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Kyle Wade

Family Minister

Kyle was born and raised in Garland, Texas. After graduating from ACU in 1996 he came to Southwest and has spent the last 15 years serving this body. While much of this time was spent in student ministry, Kyle now fills the role of Family Minister.

Our call as a body at Southwest is to make disciples through relationships, yet we live such isolated lives. Our belief is that every disciple of Jesus needs true community.  Another way to say this is that everyone needs a Timothy (someone to love, shepherd, and serve) and everyone needs a Paul (a disciple who is further down the road in their spiritual journey and is willing to pour their lives into others). We as disciples need family.

Kyle’s passion is to connect our body in intergenerational relationships for the cause of becoming more like Christ. His most ardent supporter in this venture is his wife, Jennifer, who serves Southwest as one of the Children’s Ministers. They have four children…Morgan, Broc, Ellee, and Brooks.

Kyle's Q&A...
What are your hobbies?

I love golf, even though I don’t get to play very often. There is something really enjoyable about being out in the sun and trying to enjoy the good shots and muddle through the bad ones. I also would have to say I love watching my kids play whatever sport it is they are into at the moment.

Greatest accomplishment?

I would have to say my greatest accomplishment is making it through graduate school. There were times that I didn’t think I could finish. In fact, I tried to quit more than once. Glad I did it. Glad it is over.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?

I have always wanted to go to Alaska. I am not sure why but I think I would love the beauty and the lifestyle. Seattle and other places in the Northwest would be my second choice.

Favorite foods?

Sharky’s

Favorite vacation?

Disney World. Don’t laugh…I thought I would hate it but Jennifer convinced me to go and our family had a great time! Couldn’t have been more fun!

Favorite Bible verse?

1 Peter 2:9 - You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Favorite book (other than the Bible)?

Blue Like Jazz

Mac or PC?

Who cares.

If you could share just one of Jesus' teachings with someone what would it be?

I think I would share the story of the woman caught in adultery in John 8. There is so much there that reveals the heart of God but that also reveals the heart of man. In a culture filled with shame and guilt, Jesus steps in and reminds us all of our deep need for him.

Favorite moment at Southwest?

Twenty years of memories…who could pick just one? What about me dressing up as a giant chicken (booster the rooster) and zip-lining in from the balcony. Boy was that crazy!

What do you love about Southwest?

I have literally grown up in this body. Because of this, the Southwest family has seen me at my best and at my worst. I love that they have allowed me space and time to grow. This is my family. I love them for who they are and they love me…warts and all.

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