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Spiritual Direction

David Hulon Hood, CSD


"Spiritual direction is the contemplative practice of helping another person or group to awaken to the mystery called God in all of life, and to respond to that discovery in a growing relationship of freedom and commitment."

James Keegan

Spiritual direction explores a deeper relationship with the sacred aspect of being human. 

Simply put, spiritual direction is helping people experience their ongoing, unique stories everyday.

Direction is not licensed therapy or counseling, it is the ongoing discovery of what the Holy Spirit is saying to you, with the assistance of a guide to help point the way through a monthly meeting that involves prayer, conversation and spiritual exercises.

Pastor David Hulon Hood is an Ordained Minister and  Certified Spiritual Director having completed studies at Southern Methodist University’s two-year program in spiritual direction, and has completed the School of  Spirituality, Spiritual Direction Course through the Anglican/Episcopal Church. He has over 20 years of pastoral experience and has also studied on a  Master’s level at Brite Divinity at Texas Christian University.

David assists Pastor Jess with pastoral counseling and spiritual direction for the members of the Adlai Road community and others outside the community. He has been married to his beautiful wife Gaylene for 32 years and they have two sons and two precious granddaughters.

"The whole purpose of spiritual direction is to penetrate beneath the surface of a person’s life, to get behind the façade of conventional gestures and attitudes which one presents to the world, and to bring out one’s inner spiritual freedom….”

Thomas Merton

Contact Pastor David at: or 214-403-2127


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