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: May 23, 2022

    Scripture: John 17:20-26 Our church has been involved in a movement of anti-racist churches in Lansing, Michigan. As the COVID-19 pandemic was beginning, and following the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, a Black gospel singer in the area reached out to us to help a “Prayerdemic.” The Prayerdemic included an open letter from Christian leaders in the … Read More

  • Monday Devotional: May 16, 2022

    Scripture: John 14:23-29 While John 14 graces us with a blessing of peace, it also holds us accountable. Before Jesus speaks of peace, before he promises the Spirit, he reminds his followers that truly knowing and loving God cannot be separated from actions: “Those who love me will keep my word.” So, as we near the end of our Easter … Read More

  • Monday Devotional: May 9, 2022

    Scripture: John 13:31-35 As a young girl, I love new things. I couldn’t wait to tear off the wrappings and put on whatever new things I received. I love to put on new shoes and go out somewhere, anywhere. When I planted my first narcissus bulb, I got up at night hoping to catch its flowers coming out. When I … Read More