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.

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.

Hunter Howard

Hunter Howard

Youth Minister
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Hunter Howard is 23 years old and grew up in Rowlett, Texas. From a young age he knew that he wanted to go into ministry. Hunter received a Christian Ministries degree from Abilene Christian in May of 2017. He is excited and committed to showing Christ to teens by being an example of his love daily. Outside of ministry he enjoys all kinds of music and theatre and he loves to play guitar. Hunter likes to spend as much time as he can outdoors with his Great Dane, Sam. He also grew up playing all kinds of sports but excelled in baseball and golf and looks for opportunities to play as much as he can. He is very excited about joining in on the amazing work that God has already done and will continue to do here at High Pointe.

Aleshia Ruehl

Aleshia Ruehl

Children's Minister
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My name is Aleshia Ruehl, and I was born and raised in a small town in East Texas. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, and an elementary teaching certificate from the University of Texas at Dallas. My passion is engaging children in the beauty of God and his love, serving the community, watching and playing sports, reading, and traveling. My very supportive husband, and best friend, Martin and I have four wonderful children, Jordan, William, Natalie, and Alayna. When Martin and I stepped into the doors of High Pointe in 2015, we knew we’d found a church that shared our desire for Christ and connecting with others, and we never looked back. We jumped right into serving in the Children’s Ministry teaching bible classes and other leadership opportunities, and I’m thrilled that the Lord was so good to allow me to expand that role here at High Pointe!

Kiani Pendergrass

Kiani Pendergrass

Associate Children's Minister
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Kiani is 29 years old and is from Belize, Central America, but grew up in North TX after her family relocated in 1998.  She has always had a passion for working with children, whether it be volunteering to help in bible classes, managing a retail children's store, or being a Preschool teacher, it has always been a passion of hers to find opportunities in all those areas to spread Christ's love. Kiani and her husband Justin have two wonderful children Liam and Laikyn and currently live in McKinney TX. Time with her family is what she enjoys most, but her other interests include making jewelry, studying in the word and traveling! She is so excited to help grow a wonderful children's ministry here at High Pointe that will fill the children with the joy and love that Christ has for them. 

 Wilmer Rivera

Wilmer Rivera

Outreach 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

Spanish Speaking 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

Chairman 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.

Garry Conner

Garry Conner

Leadership Team/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 grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

Steve  Justice

Steve Justice

Leadership Team/ Shepherding Team
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Steve and his wife Chanda have move back to McKinney and attended(Westside) High Pointe 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.

 

 

Lewis  Isaacks

Lewis Isaacks

Shepherding Team Chairman
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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.

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.

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.
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.

 

 

Zack McConnell

Zack McConnell

Shepherd
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Place of Employment: Approved In Home Care

Favorite bible passage: Isaiah 40:31

Church History:
Born and raised in a small Church of Christ, located in Italy, TX

Became a Christian: 1975

Zack and Linda along with their children, Marchell, Meridth and Zack Mitchell moved to Hight Pointe in 2002. Zack and Linda worked in the children’s worship ministry here at High Pointe for 10 years. Zack has been serving as a deacon for the last 4 years.

 

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

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.

Deacons

Administration

 

 

 

 

 

Facilities and Property

Finance
Keith McElwain, Treasurer

Jim Crutchmer, Deacon

Communications, Jessica Corder

Administrative Support

Jim Norred, Deacon and Jim Schwalls,Deacon

 Teresa Riley

 

Baptistry - Scott Cooper - Ministry Leader

Facility/Maintenance/Grounds

Shane Litzkow, Deacon  

Brent Templeton, Deacon

Lance Sullivan, Deacon

Jeff Roberts, Deacon

Safety - James Blanchet, Deacon

Anthony Quintana, Deacon

Technology - Office Support

Donn Holsinger,Deacon

Transportation - Teresa Riley

 

Spiritual Formation

Children - Aleshia Ruehl and Kiani Pendergrass

Financial Peace - Dan Squires, Deacon

Men's Ministry - Mike Belknap, Deacon

Casey Owens,Deacon Clark Chance,Deacon 

Re|engage - Steve Pendergrass

Small Groups

Bob Mitchell,Ministry Leader

Sports and Recreation - Debbie Sullivan, Ministry Leader

Sunday Morning Class - Keith Christian
Women’s Ministry - Emily Newhouse, Ministry Leader
Donna Corder, Ministry Leader
Young Adults
Zack and Kayla McMurray, Ministry Leaders
Youth - Hunter Howard
Praise and Worship 
ASL Signing- Kathryn Ross, Ministry Leader
Coffee Bar - Kevin Mahaffey, Ministry Leader
Communion Prep - Kevin Mahaffey, Ministry Leader
Counseling Services - Bill James 
Praise Team - Robin Brannon
Technical Leadership - Drayton Green,Deacon

Ushers and Communion - John Herzog, Deacon

Scott Cooper, Deacon and Nathan Yokubaitis

Welcoming Ministry

Mike Turnbow, Ministry Leader

Dan Squires ,Ministry Leader

Missions 

Administrative Minister- Paul Newhouse

El Salvador - 

El Salvador Children's Program - Jana Tinsley,Ministry Leader and Diane Newhouse,Ministry Leader 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Outreach – Local/Foreign

 

Financial Peace

Dan Squires, Deacon 

Prison Ministry

Pat Anderson

Community Garden

Jim Wiginton, Deacon

Benevolence 
Jim Barr, Deacon 
Community Lifeline
Diane Newhouse, Ministry Leader 

Disaster Relief

Scott Young, Deacon

FriendSpeak

David Woodward,Deacon

 

Outreach — Foreign 

Paul Newhouse, Missions Coordinator 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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


Sunday Bible Class - 9:00 AM
Sunday Worship Service - 10:15 AM
Wednesday Classes for all ages - 6:30pm

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