Pastoral Staff

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Matt Reynolds

Senior Pastor
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On behalf of the elders and the pastoral search committee, we are pleased to welcome to Midlothian Bible Church Matt and Elizabeth Reynolds. Matt and Elizabeth come to us from Hewitt, Texas, just south of Waco, where Matt has been serving as Associate Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church since 2008. At FBC, Matt has regularly taught in the worship service, Sunday morning classes, and in men’s Bible studies, while also leading, discipling, and encouraging the small group ministry and its leaders. He has also overseen the children’s ministry by supervising preschool and elementary directors in the church.

Prior to his time at FBC, Matt served as Pastor of Grace Bible Church in Joplin, Missouri from 2000 to 2008. In addition to his teaching responsibilities as pastor of Grace Bible, Matt developed and discipled a leadership team, recruited music ministers, led church outreach events, and wrote and received a grant to help improve the church’s building conditions. Over the years of his ministry in both Joplin and Waco, Matt has participated on mission trips to India, Guatemala, the Philippines, and Mexico.

Matt and Elizabeth celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary this past August. They have three beautiful children: Madeline (age 12), Hannah (age 9) and Samuel (age 7). In terms of education, Matt earned his B.A. in Elementary Education from Cedarville College in Cedarville, Ohio and his Master of Theology degree with a major in pastoral leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary. He identifies his primary spiritual gifts include teaching, preaching, leading, counseling, and shepherding the family of God. Elizabeth earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Texas A&M University and her Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of North Texas. Her spiritual gifts include hospitality, mercy, teaching, serving, and encouraging the family of God.

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Dave Wyrtzen

Pastor Emeritus
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Family: Mary, Jonathan and Leslie (Leila, Nora,& Alia), Joel and Courtney (Blythe, Fiona, & Noah), Joshua and Laura (James, Scarlett), and Jenae and Harvey Edwards (Harvey Edwards V & Zeke)
Education:
Houghton College – New York     Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry – 1971
Dallas Theological Seminary        Masters of Theology – 1975
Dallas Theological Seminary        Doctor of Philosophy – Old Testament – 1980
Became MBC’s Founding and Senior Pastor – 1973
Favorite Food: Prime rib, baked potato loaded, green beans with mushrooms, and strawberry cheese cake
Favorite Movie: Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring
What book are you reading? ­Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
Hobbies/Interests: Flying, snow boarding, history
Guilty Pleasure: Tanking down Fig Newtons and a glass of milk; Party Mix
Favorite MBC moment: Baptizing my children after they made professions of faith and marrying Josh and Laura and Harvey and Jenae at MBC
Random Life Trivia: Sat on Roy Rogers lap as a four year old; went to high school with Billy Graham’s daughter; worked as a deputy carrying a six gun in a Christian camp; got my degree in chemistry in college; sold books in LA for Southwestern Company.
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Jason May

Student Ministries Pastor
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Family: Wife Kari; Sons: Nathan, Noah, Nicholas
Education:
University of North Texas – 2 years
Texas A&M  – 2 years
 
Years @ MBC: 2000-2002 (member);     Joined Pastoral Staff – Nov, 2004
 
Favorite Food: Chicken enchiladas with green sauce (tomatillo)
 
Favorite Movie: Braveheart, Rocky, 16 Candles, Princess Bride, Sound of Music, Miami Vice
 
What book are you reading? The Bible by God, and The Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley
 
Hobbies/Interests: Family, Oklahoma State Athletics, Dallas Cowboys, G.L.O.W.,Traveling
 
Guilty Pleasure: American Idol, ER; Investigating the existence of a hairy, bipedal humanoid that is said to roam the woodlands of North America, Indonesia, and Asia
 
Favorite MBC moment: Baptizing my son, Nathan; seeing kids trust in Jesus and “The Dance”.
 
