About us

Welcome to Men Serving God

Many people who retire realize that they have much to offer as they leave the workplace and want to find ways to make a significant contribution and finish well.  Men Serving God provides direction and guidance in finding areas of service for men utilizing their talents, skills and interest in the local community  One of the organization’s focuses is inspiring men who are leaving the workplace with increased time, capacities and opportunities to serve God.

Volunteering for local community organization is a great way to make a difference with acts of service, helping others and sharing the Gospel. If this is what you are looking for, select get involved below. 

Our Core Values

Everything we do at Men Serving God stands by our core values that include

Truth and Honesty based on God’s word

Loving God and Loving Others

Christ Centered Care for others

Sharing the Gospel that leads to life changing faith

Meeting the needs of others in Christ Name

About us

What We Do?

  • Partner with local organizations to provide information about volunteer and service opportunities in the community.
  • Help the retiring/retired with the next chapter in their life assisting them with opportunities to get involved in acts of service making a difference by serving God and serving others.
  • Guide Christian men in choosing an area of service and ministry that utilize their talents and skills.
  • Transforming lives by involving Christian men serving and sharing God’s love.
  • Mentoring volunteers so that they become mentors to those they serve in Christ name.

Meet our Board of Directors

Key Staff of Men Serving God

Bill Bowie is Chairman of Trinity Community Foundation (TCF) committed to improving the lives of children and families through sharing Gods love, play, and connecting them to the many programs and services available in our communities.

He also serves through his church Arlington Salvation Army Church, The Arlington/Mansfield YMCA BOD, SafeHaven BOD. Knowing all life’s Blessings come through Christ he is driven to share his faith through action. James 2:14 “What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds?”

Bill and his wife Shari work together and appreciate the opportunity to share all aspects of their lives, beyond 3 kids, 2 amazing beautiful grandchildren they share their work at their church and in the community. Bill’s career consisted of building multiple manufacturing and consulting businesses in the plastic and paper industries.
Jerry McCullough accepted Christ in his life at the age of 15.

Jerry is a retired school administer with 43 years of experience in the Arlington Independent School District. He has been a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, associate superintendent, deputy superintendent, and superintendent with the Arlington school district. He coached football and track for ten years with his love being track. Jerry is from Brownwood Texas and a graduate of Baylor University and the University of North Texas. He has been active (serving as an Elder) in several churches in Arlington starting with First Presbyterian Church, Central Bible Church and now as a pastor of an apartment church with Mission Arlington.

After retirement at the age of 66, Jerry did not know what he wanted to do in his retirement years. He spent a summer praying and reading God’s Word to find out what God’s plan was for him. After the summer Jerry felt God calling him to serve his community by being a volunteer. Once the decision was made, opportunities started to flow into his life. He was already serving on the Salvation Army Advisory Council (serving as chairman and serving as the Red Kettle campaign chairman) and the River Legacy Foundation Board. He was invited by Tillie Burgin, CEO of the Mission Arlington, to lead a Bible study in an apartment church.

That quickly became a pastor role in the church. With Mission Arlington, he and Jim Reeder developed the Mission Baseball Academy and he also developed the Mission Basketball program. He was appointed to the Tarrant County Child Protective Service Board (serving as chairman) and the Tarrant County Community Partners Board. He was asked to join the Young Life Advisory committee (serving as chairman) and later started serving as adult Guest Hosts at several Young Life Camps with his wife, Becky.

He has started two Bible studies for men at lunch during the week. He has served on the Arlington Dental Health Board is serving in the Mended Hearts Program of Arlington Memorial Hospital. Recently he brought together several men to start MEN SERVING GOD organization, which encourages men to use them talents and abilities to serve God in their retirement years.
Jim Reeder is a native of Arlington, a graduate of Arlington High School, and Baylor University with a BBA in Marketing. He has served as a US Naval Officer. He spent most of his career as an entrepreneur in sales and marketing in the sporting goods field.

He is currently an executive with Arlington Life Shelter working to help those experiencing homelessness return to self-sufficiency, serving as the Capital Campaign Manager for the fundraising and building of a new expanded Shelter building and renovation of the existing shelter.

