Pastor Demetrius D. McClendon (Pastor Mac) and Alexis McClendon met in college in 1996 and were married in the Spring of 1998. Their ministry began as soon as they were married in Austin Texas at St. James Baptist Church were they served in multiple areas. Their union’s greatest blessings are their 3 children; Mackenzie Alon (18), Michaela Annise (15) and Demetrius II (11).
Pastor Mac is a graduate of Huston-Tillotson University with a B.A. in Music with a concentration in Vocal Performance. He earned a Master of Arts in Worship Leadership and a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies both from Dallas Baptist University. Most recently, he obtained a Masters of Theology (Th.M.) at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Also, Pastor Mac has the opportunity to teach the curriculum he authored for Worship Leadership at Southern Bible Institute and College.
Pastor Mac and Alexis were in Germany in 2006 when they heard the direction of the Lord to organize a church in Midlothian, TX and to call it One Church. One Church is dedicated to Building balanced lives of Worship; Building Marriages, Building Families, and Building You.
Their dedication to healthy, biblically sound marriages extends beyond the walls of One Church through the ministry of Balanced Marriage. The McClendons collaborated to develop a 6-session pre-marital curriculum that has been accepted by Twogether in Texas; a healthy marriage program mandated by the State of Texas. They have taken countless couples through this curriculum and provide marriage maintenance sessions upon request or as they see the need. They also provide Healthy Marriage Monday videos to offer encouragement to couples through social media.
In May, the McClendons will celebrate 23 years of marriage.