About the Host


James A. Glasscock, a retired Presbyterian minister PC (USA), lives in Fallsington, Pennsylvania after living in Garland, Texas, for almost 33 years. A farm boy who lived in the Texas Panhandle, James was born in Shamrock, attended public school there through is freshman year in high school, and moved to Wellington, Texas, where he graduated in 1953.

In Wellington High School, he worked as a sports reporter for The Wellington Leader and gained valuable writing experience that has served him well in the ministry. In Garland, he was a weekly columnist for The Garland News until January of 2001.

James has earned four degrees and a diploma in Jurisprudence and Human Right, Strasbourg (1997). His degrees are: BA, McMurry University, Abilene, Texas, 1957, BD and Doctor of Ministry, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1960 and 1975, respectively, and a Master of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey, 1963.

In retirement, James serves a small congregation Sunday morning, teaches a regular Bible study in a local automobile dealership and studies the Reformation of the 16th century and current trends in Christianity and modern culture. He also makes frequent trips to the family farm on Long Dry Creek, which is the inspiration for the name of this web site. [Long Dry Creek]

James is married to the former Lois Rose Kershner, of Lubbock, a Texas Tech University graduate with a BS in zoology and minors in chemistry and physics, 1960; and a Master of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University, 1974. Lois also earned her Academic Language Therapy certification from Southern Methodist University in 1999.

Lois and James have two adult children, John Randal and Lee Ann Fancher, and two grandchildren, Luke and John Paul or Jack Fancher.

We are blessed with a dear daughter-in-law Carol and a wonderful son-in law, Lou Fancher.

James believes he has lived a life rather than had a career. He travels to Germany annually to renew his understanding of the Reformation of the 16th century and to meet old friends and make new friends. He is fond of his European friends, as he is of his long-time friends from high school, college, seminary, community and throughout his lifetime.

Dr. James Glasscock