Dr. Hart is retired from full-time ministry. He served as Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Olton, TX for 8 years, at First Baptist Church in Plainview, TX for 25 years and his last church, Ransom Canyon Fellowship for 7 years. Since his retirement he has been an interim pastor at 7 churches in the west Texas area. His education includes an undergraduate degree from Wayland University, a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Seminary and a Doctor of Ministries from Graduate Seminary. His wife has been a teacher and counselor for 38 years.
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Scott grew up in Levelland, Texas and has lived in Lubbock since 2016. He earned a degree in education from McMurry University and has worked as a teacher since 2008. His passion is equipping young people with the tools they need to be dynamic followers of Christ. He is married to his beautiful wife Ashley of 9 years and they have two children, Michael and Jesse.
Karen has been a member of LakeRidge Baptist Church since 1983 and has been in her present position with the church since 1988. She has two daughters and sons-in-law and 5 grandchildren. Karen enjoys traveling (especially to see the children and grandchildren who do not live in Lubbock) and cooking. Karen writes: “I love being part of the ministry of LakeRidge Baptist and am so thankful to have a loving, praying church family.”
Thomas serves the members of LakeRidge Baptist by taking care of the church property. He and his precious wife, Verna, insure that the facilities are prepared for times of worship, as well as ministering in so many other ways. Thomas and Verna have been serving at LakeRidge since 1998. They have three grown children.
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Music has always played an important role in my life. Several genres of music have influenced me from the songs of Frank Sinatra to Classic Country to Soul to Gospel. I fell in love with hymns of the faith at an early age. It was through my love of Gospel music that I started singing in church. I gave my heart to Jesus in 1976. Today, I want to share my love of music and worship with others. My wife, Nicki, and I have 3 adult kids and one grandson. I attended the South Plains College Commercial Music program. I have served as interim Worship Leader at several area churches . God is the object of our worship and He alone is worthy of worship. So let’s worship Him together.
Bonny was born in Lubbock into a musical family. After being on the road for many years she returned to be close to her roots. She has three grandchildren. Bonny loves playing the piano to serve the Lord in praise and worship and is pleased to be at LakeRidge Baptist. She enjoys movies, restaurants and shopping with friends. She also teaches private piano and voice.
Chase joined LakeRidge Baptist on a recommendation from his friend to come to youth group. Three years later he stepped up to help the church with all of its tech and audio issues using whatever knowledge he has. He was first interested in audio engineering when he helped out in the youth room of his last two churches. Now he has the opportunity to use what he’s learned for God. Chase is very happy and grateful to be at home once again.