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Dr. Mark Howell

SENIOR PASTOR

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Dr. Mark A. Howell began his ministry as Senior Pastor at Hunters Glen in July 2016. He has been in ministry for more than 25 years and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee and a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy from Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Dr. Howell has a passion for taking the gospel to the nations and has been privileged to preach the gospel on four continents. He has also led mission teams to Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Kenya, South Africa, India, Nepal, Argentina, Russia, Ukraine, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore. He loves all kinds of sports and anything outdoors. He was privileged to play linebacker for Carson-Newman University on their 1986 NAIA National Championship team. Dr. Howell is the author of "Exalting Jesus in 1 and 2 Thessalonians" (part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Series published by B&H Academic). He loves preaching and keeps his hand in the classroom by teaching adjunctively for both Midwestern Baptist Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri and Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is married to Carmen who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Counseling from the Criswell College in Dallas, Texas. The Howells have two daughters, Abigail and Rebekah and a faithful Labrador Retriever named Amos.

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Jody Mazzola

EXECUTIVE PASTOR

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Jody is a native Texan. He was born and grew up in Orange, Texas. He is married to the former Jill Semple of Paris, Texas. He committed his life to Jesus Christ and was called into the ministry while in college. Jody and his wife, Jill, have two sons, Joseph and Jared. Joseph is married to Shawna, they have three sons, Jaden, Zane, Cruz and one daughter Zoey, they live in Frisco, Texas. Jared is married to Meghan, they have a daughter Maren and son Truett Henry, they also live in Frisco. Jody earned a Masters in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth. He has served the Lord in full-time ministry for 28 years. He and Jill served at FBC Muskogee, Oklahoma, Prestonwood Baptist Church, and FBC Dallas, before joining the staff of Hunters Glen in March of 2002. His family has been in the Dallas area for over 20 years serving the Lord. "My passion is to see men, women, boys, and girls come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and equip them to live out their lives victoriously for the Glory of God".

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Fred McNab

MINISTER OF MUSIC & WORSHIP

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Fred has always been actively involved with developing the music ministry of the churches he has served. As our Worship Pastor, he is responsible for the Music and Worship Ministry, including administration, choirs and instrumentalists.

Born in Mobile, Alabama in 1953, he committed his life to Jesus at the age of 11 years in 1964. In 1979, he married his wife Dolores, and they have been happily married ever since. They have three children: Katy, Taylor, and Whitney and now 6 grandchildren!

Fred enjoys playing racquetball, as well as water and snow skiing.

Personal Testimony:

I was 11, sitting close to the front at First Baptist Church, Port Isabel Texas when the pastor gave the invitation. The pull and tug in my heart was so strong, and I walked forward and asked Jesus to come into my heart. I remember, as an 11 year old boy, walking out of the church that morning and feeling so clean!

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Ron Killough

INTERIM ASSOCIATE PASTOR

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Ron joined the staff on Dec. 15, 2015. He is married to Saundra. They met in West Palm Beach, Florida where Ron was serving as youth pastor. Ron is a native Texan and Saundra is from Tennessee. Their son Chris and his wife Mandi  have two children Emma and Grant. They live in Plano. Chris works for the Omni Corporation in Dallas.  Their daughter, Ashley, lives in Washington D.C. and is a journalist for CNN. Chris and Ashley grew up in HGBC, as Ron served as Minister of Education 1990-97.

Ron accepted the Lord at an early age and has been serving in various churches primarily in Texas for the past 40 years. Ron also serves as an adjutant professor at Dallas Baptist University. He is a graduate of Baylor University and has two degrees from Southwestern Baptist Seminary with a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Counseling. “My ministry objective is to help people become aware of the Truth and then to encourage and enable them to experience the freedom and joy of having the Truth in their lives daily”.

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Stephen Jones

MINISTER OF STUDENT & FAMILIES

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Teri Pittman

MINISTER OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

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Teri is not only a native Texan but has lived in the Dallas Metroplex most of her life. She received both a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Education from the University of North Texas. Teri's passion for ministry to children has deep roots in her childhood. She was a 7 year old child when she prayed to receive the Lord as her Savior and just a few years later at age 12, she made a commitment to full-time ministry. Teri has served in Childrens ministry for over 20 years. She believes that children need a foundation of God's Word on which to build their lives and their decision-making. Teaching children to know and to love God and His Word is her greatest privilege.

Teri was married to Randy for 32 years until the Lord took him home in July 2010. They have 2 children- Daniel and Tricia- and 5 fantastic grandchildren.

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Stuart Sumrall

INTERIM MINISTER OF MISSIONS

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Stuart Sumrall was born in Lynchburg, Virginia and moved to Texas as a teenager.  He attended Baylor University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  Stuart’s wife, Holly, is a speech therapist. They have been married for seventeen years and have three children—Jake, Emily, and Sara.

