HPUMC welcomes new pastor to CitySquare campus
Highland Park United Methodist Church is excited to welcome Rev. Cottrell King as the new campus pastor for Church at the Square.
After receiving his Master of Theological Studies degree from Perkins School of Theology in 2013, Rev. King served as the Senior Minister at St. Paul UMC for five years. He then became an Associate Pastor for St. Luke Community UMC in Dallas.
Rev. King expressed how he felt God led him to this unique position to not only grow him but to glorify God. “I truly believe that God chose this ministry for me,” he said. “I feel there is something about me and within me that God knows will help move this ministry to the next level.”
The community of Church at the Square and the selflessness and servanthood of those involved spoke to Rev. King’s heart for God’s people. “It is the faces of a hurting people of all races, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds that drew me into this role,” he said.
As for what he imagines Church at the Square becoming, Rev. King wants it to be comparable to our Mockingbird campus, Munger Place, and The Grove.
“My vision is for this ministry to be a place that meets the needs of all persons from all walks of life, socioeconomic, and multi-generational backgrounds,” Rev. King said.
Simply put, he wants it to be a ministry “focused on treating our neighbors the way Jesus treated people — like family.”
If you see Rev. King around, please be sure to welcome him and his family to HPUMC!
Sunday services take place at the CitySquare Opportunity Center and consist of Sunday school at 10:00 am, worship at 11:00 am, and lunch at noon.
Based on the Wesleyan small group tradition, CATS also hosts a mid-week checkup Wednesdays at 10:00 am full of listening, sharing, praying, and building relationships with each other.
This worship community is an important part of our partnership with CitySquare as we work together to alleviate spiritual and asset poverty in Dallas.