Random Life Trivia: 
Duncanville High School Class of 1987; proposed to Kari at mid-court of OSU/Kansas basketball game; snuck backstage to Benny Hinn’s dressing room in San Antonio; performed live on the streets in San Jose, Costa Rica
Children's Pastor

Tom Curran

Children's Pastor
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Family: Andrea, Anna, Peter, Jonathan
Education:
Rollins College                                Bachelor of Arts – Economics
Dallas Theological Seminary             Masters of Christian Education, Masters of Biblical Studies
Joined Pastoral Staff:   1/2006
Favorite Food: Outback Steakhouse-Outback Victoria Filet with Caesar salad and baked potato
What book are you reading?  Mark of a Champion
Hobbies/Interests: Building stuff
Guilty Pleasure: BlueBell Homemade vanilla ice cream with Hershey’s chocolate
Favorite MBC moment: Pitch Black Attack at Pine Cove
Random Life Trivia: Didn’t miss a Mardi Gras until I was 21.  Get to everyone I can!
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Ryan Clark

Music Ministry Coordinator Leader

All the nations You have made will come and worship before You, O Lord; they will bring glory to Your name.  For You are great and do marvelous deeds; You alone are God” – Psalm 86:9-10

Ryan Clark was born and raised in Emporia, Kansas.  He is the youngest of 4 brothers and the son of Allan and Rita Clark.  “While I grew up attending Catholic school, I never really understood who Christ was and what it meant to know Him until I met Dena.  She helped me to understand that knowing Christ isn’t a ritual or discipline, but a relationship”.  Ryan met Dena (Cornwell) at the age of 18.  They were married at 19 and started their family at 22.  Together, they are raising 4 children; Jordan, Joselynn, Gunner and Gracelynn.

Ryan studied music and education at Emporia State University.  He has performed and taught music over the years in a number of capacities.  While music had always a passion, the necessity to support his family swayed his career in another direction that ultimately landed him as an engineering manager with a large manufacturing company.  As is the way God works, this career is what guided Ryan from Kansas to Texas, and to MBC.

“For me, the role of a Worship Leader is to create an atmosphere that allows the congregation to strip off the burdens of everyday life on earth and enter a state where they can truly open their eyes and ears to receive God’s message through the sermon and the music.  It should be fun, devout, and deep all at the appropriate times.  And we, as musicians, should do our absolute best each and every time as it is for our church family, and most importantly, for the glory of God.”

Ryan joined the MBC staff in December of 2013.  He has performed with the MBC Worship Team since 2011, serving with the previous Worship Pastor, Corby LaCroix in roles such as; acoustic and electric guitar, bass, mandolin, dobro, keyboards and vocals.  “I learned many things from Corby.  He is a very talented guy and a great Worship Leader.  I was sad to see him go, but grateful for the opportunity that followed”.

Prior to his move to Texas, Ryan shared in the role of worship leader at the Cornerstone Church in Fredonia, Kansas.  “When we first attended Cornerstone, we were singing to tracks or a cappella, but there was a strong desire within the congregation for a praise team to lead them in worship.  My good friend, Feyn Baker, and I pulled together a group where he would sing and play drums and I would sing, play guitar and the pedal bass.  It was rough, but so warmly welcomed by the church”.  Eventually, more singers and instrumentalists were added until there was a cohesive group.  Today, Feyn leads the worship team at Cornerstone and they are thriving with a wonderfully talented and Christ-focused team.

In 2009, Ryan wrote and recorded an album produced by his close friend, Clint Gilbert. “One day, Clint called and said he was thinking about building a studio in his shop building and asked me if I wanted to record.  Of course I said yes!  It was our first serious go at recording, so hindsight, there are a whole lot of things we’d have both done differently.  But I’m so grateful to Clint for providing the opportunity for me to record an album.  During that time, his support and giving was almost endless.  I consider myself very lucky to call Clint a close friend”.

As Ryan continues to develop himself and his team at MBC, he is excited for the future: “We have done so many great things already.  I have a wonderful team but am always looking for more talented people who are willing to serve.  My only want is to serve this congregation to the best of my abilities and let God work through me however He desires”.