Reverend Liz Talbert’s Story

Reverend Liz Talbert is pastor at First United Methodist Church (UMC) in Burkburnett, TX. Previously she has served the congregations at Floral Heights UMC in Wichita Falls and First UMC in Bonham, TX. When she arrived in Burkburnett, the church had already been volunteering at Faith Mission for 10 years by serving evening meals and providing worship services every fifth Sunday.

She is the daughter of an UMC pastor and was ordained in the UMC after attending seminary at Southern Methodist University in 2008. Liz first started volunteering at the Faith Mission in the 1980’s.

When Liz arrives on Sunday evenings, she joins other volunteers from the church that help cook. The meals consist of a well-guarded recipe for jambalaya, fruit cocktail and rice crispy treats. In addition to helping cook, she leads the congregation in worship that evening.

“I do this because I hear God calling, ‘come and feed my sheep.’ I hear Jesus say that even as you have done to the least of these, my brothers and sisters, you have done it for me; you have done it in the name of Jesus Christ.

… And I do this because I have learned so much from serving my brothers and sisters in need, and serving with my brothers and sisters in need as we together build the kingdom of God.'”

“I would encourage everyone to sample the ministry that is Faith Mission. You come away with an amazing sense of God’s presence during this ministry. You would come away with some of the best stories for redemption. It truly is a rewarding ministry.”

Be a gift to others by volunteering with Wichita Falls Faith Mission.