Ben Averitt | Lead Pastor
Ben Averitt joined our staff in 2007 as our lead Pastor of preaching and vision. Ben finished his undergraduate work at the University of North Texas and majored in history while earning a minor in philosophy. Following UNT Ben entered the Master of Theology program at Dallas Theological Seminary and earned a Th.M. in pastoral leadership. Ben married his sweetheart in 1992 and is the proud father to five children. Ben came to faith in Jesus Christ in the Fall of 1988. For recreation and a little bodily discipline, Ben enjoys outdoor cycling several times each week.
Matt Harkey | Associate Pastor
Matt has been amazed at the grace of God since the age of 18, when the Lord granted him repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ. At this time the Lord placed a passion in his heart for His Word and His people. This passion led him to seek further education to better equip himself for the service of God’s people. In the summer of 2008 Matt graduated from the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, TX, where he earned a B.S. in Christian Leadership. Upon graduation he immediately began his studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, TX, where he earned a Th.M. in Expository Preaching. Matt is the associate pastor at Mingo Valley Bible Fellowship, where he shepherds young adults, coordinates worship services, and supports his senior pastor in the work of the ministry. Matt is married to his lovely wife, Brachele, and they have three beautiful kids.