Meet the Team

Staff

Lead Pastor

Clint Rhodes

Clint is passionate about communicating God’s word in a way that is relevant and engaging. He wants to see people come to a greater understanding of God’s unrelenting love for them, and then compelled by that love, live lives as disciples of Jesus.

Clint and his wife Stephanie have 4 sons, Dawson, Kellin, Brennon, and Rylan.

Children's Minister

Lisa Rowland

I have been in Children’s Ministry for over 17 years and I absolutely love helping children know how much Jesus loves them and how much He wants to have a relationship with them. I have been married to my husband for 29 years and we have one daughter. My family is usually serving right beside me because they enjoy seeing these kids grow deeper in their faith as much as I do. It is important to me to partner with parents and helps provide them with the tools that they need to raise their children up as fully devoted followers of Christ.

Student Minister

Garrett Hall

My Spirit-led passion is to teach the Word of God in its fullness and present it in the correct light. This teaching starts with our youth – the current and future leaders of our church. I am humbled and honored to be chosen by God for ministry and love each day I get to work. My dad is the lead pastor of Crosspoint Church of Christ, my mom is a ‘gifted and talented’ teacher, and I have one older brother that lives in Kansas City. Shoot me a text and let’s connect over some coffee or lunch. I’d love to hear your story.

Email:Garrett.Hall@creeksidecc.com

Phone:(682) 351-5851

Favorite Show:The Office

Favorite Movie:Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Children’s Ministry Assistant

Stephanie McSpadden

This year the Lord opened the door for me to become a part of the Creekside staff by helping Mrs. Lisa in the Children’s Ministry. My husband Josh and I, along with our three kids Hannah, Barrett, and Makayla started attending Creekside over 3 years ago. Through raising our family and seeing the profound effect a strong children’s ministry can have on little ones, I felt called to get ‘plugged in’ by volunteering first. Our family has grown so much spiritually since attending Creekside. We are truly blessed to call its members our family and to be living in truly authentic relationships with one another!

Worship Minister

Jacob Henderson

My family and I are excited to be a part of Creekside Church in Midlothian. We are growing and seeking to spread the Word of God through His music. I am a graduate from Dallas Baptist University and have traveled the US playing music for years. I have a calling to play music to Glorify God in every possible way. Every time I play at Creekside I pray that God will use me to uplift and create an atmosphere of worship. To God be the Glory!

Office Manager

Ann Wilson

Creekside has been my home for 8 years and I’ve been on staff since July 2015. Administration is one of my strongest gifts. Gifts of service is my love language. I love to serve in any way I can and I too appreciate when others serve me. With over 16 years of experience in Church Administration, I feel that God’s gift is being utilized through me.

Shepherds

Elder

Les & Nancy McGee

My wife Nancy and I have been married since 1968. We met at Abilene Christian University. I am currently employed with Betsy Ross Flag Girl. We have been attending Creekside from the beginning and we love our church family. We love the transparency and authenticity at Creekside. We truly cannot imagine being anywhere else. God has blessed us by being a part of this congregation.

Elder

Don & Linda Crum

My wife Linda and I have been married since 1992. We are both retired law enforcement. We have been at Creekside from the start and immediately felt the genuine love from everyone. We have experienced what God truly intended for us with this wonderful body of believers at Creekside. Our passion is simply seeking the truth and then delivering it in a spirit of love, joy and goodwill.

Elder

Larry & Holly McRae

My wife Holly and I moved to Midlothian in 2008 to be near two of our four children and ten of our 12 grandchildren.  Prior to retiring, I was the Operations Vice-President for Nexen Petroleum U.S.A. He received his B.S. Petroleum Engineering degree at Texas Tech University and spent his career developing and operating oil properties in the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.  When he isn’t monitoring the stock market on the computer, he spends time tending to his Black Angus cattle.

Larry’s career periodically required moving his family to different cities where his family served the local church.  His family participated in establishing a new church in Aberdeen, Scotland. He has served as Deacon at Singing Oaks Church in Denton, Texas and he has served 5 years as an Elder at Creekside.

Larry and Holly have a deep love for God and His word, and enjoy serving Him and the church at Creekside.  They love Creekside and believe this church reaches out to it’s members and serves this community. 1 Peter 1:8-9 expresses their sentiments: “Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”

Elder

Randy & Claudia Fultz

My wife Claudia and I have been attending Creekside for close to 10 years. We have been married since 1998. We are both retired from Southwestern Bell/AT&T. Creekside is a friendly, loving, and caring family.  We love our brothers and sisters at Creekside. We see a genuine desire to seek Jesus and we see Him living and working in so many ways. We are excited to seek out what God has planned for us and see how He is going to use us here at Creekside to bring Him glory. We love serving at Creekside.

Elder

Stan & Bonnie Moore

Creekside is family, and we mean that in all the positive ways that one would imagine as we seek to live in a community together.  I love that we are constantly striving for an authentic, unvarnished relationship with each other, and with our God. I truly feel the Holy Spirit at work here, and we are so blessed to be a part of this family.

Elder

Duane & Diana McKinney

My wife and I live in Red Oak where I enjoy gardening and attending Creekside with my church family. I graduated from Ft. Worth Christian College and Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas. My wife, Diana, and I met working on a “Campaign for Christ” in Davenport, Iowa. We have been married for 49 years and have two sons (Matt and Seth), two daughters-in-law (Karen and Suzanne), three granddaughters, and three grandsons. I grew up on a farm in the Rio Grande Valley and taught elementary school for 33 years and drove a school bus for another ten years.

