“Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.” (Acts 20:28, NIV)
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We have seventeen deacons who work diligently to see that the various works of the church are carried out faithfully and productivily. They are varied in their gifts and passions, so each one works directly with one or two ministries in particular. They meet regularly with the elders and work as a whole for the overarching purpose and good of the church. We thank God for these servant-hearted brothers!
Craig Donachy - Ryan Gaffney - Mike Gray - Darrel Henderson
Colby Hilton - Robert Hinds - Lyn Holland - Jerry Klein - Omar Garcia
Lynn Harper - David Wise - Bryan Mullin - Edwin Neusch
Luke Barnett - Todd Bell - Ramiro DeLaGarza - Keith Swearingen
David has served Comanche Trail since July 2016. He is married to Saundra and they have two kids, Elishua and Elyann. Prior to his move to Amarillo, David worked in campus ministry for 11 years with the Broadway church in Lubbock, served as an adjunct Bible instructor for Lubbock Christian University for 5 years, and as an Associate Minister for the 12th Street church in Shallowater, TX.
Derek has served as our youth minister since 2001, but also takes responsibility for a good portion of the church’s IT needs and Men’s Ministry events. Before moving to Amarillo, he worked with high risk youth in Oregon for five years and did vocational youth ministry, as well as working as a youth minister in Rockdale, TX for six years. Derek and his wife Kim have two children, Keaton and McKensi. Their family blesses the church in countless ways.
Hollee began her work as our children's minister in May 2019. She was raised in Hobbs, NM, but (like any true Texan) is quick to point out that she was born in Texas! She has lived in Amarillo since 1995, where she and her husband, David, raised their two children. Hollee has four years of prior experience in children's ministry, with additional church office experience. She is contagiously passionate about serving children in a God-centered, safe, welcoming, and nurturing environment.
Leonard has served as the Prison Minister at Comanche Trail since November 2007. He is passionate about sharing the gospel with inmates. Leonard leads church services, teaches classes, and coordinates a team of volunteers from area congregations to mentor and serve those who need a message of grace, hope, and good news. Before beginning this ministry, he preached for the San Jacinto congregation for two years and for Spearman Church of Christ for 8 years. He is married to Cheryl, and they are the parents of three daughters and the proud grandparents of eight grandchildren.
Greta has served as our church secretary since 1996. She and her husband, Vance, have been members at Comanche since 1983. They have two sons, Anthony and Andrew, a granddaughter, Mabel, and another grandchild on the way! Greta does an excellent job as our church secretary. In addition, she works tirelessly in our children’s ministry program as one of the most creative and devoted teachers you’ll meet. We are blessed to have her.
Darrel began serving in this role in 2018—service which he does with excellence. He and his wife Beverly have been members of Comanche Trail since November 2009. They also served as house parents with our Children’s Emergency Home ministry for over seven years. Darrel and Beverly have two children and five grandchildren. Darrel is also one of our deacons. He and Beverly are hardworking servants who bless the church family greatly.