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Tony Shupp, Pastor of CityLife Church DFW

Tony Shupp, Lead Pastor

Joined CityLife Staff: 2015

Family: wife, Amy and 3 kids – Emma, Claire and Blaine

Saved: I made the decision to follow Christ at the age of 21.

Education: Graduated from West Texas A&M University

Previous Lines of Work: I was a police officer and detective before going into ministry full-time.

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: How The Spirit of God truly does lead and empower people to do life.

FAVORITE

Book: The God I Never Knew by Robert Morris
Food: Japanese food
Snack Food: Chocolate
Movies: The Shawshank Redemption
TV Show: Blue Bloods
Musical Artist: All Sons and Daughters
Actor: Tom Selleck
Time of Day: After work!
Season: Fall
Place in the World: Any place that Amy Shupp is…
Place to Pray: Deer lease
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Hunting and softball
Bible Story: The life of King David
Sports Team: Dallas Cowboys
Sports: MMA

LEAST FAVORITE

Food: Greek
Snack Food: Raisins
Time of Day: Afternoon
Season: The Texas summers
Place in the World: The stretch of road between Midland and Lamesa, Texas
Sports Team: Green Bay Packers

Best Thing Someone Said to You:

I like you because you are real.

Life Motto:

Follow the Spirit’s leading in every aspect of your life.

Three People I’d Like to Meet:

Emmitt Smith, Steven Furtick, and Pope Francis

My Hero:

My Dad

One of My Greatest Experiences with God:

When he taught me about living in the power of the Holy Spirit instead of in my best effort.

Most People Don’t Know This About Me:

I really hate the Oompa Loompa song.




Jim Pack, Executive Pastor, CityLife Church DFW

Jim Pack, Executive Pastor

Joined CityLife Staff: 2013

Family: Wife: Elaine, Daughter: Stacy & husband Travis, Daughter: Shawna & husband Austin, 3 Grandchildren: Ashlynn, Carson, and Bennett

Saved: I accepted Christ at the age of 7.

Education: Graduated Chaminade University (BA), University of Missouri, Kansas City (MPA)

Previous Career: 24 years in the US Army retiring in 1991 as the Deputy Garrison Commander of Ft Sill, Ok.

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: Having those closest to me love and respect me.

FAVORITE

Book: Biographies of the great missionaries past and present
Food: Home cooked country
Snack Food: Cookies
Movies: Chic Flicks
TV Show: Golf Channel
Musical Artist: Kari Jobe
Actor: Richard Gere
Time of Day: Morning
Season: Spring
Place in the World: Hawaii
Place to Pray: Our home
Recreational Hobbies/Avocation: Golf and traveling as a missionary
Bible Story: Moses and the Ark
Sports Team: Dallas Cowboys
Sports: Golf

LEAST FAVORITE

Food: Food that is hard to ID what is in it/ anything pickled
Snack Food: Watermelon
Time of Day: When I’m tired
Season: Winter
Place in the World: The road from Katmandu, Nepal to the town of Jiri… as far East as you can go in Nepal by road… 12 hours of misery

Best Thing Someone Said to You:

Word from a prophet… “to let the future collide with me… I have a legacy to leave to those that are coming after me.”

Life Motto:

Living in such a way that it attracts attention to God.

Three People I’d Like to Meet:

George W Bush, Pope Francis and Katie Davis

My Hero:

Amy Pack who went to be with the Lord at the age of 21

One of My Greatest Experiences with God:

Looking back and seeing how Scripture has impacted my life… how we plan our ways but God directs our steps.

Most People Don’t Know This About Me:

I am a licensed Scuba Diver and our family lived in a beach home on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii for four and a half years.




Matthew Buchholz, Worship Pastor of CityLife Church DFW

Matthew Buchholz – Worship Pastor

Worship Ministry: Click Here

Joined CityLife Staff: 2013

Family: Wife: Kim, Child: Ian

Saved: I made the decision to follow Christ at a young age of 7.

Education: Studied music at Tarrant County College

Other Lines of Work: I have had many other jobs, but I currently work full-time as a loan officer for a credit union in addition to my work for CityLife.

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: I love the way music can skip the mind and go straight to the heart. Worship through music allows my heart a direct connection to the Spirit of God.

