Rev. Anthony (Tony) Vinson
Southwest District Superintendent - 2017-present
East District Superintendent - 2016-2017 (1 yr.)
Clear Lake - 2006-2016 (10 yrs.)
Humble, First - 1997-2006 (9 yrs.)
Giddings/Paige - 1993-1997 (4 yrs.)
Nacogdoches, Perritte Memorial - 1988-1993 (5 yrs.)
Associate Pastor Spring Woods - 1984-1988 (4 yrs.)
Associate Pastor, First Conroe - 1981-1984 (3 yrs.)
Murchison/ Campus Minster Henderson County College - 1978-1981 (3.5 yrs.)
Leadership, Accomplishments & Awards
Distinguished Alumnus Award in Pastoral Ministry, Brite Divinity School TCU 2014
Member of Board of Trustees, Texas Wesleyan University, Ft. Worth.
Chairperson, District Leadership Team South District 2009-2011
Chairperson, District Committee on Ministry, Houston North District 2002-2006
TAC Board of Ordained Ministry 1996-2000
Chairperson, Division of Campus Ministry 1989-1992
Spiritual Director Houston, North Emmaus Community 1998-2004
Charter Spiritual Director East Texas Emmaus Community 1990
Charter Leadership Team UM Army 1979
Tony Vinson has served in the Texas Annual Conference for 44 years in Churches ranging from small rural Congregations to large multi-staff suburban Congregations.
He has served as an Associate Pastor, Campus Minister, and a Senior Pastor. He has been a part of the team that helped begin UM Army while serving as Campus Minister in Athens Texas in 1979. He has helped the Emmaus Community Charter, serving as the communities’ first Spiritual Director in East Texas while serving as Pastor at Perritte Memorial in Nacogdoches.
He responded to his call to ministry while still in High School in Irving Texas, shortly after his encounter with Christ at a Lay Witness Mission. Shortly afterwards, he began serving as a youth director as he worked his way through both College at Texas Wesleyan and Seminary at Brite Divinity School TCU. As a youth director he served in Daingerfield Texas in the Summers of 1970 & ’71, and later served in Kirkwood UMC, Irving for three years, First UMC Duncanville, and First UMC Burleson as a Youth Director before transferring into the Texas Conference in 1979.
His wife, Michelle, was a teacher for 35 years and is now enjoying retirement and the flexibility to spend more time with their grandchildren!