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    Rev. Grant Palma

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    Associate Pastor - Caring & ConnectingOffice: Room 2004 of the Family Life Center

    Role at First Church: 
    Associate Pastor: Evangelism/Connecting (including new members and Discover the Church), Pastoral Care, Compassion Ministries (including Stephen Ministry), Iron Men and Young Adults.

    Started on Staff: 
    July 2016

    I grew up in South Arkansas and East Texas. I graduated from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas with a degree in Biblical Studies, and attended seminary at Perkins School of Theology where I received a M.Div.  I am an ordained elder, and previously served as an associate minister at Arlington Heights UMC in Fort Worth.  

    My wife, Samantha, works as an attorney for Allstate Corporation in Dallas. We have two dogs.    

    Favorite Scripture and why: 
    I have many favorites, but the passage that sticks out in my mind is the story of four friends lowering the paralytic through a roof to be healed by Jesus (Mark 2 or Luke 5).  Jesus honors the faithfulness, determination, and creativity of the individuals working together to help someone experience Jesus’ healing grace. 

    Favorite Movie: 
    North by Northwest, or any Hitchcock film. 

    What I like best about my ministry: 
    I love being present to witness God move in the hearts and minds of people from all walks of life.  I feel specifically called to lead the people of the congregation in sharing the love of Christ with one another.  I am passionate about leading the church in reaching out to the least, the last, and the lost both around the world and within the local community.  

    For fun I enjoy: 
    I race cars in a series called The 24 Hours of Lemons with some friends from college.  Each car has to be purchased and prepped for only $500, so we spend more time wrenching on our jalopy than racing. Aside from cars, I like to read crime novels, travel, and spend time with Samantha. 
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