Wally Schiwart, Pastor

Denise DeVaney, Worship Minister


About Denise

Denise has devoted her life to God in true worship and desires to be used to motivate, inspire, and usher the Body of Christ to worship God in Spirit and in Truth. After working 30 years in the oilfield at GE Oil & Gas, she accepted her public call to ministry in April 2015.  She was born and raised here in Odessa, Texas and was raised in the Church of God attending First Church of God all her life.
In April of 2015, her family along with 5 other families planted New Dawn Fellowship. Denise is currently the church secretary as well as the Worship Leader.  She is the wife of Marvin DeVaney, the mother of three children, and is a loving grandmother.  Denise enjoys planning parties, hosting events and just spending time with her friends and family.
Shawn and Erica Green, Children’s Ministers
Erica Green: (432) 307-0388
Shawn Green:  (931) 607-7178

About Erica & Shawn

We are filled with joy and gratitude as we introduce Erica Green as our Children’s teacher along with her husband, Shawn Green as her Co-Teacher.  They are truly honored to be a part of your children’s spiritual journey.
Their passion for teaching and their faith have led them to this wonderful role, where they hope to inspire and nurture young members in their understanding and love for God’s word.  Erica has an associate degree in industrial technologies/business and is graduating with a Psychology degree in 8 months.  She has one son and was born and raised in West Texas.  Shawn has been in youth ministry for over 10 years.  He has 3 kids and 13 grandchildren and is from Tennessee.  Together, they own their own business called True Beginnings.  They enjoy traveling, swimming, and movies. 
They are excited to make their Wednesday and Sunday Children’s Church a place of learning and joy.  They believe that Wednesday and Sunday Children’s Church is not just about imparting biblical knowledge, but also about fostering a supportive community where our children can grow in their faith and values.  Their approach to teaching is interactive and inclusive, ensuring that each child feels heard, valued and connected.
They are looking forward to meeting you and your children.  Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions, concerns, or suggestions that you might have.  Together, we can make our Children’s program a nurturing ground for faith, friendship, and fun.