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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 works for the state of Texas 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 Asbury United Methodist Church of Corpus Christi, Texas. Daughter-in-law, Mercedes Ruiz Deviney, graduated from Texas A&M, Corpus Christi with a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy and is the Mental Health and Behavioral Specialist for the Woodsboro ISD of Region 3. Tom and Cindi are blessed by two grand-daughters born during the pandemic.  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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