Tex Ergle, Associate Pastor

Tex was born in Double Springs Alabama. He grew up in Northeast Arkansas where he graduated from Cash High School in Cash, Arkansas. After spending four years in the Air Force with the last year spent in Vietnam he returned to Alabama with plans to get married. He and Regina were married in January 1969. In February 1973 Tex heard God's call to the ministry. He took his first appointment in the United Methodist Church in June 1973. That fall he began his education. He received a B.S. degree in Sociology from the University of North Alabama in 1977 and a Master of Divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, in December 1979 . He was ordained a Deacon in the United Methodist Church in 1975 and was ordained Elder in 1981. He came to the Jasper First UMC as Senior Pastor in June of 2002, and remained until his retirement here in Jasper in 2011. He rejoined the staff as Associate Pastor in June, 2014