Jim is a member of First Baptist Church and has worked in Mission Arlington apartment church ministry teaching adult Bible Study. He taught Sunday School for many years at Fielder Church. He and Jerry McCullough joined together to start the Mission Arlington Baseball Academy, giving boys and girls from Mission Arlington apartment churches an opportunity to learn the game of baseball while also being exposed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He has also worked as a volunteer in the Mission Arlington Basketball Program. He spent twenty-two years on the Board of Directors of Boys and Girls Clubs of Arlington, serving as Board president and North Texas Area Council Chairman of Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

Jim is married to Faye Reeder. They have three children, Becca Reeder, Rhonda Aghamalian, and Brandon Aghamalian. They are blessed to have three grandchildren.
Bryan was born and raised in Arlington. A graduate of UTA, Bryan loves all things Arlington. Bryan has never met a microphone he doesn’t like. His marketing background in the theme park business, and his stints as a talkshow host on radio and TV have helped him hone his microphone skills for his true calling. To date, Bryan has helped groups raise more than $6-million as a Charity Event Auctioneer/Emcee. Bryan works with the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce as Director, Member Recruitment.
Jimmy Walker is a retired Assistant Superintendent from the Arlington Independent School District. During his career as an educator, he served as a head basketball coach at Muskogee High School and Assistant Principal at West Junior High in Muskogee Okla. He started his career in Arlington Texas in 1993 and served as an Assistant Principal at Carter Junior High and Martin High School and served as Principal at Bailey Junior High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Psychology from East Central University in Ada Oklahoma and a master’s degree in Psychology and Administration from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah Oklahoma.

Jimmy gave his life to Christ at an early age and is demonstrating his love for Christ by serving others. He have served as a deacon, trustee, scholarship chairman, Church School Teacher, finance director, usher and served on the culinary team, as well as the care and compassion team. He is currently a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Mansfield Texas.

Jimmy serves as a volunteer for the Mission Arlington’s Basketball Camp, he is the founder of the Second Chance Hoops Basketball Program for young men who didn’t make their high school basketball team and he rings the bell for the Salvation Army. He serves on the Child Protective Service Board, Men Serving God Board, Lenora Rolla Heritage Museum Board and serves on other committees in the community.

Jimmy is married to Valerie Walker and has a daughter name Ceisha Reddick and a stepson name Donovan Curry.
Ray Biery became a born-again Christian at the age of 28 on January 14, 1981 at a small church in Southern California. Recognizing his own Biblical illiteracy, Ray had begun reading a Bible which lead directly to his conversion experience when he read John 14:6 in which Jesus says “I am the way and the truth and the life; no one comes to Father, but through Me” and questioned his relationship with God. Since then, Ray has become an on-going student of the Bible in his efforts to know the Lord better and to be drawn closer to Him in faith, love and obedience. Today, Ray is passionate about sharing the Gospel of Christ with others, teaching and promoting active, individual Bible study and living to finish well serving the Lord by serving others. Besides participating on the Men Serving God board, Ray’s volunteer activities also include: teaching in adult community groups at Central Bible Church; serving as a board member of the Southwest DFW Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes; plus serving on both boards of Child Protective Services of Tarrant County and Community Partners of Tarrant County. Growing up in Ohio, Ray graduated from the University of Mount Union and spent a career in sales and customer service in several industries in both Southern California and Texas before retiring in March 2020. He and his wife, Vicki, have been married for 45 years and raised four children, a daughter and three sons, who now have ten grandchildren combined in their families. Ray and Vicki both stay actively involved with their family and look to help others when possible.
Mike is a veteran mortgage banking executive with more than 40 years of commercial and residential lending experience. He has extensive expertise in all area of commercial real estate industry and has financed a wide variety of properties in multi-state originations. Mr. Marshall is a past president of Dallas Mortgage Bankers Association, a Direct Endorsement Underwriter for HUD, and has served on various boards and national lending committees.

