Burleson Adventist Church Pastoral staff
Burleson Adventist Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team.
Pastor Kevin Walkowiak
Pastor Kevin has been in full time ministry for 12years, and while he loves being the teacher of God’s word as well as providing council to those who seek it, his true passion is in equipping each person to use their unique, God given talents. As disciples of Christ, who are committed to following Jesus, these talents will not only grow the Kingdom, they will deepen relationships with God and bestow a Christ given vitality to spread God’s word.
Moved by the “Great Commission” found in Matthew 28:18-20, and by the New Testament Church in Acts, Pastor Kevin believes that the most important role of the church is to be the hands and feet of Jesus, especially in the lives of those who don't know Him.
Pastor Kevin wants each person to experience for themselves the daily victory, peace, joy and love that comes from a moment by moment walk with Jesus so that all can live this life to the fullest. But above all, so that as many as possible will be ready for that incredible day when Jesus comes again to take His people home!
Pastor Kevin’s ministry could not be done without his wife of 19 years, MeLanie and their beautiful daughter, Charleigh. In his spare time he enjoys spending time laughing with his family, riding his motorcycle, singing, playing golf as well as tennis.
Pastor Danny Verdugo
Pastor Danny was born in Southern California, then move to and began his ministry in Phoenix, Arizona. He and his beautiful, kindhearted wife Maria are recent graduates of Southwestern Adventist University. He pursued a degree in Theology, while Maria pursued a degree in Social Science. Pastor Danny has been called to reach young people through different ministries such as summer camp, club ministries, youth, and young adult ministries. His passion is to prepare, empower, and equip young people to serve the Lord with their gifts. God has blessed Pastor Danny with mentors and professors that have guided him along his journey. Pastor Danny is an avid baseball fan, playing catch with his dog Luna, and enjoys a good hike
Liz recently shifted careers from thirty-seven years of Nursing at Texas Health Huguley Hospital to follow her passion for serving her church. She has been a member at Burleson Adventist Church for almost twenty years and is involved as Praise Team Leader, Worship Coordinator, and Communication Coordinator in addition to keeping the Church Office running smoothly and assisting the pastors in their vision and ministry.
Liz is married to super handy man, Sam Simons, who also happens to be an RN. They have two adult children, Ericca Cook and Arin Beyer (who live too far away!), one amazing grandson, and a very spoiled dog.