Staff

  • Matt Thrasher, Lead Pastor

    Family: wife Holly, kids Roxi and Harrison

    Ministry Role:Lead Pastor

    Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Southwestern Assemblies of God University Master of Business,University of Phoenix

    Honorary Doctorate from Saint Thomas Christian University

    What's your regular order at Starbucks: Black Ice Tea, no sugar & a Bistro Protien Box.

    Things that fascinate me: the universe, outer space

    One thing that most people don't know about me: I love to work with wood.

    Quirks: I am a clean floor guy, I get this from my mother. 

    In my spare time: I love participating in Crossfit, golf, fitness activities, and dirt biking

  • Harry Thrasher, Executive Pastor

    Family: My wife Carol, 2 sons John & Matt and 4 grandchildren. 

    Ministry Role: Executive Pastor

    Dream vacation: Cruise

    Favorite movies: Sand Lot

    Favorite scripture: Psalms 51

    Things that fascinate me: People

    The most adventurous thing you've ever done: Motorcycling

    Least favorite thing to do: Sit still.

  • Duncan Brannan, Children's Pastor

    Family: wife Ralana, kids Kaydra , Karlisa  

    Ministry Education: Tyndale Theological Seminary

    Regular order at Starbucks: Venti, iced, soy, vanilla, chai latte! 

    Things that fascinate me: God’s Word. Ralana Brannan. Koiné Greek.

    One thing most people don't know about me: I am Iron Man

    Quirks: I can’t NOT do voices; I think they may be multiple personalities! 

    In my spare time: Watching Marvel movies or mixed martial arts, working out, writing

    The most adventurous thing you've ever done: Moved to Belton to become a children’s pastor!

  • Megan Mendenhall, Worship Pastor

    Family: husband, Nick, kids, Aiden, Ryder, Easton & Emmit

    Ministry Role: Worship and Creative arts Pastor

    What's your regular order at Starbucks: Strawberry Refresher

    Favorite Movies:  Any war movie. 

    Favorite Scripture: Psalm 32:7

    People who inspire me are: My parents

    Previous jobs: Waitress, Tuxedo sales, Tennis Coach

    What is weird about you: I enjoy listening to the occasional 'boy band'

    Life-changing moment: Finding out I was pregnant with twins. 

    Favorite book: Emma by Jane Austin

  • Tim Jones, Youth Pastor

    Family: Wife, Sarah

    Ministry Role: Youth Pastor

    Dream vacation: Cruise to anywhere

    What's your regular order at Starbucks: Double Chocolate Chip Frap with a pump of raspberry and extra caramel drizzle. 

    Favorite movies: Marvel Universe

    Things that fascinate me: God, Technology, Life

    One thing that most people don't know about me: I like to rap.

    When and where did you get saved: At the dining room table when I was 5 years old.

    Quirks: I get very excited about things.

  • Zach Prewitt, Jr. High Pastor

    Family:  Clint (Brother) & Hannah (Sister)

    Ministry Role: Junior High Pastor

    Dream Vacation: A trip to Scotland

    What's your regular order at Starbucks: Caramel Latte "Hot"

    One thing that most people don't know about me: My family traces back to one of the first 7 clans of Scotland

    Peeves: Smacking

    Quirks: Dance randomly without music

    What makes you laugh: Americas funniest videos

    What is weird about you: I can do voice impersonations/sound effects  

  • Gretchen Kendall, ADMINISTRATIVE Assistanct

    Family: kids Melody & Carlton, 2 grand kids

    Ministry Role: Administrative Assistant

    What's your regular order at Starbucks: White Choc. Mocha Frappachino

    Favorite movies: Princess Bride, Hunger Games

    Favorite scripture: Jeremiah 29:11, Prov. 3:5-7

    People who inspire me are: Billy Graham because he proves you are never too.

    One thing that most people don't know about me: I love to ride horses and motorcycles. 

    Fears: Getting stuck in an elevator in Russia

    Favorite book: The Shack


  • Carol Thrasher, Bear Hugs Director

    Family: My Husband Harry and 2 boys- John & Matthew and 4 grandchildren.

    Ministry Role: Day Care Director

    Dream vacation: Sandals Resort

    What's your regular order at Starbucks: Cafe Mocha

    Favorite movies: Blind Side

    Favorite scripture: Proverbs 3:5&6.

    What makes you laugh? my grandchildren

    Quirks: I like to win In my spare time   


  • Ben Harper, Mission Peru Pastor

    Family: wife, Gini, kids, Emma, Jamin and Jenna. 

    Ministry Role: Church Planter in Cusco, Peru

    What's your regular order at Starbucks: Caramel Macchiato

    Things that fascinate me: human behavior, the mind of a child, the mercy and love of God

    Favorite singer or band: Phil Wickham

    Peeves: Messes and general disorganization

    Quirks: My voice gets higher as I speak more intently. 

    Least favorite food: Brussel Sprouts

    What makes you laugh: Awkward situations. 

    What is weird about you? I’m OCD, so I prefer things freakishly neat. 

    Least favorite thing to do: Going to the dentist or the doctor. 

  • Josh Kellar, Counselor

    Family: wife Krista, kids Miriam, Joy, Corban

    Ministry Role: Counselor

    Education: Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy
    Master of Arts in Christian Ministry

    Dream vacation: Secluded cabin on a lake up in the mountains

    What's your regular order at Starbucks: Chai Tea Latte

    Things that fascinate me: People watching, Thunderstorms, Vulnerability

    One thing that most people don't know about me: I've performed at the Lincoln Center in NYC.

  • Holly Thrasher, Pastors Wife

    Family: Matt , Roxi , Harrison

    Ministry Role: Pastor’s Wife

    Dream vacation: Backpacking through Spain, Italy & Greece

    What's your regular order at Starbucks: Iced Skinny Soy Vanilla Latte

    Favorite movies: 13 Going on 30, Legally Blonde

    Things that fascinate me: Additive Bitmasks

    One thing that most people don't know about me: I was High School Valedictorian. It was a goal because I wanted to give the speech at graduation.  ( : 

  • Gini Harper, Mission Peru Church Plant

    Family: Ben, Emma, Jamin & Jenna. 

    Ministry Role: Preparing for planting a church is Cusco, Peru. 

    Dream vacation: Taking an adventure through South America and DISNEY

    What's your regular order at Starbucks: Caramel Macchiato or Pumpkin Spice Latte

    Favorite movies: The Bourne Series and Disney movies (I am a kid at heart!) 

    Favorite scripture: Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30

    Things that fascinate me: People. I love to see how God uses different people.