Staff

Senior Pastor: Ernest Jones

Birthday: February 6, 1968

Family: Jeanna, incredible wife since January 2nd, 1993. Teacher at Williams Elementary School who LOVES her students and fellow professionals. Son, Nathan who is the most accurate passer I've ever known. Nathan taught his dad to throw a football. Shelby Alice has me completely wrapped around her finger.

Education: Undergraduate and graduate studies in Philosophy, Masters and Doctoral Studies in theology at Southwestern

Previous Lines of Work: Youth Pastor in two previous churches, Senior Pastor in two previous churches before Main Street

Contact: Ernest Jones

A few favorites:

Food: My wife's German Chocolate Cake, my mom's pecan pie, and anything Tex-Mex.

Book: With All Your Mind, by Yandall Woodfin, a philosophy professor whom I loved, and the only man I know who loved Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo as much as I do.

Movie: The Big Blue, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Shawshank Redemption, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy

TV Show: Cake Boss, Jim Rome is Burning, Pardon the Interruption, SportsNation, American Idol...but nothing will ever match the first two seasons of 24

Season: Fall...time for Fantasy Football

Activities: Just about anything physical where I feel pushed and stretched...marathons, lifting, team sports...anything. Physical stress creates emotional peace.

Favorite Sports Team: Whatever team Nathan or Shelby happen to be on at the time.

Quote: “Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.” (I can't remember where I heard that one.)

Bible Verse:  "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart."- Psalm 37:4

Worship Arts Pastor: John Sullivan

Birthday: June 29, 1978

Family: Wife - Beth (Married June 2, 2001). Children - Wyatt (7 years old), Cooper (4 Years Old), Kate (2 year old)

Education: Bachelor of Music from Southern Illinois University. Master of Arts in Church Music from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Master of Music from Illinois State University.

Contact: John Sullivan

A few favorites:

Food: My wife makes the best BBQ ribs. She slow cooks them all day long and the aroma fills up the whole house. There is nothing like coming home from work and smelling my wife's BBQ!

Movie: My favorite movie of all time is Amadeus. It won the academy award for best picture back in 1984 and continues to be my favorite movie to this day.

TV Show: My favorite TV show is M.A.S.H. I try to watch an episode everyday if I can help it. I love coming home from either choir rehearsal or praise team rehearsal and sitting in front of the tube and putting on a M.A.S.H. re-run. My wife can testify that I NEVER get tired of watching them.

The worst TV show I would say is "After M.A.S.H." A short lived spin-off that failed miserably!

Place in the World: Visiting the Holy Lands is a trip I will never forget. Now, when I read my bible, I can actually visualize all of the places that are mentioned when I read about them. What a great experience!

Activities/Hobbies: I love to run. It is something that I did a lot as a kid growing up, but stopped once I finished college. I just picked it up again last year and completed my very first marathon in the fall of 2010. During that process, I not only lost 25 pounds, but learned many life lessons as well.

Sports Teams: The Los Angeles Lakers, St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys

Quote: "Give me a person who says, 'This one thing I do,' and not, 'These fifty things I dabble in.'" - Dwight L. Moody

Bible Verse: "Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children." - Ephesians 5:1

 

Minister of Senior Adults and Special Events: Gary Smith

Birthday: August 19, 1949

Family: Wife,Susan, married for 38 years. 2 sons, Reed and Drew. Reed is married to Becca and they live in Leander. 2 grandchildren, Grayton and Adler.

Education: B.A., Mississippi, 1971. MS, Education, Baylor University, 1974.

Previous Lines of Work: FCA Director for Northeast Texas, church staff positions in Abilene and Dallas, coached football (2 years at Baylor)

Contact: Gary Smith

A few favorites:

Book/Books: Anything written by Ace Atkins (mystery)

Movie: Any James Bond movie!

TV Show: The Closer

Place in the World: Branson, Missouri

Activities/Hobbies: Reading, Jogging/Walking!

Sports Teams: Ole Miss Rebels

Quote: "WIN the day."

Bible Verse: "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also the Greek." - Romans 1:16

 

Church Administrator: Christi Rich

Birthday: March 6, 1979

Family: Hubby, Mark, and 6 year old son, Drew

Education: Bachelors of Business Administration from Baylor University

Previous Lines of Work: 13 years at Chase Bank, doing (almost) everything from Teller to Branch Manager

Contact: Christi Rich

A few favorites:

Food: Italian. No, Mexican. No, seafood! Ummm...

Book: Harry Potter, Gone With the Wind, almost anything by Jodi Picoult or Maeve Binchy

Movie: Most Disney animated stuff, anything Christmas (I'll even watch them in July!)

TV Show: NCIS, Friends, Big Brother

Season: Spring

Activities: Reading

Quote: “To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children;...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived...this is to have succeeded." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bible Verse:  "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." -Philippians 4:6

Main Street Children's Center Director: Ruth Ann Godfrey

Birthday: October 27

Family: Married, 2 adult children, 2 adorable granddaughters

Education: Certified by Learning Link and trained through Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Association; license updated yearly

Previous Lines of Work: Cleaning Service and Rehab tech

Contact: Ruth Ann Godfrey

A few favorites:

Movie: It's a Wonderful Life, To Kill a Mockingbird

Food:Mexican and almost anything sweet

Season: Fall

Activities/Hobbies: spending time with family

Sports Team: TEXAS RANGERS!

Bible Verse: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future…” -Jeremiah 29:11

Administrative Assistant: Me-An Bautista

Birthday: January 29

Family: Norm (Husband), Hanna, Sammy

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts

Previous Lines of Work: Human Resources Director (8 years), Crisis Pregnancy Director & Counselor (6 years)

Contact: Me-An Bautista

A few favorites:

Book: Christian authors

Food: Salad & Sushi, Potato chips

TV Show: HGTV

Place in the World: Home with my husband and kids on a lazy day

Activities/Hobbies: Reading, Writing

Quote: “There is no pit so deep, that He is not deeper still.”- The Hiding Place

Bible Verse: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” –Matthew 6:33

Administrative Assistant: Beverly Holland

Birthday: August 26

Family: Husband Bill; Two grown children: boy & girl; Grandchildren: 2 boys and 3 girls, ages 5-22

Education: Graduate of Texas Tech University

Previous Lines of Work: Preschool teacher for 15 years, Office Manager for Husband’s business for 12 years and LOTS of volunteer work

Contact: Bev Holland

A few favorites:

Book: Jan Karon Series; Mysteries- Cornwell, Grafton, Patterson; Crichton

Food: Dark chocolate in moderation ☺ Shrimp, Mexican food

Movie: Dave, Gone with the Wind, The American President, Up

Place in the World: Maui- Mt. Haleakala Volcano, Hana- Seven Sisters Falls

Activities/Hobbies: Walking; Fitness Center; Puzzles- crossword, Suduko, jigsaw, reading, grandchildren

Sports Team: Texas Tech Raiders

Quote: "It's not important that I manage my time, but that I let God manage me." David Henderson

Bible Verse: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful. I know that full well." -Psalms 139:13-14

Custodian: Lupe Garcia

Birthday: November 3, 1946

Family: Lots

Previous Lines of Work: Assembler, Mechanic, Manager

A few favorites:

Food: Mexican

Movie: Action

TV Show: Fox News

Season: Summer

Place in the World: Georgetown!

Activities/Hobbies: Car restoration

Sports Team: Cowboys

Bible Verse: 1 John