Historic Poolville United Methodist Church
230 North Church Street Poolville, Texas 76487 817-599-3601
"Methodism has its roots in eighteenth century Anglicanism. Its founder was a Church of England minister, John Wesley (1703-1791) who sought to challenge the religious assumptions of the day. During a period of time in Oxford, he and others met regularly for Bible study and prayer, to receive communion and do acts of charity. They became known as "The Holy Club" or "Methodists" because of the methodical way in which they carried out their Christian faith. John Wesley later used the term "Methodist" himself to mean the methodical pursuit of biblical holiness." www.thisischurch.com
What should you expect if you visit us for Sunday worship?
You should expect to be part of an ordered worship service conducted with dignity and reverence in the company of like-minded members of God's house.
My name is Jake Wade and this is my beautiful family. My wife, Kelsie, and I have been married 5 years as of this coming October. Kelsie is brilliant and passionate about everything she puts her mind to. I am so blessed to have her in my life. Kelsie has been a children’s librarian for many years and is now transitioning to being a stay-at-home mom for our girls. We adopted our three-year-old, Roxanne, in May of 2019. She is spunky, laughs a lot, and will ask to play the piano after church every Sunday. Then, along came our baby, Eliza, in January of 2020. She is growing bigger by the day and her smile melts hearts.
I have been in the ministry all of my life. My dad is a retired pastor and his dad was, too. I, currently, have 7 years of pastoral leadership under my belt and have served in mainly smaller congregational settings. I love the small town because it feels more like family. I am working towards graduation this May and will receive my Master of Divinity with a focus in preaching.From there I will continue to pursue ordination and become an Elder.
I care about people...a lot. My passion is seeing people come to know Christ in more dramatic and transformative ways. When I preach, I can get loud because I want people to know how much Jesus loves them. I love to see a church on fire for Jesus. My goal as a pastor is to make disciples of Jesus Christ and transform his church. There is no greater joy than that. Some of the ways that I have helped to see this vision accomplished has been to create small groups, lunch gatherings, youth groups, special worship services, church member home, nursing home, and hospital visits, and one-on-one discipleship meetings. God uses me in some incredible ways and I am so thankful I get to be a part of his ministry.
Lastly, my hobbies. I am an avid disc golfer, movie buff, and board game connoisseur. I tell you these things because if you come to our home, this is what you will find...and I hope you will come to our home. My family and I take frequent walks and enjoy stopping to chat with neighbors. We look forward to meeting everyone and getting to know our new family as you get to know us. Grace and peace to you all.
Starting July 5th, Poolville UMC will have a new pastor as Reverend David Fergeson receives a transfer to another Texas church. Poolville will share Jake Wade with Springtown UMC.
We are currently holding in-church services, abiding by all district recommendations for social distancing.
Church Office: 817-599-3601
Pastor's Cell: 325-733-8580
Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 8:00 - 5:00
Rev. Jake Wade