Stuart and Holly have served churches in Dallas, Tyler, and Louisiana.  Stuart was the pastor at FBC Slidell, LA, for five years before God called them to the mission field.  They come to Hunters Glen from Colombia, South America where they served with the International Mission Board before returning to the Dallas area at the end of 2015.

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Beth Singleton

PRESCHOOL MINISTRY LEADER

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Beth grew up in Aiken, South Carolina where she first felt Gods leading to serve families. While at Bryan College Beth received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Christian Education and met her future husband Jeff. Beth has served in several different capacities at HGBC since 1985, and became a full time staff member in 2009. Jeff and Beth have four amazing daughters, two of which are married, a beautiful granddaughter, and a handsome grandson! Beths desire is for the truths of Gods Word to be poured into the hearts and minds of little ones both at church and in their homes.

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Shirley Eberst

DIRECTOR OF MEMBER SERVICES

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Shirley  was born and raised in the Columbus, Ohio area (go Bucks!)
Because of my husband’s job at the time, we moved to Richardson in 1997, joined Hunters Glen in 1998 and I became the Sr Pastor’s admin in 1999. He created Member Services position around 2007 and I have been doing that ever since. This job ebb and flows with the needs around the church, which I love. My husband, Rick and I have two grown, married children and now two perfect grandchildren (Ha!). I am extremely happy that all of them are involved here at Hunters Glen.

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Brondon Esco

DIRECTOR OF MEDIA SERVICES

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Linda Howell

DIRECTOR OF WOMEN'S MINISTRIES

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Linda Howell is the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Missions. She has been a member of Hunters Glen for 11 years, has Directed Back yard bible clubs, worked with local missions and ESL for the last 5 years. Linda is married to Austin, who is a wonderful husband and dad. They have 2 great boys, Micah and Cole.

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Steve Middleton

DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

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Steve is a native Texan who grew up here in Plano. He and his wife Cathy have been married since 1985 and have two children, Andy and daughter Rachel. Steve and Cathy also two four-legged children named Chester (pictured) and Maxine. Steve has been a member of HGBC since 1991. Steve has served as Director of Campus Operations since 2007, where his primary goal is to utilize the facilities of HGBC to enable people to take their next step closer to Jesus.

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Tina Rose

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS & FINANCE

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Tina was born in Lubbock, Texas, but grew up in the Dallas area. She was raised in a Christian home and gave her life to Christ when she was eight years old. Tina graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelors of Accounting degree and a minor in Computer Science. After graduating, she went to work for Texas Instruments, Inc. and was employed for 12 years in their worldwide facilities, corporate accounting, and international tax departments. It was here that she met her future husband, Todd Rose. Tina and Todd have two daughters, Meredith and Shannon, and their family joined HGBC in February of 2002. Tina joined the HGBC staff as Director of Business and Finance in August of 2006.

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Lynne Moses Garcia

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO EXECUTIVE PASTOR

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Lynne has been a member of HGBC for over 20 years (2 separate times). In those years she has been involved in many areas of ministry, from VBS to Music. She joined the staff in 2008 and currently serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Pastor. After completing her Associates of Accounting Degree from Northeast Louisiana University, she worked in the corporate world before joining her husband in their family business. Lynne & Burt were married for 32 years before he went home to be with the Lord in February of 2013. They have one son Daniel who is 26.

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Tammy Hulme

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO MINISTER OF MUSIC & WORSHIP

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Tammy and her husband Steve have been married for over 30 years and have been members at Hunters Glen for over 25 years. She dedicated her life to Christ at age 12 and has been serving Him in several different areas of ministry ever since, including Preschool, Childrens, and Students. Tammy joined the staff in 2007 and currently serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Music and Worship Pastor. She and Steve have two adult sons, Brandon and Travis.

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Alana O'brien

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO MINISTER OF CHILDRENS

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Tera Clarkson

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE MINISTER OF MISSIONS

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Born and raised in west Texas and moved to Plano in 2000 to attend the University of Texas at Dallas, where I received a master’s degree in Early Childhood. In 2004, I married my college sweetheart, Jeff, who grew up attending Hunters Glen Baptist Church. I taught in PISD from 2004-2008, and then began my career of being a stay at home mom. Jeff and I have three children, Trent, Malorie and Macey.

 

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Terri Herron

CHURCH RECEPTIONIST AND AA TO THE ASSOCIATE PASTOR

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I became a Christian as a teenager.  I have been in church all my life.  I am married and have 2 older adult children.  I am a people person and love to help others.

I have been at Hunters Glen for 25 years and I have done Preschool and Children’s choirs, helped out in youth choirs, taught Preschool Sunday School, helped out in Childcare & VBS.  I sing in the adult choir and help out in the sound booth providing words to either the choir or the congregation.  I am also the Receptionist & Admin to Ron Killough who is our Associate Pastor & Senior Adult Pastor.

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Cory Edwards

STUDENT MINISTRY ASSOCIATE

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