Our Senior Pastor, Chip Collins


Chip began his ministry with us in December of 2015.  Both Texas natives, he and his wife Suzie were married in 1977, and are blessed with 3 children and 10 wonderful grandchildren.  He earned his B.S. in Sociology from Texas A&M University in 1976, his MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1981, and his EdD from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2006.  Chip has served in the ministry for over 35 years as a BSU Director, Youth and Music Pastor, IMB Overseas Missionary and Church Planter, Bible College Professor, Deacon, and Senior Pastor. 

Favorite Bible Verse: "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:1).

Our Worship Pastor, Joel Duncan

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Joel was born in Austin, Texas, but for most of his childhood, was reared in Modesto, California. He and his wife Gloria were married in 1964 and they are the proud parents of 3 children and 5 grandchildren.  Joel holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma and a Master of Church Music with a concentration in Vocal Performance from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth Texas. He has served churches as Minister of Music in Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and South Carolina.  

Favorite Bible Verse: "For we walk by faith and not by sight"  (2 Corinthians 5:7).