Leadership

SENIOR PASTOR

David Crisler Walker & Wife Shirley

Ministry Experience:

Presently, Pastor – Alamo City Church San Antonio, TX (1987- )

Pastor – First Baptist Church San Antonio, TX (1983-87)

Pastor – San Jacinto Baptist Church Amarillo, TX (1980-83)

Pastor – First Baptist Church Hobart, OK   (1978-80)                 

Assistant Pastor – Sagamore Hill Baptist ChurchFort Worth, TX (1977-78)

Minister of High School /College Youth Sagamore Hill Baptist Church Fort Worth, TX (1975-77)

Minister of Youth – First Baptist Church Houston, TX (1974-75)

Assistant Minister of Youth – First Baptist Church Houston, TX (1973 -74)

Minister of Youth/Activities – Garden Oaks Baptist Church Houston, TX (1972 -73)

Education:

S. P. Waltrip High School (Houston, TX, class of 1971)

Houston Baptist University: Bachelor of Arts, 1975 Majors: Christianity and Psychology

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: Master of Divinity, 1978-Doctor of Ministry, 1981 Functional Major: Evangelism and Missions

Dissertation (Project Report): Equipping Young Men in a Young Church for Age-Old Tasks: A Foundational Program for Christian Men, Teaching Selected Principles of Biblical Discipleship

Licensed: May, 1971 in the Garden Oaks Baptist Church, Houston, TX.

Ordained: April, 1976 in the Garden Oaks Baptist Church, Houston, TX.

Honors and Appointments:

Lettered in football in high school as a quarterback.

Lettered in tennis in college.

Member of the Social/Service Fraternity, Alpha Pi Kappa, at Houston Baptist University.

Member of the National Scholastic and Leadership Fraternities, Alpha Chi and Omicron Delta Kappa.

Winner of the Interfraternity Council’s Scholastic Award for 2 years at Houston Baptist University with a grade point average of 4.0.

Named to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.

Served as President of the Baptist Student Union equivalent, “Christian Life on Campus”, at Houston Baptist University.

Received these awards upon graduation from Houston Baptist University:

The President’s Award

“Mr. Houston Baptist University”

The Christian Action Award

The Riverside Scholarship for Graduate Studies

Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Selected by the Southwestern Seminary Faculty to preach in Chapel during “Senior Preaching Week”.

Recipient of Southwestern Seminary’s Evangelism Award.

For several years the churches Dr. Walker has pastored were listed in the top ten in baptisms among Southern Baptist churches in Texas, and one year during his pastorate, the First Baptist Church of San Antonio led the Southern Baptist Convention in baptisms with 1187. Dr. Walker has preached regularly across the South and Southwest in local church “revival meetings”, evangelism conferences, and national and statewide gatherings, such as the national Southern Baptist Pastor’s Conference and the Baptist General Convention of Texas. In addition to Baptist meetings, he has increasingly been involved in gatherings that have included a broader scope of the Body of Christ, both inter-denominationally and ethnically. He is the author of “It’s All in the Family,” a look at Christian family life. Besides preaching and spending time with the Alamo City family, Pastor Walker also enjoys the Out-of-Doors in practically every form — from hiking, fly-fishing and snow skiing the mountains in Southwestern Montana around Yellowstone National Park, to assisting some of his rancher friends in managing their South Texas deer herds.He also spends time jogging (the goal is an hour 3 times a week) – and playing tennis, which he and Shirley enjoy either as a teammates or as opponents.As a family over the years, the Walkers have grown closer as they have regularly stepped into outdoor adventures that have stretched them, scared them at times, and always given them something fun and exciting to remember. Almost from the time they could walk , Abbi, Katie and Evan have been out in a God-made world camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, snow skiing, and water skiing…enjoying almost anything that would let them be outside together as a family.  “Buck”, the Boykin Spaniel, and “Sallie Mae”, the Red Bone Hound, are also a part of just about everything the Walkers do outside.  Now with two new sons-in-law in the mix, Ryan and Adam, the clan is growing, and David and Shirley are excited about the future with the thought of some more little hikers and skiers showing up one day!


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WORSHIP PASTOR

Rick Alvarez – Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Rick lived in Los Angeles, California. He worked with recording artist such as Gadys Knight, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and earned a Grammy for The Dixie Chicks, Top off the World DVD/CD.

