• sam dilbeck

    pulpit minister


    Sam and his wife, Julie, 

  • josh moore

    campus minister


    Josh and his wife, Emily, 

  • Elijah Castillo

    youth minister


    Elijah and his wife, Miranda, 

  • Chant parker

    children's minister


    Chant and his wife, Hannah, 

  • William chen

    Chinese minister


    William and his wife, Yolanda, 

  • marlon retana

    spanish minister


    Marlon and his wife, Jacky, 

support staff

Our congregation could not function without our outstanding, dedicated staff who keeps us organized. They work behind the scenes to facilitate our daily activities in the offices on the Texas State campus and in our church building.

  • Judy Harrell

    campus secretary


    Judy and her husband, Alan, met at McCarty Student Center in the 1960's and recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. She became McCarty's secretary in August, 2019. Judy loves to spend time with the new generation of Christians.


    Judy and Alan have a son, David, who is an elder at the University congregation, a sweet daughter-in-law, Tina, and a daughter who lives in Oklahoma. David and Tina gave them two beautiful granddaughters, Sydney and Chloe.

    More from Judy:


    Meaningful scripture or passage

    Phillipians 4:13 -- When I am having difficulties I think of this passage. It always helps get me back on the right track.


    Favorite food

    Bluebell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, Mexican food and Whataburger (anything there)


    Something you’d like us to know about you

    As I have gotten older I realize how important good health is. I have been blessed with good health most of my life.  In the last few years, I began to notice my body wasn’t as strong as it used to be so I started working out with a trainer at a local gym. I used to have difficulty getting up and down, tripping and falling. Also my energy level was very low. I have been working out for over 3 years with a trainer and it has helped so much. I am about an inch taller because I now stand up straighter. I also have gained more self confidence, strength and muscle which is so important as you age.


    Memorable trips or vacations

    My most memorable trip was a mission trip to Tanzania. A group of six went to teach the Bible there. While there, I was able to teach a children’s Bible class as well as a Tanzanian one room school. The school had children from the age 2 to 12 with about 15 – 20 students. My favorite bible study was with a family who lived in a one room hut made of sticks. There was a bed on each side and a bench at the back. We were given the bench (seat of honor) to sit on and the others sat on the bed or floor. We went there a several times and they would always have someone there who was interested in learning about the Bible. The last woman we studied with was from a Maasai tribe. She had escaped in the middle of the night because her husband was very abusive. After returning home we found out she had been baptized.


    Another memorable trip was to Jamaica where I taught Vacation Bible School at the church in St. Anne’s Bay for a week.  Each day I had more than 20 students in my class. I have always loved working with children and this was an awesome experience. During that week, I learned a lot about the Jamaican school system. In the afternoons, we were able to visit sights on the island.  It is such a beautiful island. 

    Our personal trips have taken us to many beautiful places in the US. My favorites include Hawaii (Maui and Oahu), Rocky Mountain National Park, San Diego Zoo, Yellowstone, as well as Badlands National Park, Custer State Park, and Mount Rushmore. 

  • Linda McReynolds

    church secretary


    Linda and her husband, Paul, 

  • Jamie parks



    Jamie and her husband, Justin,