DISCIPLES OF CHRIST
DISCIPLES OF CHRIST
Lesly F. Massey was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma in 1946, and raised in Ft. Worth, Texas. He graduated from Haltom High School in 1965 and started college at North Texas State University. His wife Marge was born and raised in Benoni, South Africa. She is the registrar at Amberton University. They have three grown children. Donald lives in Dallas and is a professional graphic artist with IStation. Adrienne and her husband
Patrick live in Rowlett. Loren and her husband Daniel live in Forney, with their two sons Aiden and Ethan.
Les was ordained with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 2004, and retired from full-time pastoral ministry in 2014, having served as senior minister at Casa View Christian Church in Dallas for nearly fourteen years. During his time with the Disciples of Christ he has served as Sunday school teacher and elder, and various committees, including service as Moderator for the North Texas Area of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest and member of the Regional Transformation Commission. However, Les has been a minister since 1969. Before joining the Disciples of Christ he was a minister with the Church of Christ, including thirteen years as a missionary in South Africa. He went to Africa at age nineteen and was trained for the ministry in that environment. He worked with local churches, traveled into remote areas on mission safaris, and taught seven years at Southern Africa Bible College. Later back in the United States, he served a church near Abilene and one in the Dallas area.
Les also has experience in various kinds of community and world outreach. During the 1980s he served as Project Administrator for Bread For A Hungry World, conducting projects in Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and various parts of Africa. Apart from ministry, Les worked for a time in proprietary education. With ITT Technical Institute he was Director of Recruitment, and with Computer Learning Center he was Director of Education. He has been teaching at Amberton University as Adjunct Professor of Religion since 2000. Les is the recipient of numerous awards for ministerial service and academic excellence. One of his passions is community outreach, and he led a church project to assist evacuees in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. A former marathoner, his hobbies now include travel, snorkeling, hiking, gardening, guitar, and writing. He has experience in construction. He plays guitar and drums.