Texas Baptists welcomed Dan Curry to the staff as the new Area Representative for Area 9 from Fort Worth to Wichita Falls, effective Monday, October 3. As an Area Representative, Curry will serve as a connection to local churches and ministers in the area, providing help whenever a need arises such as for training, during a pastorless period or assistance with declining or plateaued churches. Click here to view a map of our Area Representatives.
Curry has served in ministry across Texas for more than four decades, with pastorates in Coahoma, Tahoka and a longtime tenure of 24 years at South Oaks Baptist Church in Arlington. He has faithfully served on various Texas Baptists councils and committees including as an Executive Board member, trustee for Wayland Baptist University and positions of associational leadership.
“Dan has 40 years of ministerial experience which will allow him to ably connect with our ministers and churches in North Texas,” said Joe Loughlin, director of Texas Baptists Connections Team. “We are thrilled to welcome him to the team.”
Curry holds a bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University and a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
“I look forward to engaging with pastors and trying to be their friend,” Curry said. “Many times as pastors, it is hard to have friends. I understand that well and can be a listening ear to the ministers I will serve.”
He and his wife, Alicia, have three grown children and eight grandchildren, with one on the way. Curry’s son, Craig, serves as pastor of First Baptist Church of Plano. His brother, Eddy, also serves at the Education Minister for Pioneer Baptist Church in Abilene.