Wildwood is blessed to have great men and women of God leading our church family. Our staff are servant leaders who don't just serve, but also equip us to serve others. Our deacons are the lead servants of the church as they work alongside the staff to minister to our church family.
Rick became the senior pastor of Wildwood in the summer of 2014. He and his wife, Amy, have been married since 2000 and they have two children, Chayton and Ella.
He grew up in Pittsburg, TX, where he gradated from high school. He was saved when He was 18 years old during a revival at Welcome Home Baptist Church in Winnsboro, Tx. He was called to the ministry the following year.
He loves spending time with his family and enjoys woodworking and restoration projects. His favorite sports teams are the Texas Longhorns and Dallas Cowboys. He is a nerd of the highest order and is a fan of Star Wars, Star Trek, and most science fiction movies/TV series. His favorite Bible verse is 1 Tim. 4:12, “Let no one despise your youth; instead, you should be an example to the believers in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity.” This verse is a reminder that every believer, regardless of age, can have a positive impact on the world and the Kingdom of God.
His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Religion, Master of Divinity in Christian Leadership, and Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling.
Lisa has been a member of Wildwood since 1990. In February 2003, God opened the awesome opportunity for her to serve Him as Administrative Assistant.
God has blessed her with a wonderful and supportive husband, David, along with two fantastic kids, Lyndsey and Aaron.
"It is a great blessing to be a small part of what God is doing through this ministry." - Lisa
Jonathan began serving as the Worship Minister at Wildwood in 2011. He and his wife, Laura, were married in September 2013. They have one daughter, Mary Claire.
Jonathan's full-time gig is at Dallas Theological Seminary were he has worked as the Associate Director for Media Production since 2007.
Jonathan is a native Texan who grew up in Houston. Before coming to Wildwood he worked with youth and college students as well as having served in different churches and ministries as a worship leader in Texas and in Tennessee.
Jonathan's education includes a Bachelors degree in Audio Production from Middle Tennessee State University and a Masters degree in Media Arts from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Jonathan's main hobby is "tinkering"
John grew up in a small town near Houston called Magnolia. There he attended Magnolia Bible Church with his family and had the opportunity to serve in the youth ministry. After graduating high school, John attended Lone Star College and became an intern for the youth ministry at Redeemer Church in Tomball, Texas. After two years at Lone Star, God provided for him to be able to move to Dallas and study at Criswell College, pursuing a degree in ministry. In the summer of 2016, John got married to his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Megan. Right after their honeymoon John began serving at Wildwood Baptist as youth pastor. He will graduate from Criswell College in the fall of 2017, if Greek class hasn’t killed him yet!
“I believe God has prepared me to serve by His grace. Growing up in church I had such a rough time understanding and believing God’s love for a sinner like me. But God in His goodness taught me through the discipleship of others and His Word what the good news of Christianity is. God loves us not based on our goodness but the goodness of Jesus who died for our forgiveness. Everything we do as Christians must reflect what Jesus has done for us.” - John
Kyle has been a member of Wildwood since 2007. God called him to ministry when he was 18 years old. After pursuing a major in political science for a couple of years, he knew it was not where God was calling him.
In 2016, he responded obediently to the call to ministry completed an internship with the Dallas Baptist Association where he learned about living on mission for God. It was also through this internship that he fell in love with working with the community. In the fall of 2016, Kyle became the Outreach Minister at Wildwood where he has brought a powerful and exciting passion for community outreach that has inspired many in the church. With his encouragement and leadership, the church has embarked on several exciting new community partnerships and ministries.
"I am super pumped about what God is doing in our own backyard; there are so many people in our neighborhood that need to know Jesus and it is our job as a church to go and show them the love of Jesus!" - Kyle