Mike is founder and principal of Globiz Financial LLC and serves as the Managing Director. Globiz Financial is a commercial loan originator and lender. He holds two degrees, from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Mike is a member of Central Bible Church is a community group leader, home group leader and community group teacher. He currently serves on the Salvation Army Advisory Council for Arlington, Mansfield and chairs the Salvation Army Family Life Committee. Volunteer activities include Mission Arlington sharing the Christmas Story and Easter Story each year and working with the Mission Arlington’s baseball academy. Volunteers with Second Chance Hoops Basketball Program for young men who didn’t make their high school basketball team. Works with International Students Incorporated helping international students learn the American culture, build friendship with Americans, share Christ’s love and sharing the gospel. Serves on the Board of Directors of Men Serving God.
Mr. Wambsganss is the Executive Director for the North Texas Higher Education Authority, Inc. and the Higher Education Servicing Corporation (HESC) located in Arlington, Texas. NTHEA and HESC work together to help Texas students and families pursue and achieve a higher education by providing low cost education loans, borrower focused student loan originations and servicing, industry leading student loan servicing systems, and community based outreach programs. Prior to joining NTHEA and HESC in 1998, Mr. Wambsganss worked in the banking industry for 10 years where he worked for multiple community banks.

Mr. Wambsganss currently serves as a Board Member for Grace Preparatory Academy, Trustee at Rush Creek Church, Life Group leader for a Rush Creek Church adult small group, and a 7th grade adult leader in Rush Creek Church’s Student Ministries.

Mr. Wambsganss came to know the Lord at the age of 7 and has sought to grow in his walk ever since. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas in Arlington and a Masters of Business Administration from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. He lives in Mansfield, Texas with his wife and three children.
Barry L. O'Neal, MD is a retired physician, who practiced in Irving, Texas for twenty- three years and at the Dallas Veterans Affairs Hospital for thirteen years. He still works part time at the Dallas VA Hospital in the Geriatric Clinic. He grew up in Haskell, Texas and graduated from Baylor University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He did an internship and medical residency at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is married to Norma and they have three grown children and seven grandchildren.

He is a member and deacon of Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving, Texas. He has been involved in many volunteer activities including teaching Sunday School for junior boys, serving as both assistant scoutmaster and scoutmaster for Troop 183 , sponsored by Plymouth Park Baptist Church. He and other physicians volunteered to do athletic physicals for the Irving High Schools for several years. He was a member of the Irving Community Hospital Board and the Irving Hospital Foundation Board.

He has been on several medical mission trips abroad through his church and continues to go each summer to Panama. He also worked for several years as a volunteer physician in the Irving Community Clinic, a volunteer run charity clinic. Currently his main volunteer activity is participation in helping with Crockett Connection, which is a ministry to help support the Christian growth of the students at a Junior High School near the church.
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Tarrant County Par for the Kids Golf Chairman 12+ Years Involved in Several Local Charity Golf Tournaments Hope Foundation Holes for Hope Salvation Army Golf Tournament Mission Mansfield Golf Tournament The Oakridge School Owl Club President 20+ Years The Oakridge School Golf Classic Mission Arlington Basketball Salvation Army Bell Ringer 4:20
Clyde Godfrey Age - 83

Arlington resident since 1939

Graduate of AHS

Attended Texas Tech

Wife: Virginia

Son: Mark Godfrey

Daughters: Valerie Dendy, Elizabeth Peek, Mary LynnSaxon

After college worked in family Propane business, then owned Type 4 landfill. Now have commercial rental property.