Rick’s 20 years in ministry began in California as Associate Pastor at Saddleback Church in Orange County, California. He then heard God calling him back to San Antonio where he served as an Associate Pastor at Community Bible church before taking on the role as Worship Pastor at Alamo City Church in September of 2012. Rick’s heart is to inspire and cultivate a lifestyle of worship though music and God’s word.

Rick and his wife, Tammi, have been married for 20 years and have 2 beautiful girls, Lily and Olivia. Rick enjoys writing, producing, arranging music and spending time With his family.

 

 Senior Associate Pastor

Jerry Smith – After 25 plus years in sales management with Hanes Corporation and Tom’s Foods I was called to a full time staff position in 1991 as Director of Media ministries. I served in Administrator capacities for over 10 years.  I am now serving as the Senior Associate Pastor. I married my wife Lida in May of 1996 and together with our blended family we have 6 adult children and are the proud grandparents of 9 grandchildren. My favorite pastime is being with my wife, anywhere, anyplace especially fishing at the coast.

Director of Men’s Ministries

 

 

 

 

Dale Hancock Email DaleH@AlamoCity.org

Dale Hancock, a retired San Antonio Police Officer, joined the police department in 1974 and retired in 2010.  Prior to joining the Police Department, I did a one year tour in Vietnam in 1968 and served in the Coast Guard simultaneously as a reservist retiring after 44 years.  I received a bachelor degree in Law Enforcement from Southwest Texas State University in 1977. Married to Dolores and between us we have four children and three grandchildren. We have one wonderful daughter in law and many spiritual sons & daughters. In June of 1995 my wife and I were invited to Alamo City Christian Fellowship by another police officer.  As a police officer I had several brushes with near death but the Lord wasn’t through with me as yet.  2 Peter 3:9 says “He does not want anyone to perish but all to come to repentance.”  The message we heard that day was that it didn’t matter what religion you were, all that mattered was a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in your heart.  I am not the same person; I am a new creation in Jesus. I have had the privilege of training many police officers; leading and directing them to the Lord.  The Lord had now enlarged my tent by allowing me to minister to the men of Alamo City Christian Fellowship.  When Jesus says that He will never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5), take Him at His word, I am a living testimony to His truth.

 Director of Women’s Ministries

Lida Smith Email LidaS@AlamoCity.org

One of Lida’s great joys is having her family together at Port Aransas, Texas. Family vacations at the coast include some of her favorite things, time with her husband, time with their combined children (6) and grandchildren (7), time fishing, time cooking and time marveling at God’s creation. Back home in San Antonio, Lida has been the Director of Women’s ministry at ACCF for 19 years. In those years, she marvels at the lives she has seen changed through the love of God, the Truth of His Word, and the power of women ministering to other women. Lida met her husband Jerry at Alamo City and they have been married for over 15 years. Jerry serves as Senior Associate Pastor at ACCF. Her life verse is Luke 1:45 – “Blessed is she who believes that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished.”

 Children’s Pastor

Keith Garrett 210.654.7880 ext. 268 Email KeithG@AlamoCity.org

Keith has been married to his fantastic wife Karen for eleven years and they have an 8 year-old son named Caleb. He is the pastor over the Kindergarten through 6th grade kids. For twelve years he was a special education teacher in the Northeast Independent School District. Keith graduated from Dallas Christian College with a BA in Theology in 1986 and received his Texas Special Education Teaching certificate from the University of Texas-San Antonio in 1992. He is a mobile DJ on the side, playing at parties, weddings, and special occasions. For the past 15 years he has been a cast member on the PBS Children’s show CATPAWS. Keith’s interests are playing with his family, listening to and performing music (Keyboard and Drums), worship leading, hanging out with children at Kids Crossing, CATPAWS, DJ-ing, fishing, hunting, working in his work shop, and kayaking.

 Preschool Director

Dolores Hancock 210.654.7880, ext. 201 Email DoloresH@AlamoCity.org

Sinner saved by grace, wife, mother, mother-in-law, and a grandmother of three. Dolores earned an AAS in Child Development at San Antonio College where she also worked as a professor’s assistant. She has taught Sunday School, led Vacation Bible School, and served as a volunteer in many different areas of the church, private school, and the public sector.

