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
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