PASTOR NICK HARRIS

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Nick Harris has been a pastor in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Texas for over 50 years. He is from Tennessee but considers himself a Texan and plans to die with his boots on in the Lone Star State. He is a graduate of Union University in Jackson, TN, Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX, and did doctoral work at Mid-America Seminary in Memphis, TN. He has been married to Carol for 50 years, has three children and ten grandchildren.

After 28 years as a senior pastor at Ovilla Road Baptist Church, he spent 5 years in itinerant and interim ministry leading marriage and family retreats and conferences.

His desire is to lead the church family to have a passion for the majesty and glory of God, a hunger for His Word, and a longing to make disciples and equip disciple makers.

STEPHANIE PURTLE

Psalm 19:14 says, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.”  I’m not great with words of my own, I lean on the Word of God to help me get across what I’m trying to say.  So, I search for songs and hymns that are rich in Scripture, in this way, through music, I know how to give glory and honor to God.  I love to hear His people singing and giving him praise in agreement with one another. We were created to worship the Lord! I take this task very seriously.

My desire is to lead people to true worship of Jesus through music.  I love to teach children about Jesus, whether I am teaching music or teaching from the Bible.  I love to serve and help people, and I do enjoy a challenge.  My committment to Christ is passionate and strong and I always try to do what I believe God wants me to do.

Psalm 66:1-4 Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth! Sing out the honor of His name; make his praise glorious.  Say to God, “How awesome are Your works! Through the greatness of Your power our enemies shall submit themselves to You; They shall sing praises to Your name.”

TRACY FEASTER

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Tracy Feaster has been playing the piano since second grade, and enjoys playing for the Lord.  In 1995, he was led to begin a music ministry at Harvey Street Baptist Church in Gainesville, Texas.  Since that time, he has served at various churches throughout the metroplex playing piano, organ, and keyboard.  He has recorded two albums and has a third on the way.  His passion is to encourage others to praise and worship God through music.