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Born in Jennings, Louisiana, Bill Dasch attended Concordia College, Austin, Texas and graduated from Southwest Texas State University in 1969 with a degree in Speech and History. He attended and graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, Illinois in 1973. While serving as pastor of a town-gown church in Commerce, Texas, he received his Masters in Counseling and later a doctorate in counseling. He has served as Minister of Singles and Counseling and as Sr. Pastor at St. Mark Lutheran in Houston, Texas before settling into Mansfield.
Bill has published articles in the Lutheran Witness and numerous newspapers. He has led singles, pastoral, and lay conferences in Michigan, Minnesota, Texas, Nebraska, Florida, Ohio, and Canada.
Pastor Bill is married to Sheila and has three sons; Taylor who lives at home, Tristen who resides at his eternal home in heaven, and Scott who lives in Seminole, FL with his wife Sandy.
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Tim began ministry as a missionary in Mexico, attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, and has served congregations in Texas as an ordained pastor for 11 years. He has served the family of St. John and the Mansfield community since September, 2010.
Whether you've known Jesus your entire life, just getting back in touch with Him, or discovering Him for the first time, he'd love to meet you, hear your story and walk alongside and help you in your spiritual journey.
Over the past few years Tim has seen God work His grace of redemption and restoration in his life. For that, he is eternally grateful.
Pastor Tim enjoys running, rowing, hiking and spending time with his three children.
Cory Smith was born in Michigan but spent most of his “growing up” years in St. Louis. He graduated from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, with a B.S. in Education, while also obtaining his L.T.D. and D.C.E. certificate. He has served congregations in Virginia, Missouri and Georgia prior to joining the staff here in Mansfield.
Cory has a heart for young people and their families. He has seen how having God in the center of his own family has changed their lives here and for eternity.
He looks forward to helping St. John grow strong faith, strong families and strong friends. He enjoys taking his wife and 4 kids outdoors (hunting, fishing, camping etc.), playing sports of any kind, and has been known to enjoy a video game or two in his time.
Director of Celebration Arts
Jet joined the staff at St. John in October of 2009, bringing over 18 years of experience in music ministry, serving churches in Oklahoma and Texas. He has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, and a Master of Music from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth. He directs the Sanctuary & Praise Choirs, Handbells, Youth Orchestra, and the Praise Team & Band. Jet loves to fish, play golf, and spend time with his wife, Lisa, and two sons, Austin & Nolan.
Director of Children’s Ministry
Roxanne has worked with children in a variety of ministry roles for more than 20 years beginning as a camp counselor at Camp Lone Star. She studied Behavioral Science and related fields earning a BA from Concordia College in Austin and a Masters degree from Texas A&M University. Most recently she was the Director of Children’s Ministry at Hope Lutheran Church in Friendswood before relocating to the Mansfield area in 2010. Roxanne enjoys nature & the outdoors, crafts, and sharing Jesus with kids in creative ways.
She and her husband, Chris, have been married for 15 years, and they have two beautiful daughters, Kaylie & Bethany.
Who We Are
Building Strong Friends. Strong Families. Strong FAITH.
St. John is a high impact church where lives are changed and relationships are nurtured by the strong power of Jesus Christ. We dream of St. John being a L.I.F.E. Center (Lay Institute for Equipping) building a visible community of strong friends, strong families, and strong FAITH as we reach out to all people with the love of Jesus Christ.
What We Believe
About the Bible:
As Lutherans, we believe that the Bible is all it claims to be – God's inspired word. The Bible is thousands of years old, written over the course of forty generations on three different continents and in three different languages – yet it speaks with amazing continuity and clarity on all kinds of controversial topics. The Bible contains all that is necessary for us to be in relationship to God and to other people. It shows us the pathway to peace with God – it also shows us the best way to have great relationships with the people around us. The Bible has inspired billions over the course of history and has changed the lives of more people than anyone could count.