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Dr. Steve Wende

Wrong Dr. Steve Wende?

Senior Pastor

First Methodist Houston Chapels
1320 Main Street
Houston , Texas 77002
United States

Company Description: First Methodist Houston is a multicultural church where the past and future intersect and its history dates to 1839. The first church building was constructed on...   more

Employment History

  • Pastor
  • Pastor
    First United Methodist Church of Houston
  • Senior Pastor
    First United Methodist Church of Houston
  • Senior Pastor
    First United Methodist Church of Houston , Texas
  • Pastor
    First United Methodist Church
  • Senior Pastor
    First United Methodist Church

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Master Read
  • Master of Divinity degree
    Yale Divinity School
  • Doctor of Ministry degree
    Princeton Theological Seminary
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Web References
Our Staff, 5 May 2014 [cached]
Dr. Stephen P. Wende Senior Pastor Phone: 832-668-1839
After serving churches in south Texas and San Antonio, Dr. Wende was appointed to his present position in 2001 as senior pastor of First Methodist Houston.
Dr. Wende is a noted speaker and serves as contributing editor for Preaching Magazine. He has been recognized for his work in the areas of spiritual growth, evangelism, and mission outreach. In addition, he has served in numerous leadership positions in the United Methodist Church, including the Board of Ordained Ministry, the Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry, the Task Force on Evangelism, and election to the last six United Methodist General and Jurisdictional Conferences.
Due to his high interest in the welfare of the community, Dr. Wende has served as a Director of the Methodist Hospital of Houston, a Director of the Texas Methodist Foundation, a Trustee of Huston-Tillotson University, a Trustee of Houston Christian High School, a Commissioner of the Methodist Home of Waco and Trustee of Texas Wesleyan College.
A native Texan, Dr. Wende graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1973 with high honors. In 1976 he received a Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School and in 1992 his Doctor of Ministry degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.
The Confessing Movement ..., 1 July 2014 [cached]
The Confessing Movement Board Member - Dr. Stephen Wende
Ludington Daily News, 6 July 2006 [cached]
'Apparently, his heart simply gave out,' said Lay's pastor, Steve Wende of First United Methodist Church in Houston.
Texas Cable News | | News for Texas | Houston News, 5 July 2006 [cached]
Rev. Steve Wende was Ken Lay's spiritual advisor.
"The jokes on late night television hurt a great deal," said Wende.
Wende had just arrived at the First United Methodist church when Enron
collapsed and he became Lay's spiritual advisor.
their jobs and lost their investments in Enron," said Wende.
Podcast: Steve Wende on ..., 21 June 2011 [cached]
Podcast: Steve Wende on electing delegates to GC 2012 (Methodist Thinker)
Dr. Stephen P. Wende, senior pastor of First United Methodist Church-Houston, Texas, urges the election of delegates to the 2012 UMC General Conference "who will represent God-honoring, Kingdom-focused, Christ-first, biblically strong positions. Full Story & Podcast
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