Jack is a recently retired Elder in the North Texas Conference. He served as the Senior Pastor of Arapaho United Methodist Church in Richardson for 24 years. He was also the organizing pastor of Holy Covenant UMC in Carrollton where he served for 18 years.
Jack holds degrees in psychology, philosophy, and a Masters of Theology in Biblical Research from Boston University School of Theology. He has been involved in issues of social justice for his entire ministry with emphasis on refugee immigration, the death penalty, racial justice, and interfaith dialogue.
For 8 years Jack served as the chairperson of the Commission of Church and Society for the Texas Conference of Churches, the state's ecumenical organization. Jack is an instructor in the Course of Study Program for the North Texas Conference, where for 18 years, he has taught courses in Christian Ethics, the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and Theology for the Contemporary Church.
He is married to Rev. Marti Soper, also an ordained United Methodist minister and Director for the North Texas Conference Center for Leadership Development. They have four adult children and five amazing grandchildren. Jack and Marti live in Richardson.