Elders

  • Ray Hughes

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    Ray and his wife, Carolyn, have been members of the Eastridge congregation since 2002. Ray first began serving as a shepherd for the Lord’s body in 1985 when the Hughes’ made their home in Abilene, Texas.  Ray’s service to Eastridge in the capacity of an elder began in 2005.

    Ray and Carolyn have a special respect and appreciation for younger couples who are just starting their families.  Along with the Singletons, they have served as mentors for young couples in the “New Beginnings” class for several years.   The Hughes’ love to encourage and coach other small group leaders.   Ray’s personal shepherding responsibilities include worship planning, supporting the worship assembly team and the welcoming team.

    The Hughes have three grown sons and seven grandkids.


  • Dwight Walker

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    Dwight and Jan have been members at Eastridge since 1991.  They were the first people to place membership after James Hawk accepted the position as pulpit minister.  He has been an elder since 1992.  They are both active in the children’s ministry.  Jan is the director of the 3 years and under group and teaches the nursery class on Sundays.  This means Dwight gets to hold babies while she teaches, and as he states, “It just doesn’t get any better than that!”


  • Glenn Hall

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    Glenn and Judy have been members of Eastridge since 2003.  In 2005, Glenn began serving as one of the elders.  Before coming to Eastridge, his career was with AT&T, Sprint and other telecommunications companies that required them to move frequently.  They enjoyed getting to know their spiritual brothers and sisters in many cities.  During their time in Kansas City, Glenn was blessed to serve as one of the elders at the Overland Park congregation for 5 years.  Judy worked for Sprint as an event planner and financial analyst and served in the benevolence ministry.  While there, they were able to complete their undergraduate studies in business and psychology.

    The Hall’s have two children, Doug and Jennifer, and 5 grandchildren.  Doug and his wife, Jill, and their two children attend the Preston Road congregation.  Jennifer and her husband, Scott, and their three children attend Eastridge.  Judy serves in the kindergarten class and food pantry.  Glenn serves as our elder over education.  They both feel blessed to work and serve such a great church family!


  • Mike Singleton

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    Mike and Lymeda have been members of the church at Eastridge since 2003. They moved here from Abilene, Texas, where Mike served as an elder at the Hillcrest Church of Christ. He has been an elder at Eastridge since December, 2005. Mike is a CPA and retired in June 2012 as the chief financial officer of Rockwall ISD. Lymeda teaches mathematics education classes at Texas A&M - Commerce.

    Mike's special areas of interest are mentoring the couples and families in the New Beginnings class, missions, church finances, and Celebrate Recovery. Lymeda coaches the Senior Bible Bowl team, writes curriculum for and teaches preschool classes during VBS, and serves in Celebrate Recovery.

    The Singletons have four children: a son and his family in Richardson, TX, a son and his wife in Walnut Creek, CA, a daughter in Rockwall who attends Eastridge, and a daughter in Lavon who also attends Eastridge with her husband and son.


  • Brad Holland

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    Brad and his wife, Denise, have been members of Eastridge since 1990. Brad served as a Deacon for 14 years prior to beginning his service as an Elder in 2005. They feel blessed to have had such a wonderful church family surrounding them as they raised two sons and a daughter; Wes, Avery and Audrey. Eastridge has always placed a high emphasis on the support, nurturing and teaching of our youth and families. The Holland’s believe that the friendships they have forged will follow them to eternity; they know the influences of such a strong church has played a significant role in the spiritual development of their family.

    Brad loves to study and teach the word and has done so for over 30 years. Because of his engineering background, as a deacon he was primarily involved with the area of facilities and acted as the owner’s representative in the construction of our present facility. He currently teaches and works with our young professionals and additionally works with our deacons in the areas of facilities and benevolence.

    Denise was raised in Amarillo, TX, while Brad is a native of Levelland, TX. They met at Texas Tech. Denise is an elementary music teacher and a professional harpist. Brad is an engineer and the Director of Product Development for Gibraltar Industries. Their sons and two daughter-in-laws, Shannon and Anna, are all Aggies. Their daughter Audrey is set to complete her associate degree at Collin County and will be moving on to Harding in the fall of 2013.