I want to put God first in my life. I love being your elder and serving my God and my Savior, Jesus.

Leadership

Deacon of Hospitality

Jim Smith

My wife Pat and I have been married since 1982 and live in Lancaster. We have two grown sons and seven grandchildren. We love our role at Creekside as greeters. Each Sunday we get to welcome members and visitors. It is our mission to help everyone feel welcomed and to share the love of God. We also love taking care of Creekside’s prayer garden nestled along the creek behind the Sanctuary. It is a peaceful retreat and ideal for prayer and reflection.

Deacon of Missions

Josh McSpadden

I have been leading Team Engage since 2019. We function as the local and global missions committee and are passionate about engaging our entire church in the redemptive work God is doing in Ellis county and abroad. I moved to Midlothian with my wife and three children in 2017 to start my medical practice. My anchor Stephanie has been married to me for 13 years, and our kiddos Hannah, Barrett, and Makayla keep us quick on our feet. The reality of my helplessness trying to do life my way coupled with God’s faithfulness and love towards me even at my worst drove me to a deeper zeal to get to know Him more.

Deacon of Adult Ministries

Wes Thornton

As the leader of Adult Education at Creekside, I coordinate our Sunday morning and Wednesday evening classes. We are blessed to have a number of gifted teachers at Creekside. The challenging part is arranging schedules and discerning the best studies for each class. I also try to promote new specialty classes such as parenting, marriage, and 12-step classes. We hope to eventually offer classes for specific group needs such as new Christians who are just learning the stories and lessons in the Bible.

My wife, Jane, and I have been married for thirty-four years. Jane heads up the Wild for the Word ministry and assists with children’s worship. We have an adult son, Matthew, married to Amanda, and an adult daughter, Meredith. Jane and I have been members of this church family for over thirty years. We’ve assisted and led many ministries, and we are especially excited about the future that we see on the horizon for this congregation. We pray that God will continue to allow us to participate where His Spirit is working in this community.

Deacon of Life Groups

Daniel Zimmerman

My wife, Lisa, and I have been at Creekside since 2012. We have a daughter, Miranda, and a son, Mitchell. I enjoy camping with them at the Padre Island National Seashore, where we fish and star gaze at night away from the city lights. I also enjoy climbing mountains, hiking, hunting, and basically anything outdoors. As Life Group Coordinator, I enjoy helping members explore their spiritual gifts and experiencing the fullness of living in discipleship through engaging in small groups. As I get older, I find myself more focused on what Jesus says when he tells the Pharisees and the group gathered at Matthew’s house to “Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’”

Deacon of Security

Mark Gonzales

My wife, Lois, and I became members of Creekside in 2003, when the church was still called Rolling Hills and meeting in Desoto. Joining this congregation was one of the greatest new beginnings to our lives. Our daughter, Alexis, was baptized at age 14 among our Creekside family. I became a police officer for the city of Dallas in 2002, which quickly opened my eyes to how fragile life is. It didn’t happen overnight, but God has led me to realize that he blessed me with the gift of loving people who are sometimes experiencing the worst moments in their lives. Sometimes our conversations are held in the back of a police cruiser on the way to jail, but I am afforded a unique opportunity to share my faith and relationship with Jesus, which are meaningful to all involved. As with my career as a police officer, my goal as the Security Team Deacon is to lead and follow a team of members who will protect our family at all cost so that they can worship, praise and learn in the safety Creekside.

Deacon of Facilities

Ken Rowland

Since joining Creekside with my family in November 2018, I have been active in maintaining and upgrading the church grounds. I work on and manage a team that handles the maintenance and special projects that happen around the church facilities. I have been building sets and stages for both worship sanctuaries and children’s areas for almost two decades. It’s a joy to use the trades and skills I learned working with my dad growing up in the church as a way to glorify God with my hands and heart.

Head of the Finance Committee

Meagan Cook Olson

I have served as the head of the Finance Committee for Creekside since 2018. I am passionate about using my BBA in Accounting from Abilene Christian University to serve and support my Creekside family. I have been a member of this church body since 1999, as Creekside has constantly provided me and my children, Courtney and Christian, with spiritual guidance and growth. In 2014, I married my husband Jake and gained five more beautiful children, who keep me plugged into Midlothian’s education community. I am happy to be a blessed member of Creekside and a resident of Midlothian, both of which provide me with regular opportunities to serve and glorify the Lord and his people.

Creative Director

Amber Rowland

I began attending Creekside in 2018, after my mom, Lisa Rowland, became Creekside’s Children’s Minister. I currently work for a Dallas-based marketing agency with big clients as an Art Director as part of a small team of creatives. In my free time, I volunteer as Creekside’s Creative Director, where it is my goal to partner and strategize with the staff and their various ministries in efforts to reach people who don’t know about Creekside. I also make the marketing materials for the church, ranging from guest cards and sermon slides to designing and managing our Creekside website. It has been an incredible experience to use my degree and passions for Design and Marketing to glorify God and bring others into his church. When I’m not at church, you can find me, illustrating, watching superhero movies, and snuggling with my pups, Loki and Thor.

Email:digital@creeksidecc.com

Favorite Superhero:Spider-Man

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