Meet our Pastor

Our Current Pastor

Greetings in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ!  My name is Wayne Walters. I am honored to serve as the pastor of Market Street United Methodist Church. My family and I are excited about living in Mabank, sharing ministry with each of you and making connections that glorify God and exemplify the love of Christ.

I am married to Kristy and together we have four beautiful children. All of our children attend Mabank ISD. We are blessed beyond deserving.

I graduated from Anna High School and received my BA in English from the University of North Texas. I also graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth with a Masters of Divinity from the Brite School of Theology.  

I grew up at Anna UMC and began my first steps in ministry there as a high school volunteer. When I returned from college I served as youth director at Anna and the Colony  My first appointment was in 2019 I to First UMC Trenton.  I have served Market Street UMC since 2023.

Outside ministry and raising four children, we love to travel, see new places, and experience new things. We love to ride horses, hike, and spend time outdoors. 

We are excited to serve alongside you as the body of Christ in Mabank and surrounding areas.

Grace and Peace,

Reverend Wayne Walters

Our Founding Pastor

Market Street was blessed by the ministry of Dr. Victor (Vic) Casad, a retired elder in the United Methodist Church, who was instrumental in helping our congregation officially organize in April 2024. Though he had retired from active ministry in 2021 after thirty-eight years in the North Texas Conference he accepted the call to serve the newly formed UMC fellowship in the Tri-County area.  Pastor Casad received his MDiv degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, Prior to retiring in 2023, Vic came back to the North Texas Conference and served Valley View UMC, Farmersville UMC, Aldersgate UMC in Carrollton, Christ UMC in Farmers Branch, and Stonebridge UMC in McKinney. His last appointment was for eight years as the District Superintendent of the East District of the North Texas Annual Conference.  Vic received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Perkins School of Theology in 1994. Vic has also served as an Intentional Interim Pastor at Bells UMC and Northgate UMC in Irving.

Vic is married to Mary Brooke Casad. They have two adult sons and three grandchildren. After retiring Vic and Mary Brooke moved to Richardson.  On January 25, 2023 he was appointed to serve as the Intentional Interim Pastor at Market Street United Methodist Church and served through July 1, 2024.