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Tom Deviney

Lead Pastor

Office: 512-258-6017 (main church office)

Rev. Tom Deviney is a native of South Texas, having grown up in Victoria and Corpus Christi. A graduate of Southwestern University and the Iliff School of Theology, he served churches in a variety of settings before coming to Bethany in 2001. He and Cindi were married in 1979 and have two children.  Cindi works as a paralegal in Austin.  Daughter Aislinn Deviney Kelling graduated from Oklahoma City University, attended Hillsong Leadership College in Sydney, Australia, and currently teaches at Founders’ Academy in Leander while studying at ACC to become a registered nurse.  Son-in-law Matthew Kelling manages all audio and sound for continuing legal education sponsored by Texas Municipal Courts Education Center all over the state of Texas.  Son Forrest graduated from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi and Perkins School of Theology and currently serves as the pastor of First United Methodist Church of Port Lavaca, Texas. Daughter-in-law Mercedes Ruiz Deviney is enrolled in Texas A&M, Corpus Christi pursuing a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. Forrest and Mercedes are expecting Tom and Cindi’s first grandchild in May 2020.  Tom has served with numerous agencies and foundations in and outside of the UMC. In his free time, he enjoys time with his family, bicycling, camping, music and reading.

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