OUR MINISTRY LEADERS

Elders

BOB BROWN
BOB BROWNElder
My wife and I moved from Denver in 1981 to attend a Discipleship Training School (DTS) at YWAM. It was one of the very first DTS schools held at Twin Oaks Ranch. There were so many…
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DR. DON CLARK
DR. DON CLARKElder
I was born and grew up in New Orleans, LA. Although I was raised a Catholic and went to parochial schools growing up, I was not saved. That didn’t happen…
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DAVID HICKEY
DAVID HICKEYElder and Senior Pastor
I was born and raised forty miles down the road in Longview, Texas. My wife LuAnn and I grew up in the same community, attending the same schools and the same…
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TERRY HOWLETT
TERRY HOWLETTElder
I grew up in Radford, Virginia, built four soapbox derby racers and won when I was 14. My Dad was a POW in Germany for two years during WWII, and I worked for him…
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LARRY HURT
LARRY HURTElder
I was born in Indiana but grew up in a Central Illinois manufacturing town where my dad took a job at Caterpillar. My parents were not regular church attendees, but…
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TERRY KEANE
TERRY KEANEElder
I was born in 1953 in Beaumont, Texas, and along with my older brother and sister, raised by a single mom and her unmarried sister in Lufkin. After graduation…
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STEVE MILLER
STEVE MILLERElder
I was raised In Torrance, California, the third of four children. It was a good home, dad was a successful businessman and mom was a stay-at-home housewife. Mom…
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TOM SLOAN
TOM SLOANElder, Chief Financial Officer
I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, where my parents settled in 1955 after my father found an engineering job there. We had no extended family and no roots as…
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Staff

