Sunday School at 10:30
Sunday Morning Worship at 11:30
Wednesday Bible Study at 7:00
412 North Bowie Street
Universal City, Texas 78148
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Meet our Pastor
Elder Robert Lee Barton was born in Jamaica, NY the son
of Robert Barton Jr. and Willie Mae Barton. The early part
of his life he grew up in Philadelphia, PA where he attended
the Greater Refuge Church under the leadership of
Apostle H. D. Jones. To escape the inner city environment
his mother (Mother Steadman’s sister) sent him to Seguin,
Texas in 1963 to live with Bishop and Mother Steadman for
a year. It was during this time that Elder Barton was
baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost. In 1967 he returned
to Seguin to stay.
Elder Barton graduated from Seguin High School in 1971
and attended Southwest Texas State for two years, but due
to the Vietnam War, Elder Barton enlisted in the US Air
Force in Oct 73. Elder Barton served as member of the
Security Service/Intelligence Agency during military career
he received many awards and was allowed to see the world. He has served overseas
in Italy, Japan, and Crete, Greece, with temporary duty in Saudi Arabia. He served for
21 years and retired from the Air Force 1 Oct 94.
After his Air Force career, Elder Barton worked as a system administrations instructor
on a UNIX platform for AT&T Technical Services. He was later recruited by Lockheed
Martin IT in 1995 to fill a system administrator's position at Randolph Air Force Base
where he's still employed
In 1997 Elder Barton obeyed the call of ministry. In 2001 Elder Barton was appointed
Associate Pastor of the Refuge Church Seguin, TX by Apostle J. P. Steadman. In 2007
he was appointed Assistant Pastor to Refuge Church by Apostle James Clark. In Aug
2009 Bishop William Jenkins appointed him Interim Pastor of the Macedonia Church.
He also serves as the East Texas Diocese Convention Coordination Committee
member, East Texas Trustee member, Professor at Guadalupe Baptist Theological
Seminary, instructor for the East Texas Diocese Leadership School, and serves as
Executive Secretary for the Southern District of the East Texas Diocese.
In the pursuit of excellent, Elder Barton holds numerous certificates for UNIX Systems
and System Administration as well as an Associate of Applied Science Degree in
Communication Technology from the Community College Air Force, a Bachelor of
Theology Degree a Master of Theology Degree, and a Doctor of Theology Degree from
the Guadalupe Baptist Theological Seminary. Elder Barton’s desire to see and
experience biblical history has led him to visit Rome, Ephesus, Cairo, and a ten day tour
of Israel, which was an experience of a life time.
Elder Barton is the Establishmentarian for the House of Refuge.
Elder Barton is married to the former Evelyn Leatrice Ball. They have three children.
They have been blessed with 13 grandchildren.
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