WITH PASTOR JOHN ELMORE
RE:GENERATION PASTOR AT WATERMARK COMMUNITY CHURCH | DALLAS
I have the joy of serving you as the Director of re:generation at the Dallas Campus. It’s a dream job for me because I get to walk with people who are humbly seeking (and getting!) freedom and growth from a daily walk with Jesus - in community – leaving behind the pain of the past, and places where they’re stuck – places that I myself am all too familiar with. As a recovering alcoholic, I know firsthand the wreckage that comes from living a life disconnected from God. But much more than that, I now know that Jesus’ promise of a new, full, abundant life in Him is better than I ever dreamed life could be - and it is my life’s purpose now to point people to the Healer, Redeemer, Creator and Deliverer. I’m just one beggar telling another where to get the Bread (John 6:35).
I was raised in Springfield, Missouri, and got to Texas via Baylor University. After eight years in advertising, sales and reckless, foolish living down in Austin, I found myself walking into an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, following a family intervention in 2005. At the age of 30, I surrendered my life and will to Jesus and He began changing everything. Addictions, hopelessness, anxiety and depression quickly turned to freedom, purpose, peace and joy. I enrolled in the Kanakuk Institute to be discipled and learn the bible and earned an MA from John Brown University and a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary - while serving with ministries in Dallas, Haiti and Sudan along the way.
I love (and like so much!) my wife and best friend, Laura. We believe the quality of our marriage rises and falls, not on circumstances or feelings, but based on our daily abiding with Jesus (Jn 15.5). She is God’s tangible grace to me and we are having a ball raising our three children (boy, girl, boy). God is using our children to teach us daily about the depth of love the Father has for us and how to daily die to self (Gal 2.20).
FOR THE KIDS
WE ARE HOLDING A SPECIFIC PROGRAM FOR KIDS AGED 0-12, SO BRING THEM ALONG AND LET’S MAKE THIS A CITYREACH FAMILY AFFAIR! THERE WILL BE HEAPS OF FOOD, GAMES, ACTIVITIES, CRAFTS, AND EVEN A MOVIE!
All you need to do is tick the box that they're coming along when you register, let us know what day's you'll need them cared for, and their names and ages. Our team of qualified children’s workers and helpers provide a safe and caring environment that is focused on building relationships with both children and their families. Simply sign in your children in the foyer upon arrival. For newborns, our parents’ room is available at the rear of the church if you need to feed or tend to your little one during conference.