Rev. Kirk Dana came to First Lubbock in May of 2015. He is a native of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!) and has been in youth ministry for 42 years, serving congregations in Oklahoma, Florida, Tennessee and Texas. He has also been an adjunct professor of youth ministry at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL. He is ordained a Deacon in the UMC and is certified through the United Methodist Church in Christian Education and Youth Ministry. He and his wife, Tina, have been married for 35 years, and they have two grown sons. Pastor Kirk is an avid outdoorsman who loves to backpack, fly fish, golf, backpack, cycle and travel.