Pastoral Care

No one travels life’s journey alone

Our pastor, Rev. Gary Turner has over 40 years of ordained experience and training to provide and respond to various pastoral care needs.

  • Faith conversations
  • Crisis support
  • Homebound/Hospital visitations
  • Premarital counseling
  • Weddings
  • Consolation and bereavement support
  • Funeral and Memorial Services

Pastoral Care is made up of several distinct ministries that work in cooperation with one another to provide the most comprehensive care possible to members and the community.

Our Pastoral Care Team provides additional support such as:

  • Prayer Chain
  • Meals to the sick or injured
  • Transportation coordination
  • Home maintenance support

First Church also partners with local congregations and agencies if your need is beyond our abilities. Please contact us so that we may connect you to the resources you need.

Premarital Counseling

Marriage is a wonderful gift, we strongly encourage engaged couples to supplement their marriage preparation with premarital counseling. Premarital counseling can help ensure that you and your partner have a strong, healthy relationship — giving you a better chance for a stable and satisfying marriage. It can also help you identify weaknesses that could become bigger problems during marriage.

Please contact us to speak with our pastor and schedule counseling.

Counseling Services

First Church The Colony is partnered with Pastoral Counseling Center of Dallas. They provide professional counseling services with a licensed counselor that is available to meet with you at the church if needed. Please contact them directly to schedule an appointment.