Christ Community Leadership

 

Elders

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Rich Caskey - Chairman

Richard Caskey is originally from a small town in Central Pennsylvania. He graduated from Penn State University in 1986 with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. Shortly after he graduated, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force where he served in California, North Dakota, and Nebraska. He resigned his commission in 1998 but continued to work on Air Force bases in Germany and in Virginia as a civilian.

In 2003, he moved from Yorktown, Virginia to Grand Prairie. He works full time at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Fort Worth. Rich’s passions include teaching the Bible and Historical Theology (Church History), military history (particularly Gettysburg), the Penn State Nittany Lions, and the Pittsburg Steelers and Pirates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Eubanks - Senior Pastor

Bill came to Christ Community Bible Church in 1994. He enjoys being involved in all aspects of a full-orbed ministry: preaching, evangelism, discipleship, teaching, and counseling. “I enjoy it all. But mostly, I enjoy doing it here! Holland Road Fellowship is a unique and lovely people. The rich fellowship (mutual ministry, encouragement, and spiritual stimulation) between myself and these saints has been exceptional.”

Bill and Fran are natives of Arkansas. They married in 1979. They have a son, Will, two daughters, Helen and Janette, and several grandchildren. Bill studied at Southern Methodist University (B.B.A., 1977), The University of Arkansas (J.D., 1982), and Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., 1987).

His interests today are his family, discipling men, reading (particularly Reformation history), and the transmission history and reliability of the Bible. “The story of how God's Word has come to us is a fascinating story, filled with drama and conviction. It has liberated people and entire societies. I count it a privilege to be called by God to bring that redemptive Word to people today.” Bill also enjoys target shooting and the Arkansas Razorbacks – “the finest collegiate sports program anywhere!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larry Jones

Larry is Senior Vice President of Bible Translation with the Seed Company, an arm of Wycliffe Bible Translators. Larry was vice president for Asia operations for SIL International until 2008. He is currently on the board of Wycliffe USA. Larry studied Classical Greek at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island (B.A., 1972). He then earned a Master of Arts in linguistics and a Ph.D. in humanities with a concentration in linguistics from the University of Texas at Arlington. Larry and Linda were married in 1977. They have given their whole hearts and their whole adult lives to the fulfillment of the Great Commission, serving on the mission fields of Indonesia and Asia for many years before returning to Arlington, Texas in 2008. Together they translated the New Testament for the Yawa, a primitive people group of Indonesia. Their work for the Yawa continues today. Larry and Linda have three adult children--Nathan, Caleb, and Charis.

Larry enjoys reading history and biographies and learning large sections of God's Word by heart. He loved being a sports dad while his kids were home. He avidly follows the Michigan Wolverines and the Butler Bulldogs.

 

 

 

 



 

Rodney Parsley 

Rodney has been attending Christ Community Bible Church since 2011. He is from the great country of Texas. He has served previously as a youth minister and missions/outreach pastor.  He received his Bachelors in Missions and Bible from Baptist Bible College (Springfield, Mo.).   Missouri holds some of his best times and memories, knowing Jesus more and finding his beautiful bride.  Rodney and Elaine have been married for 19 years.  They have four amazing children: Caleb, Josiah, Esther, and Emeline.

He has been teaching ESL at Dallas Baptist University to international students for the past 14 years.  While at DBU he has received another Bachelors Degree and a Masters in Christian Education. He loves teaching and preaching the Word of God any chance he gets and spending time with his family. His interests include fishing, camping with his boys, and scripture memory.

 

Deacons

Michael Shaw - Deacon of Treasury

Michael was born and raised in Richland Hills, Texas.  He graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 1995 with a BBA in Accounting.  A Certified Public Accountant, Michael is the Corporate Controller for Structure Tone Southwest, a commercial contractor in Dallas.

He and Stacy were married later that year and have been blessed with 3 daughters: Abigail, Olivia and Emily. He and his family have called Mansfield home since 1996. Michael has served in the area of church finance for most of the last 15 years. He enjoys watching sports (Cowboys, Mavericks and Rangers) and spending time with his family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Smith - Deacon of Senior Care

Charles came to our church in 1978 with his wife Vickie.  They have three grown daughters who grew up in the church and now enjoy several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Charles has a long history of involvement with the Missions Program. He is currently Deacon of Senior Care, something consistent with his previous ministry of Nursing Home Chaplain.  He loves serving those in our church he considers heroes of our faith.

Charles attended University of Texas and received his Texas Architectural License in 1981. He has retired from a long career as Architect and Construction Manager for several large Retail Corporations, and is enjoying his role as Building Committee Chairman for HRF’s current Building Program.  He served in the U. S. Army- Aviation and is a Vietnam War Veteran. Charles’ personal interests are his grown children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as his love of woodturning, wood carving and Ukulele Music.

 

 

Steve VanRooy - Deacon of World Missions.

Steve grew up in India the son of missionary parents.  He graduated from Seattle Pacific University and then proceeded on to Dallas Theological Seminary where he graduated with a Th.M. in 1976.   Steve is married to Judy Beekman Van Rooy – both missionary kids. They had a 25 year career with Wycliffe Bible Translators, first in Africa, then for 6 years in the US, and then back in Kenya.  

Currently the Van Rooys own and operate a property investment and management company based in Duncanville, Tx.  They have three girls – Cammie, Stephanie, and Amanda – and several grandchildren. They have attended Christ Community Bible Church since 1996 and have served in number of capacities. 

 

Jerome Jacobsen - Deacon of Facilities 

Jerome Jacobsen came to Christ Community in 2005. He’s been involved in several of the church’s ministries – particularly in the men’s events and ushering. A native of North Dakota, Jerome earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University in 1980. He came to work in the aerospace industry in the DFW area because he didn’t want to shovel snow in the morning to go to work. After 30 + years employment he hasn’t decided if he is between jobs or retired. Some of his interests include cycling, reading, occasional woodworking projects, following the most successful college football team of this decade, and helping his brother with work on the family farm up in North Dakota.