Greg Byrd – Pastor

Greg Byrd - PastorPastor Greg is a native Texan, from Dallas. A graduate of Dallas Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he holds a BAS in Business Administration and Christian Ministries, and an MDIVBL. He has been married to Kim for 31 years and they have four children, James, Elisabeth and her husband Mark Swofford, Lottie, and Emma. They welcomed their first grandchild in December 2013 and are waiting for their second to arrive soon. After serving as a Pastor for 7 years, he and Kim were appointed to the IMB and served in Puebla, Mexico as Spiritual Formation Mentor, and as a Strategy Leader in Mexico City until being called to Ridgecrest. Pastor Greg brings to Ridgecrest a passion for making Disciples of Jesus Christ through a very intentional observance of the teachings of Jesus. He brings a vision for loving God, loving people and making disciples. In his free time he enjoys eating good food, especially real Mexican Food and good Texas BBQ while watching his Texas Longhorns!

Julie Pugh – Worship Leader

Julie has been singing her praises to the Lord since the age of 2 years old. Her earliest memories are singing Jesus Loves Me in the back seat every time the family got in the car! She is a proud native Texan whose hometown is Rockwall, and she played the flute in B&J Pugh1the Orange Wave for 7 years. Julie has a beautiful family with Bryan (her husband of 21 years) including her daughter, Hayley and stepson, Jason. Hayley graduated in 2015 as Salutatorian of her high school class, and is currently attending the Honors College at Texas A&M University-Commerce on a full scholarship; Jason graduated in December of 2015 from Texas Tech with a Media Strategy degree. Julie works as an Administrative Assistant in downtown Dallas, and when she is not singing for the Lord or writing songs she loves to draw, sculpt, or create jewelry. Julie and Bryan are very excited about reaching the M-street community through God’s love and helping to lead the church into sincere, reverent worship with the Savior!

Ruben Segura – Missions Director