This past Walk to the Manger Sunday, a little boy, early elementary age, brought a dollar to the manger. It was his dollar, one that he had earned, that he wanted to give so that presents could be bought for school kids who otherwise might not have anything under the Christmas tree. It was a small gift that certainly won’t purchase a complete present. But it was a huge heart that filled the room with God’s presence. And a few of those dollars put together will put a toy under the tree.
Small gifts add up and they are crucial to the ministry of Aldersgate Church.
It’s not about the amount of the gift, it’s about the size of the heart. As we approach the end of this year, would you be willing to give from your heart?
Thank you for your generosity!
Lead Pastor, Ryan Smallwood
We exist to Connect people to God, Love others, and Impact the world.
We present the basic, enduring Biblical standards and principles that people of all backgrounds can base their lives upon, and use to grow in relationship with God.
We are committed to sharing life with others in deep, committed relationships. At Aldersgate, you belong and can become all that God wants you to be.
We are radically committed to an intense focus on local, national, and global outreach. We realize we are called to more than just going to church but to be the church.
Ryan serves as Lead Pastor of Aldersgate Church. He is known for his conversational, relevant approach to teaching and preaching the Bible. He leads out of his passion to help others know God and love Him more. Ryan admits he married way over his head. He and Amy live in Wolfforth with their youngest son, Jeb, who is a student at Frenship High School. Their oldest son, Blake, is a student at Texas Tech University.
Michael Christian has been the Student Pastor at Aldersgate since 2013. He has a tremendous passion for students, finds great joy in seeing them discover a God who loves them, and desires for that discovery to lead them to loving the people around them well. Michael has been married to Natalie since 2006. He can have a conversation about pretty much anything, but considers himself an expert in ice cream, pizza, and Under Armour.
Haley oversees the nursery (ages birth-Pre-K), the nursery staff, and works closely with parents so they are prepared to lead their children well. She's been at Aldersgate since 2016. She's been married to her husband Tyler for 7 years and have a beautiful 5 year old daughter, Aubrey. Her favorite part of ministry is seeing kids excited about Jesus and coming to church.
Matt Martinez has been on staff at Aldersgate since 2018. He currently serves as the College Pastor and Social Media Director. Matt is passionate about meeting students where they are, empowering young leaders, and creative approaches to engaging the community through social media. He and his wife Amā have been married since 2012. Matt loves great food, going to the movies and a Dairy Queen Blizzard!