkins School of Theology. Previously he earned a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from American University in Washington, D.C., and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.