Pastor’s Blog


Guardia was appointed as the Pastor of Axe Memorial UMC in January 2018 along with his loving wife, Terry. He was born and raised in the Philippines, entering the ministry after high school. He was ordained in the United Methodist Church in the Philippines and moved to the United States in 1986 to pursue his theological education. He was appointed to serve his first congregation in North Texas in 1991. Levy loves to read and travel. He enjoys meeting new friends and learning about other cultures and countries. Levy is married to Terry, an elementary school teacher by vocation, and his dear partner in ministry. They have two grown children, Mark and Sherry.


  • Monday Devotional: August 8, 2022

    Scripture: Hebrews 11:29-12:2 We are surrounded by witnesses. The idea here is not of a great Olympic moment with grandstands and spectators but rather a host of individuals who can bear witness to the practice of faith. Imagine them standing one by one to tell their stories — Gideon, Rahab, Samuel, David, and Jesus. Each story is an authentic witness … Read More


  • Monday Devotional: August 1, 2022

    Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 These days, there seems to be very little of which we can be certain. The past several years saw a global pandemic take the lives of millions of beloved brothers, sisters, grandparents, and friends. The changes in our climate have made generational storms into annual weather events. People have become less kind, more certain of their … Read More


  • Monday Devotional: July 25, 2022

    Scripture: Colossians 3:1-11 A friend of mine was worried about his grandmother because she was living alone in their old family house in Mississippi. He called her and told her of his concern. She was in her favorite chair on the porch and chided him, saying, “Don’t worry; I’m not alone. It’s just me and ol’ JC out here rockin’.” … Read More