About XPastor

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The Goal of XPastor

XPastor is a global tool for churches of all sizes.  It is designed to help Executive Pastors and others in similar roles to lead and manage the church. Staff, board members and volunteers who make leadership decisions in the church will also profit from our articles and events.  XPastor has been helping churches since 2003!

XPastor Initiatives

  • Encouraging church leaders to write and publish articles about their experience and church learning.  This is our peers talking to us and sharing their wisdom.  XPastor has over 600 free articles, hundreds of PDFs and thousands of pages of information. In almost everything we do, we give free information to thought leaders around the world.
  • Since 2005, the annual XP-Seminar in Dallas.
  • Since 2013, the XPastor Online Classes in church leadership, led by David and his guest lecturers of over 75 leaders from around the world.  We now have completed 7 courses comprised of 5, 10 & 14+ classes.  All are available to view from your home or office.
  • Special events and workshops.
  • Understanding personal and leadership giftedness in David’s book People Patterns and the XP-Indicator assessment tool.

Leading XPastor—David Fletcher

“It is my passion to help church leaders hone their leadership and management skills.”

David Fletcher

Since his earliest days of ministry, Dr. David Fletcher has been called to serve his local church. For over 35 years, he has served churches in Dallas, Austin, Akron and Fullerton. He was worked in churches from 1,000 to 8,000 members.  He is the XP of EvFree Fullerton, a dynamic and growing congregation.

David draws on his extensive experience as an XP to run XPastor. The site began as a place to host Fletcher’s useful XP ministry tool, the XP-Indicator, along with articles based on his research. Traffic to the site increased steadily, as did the content. XPastor now gets tens of thousands of visits monthly and holds thousands of pages of free information to help church leaders. XPastor also hosts the annual XP-Seminar, workshops and online courses for church leaders.

The XP-Indicator assessment tool is based on work with over 2,500 church leaders. The Indicator helps church leaders learn about how we interact and lead others. A fuller explanation is found in his book, People Patterns. David has also published Crisis Leadership.

An accomplished executive pastor, professor of doctoral ministry and an expert on church marketing, management and leadership, Fletcher’s focus remains on serving the local church, whether that church is in the United States, Eastern Asia or anywhere in between.

He and his wife were born and raised in Southern California. As an undergraduate at Occidental College in Los Angeles, David received special permission to take classes at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. Later he received graduate degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary, and took executive education classes at the Kellogg School of Management and the Harvard Business School.

From 2005 to the present, David teaches XPastor concepts to Doctor of Ministry students at the Dallas Theological Seminary as an adjunt professor. He made a ten-year commitment to found, and train a national leader to replace him, in the Doctor of Ministries Program at the Evangelical Theological Seminary of India. Fletcher has brought in world class authors as guest professors, such as Wayne Grudem, Darrell Bock and Gene Getz.

As part of his international outreach and missionary work, Fletcher was treasurer for the American Council of the Asian Christian Academy,  serving on the board for 25 years. Fletcher is also certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis. He has been trained in conflict resolution, mediation and arbitration by Peacemaker Ministries. As a part of his local outreach efforts, David is a founding board member of OCUnited.

When he’s not actively involved in ministry and teaching in California, Texas, or wherever the Lord’s work takes him, David loves to walk and exercise with his wife, Tami—and of course loves his scuba diving!

They are “pleased and proud” of their two children. Jason, and his wife Erin, are graduates of the School of the Art Institute Chicago. They live in Boston where Jason is a science visualizer for the planetarium at the Boston Museum of Science. Lauren, and her husband Josiah, have been graduated from Stephen F. Austin University and have a business in Austin, Texas called The Burlap Bag. They are also proud parents of the Fletcher’s two grandchildren, “Greta” and “Fletcher.”

Tami Fletcher

Tami Fletcher Director of XPastor

Tami Fletcher

Tami is the Director of XPastor. She maintains the XPastor website, produces our events and runs point on getting questions answered for any pastors who write in. Her favorite event is the annual XP-Seminar when she gets to be face-to-face with all the people she has been ministering to via email during the rest of the year!

She and David have been married for over 37 years and thoroughly enjoy doing ministry together. Tami is a great advisor to many XPs!

Prior events

XPastor has many events designed to help you grow. Since 2003, XPastor has been helping churches improve their leadership and management. We have had events such as our annual XP-Seminar, 1-day “XP-Days” and special workshops on Staffing or Mentoring. Currently we are putting most our energy into the XPastor Online Courses, as well as the XP-Seminar. Below shows the history of our events.

2016

  • Seminar

2015

  • Seminar

2014

  • Seminar
  • Workshops

2013

  • Seminar
  • Workshops
  • XP-Day on Staffing
  • XPastor Online Courses: Staffing, Communications & Finances Part 1.
  • Free webinars: Hiring Issues, Employee Handbooks, SP Vision & Passion, Interview with Larry Osborne

2012

  • Seminar
  • Workshops
  • Staffing: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Staffing: Seattle, Washington
  • Staffing: Pearl City, Hawaii

2011

  • Seminar
  • Workshops
  • Staffing: Fullerton, California
  • Staffing: Orlando, Florida
  • Large Church Forum: Akron, Ohio

2010

  • Seminar
  • Workshops
  • XP-Day: Nashville, Tennessee
  • XP-Day: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • XP-Day: Washington DC

2009

  • Seminar
  • Workshops
  • Business Practices or Spiritual Principles? Atlanta, Georgia
  • WFX Charlotte: North Carolina
  • XP Day: Chicago, Illinois

2008

  • Seminar
  • Workshops
  • Mentoring: Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • SP-XP Relationships: Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • How to Design & Build Your Church at WFX: Houston, Texas
    • Read the brochure
  • How to Design & Build Your Church WFX: Indianapolis, Indianna
    • Read the brochure
  • XP-Day: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • XP Day: Pasadena, California
  • XP-Day Seattle, Washington

2007

  • Seminar
  • Workshops
  • Lead Self Lead Others: Fullerton, California
  • Mentoring Clinic: Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • SP-XP Relationship Clinic: Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • How to Design & Build Your Church at WFX: Atlanta, Georgia
  • National XP-Day: Austin, Texas

2006

  • Seminar
  • Workshops
  • Mentoring Clinic: Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Staffing Workshop: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Leadership Clinic: Lindenwold, New Jersey

2005

  • Seminar
  • Workshops
  • Mentoring Clinic: Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Peacemaking Clinic: Houston, Texas
  • National XP Day: Dallas, Texas
  • National XP Day: Dallas, Texas
  • National XP Day: Dallas, Texas

2004

  • National XP Day: Dallas, Texas