Meet Our Staff
Dan is a Lubbock native and is married to the love of his life, Barbie. They have two grown and married children, and also hold the names “Pop Pop” and “Grammie” to two amazing grandchildren. Pastor Dan (as many call him) has served in full-time ministry for more than two decades. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in Operation Desert Storm. After his military tenure, he began his academic career at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing a Graduate Diploma in Theology. He holds a bachelor of Ministry in Theology, Master of Arts in Leadership and Management and is currently working toward a Doctor of Management from Wayland Baptist University. Dan is an avid woodworker and carpenter. He has a deep desire to help people live a transformed and abundant life by leading them into a closer walk with Jesus.
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.”
Carroll came to LakeRidge Baptist as Minister of Music in February 2019. He is in his 26th year as band director of the Tahoka 3-D Band. Prior to that he served full time as Minister of Music and Youth at churches in Muleshoe, Tahoka and Ruidoso. God has blessed him with three wonderful children plus a phenomenal grandson. Bro. Carroll writes, “I cannot state enough the joy I experience worshiping with the saints of LakeRidge Baptist and its staff.”
Building and Maintenance
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.
Director of Technology & Video Production
Eric moved from California with his wife, Penelope, in 2022 to join LakeRidge Baptist Church in its pursuit of using technology to spread God’s word. He began serving the Lord through technology in 2003 and has experience as both a Worship Leader and a Production Director. Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication with a Specialization in Film and Media from San Diego Christian College and has trained under industry professionals. When he is not acting as a producer, videographer, video editor, audio engineer, or musician, Eric loves to play sports and video games. He also enjoys time spent in the water, good food and hanging out with his wife and friends.
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.
We are currently in the process of seeking a qualified person to fill this position.
Childrens' Ministry Coordinator
Emily moved to Lubbock from Hobbs, NM in 1997. After graduating from Texas Tech she worked in Austin, TX until God lead her as a Journeyman with the SBC to live and work among the Roma peoples in Northern Macedonia for two years, followed by a third year in college ministry at Virginia Tech. After getting married and spending a brief nine years in the Permian Basin, God brought her family (husband Jeff and three precious children) back to Lubbock. Emily writes, “I am thrilled that our Lord has directed this new path into Children’s Ministry with Lakeridge Baptist. After our first visit we knew immediately that this congregation was where we belong. It is full and overflowing with genuine love and affection for Christ, God’s word and for each other. God is going to use this church in a wonderful way and I am delighted He has invited me to be a part of it.”