About Us

The Lubbock District is comprised of 60 churches of all sizes in an expansive geographical area within proximity to Lubbock, Texas.  

Our mission is to provide service and leadership to enable the United Methodist Church  

 in the Lubbock District to be in Ministry to the Church and to the world.

Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe


 Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe was born August 19, 1950.  He never imagined that he would be a Bishop in the United Methodist Church.  "My dad always said it.  Even when I was a part-time pastor, he would always say 'you are going to preach and you're going to be a bishop one day'"  His dad was right Bishop Bledsoe was elected to the Episcopacy in 2008. 

Bishop Bledsoe holds a BA Degree from West Texas State University, a Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry from Drew University. He served as Bishop of the North TX Conference from 2008-2012.  His ministry appointments include District Superintendent of the Bryan/West District 2002-228, Spring Woods UMC (Houston) 2000-2002, Cypress UMC 1990-2000, Director of Teaching Ministries for the Texas Conference, Bear Creek UMC (Houston) 1986-1990, Hanham Methodist Church, Hanham, Bristol England. 

  Bishop Bledsoe and his wife Leslie have been married 27 years and have 6 children

Rev. Don Boren


Rev. Don Boren was born in Enid, OK and grew up in Booker, where he was a member of Booker United Methodist Church.  He graduated from Booker High School in 1979.

After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology  from McMurry University in 1983, he attended Asbury Theological Seminary, graduating with a Master of Divinity in 1988.​

Don held numerous youth director positions through college and seminary, serving Spearman, Canadian, Lorenzo, Tuscola, Denver City and Borger First.
Don's appointments have included: Sweetwater Highland Heights, Permain Basin MHMR, Lorenzo, Friona, Albuquerque St. Paul's, Borger First, Abilene District Superintendent. Following serving Lubbock Lakeridge, He was appointed as the Lubbock District Superintendent in 2016.

Don has served on Conference commissions and boards including:

  • The Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits for 5 years
  • The Board of Ordained Ministry for 8 years
  • Don is currently serving on the Strategic Planning Committee and is Cabinet representative to the Commission on Equitable Compensation

Don has been married to Rose for 32 years. They have two sons, Devin of Lubbock and Trevor who is serving in the US Marines.


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