Rev. Jan Ekstedt, MDiv

Senior Minister

P: 316-613-1123

Rev. Jan Ekstedt is a graduate of Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He has been an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since 2005 and has served congregations in Hampton, Iowa, Wichita, Kansas, and North Platte, Nebraska before being called to McAllen, Texas.  Pastor Jan and his wife Elaine have five married daughters, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Prior to his call to ministry he had a long and successful career as a professional musician. 

Rev. Ekstedt is an avid reader and enjoys traveling and sports. His office is always open if you want to visit and he welcomes all visitors lovingly.  He preaches faith, hope and love and is proud to pastor a church which is open and affirming.  All are welcome!   

Pastor Joel Pereira

Associate Minister

P: 956-970-7146

Sharon Chapman

Office Assistant

P: 956-687-8519


We are open and affirming of the dignity of ALL of God’s children regardless of marital status, age, ethnicity, race, gender or sexual orientation.



(956) 687-8519

1201 E. Fern Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501


Traditional:  10:30 - 11:30am

Sunday School:  10:30 - 11:30am

Servicio de Adoration: 
Domingo de 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Escuela Dominical 1:00 - 2:00pm

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