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Minister

Leighton Kirk Farrell, American minister. Ordained elder Methodist Church. George Washington medal of honor Freedom Foundations.

Background

Farrell, Leighton Kirk was born on October 13, 1930 in Hillsboro, Texas, United States. Son of Aubrey Lee and Lorine (Kirk) Farrell.

Education

Bachelor, Southern Methodist University, 1951. MTh, Southern Methodist University, 1953. Doctor of Theology, Iliff School of Theology, 1956.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, 1983.

Career

Pastor, Edge Park United Methodist Church, Fort Worth, 1956-1966; administrative assistant to the bishop, Dallas-Fort Worth Area United Methodist Church, Dallas, 1965-1967; senior minister, First United Methodist Church, Richardson, Texas, 1967-1972; senior minister, Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, since 1972. Trustee Southern Methodist U., Dallas, since 1976. Chairman of the Board Methodist Hospitals of Dallas, 1977-1983.

Delegate to general conference United Methodist Church, 1980, 84. Board directors pensions United Methodist Church.

Achievements

  • Ordained elder Methodist Church.

Connections

Married Charlotte Ann Underwood, May 31, 1952 (divorced February 1986). Children: Becky Ann Wilson, Scott Gregory. Married Julie Ann Yarbrough, April 25, 1987.

father:
Aubrey Lee Farrell

mother:
Lorine (Kirk) Farrell

spouse:
Charlotte Ann Underwood

spouse:
Julie Ann Yarbrough

child:
Scott Gregory Farrell

child:
Becky Ann Wilson Farrell