  • Tony Callaway

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    Tony and his wife Debbie married in 1974 and have been blessed with two sons, Brock and Blake, one daughter-in-law, Schauna, and four wonderful grandchildren, Connor, Jaxson, Kaden, and Halle.  The Callaways enjoy spending time with family, A&M football games (Commerce and College Station), hunting , fishing and travel.  Tony and Debbie began visiting Eastridge in 2006 and were drawn to the church by the friendliness and love of this growing congregation.  

    Tony was appointed as a Shepherd on December 6, 2009.  Before coming to Eastridge he served as a Deacon for 17 years, Youth Coordinator for six years, and Elder for four years.  Tony enjoys studying and teaching God's word and is committed to saving the lost and encouraging and strengthening the flock.


  • Keith Thomason

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    Keith and Vickie began worshipping with the congregation now known as Eastridge during the summer of 2001.  Part of what drew their family to this church was the welcoming, friendly atmosphere they experienced from the very first visit.  They believe that atmosphere has remained even though the church has grown tremendously since then.

    Keith was blessed to also serve as the youth minister for Eastridge for several years.   They are excited to be currently involved with the young professionals class, which helps them stay connected with many who were in the youth group not so long ago.  Vickie is also involved in Cool Kids and enjoys teaching pre-school Bible classes.  And, of course, they love their small group meetings, too!

    Keith and Vickie have three adult sons (and three daughters-in-law).


  • Ken Ford

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    Ken and Holly have been members of Eastridge church of Christ since November 2001.  They were initially drawn to Eastridge by hearing the news of the merger between Rockwall and Lakeside churches of Christ. They feel incredibly blessed to be a part of Eastridge, which is a wonderfully dynamic and loving congregation.  Ken served as a deacon over small groups for six years, and has been a Shepherd since December 2009.

    Ken’s passions include studying and teaching God’s word, small groups ministry, medical ministry, and shepherding.  Ken and Holly have been married since 1988, and they have two teenage boys, Kenneth and Matt. They enjoy tennis, skiing, and outdoors activities.


  • Claude Michael

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    Claude and Cynthia have been members of the Eastridge Church of Christ since October 2001.  While visiting, they were impressed when they heard that the church had taken money from their own building fund to help build a facility for their mission work in Belize.  Seeing this focus on outreach showed that they had found a church that was rightly focused on the true mission of the church.

    Both Claude and Cynthia have been active at Eastridge.  Cynthia teaches and coordinates the Ladies' Bible class that meets on Thursday mornings, in addition to coordinating the kitchen for VBS.  Claude has served as a Deacon over communications, filled in as Worship Leader, works with the teens, and co-leads the Family Builders class with Ken Ford.

    Their oldest son, Duncan, is attending Harding University to study Theater and Design. Their youngest son, Holden, attends Community High School and is interested in computers.


  • Quinn Johnson

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    Quinn, Susan and their sons Grant and Lance joined the Eastridge family in early 2008. They came from Farmersville, where Quinn had served as Youth Minister for 14 years and as Deacon for 7, but the city of Rockwall has been their home since 1995. They were drawn to the Eastridge family by the warmth and caring shown constantly by all with whom they came in contact.

    Quinn and Susan were married in 1986. Grant was born in 1992, while Lance was born in 1999. Quinn is involved with the Boy Scout Troop 989, sponsored by the Eastridge congregation. Quinn served as a Missions Deacon at Eastridge before accepting a position as Shepherd in 2013. He also teaches in the Junior High and High School programs as well as an adult Bible Basics class. Susan assists in the 1 yr olds and nursery and enjoys being a greeter for 2nd service. She is also a coordinator in the Ladies Ministries. Susan serves as the Financial Assistant in the church office.

    Quinn’s Sheparding responsibilities are Evangelism and Service. Quinn enjoys the fellowship of The Lord’s Body, Studying God’s Word, and sharing it with the lost.