Dennis and his wife TJ
have been married
since 1981 and have three children Jessica,
Dennis holds a Bachelor
of Science in Nutrition from New Mexico State University and a Masters
of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been
in full-time ministry since 1980, serving with Campus Crusade for
Christ/Athletes in Action, 11 years as a Youth Pastor and as Senior
Pastor of Mesilla Park
since 1993. He has also been on
term mission trips to Mexico,
Sweden, Finland, and East Asia.
Besides Jesus, Dennis'
passions are his family and sports. A member of the New Mexico State
University Sports Hall of Fame, 'Big D' enjoys lifting weights, playing
golf, basketball, football, and racquetball, and watching any sport
that isn’t played or preformed on ice. He is a die-hard Dallas Cowboy
fan, remaining loyal despite their current mediocrity . “24” is his
favorite television show and he wants to be Jack Bauer when he grows up.
TJ is very active in
ministry. She has worked in youth ministry since 1981, is a deaconess,
has a ministry to senior adults and has a gift of service that keeps her
busy meeting the needs of others 24/7. Outside of the church she is a
substitute teacher with the Las Cruces Public Schools. Her hobbies are
stained glass, woodwork and keeping Dennis in line.
Lynette and her husband
Rex have been members of MPCC since 1999. They have five wonderful
children. They are also blessed six very handsome grandsons and one
beautiful granddaughter, which they love spoiling. Lynette also enjoys
horseback riding and spending time in the mountains.
Lynette assumed the
role of Office Manager/Ministry Assistant in 2004. She is
also a prayer
warrior and serves as one of
the Titus Women in the church. Her
personal mission is to serve God and the people of this church.
Deborah has been a
member of MPCC since 1995 and Children's Minister since 1996. She and
her husband Lupe have two children: Joshua and Andrew.
Growing up a missionary
kid, Deb has always been involved in mission work. She was a member of
the first overseas mission group from MPCC, which traveled to East Asia
As a person with a love
for children and families, Deborah's desire is that all children have
the opportunity to know Christ personally, know that they are loved
unconditionally by God and that he has a special plan for their lives!
Deborah mostly loves
spending time with her children and extended family. She also enjoys
reading Christian romance novels, bargain shopping, going to the movies.
Cindy and her husband Eric joined MPCC in about 1996. They have three children Erin, Evan, and Cam. Cindy has served as a deaconess of the church and volunteered for many years.
She has also been involved in the past in missions serving in Mexico and Barbados.
She has been working part-time in the Children’s Ministry since February 2006. She enjoys traveling and art (mostly water color and painting), but loves spending time with her family most of all.
Lynn, along with her
husband Gus and their three children Matt, Stephanie and Michael, came
Mesilla Park in 1994 to serve as Children's Ministry Director.
Since receiving her
Master's Degree in Family and Child Science her ministry has shifted to
stronger families and marriages through seminars, training
and classes. Lynn is also a
licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Lynn likes spending
time with her family, reading murder mysteries, and collecting and
displaying Christmas decorations year round.
Larry has been a member of MPCC since about 2004. He had been living in Las Cruces for about 4 years before he found MPCC and decided to make it his home church. Before that, he lived in Truth or Consequences NM. Larry has been active in the past in different choir performances performed here at MPCC, from Christmas to Thanksgiving programs. He became our Worship Leader in 2008, and joined our staff in 2009.
Larry has a real passion for singing. He is blessed to be able to use his God given talent to glorify our one and only living God. He enjoys leading the congregation on worship every Sunday during the morning services, and filling in during the video venue service in the evening when needed.
Oh yea, he also likes Tinkerbelle, and Denise.
Simon has been a member of MPCC since 2011, when he joined as the Student
Minister. Simon holds a
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering,
and has been involved in ministry for over 5 years,
working in both
student ministry and overseas missions.
Simon loves to see
students work through their own spiritual journey, begin to own their
own faith, and ultimately fall more in love with God and His Word. He
believes in providing a safe environment for students where they
both challenged and encouraged by members of the local church.
enjoys riding motorcycles, running long distances, reading and cooking.
He also loves traveling and has been to 42 countries so far!