Church Staff
Mel Bishara – Senior Pastor – mel@st-luke-umc.com
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Rev. Mel Bishara currently serves as senior pastor of the St. Luke United Methodist Church in Haltom City, Texas. He graduated from Grand Canyon University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts/science degree. In 1988 he graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Religious education and Marriage and Family Counseling.  In 1999 he graduated from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University with a Master of Divinity .

Prior to his appointment to St. Luke UMC in 2012, Rev. Bishara served 10 years as senior pastor of Saginaw United Methodist Church, Saginaw, Texas. From 1999- 2002, he served as senior pastor of the First UMC in Palmer, Texas. Rev. Bishara served as associate pastor in charge of missions and evangelism at First UMC in Hurst, Texas from 1994-1999. He was on the staff at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church 1992-1994, and on the staff First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth 1985-1992. 

Beyond the local church, Rev. Bishara has served on the Board of Ordained Ministry and Conference Relations Committee of the Central Texas Annual Conference. Currently he is serving as Board Member of Global Hands of Healings Inc.  Rev. Bishara served on the board of Liberation Community, Inc. affordable housing for low income families, and Northside Inter Church Agency board member.  Rev. Bishara has been a member of the Saginaw Area Chamber of Commerce where he was awarded 2010 Citizen of the year.  He organized and established two local missions,( Mission Central and Community Link Mission) serving the poor and needy in Tarrant County. Rev. Bishara is an advocate of justice and peace nationally and internationally working alongside Muslims, Christians, and Jews through dialogue and hands on projects bringing people together.

Mel and his wife, Susan, live in North Richland Hills, Texas. They have two wonderful teenage boys Nate and Max.  Mel enjoys traveling, reading, and golfing.

Mel’s Motto: “Let’s do whatever it takes to make our world a better place.”

 

Pastor Abel Ditu – French Worship Service Pastor – abelditu@yahoo.com
 
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 Susan Briles – Office Manager – office@st-luke-umc.com
 
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Randy Norris – Organist

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Debbie Hook Diviney- Custodian

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Sarah Harris – Nursery Coordinator

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Mark Chandler – Music Minister

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Ray Savell – Soundboard Coordinator
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