Meet the Staff

Chris Woods,
Youth Pastor

Bro. Chris and his family are long-time residents of Cass County. He attended Henderson State University in Arkadelphia on a football scholarship and is currently working on a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies through All Nations Bible Seminary. In addition to being the church’s Youth Pastor, he assists professional athletes with inspirational camps for youth. Burdened by the need for healthy families, he has taught life skills training to new fathers through the First Choice Pregnancy Resource Center.  Bro. Chris was licensed to the Gospel Ministry in 2021.

Dr. Brad Gathright,
Celebrate Recovery Leader

Bro. Brad joins the church staff with the burden to reach those in the community with hurts, habits, and hangups through Celebrate Recovery. He has a BA from Central Baptist College, a Masters from the Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary, Master’s Level Work in Marriage and Family Counseling from the University of Texas and a Doctorate from All Nations Bible Seminary. In addition to his Christian education he is licensed as a Texas Paramedic and Registered Nurse. He has served churches as a Youth Director, Pastor, and most recently as a bi-lingual missionary to Honduras.

Peggy Valentine, Worship Leader

Sis. Peggy’s heart and vision for worship go way beyond the skills to provide good music. Her desire is to lead each member of the congregation to reach God’s heart through worship. She is inspired by both contemporary and traditional music styles as she incorporates them into a quality worship service. She considers it a true privilege to serve the Lord faithfully in this humble calling.

Dr. Mark D. Hill, Pastor

Pastor Mark has a passion for teaching and leading our local church body to be purposeful in evangelizing the whole world. He is the CEO of the world-wide missions organization, Christ Centered Missions. His degrees include a Bachelors from the Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary, a Masters from East Texas State University, and a Doctorate from All Nations Bible Seminary. He is also a veteran of the USAF and has served churches all over East Texas as a Youth Minister, Sunday School Teacher, Missions Pastor, Administrative Pastor, Elder, and Executive Pastor.