Rev. John Thornburg's Bio
Rev. John Thornburg is a fourth generation United Methodist pastor, song enlivener, poet and professional encourager. After 22 years in parish ministry in North Texas, John started an itinerant ministry of song leading and worship consultation called A Ministry of Congregational Singing. In March 2013, he became the North Texas Senior Area Representative for the Texas Methodist Foundation (TMF), assisting congregations with generosity strategies, endowment consultation, and strategic discernment. Though he retired from full-time work in July 2020, he works part-time with TMF’s Leadership Ministry as the Director of Learning. John’s writings (articles, poetry, hymn texts) appear in over 40 different journals, magazines, hymnals and collections of Christian worship songs. He and his wife, Beth, a law professor at Southern Methodist University, live in Dallas.