High Pointe Church of Christ of McKinney, TX     
 
 
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Ministers

 

Brad Cox

Brad Cox

Preaching and Teaching Minister
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Brad is a Dallas native and has served in fulltime ministry for over twenty years. He is committed to communicating the message of God’s Word with the seekers and believers who gather each week at High Pointe. Brad and his amazing wife Jill have two children, Maggie and Colby. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Divinity degree from Abilene Christian University. Brad also graduated with a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. When Brad isn’t hanging out with the family, he loves to be outside and working on home improvement projects.

Lantz  Howard

Lantz Howard

Executive Minister
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Lantz has a passion for seeing others lead and serve within the desires and passion for the glory of God. He enjoys equipping, training, and leading others for works of service and ministry in the local church. He graduated from Lubbock Christian University with a B.A. in Humanities and Ministry and has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Phoenix Las Vegas. Lantz and his wife, Jessica, have been married since 2004 and they have four little girls; Kennedie, Sawyer, Preslee and Chantzlyn. With a house full of girls, he enjoys all things pink, including painting toenails. He also tries to squeeze in time for Crossfit and home renovation projects. 

Robin  Brannon

Robin Brannon

Worship Minister
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Robin Brannon was born, raised, and educated in the Texas Panhandle. Robin’s father, B.C. Brannon, was a long-time gospel preacher and a pioneer in the black Churches of Christ until his passing in 2010. His mother, Shirley, was an accomplished beautician until breast cancer took her life in 1989.

A musician and teacher by trade, Robin holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN and a Bachelor of Music Performance, emphasis in Percussion, from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX. While living in Texas, Robin was a music teacher and performer, playing nearly every genre of music, including orchestral, jazz, blues, rock & roll, world music, country, western, eastern, and most everywhere in between. He was also a member and instructor of the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps from Denver, CO. So, naturally, Robin moved to Nashville in 2005 to join Acappella. He toured with the group until 2011 when he went into full-time middle school band directing and "part-time" worship ministry at the Woodmont Hills Church in Nashville. He, his wife, Stephanie, and his three daughters, Gabby, Raven, and Vada moved to Jonesboro, AR in 2014 to serve as worship minister for the Southwest Church. Last October, they welcomed their fourth daughter, Una, into their home...from China. And now, the Brannons are thrilled to join the kingdom work being done at High Pointe! Robin's passion is being in the presence of the living God, worshiping Him, and leading His people in worship. He aspires to lead everyone to be obedient to Jesus when he said, "This is my command: love each other." (John 15:17) And he likes sports (How ‘bout them Cowboys!). And music.

Debbie Conner

Debbie Conner

Interim Children's Minister
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Debbie was a public school teacher for 25 years and has a passion for teaching and working with children.  She found a love for teaching children's Bible classes beginning in high school, and has continued to work within the Children's Ministry in some capacity her whole adult life.  Debbie's husband, Garry, serves as a shepherd at High Pointe, and they have two daughters, along with a son-in-law, and two precious grandchildren.  Debbie graduated with a Business Administration degree from Amberton University, and received a Masters of Science-Reading degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce. When not enjoying reading a good book, she is an avid sports fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers, and loves to travel with her husband and family.

 

 Wilmer Rivera

Wilmer Rivera

Hispanic Minister
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My name is Wilmer Rivera. I was born in Searcy, Arkansas to Sixto and Clara Rivera where I lived from 1987-1989. My parents are from El Salvador. I grew up in McKinney from about 1990 to 1999 and then lived in Garland from about 2000 to 2016 and I just recently moved to Fairview, Tx. I love soccer, sports, action-packed movies and also spending time with my family and friends. I have a younger brother named Kevin Rivera who presently is involved in college ministry helping and working with students at the University of Maryland. I love Bible studies, preaching and teaching God's Word and helping equip people to be disciples of Christ and disciple-makers. I consider it a privilege to work in ministry. 

Luis Olivo

Luis Olivo

Hispanic Minister
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Luis has a passion for preaching the Gospel and evangelizing where ever he goes. His desire is to be like Christ who took any opportunity to evangelize the ones around him. He has gone to the Bahamas, Latin America, and throughout the eastern sea coast states to preach the Gospel. One of his ministries is to set-up events to be able to preach the Gospel, like Health Fairs, and Men’s Conference, with a twofold plan. One to have the men grow spiritually, and two, to bring to Christ the seekers that come. Luis and his wife Esperanza have a son name Jacob Elijah. Both Luis and Esperanza are studying at Texas International Bible Institute, and will graduate this year.

