After 21 years of service, Ron retired from the Air Force in 1984. He and Janet moved to Dallas to assist Jim Ammerman with Chaplancy of Full Gospel Churches. They came to Mountain Creek Church in July 1994. Ron was selected as an Elder in January 2000. He brings strong organizational skills and a “can do” attitude to the church. Ron organizes the communion services and assists with visiting the sick. He and Janet are in the church choir and host a H.O.P.E group in their home. Ronʼs desire is to see the Body of Christ grow in maturity and unity.
Josue Torrez is an elder with a true ministry of helps. He and his wife, Alma, have three children. Alma also serves as a wonderful hostess to JoAn and the other Mountain Creek ladies in the monthly ministry, Women of the Word.
Sam and Myrna Cooper have been part of Mountain Creek for a long time—almost since the beginning. They met at CFNI in Japanese class. They both went on to Southeastern AG College in Florida, where their relationship truly began. Ten years later they married and will celebrate their 25th anniversary next year. Sam and Myrna were missionaries in Japan and Turkey. They still have a heart for missions, particularly Romania—which they feel is in their future someday. Sam has a PhD in Education and three Masters Degrees, all in education. He works for a charter school as a teacher and administrator. Myrna has an MBA and works for an ophthalmology practice as the business manager. She is also a retired Navy officer. These two are known for their commitment to God and their sense of humor. Sam is a tenor in the choir, and Myrna plays guitar on a worship team. They have a daughter Jennifer, who goes to Waxahachie High School and a son Ben, in the Marine Corps.
For 26 years, Pastors Robert and JoAn have opened Prayer Mountain as a regional gathering place for prayer in the Southwest Dallas metroplex area. Widely being considered as “A Pastor’s Pastor,” Robert has a heart to see leaders united together to fulfill God’s agenda for Dallas. They currently oversee the work of Mountain Creek Church, located on Prayer Mountain.
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