Meet our Senior Pastor Jim McClain


The Windcrest UMC Church Council is proud to announce that starting July 1, 2018  Pastor Jim McClain will be our new Senior Pastor.

This year will mark the 30th year Jim McClain and his wife Kercida have been in ministry together. They share three wonderful adult children who love to teach and six fantastic grandchildren who are spread between Memphis, Tennessee, San Antonio, Texas and Reno, Nevada.

Reverend McClain received his M. Div. from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in 1991 and his Bachelors from Texas Tech with a minor in counseling. He has continued studies in Bowen System Leadership, Leadership in a Post-Modern Culture, Preaching Methods and Applications and Benedictine Spirituality and Pastoral Care. He also enjoys occasionally performing in musicals with local community theaters.

Both Jim and Kercida grew up in The United Methodist Church and since ordination have served churches in Austin, Seguin, Victoria, Mason, Elgin, San Antonio and now Windcrest.

Reverend McClain loves serving churches who are called to “Make Disciples of Jesus Christ’ by being in ministry with the community “for the transformation of the world”. When asked to share one gift he has witnessed in congregations and communities where they have served, he says it would be people who have experienced transformation through the personal knowledge of “The Peace of Christ that passes all understanding.”