Our Superintendent


ABOUT Dr. Gaylan Claunch

Dr. Claunch is an ordained minister who has been in full-time ministry since 1968.  He served for ten years in Associate ministry roles including teaching at Southwestern Assemblies of God University as both full time instructor and adjunct faculty. He has served as a Senior Pastor for 30 years in three pastorates located in Texas and Oklahoma all of which he led in becoming strong missions churches. He served for ten years as the Assistant Superintendent which included District Missions Director, Pastoral Care Director and Director of the District School of Ministry. He is currently the Superintendent of the North Texas District Council. He serves on the Board of Network 211 and Global University, and Pleasant Hills Children’s Home, and the Executive Board of Regents for Southwestern Assemblies of God University. He previously served as Presbyter of the South Dallas Section. He and his wife, Nancy, have been married since 1973 and have one daughter, Lesli Deer, and her two children, DeLayna and Daxon. They also have a son, Loren Claunch and his wife Jessica who have two children Braeden, and Brynlee. Dr. Claunch holds the Bachelor of Science, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry degrees. He has completed all course work for the Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies except for the dissertation.