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Al Riera

Al and his lovely wife Tammie, a teacher at Carroll High School, have been married for 24 years and are proud parents of four children:  Alex, Amy, Angie and Allison.  After graduating from college and receiving his commission from the U.S. Army, he began his active duty career.  Retiring after 26 years of service with […]

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Travis Jenkins

Travis grew up in ​the small Texas town​ of Grandview ​. He became a Christian when he was 14 years old as a result of a friend taking him to church one weekend. Almost immediately, Travis was given the opportunity to begin to ​use ​his gift of music in the youth group. The summer before his senior year of high school​,​ […]

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David McCracken

David has served with Southlake Baptist since 2011 with his wife Andrea and 5 children:  Eden, Christian, Branch, Trinity, and Haven.   Prior to moving to Texas in 2011, the McCrackens have lived in Michigan and Washington State. David was saved as a child and grew up in a Christian home on a ranch in […]

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Jose Guzman

Jose Guzman, his wife Christina and two children, Emi and Eli, came to Southlake Baptist Church in 2013 and started the Hispanic Ministry. Jose graduated from Bible college in 2000 and served in different church ministries before leaving for Mexico to serve as a missionary. He helped start two churches in San Luis Potosi, and […]

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Franklin Shirrell

Franklin and his family moved to Southlake 5 years ago and have been attending Southlake Baptist for the past 4 years. Originally from Little Rock, AR, he accepted a transfer with Regions Bank, where he has been employed for 19 years, with responsibility for the Consumer and Small Business Services Group in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, […]

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Chris Steele

Chris and his wife, Tammy, were charter members of Southlake Baptist Church, joining the church in 2009. He serves (or has served) in a variety of areas, such as managing the parking lot attendees, children’s church, hosting home groups and serving as a church elder. Chris is a born and raised Texan, who proudly served […]

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Brad Matheidas

Brad was ordained and served as a deacon for a number of years at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano where he began his membership in 1989.  Brad moved his membership to Southlake Baptist Church in 2009 having moved into Tarrant County.  Brad currently serves the church as an elder.  His ministries as a deacon included serving as a […]

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Lisa Pierce

Lisa has worked with Southlake Baptist Church since its inception and counts it a joy to be used in God’s service. She began ministering as a church secretary over 28 years ago, and the Lord has given her several opportunities to serve Him in this way at different churches throughout the years. She has been […]

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Cliff Donnelly

Cliff has been married 19 years to his beautiful wife Sherry and is the proud father of three children:  Olivia, Luke, and Jason. After receiving an engineering degree and while pursuing an MBA degree from Texas A&M University, Cliff placed his faith in Jesus Christ and was born again on May 23, 1995. Then just […]

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Sharon Petty

Sharon is a retired educator serving 34 years in the Fort Worth Independent School District as an English teacher and a high school counselor. She earned a bachelor degree from Hardin-Simmons University, a master in education degree from Texas Wesleyan University and did post graduate work in counseling. While married to Keith for 42 years, they served in various church […]