My name is Julie Galindo, and I am super excited to serve as the Lead Ministry Assistant for the Connections Team. I look forward to getting to know each of you.
My family moved around quite a bit when I was younger, but I mostly grew up in the Plano area. We were always attending new churches due to our moves. I was saved at the age of 8 during an Awanas sleepover while we lived in Kansas.
My husband, Luciano, and I have been married for 22 years. We are the proud parents of our two sons, Davian (19) and Jaden (14).
I have been a member of The Crossing Baptist Church in Mesquite since 2007. During this time I have been involved in many different areas of ministry, including serving on the Administration Team, but mostly working with children. I have taught Sunday School to different ages, been a VBS leader, and worked in the nursery. I love teaching children about Jesus! This past March I went on my first mission trip with my church to the Rio Grande Valley as the VBS leader, and I cannot wait to go back! I absolutely love the diversity of my church! It truly is a multicultural church with people from Cameroon, Guatemala, Nigeria, Kenya, Eritrea, and Mexico.
I love spending time with my family. Our favorite thing to do together is watch movies.
*Fun fact: My nickname is Jaws (or Jawbone) because growing up I was a biter (hey I had two older sisters and had to defend myself!)
Dr. Karl Fickling (right), joins Dr. Dowell Loftis (center) in presenting the 2019 Maples, Williamson, Daehnert Award to Dr. Levi Price. Dr. Price has already had a distinguished ministry as a missionary, pastor, denominational leader, and professor. The MWD Award recognizes his additional service as interim pastor in over 20 churches, his expert teaching of interim pastors, and other leadership roles he has held in the Interim Ministry Network of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
The Interim Ministry Network of the BGCT seeks to assist churches looking for a pastor and to train interim pastors to serve those churches.
We are blessed to call Dr. Levi Price on of our own. Congratulations Dr. Price!
Rusty Walton retired from vibrant, successful pastorates, with First Baptist Church, Conroe, being the last church he pastored. However, he was just getting started! Since then, Rusty has used the Intentional Interim Ministry Process to help start a church and is now assisting
Rev. Rusty Walton, Ph.D.
his third interim church. Rusty is equally proud to wear the uniform of chaplain, serving with the Conroe Police Department. We are glad to count Dr. Rusty Walton as an Advanced Certified Member of the BGCT’s Interim Network!
Dr. Jimmy McLeod
The Interim Ministry Network of the BGCT is pleased to announce that Dr. Jimmy McLeod is this year’s recipient of the Maples, Williamson, Daehnert Award. Dr. McLeod is the current Intentional Interim Ministry pastor of Park Central Baptist Church in Dallas, and previously served in the same role at Emmanual Baptist Church in Weatherford. During these challenging assignments, Dr. McLeod has demonstrated his unique gifts in encouragement, unifying congregations, and mentoring leaders. He currently also serves as a Licensed Professional Counselor and has previously served as pastor.
The award states the recipient is recognized” “For leadership, vision, and modeling, impacting the BGCT, her churches, and her ministers.” Previous recipients include: Fred Meeks, Les Robinson, Nolan Duck, James McGlothlin, Wallace Watkins, Jan Daehnert, Charles Lee Williamson, and Dick Maples.
Dr. McLeod was joined at the award presentation by fellow interim pastors, his wife, son, and close friends. Congratulations Jimmy. We are blessed to have you counted as one of our own!