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The Rev. Karl Travis

The Rev. Karl Travis is senior pastor at First Presbyterian Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas.

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The Rev. Karl Travis

Presbyterian Church (USA)

First Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, TX.

The Rev. Karl Travis is senior pastor at First Presbyterian Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas.

Karl earlier served as Pastor, Head of Staff at Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church in Grosse Ile, Michigan, for the previous seven years. Prior to that call, Karl was Pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Roswell, New Mexico for eight years.

Karl graduated Magna Cum Laude from Trinity University in San Antonio, studied at San Francisco Theological Seminary, and was awarded an Honours B.D. from The University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Karl is noted for his work with 'generations' studies and with stewardship. He has served at every level of the larger Presbyterian church, and currently serves on special task forces for his synod and the General Assembly.

Karl is a fourth generation Presbyterian pastor, and a native Texan. He grew up in the west Texas community of Tulia. Karl has three children whom he adores, almost all of the time.


Latest Content by The Rev. Karl Travis

The Rev. Karl Travis

Calvary, To the Rescue

John 20:1-18

Sermon for Easter Sunday

March 31, 2002

The Rev. Karl Travis (PCUSA)

My granddad always said our family had Canadian roots, but we didn't know the details. So last autumn I wondered into a quaint cemetery aside a country church in rural Ontario. Engraved deep within a weathered and moss-grown stone were words, words my family had long forgotten: the names of my great-great grandfather and great-great grandmother. William Murray. Eliza.

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The Rev. Karl Travis

Spiritual Spectacles

Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41

March 10, 2002

The Rev. Karl Travis (PCUSA)

Adam did it. When God confronted him, Adam nervously blurted, "Eve made me eat that fruit." Well, Eve didn't want to take the fall, either. She blamed the snake.

This is the Bible's way of describing our instinct to dodge guilt by laying blame. Find a scapegoat, we think. When we do not want to face the music, all too often we point fingers.

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Other Recent Content by The Rev. Karl Travis

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February 17, 2002

Sin and Grace in Wonderland

The Rev. Karl Travis (PCUSA)

Rev. Karl Travis sermon on sin and grace. Day1.org

The Rev. Karl Travis Transcript

January 27, 2002

T-T-Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation

The Rev. Karl Travis (PCUSA)

Rev. Karl Travis sermon discussing family on Day1