DSOM Leadership
Dr. Gaylan D. Claunch

NTD Superintendent

District School of Ministry Director

Dr. Claunch is an ordained minister who has been in full-time ministry since 1968. He served for ten years in Associate ministry roles including teaching at Southwestern Assemblies of God University as both full time instructor and adjunct faculty. He has served as a Senior Pastor for 30 years in three pastorates located in Texas and Oklahoma all of which he led in becoming strong missions churches. He served for ten years as the Assistant Superintendent which included District Missions Director, Pastoral Care Director and Director of the District School of Ministry. He is currently the Superintendent of the North Texas District Council. He serves on the Board of Network 211 and Global University, and Pleasant Hills Children’s Home, and the Executive Board of Regents for Southwestern Assemblies of God University. He previously served as Presbyter of the South Dallas Section.

He and his wife, Nancy, have been married since 1973 and have one daughter, Lesli Deer, and her two children, DeLayna and Daxon. They also have a son, Loren Claunch and his wife Jessica who have two children Braeden, and Brynlee. Dr. Claunch holds the Bachelor of Science from Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Master of Divinity from The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and Doctor of Ministry from Oral Roberts University. He hopes to earn the Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural studies from The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary after completion of his dissertation.

Kermit Bell

NTD Assistant Superintendent

District School of Ministry Assistant Director  

Kermit and Cindy served at Glad Tidings in Austin for 33 years, 14 as Lead Pastor. In addition to becoming a strong missions church supporting over 125 missionaries and ministries, GT planted 15 churches (6 PAC churches, 3 GC churches, and 6 internationally). He served as presbyter for the North Austin Section and also served as an Executive Presbyter. Kermit holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Evangel, and a Master of Bible degree from AGTS.

Kermit and Cindy were married in 1982 and still love spending time together and they also enjoy time with their 5 married children and their spouses and their 7 grandchildren.

Kathy M. Carver

District School of Ministry Administrator

Kathy Carver has served as the Administrator of the NTD School of Ministry since February 2014. Kathy is dedicated to helping others prepare to fulfill God's call and purpose for his/her life.  She is a wife, mother, and passionate Christ-follower.

Kathy and her husband Chris have been married for 23 years and they have a 17 year old son, Jacob. They make their home in Cleburne and have attended Lifegate Church in Burleson for 12 years. 

North Texas
District School of Ministry


5241 FM 66 Waxahachie, TX 75167


P.O. Box 838 Waxahachie, TX 75168






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