Member Fielder Church Arlington

Support Salvation Army

Young Life

Kids Hope Mentor
Joe F Houston was raised on a ranch about 75 miles west of Fort Worth Texas. His mother and father were very involved in their church and the helping of others. He was taught at an early age that if someone needs help you helped, whatever the need. Sunday was the Lord’s Day (feeding and taking care of the livestock was done very early on Sunday) then it was a day spent at church. Joe shared a quote by Lovie Smith when Lovie was inducted into the TSHOF in201.1., Lovie gave a great deal of credit to his mother for how he was raised. "He said that his mother was a drug lord. she drug him to church on Sunday morning, drug him on Sunday afternoon youth, Sunday evening church, Wednesday night and any time the church had an event". Joe said this was the way his parents were. lf only we had more drug lords like this today. Joe and his wife Chris have been members of First United Methodist Arlington since L972. They have taught Sunday School and have served on many boards of the Church. Joe said the Lord has presented him with the opportunity to serve others in many ways, raising funds for the Boy's and Girl's club of Arlington, Arlington YMCA, Kiwanis Club and Christmas Food Baskets to families in Arlington. We never retire from serving the Lord. Joe is married to Chris, and they have five children and seventeen grandchildren.
Jim Labenz
Jim is a 1996 transplant to the Arlington, Texas area originally from Nebraska, where his other five siblings still live. Going through college, Jim was on the track & cross-country team. He received an associate degree in Professional Pilot from TCC in Tulsa, and his bachelor degree from OSU in Aviation Business Management. In 1998 he started up a company that performs construction and tower upgrades for the wireless industry today.

Married in 1995 to his wife Michelle, they have two children and currently have three grandchildren. Growing up in a Christian household, Jim didn’t fully except Christ as his Savior until he was 47. Since then, he has been in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) and currently attends Fielder Church.

For the past 20+ years, he has been a member of the Pope Dad’s Club and received the Texas PTA life-time membership award. Jim and Michelle served on the Arlington Young Life committee in the early 2000s for a number of years and has gone on multiple YL-Europe mission trips to Germany & Poland. Jim continues to enjoy volunteering with other non-profit organizations that are working with Men Serving God, mentoring with children within our own community.
Cedric Carr
Cedric Carr is a graduate of OD Wyatt High School in Fort Worth, and a graduate of the University of North Texas in Denton. He and his wife Mia have four sons and five grandchildren. Cedric is a member of Concord Church and is a member of the Men's Bible Study. He is also associated with Campus Drive, Harvest Church, and Victory MInistries. You can find Cedric on the golf course, the boat club, fishing , or helping with our community partners. Cedric joined the Board of Directors of Men Serving God in 2023.
Moving to Arlington as a teen, Peter graduated from Lamar High School and the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Communications. He and his wife, Rachel, an Arlington native, now live in Dalworthington Gardens with their two children. Peter is the Program Manager for a manufacturer of audio/video communication devices used in presentation and meeting spaces for education, corporate, churches, and government facilities worldwide. He uses his background in communication, programming, and audio/video design to assist clients focus on their message rather than the process of their presentation. Mr. Knapp accepted Jesus as his personal savior when he was seven years old and strives to grow in faith, love, and obedience continually. Peter has served in worship ministries as both a singer and audio engineer, a youth and children’s bible study teacher in various churches and now serves on the media and worship team at Rush Creek Church. Peter has served as a Boy Scout leader for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for troops in both Georgia and Texas, most recently the Committee Chair for Troop 222 in Arlington.
Art Hooker
Art Hooker is the founder and principal of New Metropolitan, a social design and transmedia studio. He has successfully consulted, designed, produced campaigns, and developed content for leading Fortune 10 and 500 brands such as Herman Miller, Ingram Micro, Citi, The White House, Verizon, and the American Heart Association. Informed by over 10 years of qualitative research on 5 continents in the areas of passion, creativity, and movements, he partners with companies and individuals who desire to empower the metropolitan regions of the world through leadership development, learning, media, and business innovation. During his career, Art has won numerous awards in the areas of film, theater, speaking, and learning design. In 2017, he formed Hope Labs Inc. which is a non-profit organization that creates unique collaborative opportunities for individuals, corporations, other non-profits, and civic entities.

In 2019, his work was recognized by the Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI). Utilizing, his story innovation framework, Art was selected as the winner of the 2019 CAI Virginia Beach Bio-Innovation Challenge for his Intergenerational Living concept for veterans.

Growing up with 4-time Grammy Award Winning Blues Legend John Lee Hooker as a great uncle, Art has a unique perspective of how the arts can affect culture globally and locally. He uses key insights from his life experiences as well as those gained in his international work in over 20 countries to procure unique strategies, films, photography, and learning content that meets each client's custom needs. Art lives in the Dallas- Fort Worth metroplex with his wife Natasha of over 20 years and his two daughters Khloe and Kaitlin.
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