CHAD BOWERS
CHAD BOWERSSound Engineer
I was born in Garland, Texas and lived at the same house until I was 18 years old. For 2 years, I attended Tyler Junior College (TJC) and I had 2 more years at UT-Arlington…
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ROY DEVISSCHER
ROY DEVISSCHERAssociate Pastor
I grew up in New Jersey and gave my life to Jesus when I was six years old. I followed my dad around preaching on the streets of Philadelphia. Sadly, at thirteen…
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SANDY DEVISSCHER
SANDY DEVISSCHERAWANA - Co-commander
At the age of ten, Sandy Devisscher responded to the truth of Who Jesus is and responded to His gentle tug on her heart to give herself to Him. He has…
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TAMMY FIGUEROA
TAMMY FIGUEROAEarly childhood Coordinator
As far back as I can remember, I’ve had a desire to know Jesus. My aunt introduced me as a child to church, which I loved. My teen years were rough…
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STEPHANIE FRANKE
STEPHANIE FRANKEWomen's Ministry
I was born in upstate NY in the foothills of the Adirondack mountains, about an hour south of Watertown. I enjoyed playing in the woods and…
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ZACH GREEN
ZACH GREENGrounds Maintenance
I was born in upstate NY in the foothills of the Adirondack mountains, about an hour south of Watertown. I enjoyed playing in the woods and…
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ERIC & TESSA GIBSON
ERIC & TESSA GIBSONChildren's Safety Team
We were both born and raised in San Diego, Ca. The Lord blessed us with good, Godly parents, that raised us in the church. We ended up meeting through a Christian…
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MONI GUYER
MONI GUYEROperations Coordinator
Born with a heart of rebellion and the eldest in my family, the Lord radically turned my life right-side up as He proved Himself as our Healer at the birth of our only child…
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ROLAND HEDDINS
ROLAND HEDDINSDirector of Technology and Missions Pastor
I was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana of half Louisianian, half East Texan parentage. At the age of three, I moved with my parents and younger…
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KRISTEN JAMES
KRISTEN JAMESFinancial Officer
I am a born and bred native Texan, living in Lindale most of my life. I was home-schooled and loved being the oldest of 5 children. I was saved very early on and am blessed to have…
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JUDY JAYNES
JUDY JAYNESAWANA Co-Commander
I was born in Minneapolis, MN. On my 17th birthday, God revealed His love to me when two guys came into our neighborhood doing odd jobs. The Spirit of God…
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JORDAN KELLEY
JORDAN KELLEYCCF ALIVE
I was born in Maryland in 1988. My mom made sure my three younger siblings and I went to church. Because of this and her teaching us scripture at home, I knew that…
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CLAUDIA LAMB
CLAUDIA LAMBAdministration
I am a native Texan, born and raised in Texas. My mom and dad were wonderful parents who taught my sister and me good morals and ethics…
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JOSH LANGER
JOSH LANGERWorship Leader
Originally from Germany, Reverend Josh Langer is an ordained minister through the Ecclesia Ministers Alliance and has studied theology with the University of the…
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JULIE MILLER
JULIE MILLEREPIC56
I was born and raised in Tyler Texas. I have two older brothers and am the youngest and the only girl. I grew up in the church; but, Jesus didn’t become real and…
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BRYN NEELY
BRYN NEELYYouth Worship Pastor
I’ve grown up in Lindale, TX the majority of my life. I am the youngest of three siblings, who are my best friends in the world! I’ve grown up in a christian home…
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SARAH PRESTON
SARAH PRESTONFacilities Maintenance
I was born in Tyler, Texas and raised by my parents in the small town of Hawkins, Texas with my two older brothers and my younger sister. We spent our days…
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AUSTIN ROBERTS
AUSTIN ROBERTSLedge78 - Jr High Pastor
I was born and raised in Kansas City, MO and grew up as the oldest of 13 kids to godly and loving parents. They taught me the value of hard work…
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JAY ROWAN
JAY ROWANFacilities Coordinator
My roots are in Van Zandt County. My dad grew up in Garden Valley and Van before going off to school and a life raising six kids along with my Mom. They recently…
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MARY ANN SIVER
MARY ANN SIVERChildren's Nursery Director
She was raised in Lake Worth, Florida, and she was one of six children. The area is all sunshine and water. She had a lake at her front door and the ocean…
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TOM SLOAN
TOM SLOANElder, Chief Financial Officer
I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, where my parents settled in 1955 after my father found an engineering job there. We had no extended family and no roots as…
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CAMEO YEATER-SOCHA
CAMEO YEATER-SOCHAElementary School Coordinator
I was born in Ohio and lived there for 42 years. I grew up with amazing parents who raised me with strong family values such as love God, work hard…
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HEATH STONER
HEATH STONERSenior High School Youth Pastor
I was raised in Dewitt, Michigan, and grew up in a Godly home. My parents taught me to honor God with my life and I put my faith…
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KEVIN TRIGUEIRO
KEVIN TRIGUEIROProjects and Safety Manager
I was the youngest in a wonderful family of four. By God’s grace, I prayed to receive the free gift of salvation around 4-5 years of age, as I sat on our front porch…
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Board of Advisors

CHRIS LASCELLES
CHRIS LASCELLESBoard of Advisors
Chris Lascelles has served with Youth With A Mission (YWAM), Tyler from 1994 until the present. He is member of YWAM Tyler’s Leadership Council. Chris is an ordained minister with the Ecclesia Ministerial Fellowship, a part of Ecclesia College in Elm Springs, Arkansas. Among other courses, Chris has completed…
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JEREMY LELEK
JEREMY LELEKBoard of Advisors
Jeremy Lelek has dedicated his life in ministry to esteeming the efficacy of Scripture as the true means of “soul care” within the Church. Pointing others to the eternal truths of God, and the Redeemer of mankind, Jeremy is passionate about the message of change, transformation, hope, security, humility, love, kindness,…
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STUART QUARTEMONT
STUART QUARTEMONTBoard of Advisors
Dr. Stuart Quartemont has served as a medical missionary to Nigeria since 1988. He is the Founder & President of Medical Missions International since 1991. Stuart is an ordained minister with Rivergate Ministries International. Among other courses, Stuart has completed Bread of Life’s School of the ministry…
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Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.

2 Timothy 4:2 NLT

Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.

2 Timothy 4:5 NLT

I have fought the good fight, i have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.

2 Timothy 4:7 NLT