 

Shepherds

Elven Corder

Elven Corder

Leadership Team/Shepherding Team
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Elven and his wife, Donna, have been attending High Pointe since 2013. They have two grown daughters, Jennifer and Jessica.

 

Elven served as a deacon for five years at Central Church of Christ in Amarillo, Texas. Since moving to High Pointe, Elven has served as a small group ministry leader, taught bible classes and been involved with Friendspeak. In addition, both Elven and Donna have a passion for helping others build strong marriages.

 

One of Elven’s favorite Bible passages is Philippians 2:3-8.

 

Professionally, Elven is Operations Director for Tyler Technologies.

 

He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.

Lewis  Isaacks

Lewis Isaacks

Shepherding Team
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Lewis and his wife, Paula, have been members of the High Pointe congregation (formerly Westside) since 1981.  The Isaacks have two grown sons, Jonathan and Jeffrey and a grandson. 

 

Lewis has been involved at High Pointe as a deacon, small group leader, teacher, mission trips, Let's Start Taling, youth group huddle leader, summer camp and various ministries. 

 

One of his favorite Bible passages is Philippians 4:11-13. 

 

Professionally, Lewis has a law and mediation practice.

Ron  O'Neal

Ron O'Neal

Shepherding Team
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Ron and his wife, Diane, have been attending High Pointe since 1996.  They have three children Brian, Chris and Michelle.  Ron has served as an elder since 2006. 

 

Philippians 3:13-14 is one of his favorite passages from the Bible. 

 

He is a supporting elder for the leadership team, outreach, education, encouragement and involvement ministries. 

 

Professionally, Ron is an IT manager at Raytheon.  He enjoys landscaping his yard and playing golf.

Brian  Tinsley

Brian Tinsley

Leadership Team/Shepherding Team
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Brian and his wife, Jana, live in Van Alstyne and have three sons, Paul, Mark and Benjamin.  Brian has served as coordinator for children sponsorship program in El Salvador, planned and led summer mission trips to El Salvador, coordinated Harvest Sunday budgets and presentations, administered financial accounts in support of foreign evangelism efforts in El Salvador, South Pacific, Columbia, Russia, and the Hispanic church plant in Plano. 

 

One of his favorite Bible passages is Romans 8:18-39.

 

Professionally, Brian is a computer science major and principal software engineer at Xtera Communications.

Edwin L.

Edwin L. "Sandy" Detherage

Shepherding Team
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Sandy and his wife, Cindy, have been members of the High Pointe congregation since 2010.  They have two grown children, Tammy and Brandon and four precious grandchildren. 
 
Since moving to High Pointe, Sandy has been involved locally  in small groups, Bible class teaching, and Friedspeak. He leads mission trips to Papua New Guinea, Bew Zealand  and Cambodia.
 
Sandy's favorite Bible passage is Romans 7:24-25a.  Sandy's education is in business, aviation, and education.
Professionally, Sandy retired as an air traffic controller and manager in 2012 after 35 years, to devote more time to serving in the Barnabas Mission.
Dave  Davenport

Dave Davenport

Shepherding Team
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Dave and his wife, Melinda, have been members of the High Pointe congregation since 2000 and reside in Prosper.  They have two daughters, Leah and Deanna, and a son, Hayden.  Dave has served as a deacon, small group ministry leader and has taught Bible classes. 

 

Professionally, Dave is educated as an engineer and has experience in power generation, manufacturing and real estate.

Steve  Justice

Steve Justice

Chairman Leadership Team/ Shepherding Team
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Steve and his wife Chanda have been attending High Pointe for 2 years and many years prior to their move to West Texas in 1990. They have three grown sons, Neil, Joel and Kevin.

Steve served as an Elder at Johnson St. Church of Christ in San Angelo for 6 years prior to relocating to McKinney.

 

He retired from the US postal service after 35 years.

 

Steve’s favorite bible passage is Numbers 6 : 24-26.

 

He enjoys golfing and being with his grand kids.

