Lead Pastor

Spouse: Lindsay Carney

Arrows in Quiver = 4
Roy (2007)
Lilli (2008)
Mabel (2011)
Wendell (2014)

Master of Divinity, Truett Seminary (Waco, TX)
BA Marketing, Bethel University (St. Paul, MN)

Movies I’ve seen that I like:
Tree of Life
To End All Wars
Snowball Express

TV Shows I’ve seen that I like:
Little House on the Prairie

Fiction books that formed me:
The Great Divorce - C.S. Lewis
LOTR (if you need me to tell you what that is, it’s not going to work between us anyhow) - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Poisonwood Bible - Barb Kingsolver

Nonfiction books that formed me:
Justification - N.T. Wright
The Moral Vision of the New Testament - Richard Hays
The Crucified God - Jurgen Moltmann



Children & Families Pastor

Bachelor of Music in Church Music, Ouachita Baptist University
MDiv, George W. Truett Theological Seminary

Ruthie – she’s my best girl

Three phrases I yell at people to encourage them:
“Teamwork makes the dream work!”
“You gotta risk it to get the biscuit!”
“You can do all things through Christ who gives you strength!!”

Musical Artists I Can Always Listen To:
Dixie Chicks
Chance the Rapper
Taylor Swift
Dashboard Confessional
Frank Ocean
Robert Earl Keen

Books I Love:
The Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
Pastrix – Nadia Bolz-Weber
The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein

Favorite Musicals:
Les Miserables
The Last Five Years

Some Other Things:
- I enjoy secretly trying to figure out other people’s enneagram numbers
- I’ve watched all 7 seasons of Pretty Little Liars – I do not recommend it to you
- I like to look up the endings to books/movies/reality tv shows about halfway through



Community Pastor

Spouse: Melissa Jeanne Rowland Whisnant
DOB: December 6, 1979

BA in English & Religon - Carson Newman College
MDiv - George W. Truett Theological Seminar:

3 places you need to try in Waco:
El Crucero - best mexican food in town
Homestead Cafe - fresh/organic/blessed
Milo All Day - hands down best dinner spot in Waco

Books I Love
The Pastor - Eugene Peterson
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
Jesus the Son of Man - Khalil Gibran

Albums I love:
Blue Album - Weezer; Left and Leaving - The Weakerthans; Clarity - Jimmy Eat World; Taylor Swift - 1989; The Black Album - Jay Z

Best TV Comedy of all time:
How I Met Your Mother (and yes, I loved the ending)

3 Jobs I've Had:

Delivery Driver-Pizza Hut (near campus)
Receiving Manager- Bed Bath & Beyond
Display Specialist - Bath and Body Works


Worship & Arts Pastor

Spouse: Adair McGregor
Pets: Duncan (Dog), Simon (Cat), Penny (Cat), Ned (Cat)

BA in Religon (Bib. Studies & Bib. Languages), Carson-Newman College
MDiv (Theology), George W. Truett Theological Seminary

3 Movies I like:
The Dark Knight

3 TV Shows I Love:
Doctor Who
Battlestar Galactica (RIP)

4 Fiction Books I'd Recommend:
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
His Dark Materials Series by Philip Pullman 

3 Nonfiction Books I'd Recommend:
Evangelical Theology by Karl Barth
Flame of Love by Clark Pinnock
Walking On Water by Madeleine L'Engle

Albums I Like:
Curse Your Branches By David Bazan
Romantic Works by Keaton Henson
Sprained Ankle by Julien Baker
Brother, Sister by mewithoutYou
Mean Everything to Nothing by Manchester Orchestra
You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen

Other things I like: 
Hot Dogs


Hannah Boman

Co-Youth Pastor

BA in English, Baylor University
MDiv Candidate, George W. Truett Theological Seminary

Kona the Golden Retriever

Other Job:

TV shows I rewatch:
The Office
Parks and Rec

Movies I've seen a lot:
The Princess Bride
The Return of the King
The Prisoner of Azkaban

Authors I'd be best friends with:
George MacDonald
J.R.R. Tolkien
C.S. Lewis
Neil Gaimon
Brandon Sanderson

Music I listen to:
Vance Joy
Gregory Alan Isakov
Sleeping At Last
Jameson McGregor (sometimes)

Drink I drink the most:
Strong Coffee

Food I crave the most:



Co-Youth Pastor

BA in Business, Baylor University
M.Div candidate, George W. Truett Theological Seminary [December 2019]

My Favorites:

TV: Game of Thrones, Friday Night Lights, Peaky Blinders
Movies: Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Moonrise Kingdom, almost all Christopher Nolan films, & Drive (or anything else with Ryan Gosling)
Books: The Road - Cormack McCarthy, The Horse and his Boy - CS Lewis, Celebration of Discipline - Richard Foster

Music: Relient K, John Mark McMillian, Kings Kaleidoscope, As Cities Burn, & Mewithoutyou

Eating establishments: Torchy's, Shorty's, Chuys, & Pei Wei

Other Job: Slinging Laundry with Tide

Random things I enjoy

  • Cappuccino's at Pinewood

  • My dog Hopkins (Hop)

  • Houston Texans Football

  • Floating the Comal River

  • Adidas