Larry Phelps

Deacon of Marriage

I came to know the Lord Jesus at a very young age; Unfortunately, I experienced abuse from an older relative at about the same time. These experiences seemed to lead me slowly away from the Lord and from hearing his voice. I pursued pleasure only for myself and tried to find some satisfaction in created things that were never helpful. The Lord, however, has never given up on me.

I grew up in the California Mojave Desert. I met a Godly woman named Julie during college in Iowa. We were married when I graduated and moved to a small town in Michigan to work as a teacher. She has reflected the gospel of Jesus to me for over 50 years.

During our past struggles, my wife, Julie, and I have so many “markers of remembrance” of the Lord’s mercy, love, provision, healing, and kindness; they are difficult to list at one time. Even coming to Denton, which we did not think possible, has been an act of the Lord.

Over the years, godly men spoke into my life; my wife helped me understand my past and its effects. She has modeled what “Zeal for the Lord” looks like. My life is a picture of God’s grace. Jesus working through these people helped me realize that the Spirit in me is greater than the one in the world. For me, there is no communication greater than the voice of the Lord inside us.

Larry Phelps

Sundays at 8:45am & 11:00am

The Village Church Denton
1106 W. Oak St., Denton, Texas 76201