Michael Cooper, Jr.
Michael was captured by Jesus at the age of 17 and was called to the ministry at 18. He and his wife Kailie are the proud parents of two little girls, Sophia Grace and Lydia Joy. Kailie is active in the nursery, toddler classes, and the Ladies of Grace ministry. She has a passion about reaching women and children with the gospel.
Pastor Michael has earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies and a M.A. in Theological Studies from Criswell College with additional academic work at Southern Seminary. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Preaching and Church History from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Pastor Michael has written various articles for LifeWay Pastors, Preaching Source, and Preaching Magazine. He is passionate about expository/text-driven preaching, severe storm-spotting, drumming, and the Dallas Cowboys. He has been serving as the pastor of GCC since 2013.
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Director of Ministries
As our native Californian, Cindy serves as our director of ministries. Cindy helps oversee the various ministries at Grace. She also supports the pastoral staff by providing wisdom and leadership. Her desire is to see the people of GCC grow in their relationship with Jesus.
Director of Engage Students and Families
Chris Butts serves as our Director of Students and Families, overseeing our ENGAGE ministry. Chris was saved at 22 years old and was called to youth ministry in the spring of 2015. Since then, he has served as youth director at various churches and is now blessed to serve at Grace Community Church. Chris and his wife Brandi are the proud parents of three children: Keagyn, Koben and Kinlyn. Brandi is an integral part of the youth ministry and is often doing what is unseen to make everything work. Chris and Brandi both have a desire to reach young people for the advancement of the Gospel.
Kevin & Pam Wilkerson
Music Ministry Directors
Kevin and Pam serve as the music directors at GCC. They are passionate about God glorifying worship through music. Kevin also teaches our Older Adult Sunday School. After many years Kevin retired from the Plano Fire Department. In his spare time he serves as a board member for Texas Farm Bureau. Pam is a homeschool mom who enjoys playing the piano. They operate a cow-calf operation and a hay baling business in Van Zandt county.
Director of The Center Kids Ministry
Brooke Kennon serves as our Director of Children's Ministry and oversees The Center. Brooke was saved at the age of 13 and felt a calling into worship ministry at the age of 25. Now, as the wife to Sonny and mom to 5 children, the Lord put children's ministry on her heart. Brooke has extensive experience in childcare, served as PTO President when her children were in public school and now homeschools all of her children: Avery, London, Atlee, Lakely and Lorelei. Brooke has a fire burning within to ensure children from birth to 6th grade are equipped with the Gospel in a way that is developmentally appropriate for their age. Her goal is for every child transitioning into the student program to have a solid foundation of the Gospel and the love of Jesus.