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Ministry Strategy: Connect

Throughout our lives, human beings develop important rhythms and habits based on what we truly value. A church is no different! Our strategy is simply a blueprint for practically living out what matters to us as a church. It is a model, not a mandate; a charter, not a checklist. By participating consistently in these liturgies as a church family, we believe God will bring us closer together in faith and purpose. Here, we’ll focus on just one aspect of our ministry strategy: Connect.

What do we mean by “Connect” and what are CONNECT groups?

Our greatest desire is for PCBC to be a place of genuine connection—connection to a community of believers and to a God who has created us to flourish through a vulnerable and authentic relationship with Him. We believe in fostering this connection through meeting regularly to grow in the wisdom and knowledge of God and to simply share life together.

A CONNECT group is simply a smaller community of PCBC members (20-150) who share something in common (age, life season, topical interest, etc.) and desire to follow Jesus every day through meeting regularly for Bible study, fellowship, service, and support.

Why are CONNECT groups important?

CONNECT groups are foundational to strengthening the bonds of relationship that hold any large family together. Through meeting consistently for worship, study, prayer, and fellowship, CONNECT groups serve as a familiar home base for all members to grow in faith and knowledge alongside others. Our goal is for every single PCBC member to find a community to grow and thrive in as we seek to follow Jesus every day . . . together. In short, CONNECT groups are the very best way to experience the warmth and familiarity of an intimate group within the context of a large church family. We are so much stronger together than we are alone. 

How do I make CONNECT groups a part of my life now?

It’s simple: try one! Groups come in all shapes and sizes but are usually based on age, common experience, or stage of life. The majority of groups meet on Sunday mornings, but some convene during the week. It’s totally normal to visit several groups to see all that is offered at PCBC and to find the right fit for you!

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What CONNECT has meant to PCBC member Anna Gill:  

I’ve found those people who rejoice when I rejoice and mourn when I mourn in my CONNECT group. My whole family lives in a different state, so my CONNECT group has come to be my family here in Dallas.

They are the people I can call to celebrate the joys in life with. They are also the people I can call when life is hard. They challenge me to love the Lord deeply, to walk with Jesus daily.

We learn with each other in our CONNECT group and we learn from each other throughout the week as well. The teaching we experience Sunday mornings is just the beginning. We have so many conversations throughout the week in which we are thinking more about how to apply what God is teaching us into our daily walks with Him.  

Having people who are also committed to following Jesus every day in your life is such an encouragement.

I really cannot imagine my life without my CONNECT group family.

I love being a part of a multi-generational church. Seeing people from all walks of life, worshipping alongside one another is a great reminder of how the Lord works in every stage of life.

Meet the Staff

Dr. Jeff Warren

Senior Pastor

office: 214.860.3972

Michael Adams

Director of Safety & Security

office: 214-860-3957

Dr. Rolando Aguirre

Associate Pastor of Teaching and Spanish Language Ministries

office: 214.860.3918

Steve Audish

Sr. Digital Media Specialist

office: 214-860-1577

Jess Barfield

Creative Director

office: 214.860.1500

Kate Bartke

Preschool Intern

Nickie Bartlett

Day School Director

office: 214.860.1520

Valerie Bergstrom

Wedding and Funeral Coordinator (Part-Time)

office: 214-860-1531

Brandon Boyd

Operations and Outreach Pastor

office: 214-860-1556

Vicki Caldwell

Senior Adult Associate

office: 214.860.1599

Tatiana Cardenas

Spanish Language Ministry Resident

office: 214.860.1500

Stephen T. Carrell

Associate Pastor of Worship & Music

office: 214-860-1547

Ann Chacko

HR Manager

office: 214-860-1511

Derrick Chhay

Sr. Graphic Designer

office: 214-860-1561

Jan Cleveland

Administrative Assistant for Worship & Music

office: 214-860-1549

Judy Collins

Boomer/Sr. Adult Assistant

office: 214-860-1533

Travis Cook

Associate Pastor of Teaching and Single Adults

office: 214-860-1690

Cassidy Davis

Social Media and Content Coordinator

office: 214.860.1500

Whitney Davis

Guest Relations Director/Membership Specialist

office: 214-860-3902

Laurie Elkins

Receptionist/Switchboard Operator

office: 214-860-1500

Alma Escobar

Ministry Assistant to Spanish Language Ministries

Cindy Farmer

Childhood Education Associate - Threes – Kindergarten (Part-Time)

office: 214-860-1519

Grant Glover

Interim High School Minister & College Director

office: 214.860.1500

Dr. Kelly Hamilton

Missions Minister

office: 214-860-1565

Mark Harrison

Director of Properties and Services Ministries

office: 214.860.1553

Meghan Hendrickson

Minister to Women and Discipleship Resource Director

office: 214.860.1500

Tanner Holman

Production Director

office: 214-860-1598

Gregory Housewright

Director of Life Safety & Security

Elizabeth Knight

Ministry Assistant to Adults (30s - 50s)

office: 214-860-1542

Neva Knight

Preschool Ministry Assistant

office: 214-860-1523

Jessica Lamberth

Mission Volunteer Coordinator

office: 214-860-3916

Marty Lewis

Minister to Preschool

office: 214-860-1585

Barbara Loest

Boomer/Senior Adult and Prayer Associate

office: 214-860-1551

T.J. Marrow

Next Gen Pastor and Middle School Minister

office: 214-860-1576

Dr. Jack Martin

Minister of Pastoral Care

office: 214-860-3901

Hannah Martin

Student Ministry Intern

Lamar Meaders

Finance Director

office: 214-860-1512

Keith Meek

Worship & Music Associate - Orchestra

office: 214-860-1557

Jay Miller

Minister to Kids

office: 214-860-3917

Melinda Moran

Assistant to Operations & Outreach Pastor/Office Manager

office: 214-860-1575

Kirk Norris

Production & Technical Director

office: 214.860.1598

Dr. Han Oh

Great Hall Worship Pastor

office: 214.860.1548

Rebecca Peak

Assistant to Cory Thurman, Pastor of Ministries

Stacey Rauscher

Administrative Assistant

office: 214-860-1540

Caleb Rhoades

Adult Ministry Resident

office: 214.860.1500

Catherine Rhoades

Creative Arts Resident

office: 214.860.1500

Pam Richardson

Financial Associate

office: 214.860.1509

Ann Roberts

Assistant to Missions Minister

office: 214.860.3949

Denny Robinson

PCBC en Español Worship Leader

Rodney Schell

Executive Pastor

office: 214.860.1559

Kathie Smith

Assistant to Executive Pastor

office: 214-860-1559

Jake Stein

Schmidt Stephanie

Lori Swarner

Communications Director

office: 214-860-1526

Rebekah Tabb

Sports Outreach Director

office: 214-860-1692

Laurie Tharp

Sports & Recreation Program Director

office: 214-860-1570

Paige Thompson

Shelby Todd

Kids Ministry Coordinator

Linda Wachel

Librarian

office: 214-860-1593

Morgan Womack

Girls’ Minister

office: 214-860-1580

Karen Zukoski

Kids Choir Coordinator

office: 214-860-1552