Hello, my name is David Banks. I have been in Texas most of my life, growing up in the North Houston area and going to college at Stephen F. Austin State University , where I received my Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services, '92. I attended Perkins School of Theology, at Southern Methodist University, where I received my Master of Divinity, '98. From 2009-2012 I was blessed to have the chance to complete my Doctorate with Len Sweet and an a great cohort. In addition, I am being shaped by my incredible wife, Amy (Leavell) Banks and two children, a daughter named Casey and a son named Ryan.
While attending Stephen F. Austin State University I answered my call to ministry and began to seek a better understanding of what that exactly was. I began working with students and after serving with some fantastic and faithful men and women, I now serve as the Pastor at White Oak United Methodist Church and Trinity United Methodist Church in Longview. We have lived in a number of places, but White Oak and the Greater Longview area is a great place to call home. We are doing an incredible thing here and invite you to come see what God is doing at both of these churches in East Texas.