Wade joined our staff in July of 2012. A native Texan, Wade attended Abilene Christian University where he earned degrees in Communication and Christian Ministry. He’s served churches in Bellingham, Washingtion; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Austin Texas. He’s the author of “Train for Something Greater: A CrossFitter’s Guide to Spiritual Fitness.” He loves to cook red meat, listen to audio books, and go for long runs on Saturdays. He’s married to Heather. They have two boys, Caleb and Elijah. You can read his blog at www.wadehodges.com.
Jim and his wife, Laurie, have attended Preston Road since 1992. Prior to joining our staff in 2003, he served as the Vice President of Datebook Publishing. He attended Abilene Christian University, where he received a degree in Business Administration. He is the President of the Campus Crosswalk Board (national organization of Church of Christ Campus Ministers), a member of the Board of Trustees for Dallas Christian Schools and the Circle of Friends Board for New Friends New Life Ministry. He is also the Co-Chairman of the Campus Ministry Council at SMU. His passion is helping young adults find purpose and significance in life through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Jim and Laurie have two children: a daughter Kennedy, and a son, Jensen.
Crysty joined our team in August of 2004. She was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX and attended Lubbock Christian University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry. Crysty and her husband John work together as the Preston Road Youth Ministers. When they are not with students and their families they spend their time raising three active young boys, Elijah, Everett and Easton.
John attended Lubbock Christian University where he earned a degree in Youth and Family Ministry. He also met his wife, Crysty, while attending LCU. He and Crysty joined the Preston Road staff in July 2004, just a few months after getting married. They have three boys, Elijah, Everett and Easton. John is a fan of the Dallas Mavericks as well as childhood hero Batman.
Farland joined the Preston Road staff in March 2006. Born in Austin, Farland grew up on the Fort Worth side of the DFW metro area. He attended Abilene Christian University where he earned his BA in Communications in 1988. He also is a certified elementary school teacher in the state of Texas. Farland has served churches in Memphis, TN; Sidney, TX; and Burleson, TX. Farland loves CrossFit Training. He also enjoys coaching and being a fan in the stands at his boys activities. Farland is married to Julie, who is currently serving as his administrative assistant in their ministry. They have two boys: Hayden and Blaise.
Jeff has been the Worship Minister at Preston Rd since 2008. He earned a Bachelor of Business Degree at Abilene Christian University where he also studied voice for five years. Jeff is a 24 year veteran of the Dallas Police Department where he serves as the Intelligence Officer for the North Central Patrol Division. He has a passion for music, worship and large caliber firearms. He is married to Cara and has two teenage boys, Michael and Max.
Stacey joined the Preston Road staff in 2016 as the Children’s Minister. She was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX and attended Abilene Christian University where she studied Elementary Education. Stacey has served in children’s ministry for 15 years and has a heart for walking with families through their child’s faith journey. She loves traveling, musical theater and cheering on her 4 incredible kids in all they do! Stacey and her husband Greg, have four children Madison, McKenzie, MaryCate and Maddox.
Blaine grew up in Oklahoma and received engineering degrees from Oklahoma State in the early 70’s and an MBA from SMU in 1985. He retired from AT&T in 2000. He has been the facility manager at Preston Road since 2009. Blaine and his wife, Susie, have two daughters, Kenda & Kayla, and six grandchildren.
Fran has served as administrative assistant for the Worship Ministry since 2009. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from University of North Texas and a master’s degree in religion from Pepperdine University. She loves to travel, read, and collect I Love Lucy memorabilia. Fran and her husband Mike have three grown children and ten grandchildren.
Julie joined the Preston Road staff as Administrative Assistant for the Children’s Ministry in June 2010. She grew up in Burleson, TX and attended Abilene Christian University before receiving her degree in Elementary Education from Tarleton State University. She also works with the New Friends New Life Children’s Program on Wednesday evenings and serves as the coordinator for the NFNL Angel Tree Project each year. Julie and Farland married in May 1989. They have two sons, Hayden and Blaise.
Shanna joined the PRCC staff in 2007 as an Administrative Assistant. Her favorite project is our bi-annual All Church Retreat. Shanna grew up in Victoria, TX and is a graduate of Harding University. She married an Aussie from down under in 2002 and they have 3 daughters, Evie, Adelaide and Annie. Shanna is also a big Disney fan.