Elders

GEORGE GARRETT
GEORGE GARRETTElder
I was raised in a small town in central lower Michigan. I am the second of five children. My brother and I worked on nearby farms, were members of 4-H and Boy Scouts…
KELLY GRIZZARD
KELLY GRIZZARDElder
I grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I attended the University of South Alabama and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy. I worked about 17 years just 30 minutes from where I grew up…
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…
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…
PHIL TOMPKINS
PHIL TOMPKINSElder
I grew up in Houston. My twin and I are the oldest of nine. I always look for fun, and being a product of the 60’s that wasn’t always the best thing…
KEN WINEBARK
KEN WINEBARKElder
I am the friend you may not have met yet. If we haven’t met call me; I would love to meet you. One of the great joys of my life is getting to know folks. I’m a country boy…
DON WOLVEN
DON WOLVENSecurity Administrator
Born and raised in Southern California. Received a commission in the US Navy in 1977, served on active duty for four years and then in the Naval Reserves for another sixteen years…

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…
JIM CAMOMILE
JIM CAMOMILEAdult Ministries Coordinator
I was born and raised in Riverside, California. When I was 15, I was radically saved and started a life altering relationship with Jesus Christ. After high school…
DANIEL CAMOMILE
DANIEL CAMOMILEGraphic Designer, IT, and Youth Leadership
I was born into a Christian missionary home and was raised from an early age to value Truth. Homeschooled all the way through ….
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…
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…
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…
JUDY JAYNES
JUDY JAYNESExecutive Asst. & AWANA 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…
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…
JANNA MOORE
JANNA MOORENursery & Early Childhood Coordinator
Having been raised at Texas Baptist Children’s Home in Round Rock, Texas, from the time I was 6 years old until I graduated from high school, I was in church every time the church door opened…
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…
MIKE PACKARD
MIKE PACKARDMaintenance
I have been doing maintenance and construction work here in east Texas for over 30 years. I started out here in 1991 at Last Days Ministries on their maintenance team, where I was on staff until 1996. After….
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…
AUSTIN ROBERTS
AUSTIN ROBERTSLedge78 - ALIVE 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….
TOM SLOAN
TOM SLOANChief 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…
DENNIS SOCHA
DENNIS SOCHAEPIC 56 Youth Ministry
Dennis has spent his life sowing into the lives of others. His passion is helping others, especially young people to understand God and His kingdom or creation better, and…
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…
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…
REBEKAH WAINWRIGHT
REBEKAH WAINWRIGHTCommunications Specialist & AWANA - Co-Commander
My earliest memories take place in church. Mom and Dad both taught Sunday School, sang in choir, and volunteered for so many other things. We were there every time the doors opened…

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