Chris graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1999 and served in the Army for seven years. Upon Godâ€™s call in his life to ministry, Chris attended Dallas Theological Seminary and received his Masters in Theology (ThM.) Chris traveled as an evangelist and missional group trainer with iamsecond.com for two years before becoming the Lead Pastor of Wells Branch Community Church.
Chris is married to his beautiful wife Adrienne, a graduate of Abilene Christian University, a former high school Spanish Teacher, and his best friend. They have two incredible boys: Austin and Jett.
Chris loves watching sports, especially Army Football, dancing with Adrienne, and thinking of creative and innovative ways to communicate the love of God. Chris has written five books.
Joe grew up in Fenton, Michigan and spent the past several years in Cleveland, Ohio before moving to Wells Branch to come on staff. He felt the call to enter the ministry after serving for 14 years in business, with his last role as a healthcare executive. Joe has an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master's of Business Administration. As God continued to press on his heart to enter ministry, Joe began seminary at Liberty Baptist Theological University and graduates in December 2016 with a Master's of Divinity. He and his wife, Ranae, have four children and have spent the past several years doing neighborhood outreach and standing for the vulnerable, especially orphans. Joe loves to have fun playing with the kids, taking his beautiful wife out on dates, and hanging out with the neighbors.
At an early age Grayson felt called to full-time ministry. He grew up in Michigan and moved to Austin, TX when he was 18 to pursue that calling. God cultivated within him a heart for worship as he pursued full-time ministry and now calls WBCC his home as the Pastor of Magnification. Grayson attended Liberty University and received a Bachelors of Science of Religion. He is married to Megan and they have two amazing kids, a son named Jack and a daughter named Nora. God has given Grayson a love for helping others grow in there faith and a desire to magnify the greatness of God's glory.
Phill grew up in Marietta, GA and Houston, TX after he and his family immigrated to the U.S. from South Korea in 1991. After high school, he attended Texas A&M University and, feeling Godâ€™s call to student ministry, made his way to Dallas Theological Seminary where he graduated in 2013 with a Masters in Theology (Th.M). Phill met his wife, Brandee, in his freshman dorm at A&M. They were married in 2009 and now have two girls, Samantha and Avonlea. Phill loves Aggie sports, playing the guitar, and summer camp. Follow Phill on Facebook, Twitter, and on the WBCC Youth Blog.
Don grew up in Nebraska and came to faith in Jesus Christ in 1975. His passion to follow Jesus led him to Grace University and Western Seminary where he prepared for a life of ministry. He is married to Gala, and together they have raised four children: Judy, James, John and Jenna. Don and Gala have been in fulltime ministry since 1984, serving churches in Nebraska, Minnesota and Kansas. Don loves the outdoors, sports activities (Nebraska Football) and building meaningful relationships. He enjoys people of all ages, and lives with a passion to know Jesus Christ and make Him known. You can follow Don on his blog: pastordmyer.wordpress.com
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Ciara is currently a student at the University of Texas at Austin. She grew up in Wells Branch Community Church's Youth Group and became a youth shepherd after graduation. In the Spring of 2015, Ciara graduated with her Associate Degree in Spanish from Austin Community College, and hopes to use that to reach people of all backgrounds. She is passionate about youth ministry and plans to continue working to reach youth with the life changing reality of Jesus Christ.
James & Didi Myer
James grew up in Newton Kansas with a dream of being a missionary. He attended Liberty University and received a degree in Religious Studies. Didi grew up in Dallas TX and played basketball at University of North Texas where she received her bachelors and masters. It is their goal in life to take the gospel to the parts of the world where it has never been, to unreached people. Wells Branch Community Church is sending them as missionaries to serve in Tanzania. They both are avid sports fans and enjoy fitness and exercise.
Nancy and I have been married for 22 years and have two daughters, Rachel and Katie, who both currently attend college. We both committed our lives to Jesus Christ when we were young adults. We have been blessed as a family through the ministry opportunities of Hill Country, such as small groups, youth ministry, Community Impact, Global Outreach, and worship. Our family has embraced the purpose and vision of the Association of Hill Country Bible Churches and we are looking forward to what God will do through us and for us by serving the body of Christ and those we are reaching for Him.
Tony came to faith in the summer of 1973 while attending a summer revival. He accepted Christ after he heard the song titled I Wished We All Been Ready. For the past 17 years he has been attending HCBC Austinâ€™s Lakeline campus. While attending there he was involved in Menâ€™s, Childrenâ€™s, High School and yes, even Womenâ€™s ministries. Over the past 10 years he and his wife Karen have led a community group (aka REALife groups).
Casey grew up in New Hampshire and after graduating college, moved to Texas. Growing up far from the church scene he did not begin his walk with Jesus until God changed his heart in 2006. Casey is now passionate to creatively help people see Godâ€™s awesome love for us. Casey met his beautiful wife Laura while serving in youth ministry at Hill Country Bible Church. Together they were led to help plant Wells Branch Community Church, and they now have a son named Brodie.
Tate grew up in North Carolina and accepted Christ as his Savior at 8 years old, but it wasnâ€™t until his involvement with Intervarsity in college that he began to fully understand what it meant to live for Christ 7 days a week, not just on Sundays. Tate moved to Austin in 1998 and married his wife Debbie in 2008. They began attending WBCC in late 2011 to become more involved in reaching the Wells Branch community and have thoroughly enjoyed their time at WBCC ever since. Today, Tate and Debbie have three sons.