David Rangel is a native of Monterrey, Mexico. He came to Dallas in 2005 as a missionary to support the Hispanic Methodist churches of The North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Rev. Rangel received his Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology, SMU in 2017, and is entering his third year of residency as a commissioned elder in the North Texas Conference. He served as Senior Pastor of Casa Linda UMC in Dallas from 2012 to 2019. Rev. Rangel earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering in Administration in Monterrey, Mexico. In 2018 he was certified as a Life Coach and in 2019 he earned a certification in Leadership and Team Management. In 2020, Rev. Rangel completed his doctoral studies at Perkins School of Theology at SMU, and is a faculty member of the Course of Study School at Perkins School of Theology where he teaches Advanced Preaching & Discipleship Formation. He and his wife, Liliana, married in 2011 and together they have a beautiful daughter, Emma Olivia.
Favorite Scripture: Actually I have two…
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)
“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” (Colossians 3:23. NLT)
Hobbies, Interests: In addition to spending time with my family, I love to play and watch soccer, read about ministry and leadership, enjoy playing the guitar and going on vacation to the Mexican Caribbean.
What do most people not know about you? I worked as a music teacher before graduating from my engineering school and answering my call to ministry.
Who has inspired you the most in your life and why? My grandparents, they inspired me to live an active spiritual and servant life.
Favorite Children’s Book: El Principito
Favorite Television Shows: Duck Dynasty, of course!
Dream Vacation: A one- month vacation in a white sand beach in Latin America with my wife and daughter.
First Car: Brown 1993 four-door Stanza, Nissan