FAVORITE

Book:Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind
Food: Sushi or Mexican
Snack Food: Peanut Butter M&Ms
Movies: Serenity
TV Show: Firefly
Musical Artist: Dustin Kensrue (Thrice)
Actor: Chris Pratt
Time of Day: Late night
Season: Spring
Place in the World: Home
Place to Pray: My car
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Roleplaying games, crafts, music
Bible Story: David slaying Goliath
Sports Team: Huh?
Sports: What are sports?

LEAST FAVORITE

Food: The kind for rabbits…
Snack Food: See above
Time of Day: Morning
Season: Winter
Place in the World: Work
Sports Team: All of them

Best Thing Someone Said to You:

You make me feel safe.

Life Motto:

Love God. Love others as myself. If it’s good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for me.

Three People I’d Like to Meet:

Dustin Kensrue, Chris Perkins, Nathan Fillion

My Hero:

Millard Buchholz (Dad)

One of My Greatest Experiences with God:

When He set me free from a spirit of perfection/performance.

Most People Don’t Know This About Me:

I am a sucker for cheesy Saturday afternoon martial arts flicks.




Douglas White, Apostolic Elder, CityLife Church DFW

C. Douglas White, Apostolic Elder

Family: Wife, Larie and 4 grown children – Sherrice Lynn, Mark Douglas, Jay Brooks and Christopher Laurance

Saved: I was born again at age 15 in 1948.

Education: Graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University and earned a PhD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1978.

Previous Lines of Work: I was a carpenter and had multiple other odd jobs. I was called to preach at age 15.

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: The incomparable wonder of the Tri-une Godhead.

FAVORITE

Book: Spiritual Secret by Hudson Taylor
Food: Oriental and Southern comfort, Fried Chicken
Snack Food: Almost any cookie
Movies: Gone with the Wind
TV Show: Golf Channel and Westerns
Musical Artist: Amy Grant
Actor: John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart
Time of Day: Morning and Evening
Season: Spring
Place in the World: Colorado
Place to Pray: Any private country setting
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Hunting and Fishing
Bible Story: The life of Abraham
Sports Team: Dallas Cowboys
Sport: Golf

LEAST FAVORITE

Food: Fast Food
Snack Food: Pickles
Time of Day: Midday
Season: Restless Summers
Place in the World: Any crowded freeway
Sports Team: Oakland Raiders

Best Thing Someone Said to You:

I love you.

Life Motto:

“The just shall walk by faith, not by sight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Three People I’d Like to Meet:

Benjamin Netanyahu, Ben Carson, Jordan Spieth

My Heroes:

My wife and children

One of My Greatest Experiences with God:

When God’s Word was validated by His manifest presence.

Most People Don’t Know About Me:

I haven’t worn a watch for almost 40 years.




Sherri Jursnick, Ministry Assistant, CityLife Church DFW

Sherri Jursnick, Ministry Assistant

Joined CityLife Staff: 2015

Family: Son, Chris and grandson, Aaron

Saved: I was saved as a child, however was a prodigal for 30 years before coming back to Christ in 1999.

Education: Graduated from Highland HS in Albuquerque, NM.

Previous Lines of Work: I was a Flight Attendant for almost 40 years.

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: That God never gave up on me nor let me go.

FAVORITE

Book: Schindler’s List
Food: Mexican food
Snack Food: Bridge Mix
Movies: Les Miserables
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Musical Artist: Selah
Actor: Matthew McConaughey
Time of Day: Sunrise, whenever I see it.
Season: Fall
Place in the World: Colorado mountains, any time of the year.
Place to Pray: Outdoors
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Paper crafting and knitting/crocheting
Bible Story: Jesus with the little children.
Sports Team: GSSA Ninjas (soccer).

LEAST FAVORITE

Food: Sushi
Snack Food: Potato chips
Time of Day: Evening
Season: Texas Summer
Place in the World: Heavy Traffic.
Sports team: Dallas Cowboys (Sorry).

Best Thing Someone Said to You:

You taught me to think for myself.

Life Motto:

Say what you mean. Mean what you say. Don’t say it to be mean.

Three People I’d Like to Meet:

George W. Bush, Corrie Ten Boom & my maternal grandfather.

My Hero:

My son

One of My Greatest Experiences with God:

When He broke my spirit of perfection at all cost.

Most People Don’t Know About Me:

I “turtled” a catamaran when sailing alone. (Turned it upside down, with the mast stuck in the mud.

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