Chaplain of Mercy Ministries

Larry Henry 210.654.7880 ext. 204 Email LarryH@AlamoCity.org

Larry was born and raised in San Antonio on the south side, one of five kids born to his mother. He was the next to youngest and always getting in trouble. When he was 13 he started helping his mother deliver flowers for her flower shop, and when he was 18 he became an electrician apprentice. Larry worked as an electrician for 42 years. He accepted the Lord Jesus at an early age but had a rocky relationship with God after his 19 year marriage fell apart. Thankfully, the Lord eventually drew him back. He came to work at Alamo City after he retired and has worked with the Mercy Ministries for seven years.

 Intercessors Prayer Ministry Coordinator

Elida Barnett 210.654.7880 ext. 209 Email ElidaB@AlamoCity.org

Elida is a woman conquered by Grace and the wife and lover of Gordon Barnett. She enjoys poetry, classical music, and great coffee. She has a black belt in karate, and holds the proud dual citizenship of an American and a Texan. First Born in Panama City, Panama in May 1947, and Born Again in Madrid, Spain on September 15, 1978.Si necesita Oracion o Ayuda Espiritual llamenos al 210.654.7880 ext. 377

 Administrator

Jeannine Dedmon 210.654.7880 ext. 208 Email JeanneneD@AlamoCity.org

Jeannene is a Texas girl-born in Baytown (where the closest hospital was located) and raised in Channelview. She attended Channelview High School and her favorite classes were the drill team and football. She is blessed with two adult daughters, Jennifer Jeannene and Allie Gene, and a grandson, Damion Charles. Jesus planted her family in San Antonio in March of 1993. She home schooled the girls for a while and worked part time in the secular world until God answered her prayers and called her to Alamo City. She began employment as a part-time Assistant Bookkeeper in January 1996. God miraculously opened the door for full time employment in April of that same year. Jeannene enjoys sharing life with her family and being a granny. Her free time is spent in the garden and with nature, working with her hands, planting, and admiring the awesome vastness of God’s creation.

Secretary to Pastor Walker

Dana Fleming

210.654.7880 ext. 215 Email DanaF@AlamoCity.org

Dana was born in San Antonio, Texas and grew up in Kosciusko, a Polish community about 50 miles southeast of San Antonio. She graduated from Poth High School, and several years later married Robert (Robby) Fleming, her best friend and love of her life. The only One she loves more is Jesus. Dana and Robby have been members of Alamo City Christian Fellowship since January of 1995. In November of 1996, she became one of the secretaries on staff, and in 2006 became Pastor Walker’s Secretary. Some of the many things she enjoys are mission trips to Mexico, spending time with her family and friends, watching squirrels and deer from her kitchen window, reading, and coloring. Nothing tops spending time with her husband Robby and quiet time with her Savior, Jesus Christ.

 Director IT Services and Facilities Manager

 

Carl Tindle

210.654.7880, ext. 205 Email CarlT@AlamoCity.org

Carl was born in San Antonio in 1958 and finished high school in Bandera Texas in 1977. That summer he joined the Navy and was enlisted for six years. He wasn’t necessarily a “church guy,” but God was beginning to work in his life during enlistment. He got out of the Navy in October, 1983 and started college at The University of Texas at San Antonio the following spring semester. He ran across an old partying buddy who had become a believer in Jesus Christ, and after much discussion of “this Jesus guy,” accepted Him Memorial Day weekend of 1984. Carl attended various types of churches but never really felt at home in any of them, until he set foot in First Baptist of San Antonio. He felt so much at home that it seemed like he was sitting in his parent’s living room. He did not know it at the time, but the church was going through a great conflict. Within a few months, Alamo City Baptist Church was formed and Carl knew he needed to be a part. Over the next couple of years, Carl’s involvement with Alamo City was on and off. His job at the time was busy during the holidays, so his attendance would drop off. Changing in the spring of 1991, he volunteered in the Media Ministry and learned to be a sound technician. He was involved for five years, and then was asked to pray about becoming a full-time staff member. He joined the staff team in April of 1996 as an audio visual assistant and has since assumed responsibilities over the computer support duties. In May 2012 he shifted duties from the Media Department to become the Facilities Manager.