Ministry Staff

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Senior Pastor

David has been the Senior Pastor of Metrocrest since March of 2013. Originally from Greenville, South Carolina, David earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Presbyterian College (2002) in Clinton, South Carolina, and his Masters of Divinity (M. Div.) from Reformed Theological Seminary (2008) in Oviedo, Florida. Prior to coming on staff to serve at Metrocrest, David served churches in South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia. David is married to his wife, Jennifer, with three kids. David keeps busy by reading, playing, enjoying the big sky of Texas, and occasionally cooking.

In addition to his responsibilities at MPC, David has also served as the Moderator of the North Texas Presbytery.

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Administrative Assistant

Laura joined the Metrocrest staff team in October of 2015 as the church's administrative assistant. Laura was born and raised in Pineville, Louisiana. She and her husband Craig were married in 2005 and relocated to the Metroplex that same year. Together they have three children; Abigail, Camille, and Matthew. She also has a step-daughter named Hannah that lives in Houston.

Laura and her family currently live in Plano and attend Chase Oaks Church. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with the kids, collecting nail polish, crafting, and baking.

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Worship Coordinator

As a Performing Arts major, music has always played a central role in Billie’s life. In addition to her own love for music, her husband, Ken (an elder at MPC); two sons, Alexander and William; and daughter-in-law, Caroline, are also musically talented. They enjoy the time when they can play together as a family team, whether at home or at church. Billie feels very blessed to be able to share her gifts as the Worship Team Coordinator. When Billie is not doing things for church, you will find her sewing or leading a weekly kickboxing class for ladies. We are grateful to have her on our team.

Melissa Williamson

Melissa, like most of the MPC staff and congregation, is not a native Texan. She grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, with a wonderful Christian family. God lead her to Bryan College in Tennessee where she met her husband, Steve. (It is also where she began her friendship with Jimmy and Christine Davis.) At Bryan she graduated with a B.A. in Music Education. Melissa taught for 5 years before her son, Davis, was born. She then stayed at home to be with him and then Tara in 2000. During that time she taught private piano lessons and preschool and sold FAITH jewelry. In the fall of 2000, she was called to the bench, the piano bench that is, at MPC. She has been there ever since. She has recently become a Certified Nursing Assistant and is pursuing what the Lord has for her in a new career.

After 22 years in Texas, Melissa and Steve consider themselves to be honorary Texans. After more than 15 years at MPC, they consider their church to be family and home.

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Church Treasurer

Steve and his wife Cindy joined MPC in 2015. Steve has been in the church from birth being the second of five sons of a Methodist minister. Steve grew up in Michigan before attending SMU from 1971 and graduating with a BAS in computer science in 1974. Steve also received degrees from the University of Virginia, a Master of Computer Science, and an MBA from the University of Dallas in 1984.

Steve and Cindy were introduced to reformed theology by joining an RCA church in Carrollton in 1995 where they attended until 2002 when, after moving to The Colony in 2000, they joined Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCUSA). During part of his time at Trinity Steve was treasurer, an elder, and other responsibilities.

Church Officers

The Session (Elders) of Metrocrest:

  • Bill Camp (Class of 2019)
  • Kevin Hekman (Class of 2019)
  • David Ridenhour, Moderator
  • Chip Sayers (Class of 2020)

The Deacons of Metrocrest:

  • Paul Hartgrove, Chairman (Class of 2019)
  • Tom Owen (Class of 2020)
  • Matt Taylor (Class of 2020)
  • Steve Thomas (Class of 2021)

Officers Presently On Sabbatical

  • John Fowler (Elder)
  • Steve Williamson (Elder)
  • Troy Carter (Elder)
  • David Sheets (Elder)
  • James Woods (Elder)
  • Jeff Colvin (Deacon)
  • Daniel Greisser (Deacon)