Rev. Morris Matthis Named Conference Director of New Faith Communities
Effective July 1, Central North District Superintendent Rev. Morris Matthis will join the staff of the Texas Annual Conference as Director of New Faith Communities.
In the sixth year of a 6-year term as district superintendent of the Central North district, Rev. Morris Matthis has just learned of his next ministry adventure. Bishop Scott Jones and the TAC Cabinet have appointed him Director of New Faith Communities, to fill the position recently vacated by Rev. Jeff Olive who is now pastoring FUMC Conroe. “Morris will be an asset to the conference and staff as we continue to foster new faith communities including second campus churches, churches within churches, new Hispanic ministries and experimental models such as Gastrochurch,” shares Bishop Scott Jones. Morris was the founding pastor of Faith Richmond and, as superintendent, has been a part of starting several new churches in the district. “I know I have a lot to learn in this area, but pray my experiences will help me in starting new faith communities across the conference,” he says. “It has been a distinct honor to serve as superintendent with incredible churches led by amazing pastors and lay people. I truly believe positive steps have led to building a stronger district and its impact for the kingdom and I am honored to have played a small part in it.”
The Bishop is expected to appoint the next superintendent this month, as Morris begins to transition into this new conference staff role, to manage the ongoing work needing attention before July. Morris will continue to serve as a member of the Extended Cabinet alongside the other directors and superintendents.
“We are blessed to be able to stay in our home in Montgomery and will continue our affiliation with the Central North District, knowing the best is yet to come!”