Our Staff


  • Stuart sanders  |  lead pastor

    Stuart grew up in Waco, TX, and his wife Anna was born and raised in Nacogdoches, TX. They were both brought up in God-fearing homes lead by caring, sacrificial parents. They have been blessed with three children: Mallory, Shane, and Daphne. They love to play outside together, and swimming is one of their favorite family activities. They also love their traditional “Pizza Movie Night” every Friday. In addition to being with his family, Stuart enjoys reading, sports, and active games such as football, baseball, ping pong, and disc golf. Stuart has a B.A. in Communications from Texas A&M, An M.A. In Theological Studies from Southwestern Seminary, and a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

  • nathan bailey  i  Worship Ministry director

    Nathan was born in Dallas but grew up in Idaho, in a small town where potatoes greatly outnumbered humans, and the closest Wal-Mart was over an hour away. As a teenager, Nathan fell in love with the Lord and with serving the church. He learned guitar and began leading his church’s first ever worship band. Nathan then attended Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee. He graduated in 2011 with life-long friends, a degree he’ll probably never use, and a greater appreciation for Scripture and the Body of Christ. Since graduation, Nathan has worked for a few different ministries, including a local church where he served as music and youth pastor for 2 years. He loves sports, stand-up comedy, apologetics, and planting and watering seeds that only God can make grow.

  • Andrew prahl  |  student ministry director

    Andrew is a native Texan who grew up in the Arlington area. He graduated from Dallas Baptist University in 2007 and has been married to his wife, Victoria, since 2013. Andrew has previously worked as a youth minister in Arlington, as well as has served in many capacities with Young Life for well over a decade. Andrew loves rock’n’roll, all things Star Wars, his Texas Rangers and all baseball, but most importantly Jesus. He loves students, and living life to the full, and learning about what that looks like in our current world.