In 2014, North Texas began an internal assessment of our systems and structure at the District Office. The process followed the external restructuring of the District into 6 Regions that allowed a more efficient flow for vision and church multiplication. At the end of the process, which was done by a group consisting of both internal and external voices, the North Texas District Ministries Team was formed. This team would be comprised of all the existing departments as well as the formation of a Communications Team. This marked an intentional focus to be less program-driven and focus was shifted solely on developing leaders in the context of the specific ministries.
Jon became the District Ministries Director in 2015. Prior to that, he and his wife Kim had served as our District Youth Directors for 11 years, since 2004. They have served on staff at several churches in North Texas, including First A/G in Paris, Church of Abundant Life in Arlington, and First A/G in Longview. Jon has served on the Board of Regents at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, the National Youth Advisory Committee, and is currently the Chair for the Commission on Recruitment at SAGU. He attended Texas A&M University and Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Jon and Kim have three children: Chelsea, Chandler, and Chloe and live in Midlothian.
District Kid’s Director
Michelle joined the North Texas District as the Children’s Director in 2015. Previously serving on staff at Radiant Church in AZ as the Family Life Pastor, she has over 12 years of experience working with Children and Families in ministry. She is an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God; has her Bachelor’s Degree from SAGU in Church Ministry; and M.A. in Counseling from Northern Arizona University. She also continues to serve as an adjunct instructor at Rio Salado College in Tempe in Counseling and Personal Development. Michelle and her husband, Michael, have been married for 12 years and have two girls: Ava and Emma.
District Youth Director
Prior to appointment in 2017 as NTD Youth Director, Spencer and Lauren served as Family Life and Executive Pastors at New Community Church in Mesquite. Previously serving as Youth Pastor and leading the NTD Camp Rec Crew for seven years, leading missions trips, serving with Youth Alive in school assemblies and multiple leadership training events has provided Spencer and Lauren with unique preparation for this role. Lauren is also a Registered Nurse with experience at the ER level and as a school nurse. Married in 2016, they are a product of our NTD Camps and local church ministries!
Chi Alpha Director
Lennon Noland has served as District Director for Chi Alpha Campus Ministries in North Texas since October of 2014. Before assuming this role, Lennon and his bride, Christal, planted Chi Alpha ministries at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, and at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. As District Director, Lennon oversees and serves US Missionaries on college campuses all over North Texas. Lennon and Christal have three children: Addielyn, Ethan, and Elizabeth.
District Women’s Director
Kerry Clarensau is a speaker, mentor, author and inspiring leader for women. She and her husband, Mike previously served as pastors of a culturally diverse church in Wichita, Kansas. She has served in local, district, and national ministry positions. Currently, she leads the National Women’s Ministries Department and the North Texas District for the Assemblies of God. She is the author of A Beautiful Life: Discovering the Freedom of Selfless Love, Redeemed! Embracing a Transformed Life, Love Revealed, The Love Revealed Challenge and Secrets: Transforming Your Life and Marriage. Kerry and Mike have two sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law, and two precious granddaughters.
District Men’s Director
Robert Kennedy has been the District Men’s Director since 2012 and previously served as the District Disaster Relief coordinator for many years. He has been married to his wife Judy for 34 years with 2 grown daughters Staci and Kali. Robert pastored Mustang Creek Community Church in Forney TX, on the East edge of the Metroplex since 2001. He is ordained with the AG and has a bachelors degree in Theology. He is a church planter who currently oversees 4 congregations in 3 cities here in North Texas District. Robert has authored two books, Project 13 Men and Renegade Thoughts. A graduate of Church Life, he is very passionate about leadership! Dogs are a hobby for him and his wife, breeding two different breeds: European Great Danes and Siberian Huskys. Life is good!
District Senior Adult Director
Thomas M. McMahan is a native Texan and Ordained Assemblies of God Minister, who has served in ministry for over thirty-five years. Prior to entering pastoral ministry, he enjoyed a successful management career with a large national department store chain. His 18 year pastorate in a large Louisiana city included the re-establishment of a formerly closed church, development and growth to accommodate over 2000 people. Eventually relocating to Dallas, Texas, he pastored an historic congregation in the denomination for 17 years, successfully transitioning the church to a large multi-cultural ministry center. In denominational leadership for over 30 years, he aided in resolution of church difficulties and over 100 pastoral transitions. Additionally, he is an author, gospel singer, songwriter, and convention speaker. He and his wife, Linda, have two sons and daughters-in-law and five grandchildren.
Director of Family First Ministries
Bishop Aaron Blake Sr. is a native Texan who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the North Texas District. In 2000, he was a bi-vocational pastor serving as a guidance counselor at Brownwood High School. Bishop Blake’s work has now turned toward opening doors between Child Protective Services and faith communities. He and his wife Mary of 44 years have 6 children and also have 6 foster sons who remain “engrafted” into the Blake family and continue to lovingly call him “Pop.”The Blake’s experience and leadership ignited a call within Greater Faith Community Church to care for US orphans. Over the next decade, this faithful church of less than 200 members became family to scores of children previously living in the foster care system. As the movement grew stronger, other ministry leaders and state leaders took note and continue to model after the work God blessed in Brown County.
Glen Moon joined the District team in 2007 to serve in the newly created position of Director of Communications. He has 30 years of experience in graphic arts production and design services including print and digital media. Previous work experience includes nine years with the global business consulting firm A.T. Kearney, where Glen served as the Supervisor of Media/Production Services in the Dallas and Plano offices. He led the creation of hundreds of projects for clients including Hewlett Packard, Dell, ExxonMobil, and other Fortune 100 companies. He also collaborated with A.T. Kearney senior partners and the Office of the CEO to create multimedia and presentation support for numerous global leadership meetings and client proposals.
Glen previously served at Crossroads of Life (Duncanville, Texas) as worship leader and publications director, and chaired the missions program that was in the top 2% in North Texas giving. Prior to that, he served on the music faculty and as orchestra director at Faith Christian Academy (Pasadena, Texas).
Descended from a long history of ministers, Glen is proud to be the son of Dr. Jesse K. and Donna Moon who served our movement for many years in various capacities, including as professor at SAGU, CBC and AGTS. His sister, Sheree Moon has been an AGWM appointed missionary for over 30 years.