Scott Jarvis serves the Lord's church at Garden Ridge in the role of Senior Minister. His responsibilities include preaching, teaching Bible classes, providing leadership for the office and staff, working as a liaison between the Shepherds and church family, providing some Biblical counseling and personal Bible studies, and serving in whatever other roles the Lord calls him to for the sake of blessing lives and helping God's church to be healthy and strong.Scott and his wife, Deeann, have been married 28 years and have had the pleasure of training up three children in the ways of the Lord. Tyler and Christopher are 25 year old identical twins who are both married. Whitney is 21 years old and is currently a senior at Oklahoma Christian University. Deeann works part-time for Team Financial Strategies and is a tireless behind-the-scenes worker in a variety of ways for the LORD’s Church.Scott has been involved in full-time ministry more than 25 years. He served as a youth minister at the Woodlawn congregation in Abilene, Texas for 7 years and then moved to Portales, New Mexico where he served as youth minister 4 ½ years and then became an instructor of Religion at Eastern New Mexico University and the Director of the Student Center there for 8 years prior to coming to Garden Ridge.Scott finds great pleasure in reading, teaching the Scriptures, playing racquetball and disc golf, watching and attending all types of sports (especially the Dodgers), and spending quality time with God and family.
Philip Nichols is the Associate Minister. He teaches in our adult department, serves on the office administrative team, chairman of our Missions Committee and Outreach. Philip has been with Garden Ridge since 1981.
His hobbies are ANY sports, especially snow skiing and golf. His special interests are teaching, along with Jan, the 8 week course "Dynamic Marriage" and missions in Mexico, Russia and China. Philip and Jan, are also leaders in the Newly Marrieds Class and ministry.
His wife Jan works as Assistant Principals Clerk at McKamy Middle School. They have two daughters: Neena who is a Counselor at Marcus High School. She has a son Brodee, and daughter, Zaylee. Their second daughter, Kecia is Associate Dean of Students at Lubbock Christian University. She is married to Landon Jackson and they live in Lubbock. They have two daughters, Harleigh and Kambyl and son, Kessler.
Trane Wyatt has served as Youth Minister at Garden Ridge since 2009 but has been doing youth ministry since 2000. He attended Lipscomb University, Murray State University, Eastern New Mexico University and Lubbock Christian University.
Trane loves doing ministry for the Kingdom in general, but his passion is especially for teenagers, helping them realize their full, God-given potential and navigate the treacherous landscape of the teen years. He partners with the teens' parents to help them instill lifelong faith and ensure the greatest chances for their success.
Trane knows firsthand the importance of godly mentors, as his own faith is the product of several key figures creating and cultivating faith in him. Thus, he is committed to providing a ministry where teens can find those same influences.
Trane has been married to Tamara since 2004, and they have three tremendous kids--Jadyn, Jordyn and Jace. Besides being an incredible stay-at-home mom, Tamara serves the Garden Ridge family in the Youth, Children's and Family Life ministries, is on the Lewisville Christian School board and volunteers prolifically at her kids' schools.
In addition to family time and ministry, Trane enjoys writing, playing guitar and all things wrapped in a tortilla.
Dan Morrow began serving as the Children's Minister at Garden Ridge in November 2013. Before partnering with Garden Ridge, Dan was the Children's Minister at the Mesquite Church of Christ in Mesquite, TX for 3 years. Dan attended college first at Texas A&M University before realizing His call to Ministry and transferring to Abilene Christian University. Dan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Text from ACU in 2010. Methods, Philosophies, and Traditions may change but the Word of God is timeless and will always be the foundation of the Morrow family and the basis for the Children's Ministry at Garden Ridge. While attending ACU, Dan and Krista were drawn to each other's passion to disciple children and youth, and were married August 15, 2009. Krista has a B.S. in Education with emphasis in Middle School English. Their daughter Kiersyn Rayne Morrow was born February 17, 2011. Krista and Dan are now expecting their second daughter to be born in late April 2014. Krista works full-time and overtime as a mother and wife.
Dan enjoys playing disc golf, movies (pretty much anything action or science fiction), Texas A&M football, and the Dallas Cowboys. Dan's favorite Bible Verse is 2 Corinthians 5:21- "For God made Him who had no sin to become sin, so that we might become the Righteousness of God." This verse serves as a reminder that we are called to the highest level the Christian behavior and attitudes because of Christ's sacrifice. Dan's mission is to share the tangible, life-changing reality of Christ's love with families, inspiring them to own His grace, passionately seeking Him in their daily lives. And he aspires to lead youth and their families to a relationship with their maker that is firmly rooted in their own personal faith and equip them to continue in a lifestyle of worship by becoming living sacrifices.
Luke Coles is humbled to serve as the Worship Minister at Garden Ridge since April 2015. Luke has ministered part-time with other churches and music ministries since 2003. He grew up in Happy Valley, Oregon and attended Cascade College then later Oklahoma Christian University. While at Cascade College he met his wife Serena and they have been married since May 11, 2002. Three years later their son Tyson was born and in December 2007 their second, Keely joined them in Oklahoma. Fast forward to May 2013, Monika arrived to join the Coles' team.
Luke is extremely passionate about music and ministry and has been an a'cappella music enthusiast for most of his life. Luke has traveled and ministered with groups such as Acappella, Rescue, OnUsTRUTH, OFFERING Worship and ShadowVox. Although Luke loves to sing, he also loves to use his passion and talents for vocal percussion in the a'cappella ministries.
Luke's heart has a strong desire for people to encounter God's presence and for our lives to reflect Romans 12:1-2.
When Luke isn't writing, arranging, recording, producing, or leading music, he enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family.
Josh Starrett has worked at Garden Ridge since 2008, first in the role of Youth Minister until shifting to Media and Communications Minister in 2015. Josh uses his talents and passions to help Garden Ridge communicate in clear, honest, creative and engaging ways. Knowing that the gospel is the most important message, Josh seeks to present it in ways that are compelling to the lost and enlightening to the church. He also uses social media, website, videos, print publications and other means to make the Garden Ridge members and our community aware of the many great resources and events offered by Garden Ridge.
Josh has been married to a fantastic woman, Jackie, since 2011, and they have a delightful daughter, Lucy...named for Lucille Ball's character in "I Love Lucy."
In addition to his personal and professional interests in photography, videography, graphic design and sound/music production, Josh is also a musician/songwriter, who plays guitar and a wide variety of other instruments. He is a culinary artist, a gadget-holic, and an avid fan of all things Mac.