Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Marshall, TX

               We honor God by working to meet the physical, spiritual, and communal needs of as many people as we can.

All NEW!  
Contemporary Worship Service

New Time - 9:00 - 9:45 am

Contemporary Worship Service

is Exciting!

Sundays, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

9:00—9:45 am - Join us for a time of contemporary worship. You might not have ever been to a worship service like this. Don’t worry. Come and find your own way to thank God. And you will be welcomed!


Great Musicians

Great Singing

Guitars, Piano, Drums

Latin Feel

Bible-based Messages

Open Communion

Video Clips

Nursery Provided

Refreshments before/after

& more

“I have listened to missionaries, prayed for new efforts, sent money for hot lunches, and been aware of Cumberland Presbyterian Mission work in Colombia, South America, for most of my life,” says Pastor Rusty Rustenhaven of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Marshall. For most of the twentieth century, the Cumberland Presbyterian denomination has sent missionaries to many countries, but we found an exceptional reception in Colombia, South America. The Christian gospel was shared, people were converted, and churches were formed. For years, offerings were sent to support the work there. Now, in God’s good way, these missionary efforts are coming full circle. David Montoya, born and raised in Colombia, is coming to serve and share the gospel musically with Americans in Marshall, Texas as the new Contemporary Worship and Youth Director here.

He has his degree from the Universidad de Caldas in Colombia, which has a great music school. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Colombia, and he continues his service to God now in Marshall. David has served as a music director and teacher in Cumberland Presbyterian Churches in Colombia as well as in Houston, Texas. He has lived in the United States for about eight years now.

The Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Marshall was seeking to begin a Contemporary Worship Service as a new offering to our community and we needed a Contemporary Music Director. We prayed and looked for about two years before calling David to come. Some of our youth and several of our adult members and staff have seen him lead these services at camp and church meetings. He is a great people person and is very talented musically. It is an advantage that he is bi-lingual. However, the Marshall church had to stretch to offer a part-time staff position and we were not sure he would be able to come and still support his family. However, he was willing to take a job driving a school bus for MISD to make this all possible. He left a good, full-time job in Houston to come and serve here. He enjoys driving the bus and he and his family are excited to be in Marshall. His dedication to serving God is obvious.

David’s parents (David and Luz Maria), both Cumberland Presbyterian pastors, are here visiting in Marshall and will be here for the inaugural Contemporary Worship Service, this Sunday, October 2, from 8:30 to 9:15 am. David leads a wonderfully talented musical worship team of Christy Godwin, Johanna Eppley, Tish Hudson, Amber Flarity, Camila Arias, and Bailey Green. New technology, including video capabilities will be used to speak the language of our culture and share the good news of Jesus Christ. The church has made some updates to make the atmosphere even more warm and inviting. A light breakfast will be available in the lobby area (we call the narthex) before and after the services.

The Contemporary Worship Service will be the third, unique style of worship that Cumberland offers on Sundays -- The Contemporary (8:30 – 9:15), Traditional (11 – Noon), and our Celtic/Taize (5:30 -6:15 pm). A nursery and special snacks and activities for children will be provided. The church is located at 501 Indian Springs Road in Marshall. Our website is

Although all the services will be in English, we invite people of all ages, races, cultures, and sexes to consider one of these worship services in order to help change our lives for the better. This Service will have guitars, piano, eventually drums, etc. We will use the rhythms and styles that will be a lot more like what we hear on the radio. We plan to use video clips and do some other things differently than traditional church services in order to be a place where just about anyone can feel comfortable and explore spiritual matters. And questions will be welcomed here.

It is our hope that people who participate will feel accepted for who they are, find tools for improving relationships, develop good habits, and in general enjoy the lifestyle of Christians. This should be a place that not only wants the best for you and your life, but a group that learns together how to help make the lives of all those around you better too. Hopefully, this will be a church where you can thrive whether you have previous experience in church or not. Give it a try!