Church Council

Our church council assists the church officers in the ministry of our congregation and community.

Rev Don Gray Smith – Licensed to Ministry, First Baptist Church, Silver City, NM, 1966; Ordained by Causey Baptist Church, Causey, NM, 1969; Pastor of various churches – 1967- 2010; Bachelor of Science (Sociology and Religion), Eastern New Mexico University, 1972; Master of Arts (Religious Education), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1975; 27 Continuing Education Conferences 1974-1992.

Pastor Dr Garry Wayne Mayes – Ordained to office of Deacon by Colleyville Presbyterian Church (PCA) 1988; Ordained to office of Ruling Elder by Redeemer Presbyterian Church (OPC), Denton, TX, 1998; Ordained to office of Elder (Teaching Elder) by Wise County Southern Presbyterian Church, Aurora, TX (later Aurora Reformed Church) (CPC) 2006. Currently Minister without Charge in the CPC. Served as Stated Clerk to the Covenant Presbyterian Church Presbytery, 2007 to 2012; Bachelor of Science (Industrial Education), Texas A&M University, 1985; Masters of Science (Computer Education & Cognitive Systems), University of North Texas, 1994; Doctor of Philosophy (Educational Computing), University of North Texas, 2014

Pastor Kerman Gene Franklin – Licensed to the Gospel Ministry by First Baptist Church of El Sobrante, CA,1970; Ordained Ruling Elder by Grace Covenant Church, Nacogdoches (CREC) 2001; received as Teaching Elder into the CREC 2003; Planted and Pastored Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church of Hockley, TX (CREC) (renamed St. David’s Church in August, 2008) March, 2000 – May, 2015; Elected Delegate to the first CREC Church Council 2005; Re-elected Delegate to CREC Church Council 2008; Elected Founding Presiding Minister for Wycliffe Presbytery, CREC, 2008- 2011; Bachelor of Arts, Music Composition, California State University Hayward (now Cal State East Bay), 1976

Rev Dr Luther Robert Himes III – Ordained a Baptist minister by a presbytery of World Baptist Fellowship ministers 1975; Ordained Ruling Elder by Colleyville Presbyterian Church (PCA) 1988; Ordination was regularized by Diocese of Mid-America, Reformed Episcopal Church by Bishop Daniel Morse 1995; Planted and Pastored Providence Reformed Episcopal Church, Weatherford, Tx – 1994-2014; Associate of Arts – Tarrant County Junior College; Bachelor of Arts (Bible & Biblical Languages) – Arlington Baptist College, 1975; Master of Divinity – Bethany Seminary, 1988; Doctor of Philosophy in Religion – Bethany Seminary, 1989; Master of Arts (Counseling) – Liberty University, 1993.