Rick Chitwood serves as our Senior Pastor. With a commitment to Biblical Christianity, Rick's passion is to lead us in loving God, loving each other, and caring about the world around us.
Rick holds a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary and a D.Min. from Western Seminary. He and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters Holli and Megan. Holli is married and has two children. They live inMinnesota. Megan is married and has lots of pets. They live in RowlettTexas. Rick and Michelle enjoy many outdoor activities.
Jed Ostoich serves as our Associate Pastor. He is married to Jocelyn, and has one daughter, Vivienne. Jed has a passion for communicating the grand story of the Bible through teaching and writing. He has a B.A. in Old Testament Language from Moody Bible Institute, and is earning his Th.M. in Old Testament and Biblical Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.
I started working with youth the day after I graduated high school, and I haven’t stopped since. I love Junior Highers and their appreciation for silliness. I love Senior Highers and their mold-ability. I love to find the “wall-flower” and bring them into deeper community. I love to find the courageous leader and harness their strength for Kingdom purposes. Most of all, I love to watch students commit their lives to a radical degree of denying themselves, picking up their crosses, and following Jesus Christ.
Somewhere along the way I went to college and seminary. I found an amazing wife, and we had 3 kids. I am ecstatic about the role God has given me in his Kingdom story.
Linda Smith loves children! It is her purpose to love, nurture, and teach children about Jesus. She was been an elementary teacher for 13 years, an educational consultant for 15 years, and a children's minister for 21 years. She married her LHHS high school sweetheart and after 17 years of marriage was blessed to have a son, Casey, who got married to Amanda in October of 2011. Linda has been married to Jim for 41 years and they have lived most of that time in Lake Highlands. She was born in Fort Worth and Jim was born in Oklahoma and turned her into a Boomer Sooner! She was blessed to be raised in a Christian home and loves music, art, decorating, gardening, cats, and the laughter of children. Her office door is always open, so come for a visit.