Meet Our Staff

Photo: Rev. John Hirling

The Rev. John Hirling is interim pastor for Saint Paul as the church searches for a new pastor. Born and raised in Cincinatti, John is a graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and has served in transitional roles for Presbyterian churches for 11 years. Saint Paul is his eighth transitional church call. Previously, he served churches in Allen (near Dallas) and Northwest Houston. He sums up his theology in one line: “God loves us and there’s nothing we can do about it.” He believes that the joy of living comes in serving others. Read a full biographical statement on our home page. We are so happy to have John and his wife Terri with us.