 

 

Steve  Pendergrass

Steve Pendergrass

Shepherding Team:Chairman
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Steve and his wife, Barbie, have been attending High Pointe since 1995.  They have three grown children, Amber, Ashley and Justin and four beautiful grandchildren.  Steve has served as an elder since 2008.  He is a supporting elder for worship and education and assists with some outreach ministries. 

 

Additionally, Steve and Barbie have a passion for helping young families be successful in their marriages and raising children.  1 Corinthians 10:13, Isaiah 40:31 and Joshua 24:15 are favorite Bible passages.  

 

Professionally, Steve is an IT consultant at IBM. 

 

He enjoys spending time with his family, flying, landscaping his yard, playing golf, and traveling. 

Garry Conner

Garry Conner

Shepherding Team
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Garry and his wife Debbie have been attending High Pointe for a little over 5 years. They have two grown daughters, Jana Conner and Kristin Rue.

 

Garry has served as a Deacon at Military Parkway, Mabank and Beacon Hill, all in Texas. He also served as a Deacon and then Shepherd at Parkway in Springfield IL.

 

Professionally, Garry works for USIC.

 

He enjoys fishing, hunting, golf, landscaping and playing with his grandson.

 

 

 

 

Jason Lokey

Jason Lokey

Shepherding Team
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Jason has attended High Pointe since he was three years old and his wife Laura has attended the last 25 years.

 

Jason  served as Deacon for several years here at High Pointe before coming a Shepherd.

 

He has been self employed for the last 18 years and owns Lokey Construction.

 

Jason's favorite bible passage is 1 Peter 4:10-11

 

He enjoys fishing, skiing and working out.

 

 

Deacons

Administration

Finance
Travis Bryant, Deacon 
Keith McElwain, Deacon 

Jim Crutchmer, Deacon

Facility/Maintenance/Grounds

Shane Litzkow, Deacon  

Brent Templeton, Deacon

Lance Sullivan, Deacon

Jeff Roberts, Deacon
Technology- Office Support

Donn Holsinger,Deacon

Administrative Support

Jim Norred, Deacon

 

Spiritual Formation

Children's and Family

Youth and Family
Danny DeLaughter, Deacon 
College and Young Professionals
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Young Married
Brian Jackson, Deacon 
David Rue,Deacon
Senior Adults
Roy Baggett,Deacon
Mike Stephens, Deacon
Adult Spiritual Formation
Ryan Newhouse, Deacon 
Small Groups
David Scott, Deacon
Trent Varvel, Deacon 
Women’s Ministry
Shelley Benetiz, Ministry Leader
Men’s Ministry
Mike Belknap,Deacon
Casey Owens,Deacon
Clark Chance,Deacon
 
Praise and Worship 
Technical Leadership
Drayton Green
Worship Leaders
Kirk Norris
Worship Experience
Zack McConnell
 
Guest and Member Relations

New Member Assimilation
Jim Schwalls, Deacon 

Welcoming Ministry

Mike Turnbow, Ministry Leader

Dan Squires ,Ministry Leader

Safety Ministry 

Anthony Quintanta, Ministry Leader

Higher Grounds Coffee Bar
Kevin Mahaffey, Ministry Leader 

Ushers and Communion

John Herzog, Deacon

Scott Cooper, Deacon

Nathan Yokubaitis 

First Responders

Nathan Yokubaitis, Deacon

Sports and Recreation

Debbie Sullivan, Ministry Leader

 

Outreach – Local

Financial Peace

Dan Squires, Deacon 

Prison Ministry

Tom Cooper

Community Garden

Jim Wiginton, Deacon

Corey Duncan, Deacon

Benevolence 
Jim Barr, Deacon 
Samaritan Inn 
Bob Mitchell
Community Lifeline
Diane Newhouse, Ministry Leader 

Disaster Relief

Scott Young, Deacon

Scott Franklin, Deacon

Local Outreach 

Bill Mara, Missions Coordinator

David Woodward, Deacon

FriendSpeak

David Woodward

 

Outreach – Global

 Outreach — Foreign and Local

Paul Newhouse, Missions Coordinator 
Bill Mara, Deacon 

 

 

 


 

 
High Pointe Church of Christ
3201 North Central Expwy
McKinney, TX 75071


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Sunday Worship Service - 10:15 AM
Wednesday Classes for all ages - 6:30pm

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