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“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ...” (Ephesians 4:11–12 ESV)

Elders

profile-rogers-familyBret Rogers | Pastor

Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, Bret moved to Fort Worth in 2004 to attend seminary at Southwestern, where he also worked as a welder and plumber. As a daughter of missionaries, Rachel grew up in West Africa and later attended Texas A&M. Bret met Rachel in 2003 on a family hunting trip and married Rachel in the summer of 2006. Shortly thereafter, they joined Redeemer Church. While completing his Master of Divinity, Bret served as a deacon of the bookstore ministry at Redeemer and served in the children’s ministry alongside Rachel. In 2008, he became a part-time Children’s Ministry intern for Redeemer, committed to serving as a care group leader, and began a PhD in New Testament at Southwestern.

Between 2008 and 2010, through the ongoing ministry of God’s word through the children’s ministry and care group leadership and through the people of Redeemer Church, God began to change Bret’s affections from desiring to devote the majority of his energies to the Christian academy to wanting those energies to be spent serving the local church more directly and, God willing, vocationally. His present pursuit of the PhD now has such focus.

In 2011 Redeemer Church affirmed Bret to serve as a vocational pastor alongside our non-vocational pastors as they care for God’s people through devotion to prayer and the ministry of the word. By God’s relentless grace, with Rachel’s prayerful encouragement, and alongside the members’ faithful partnership in the gospel, Bret’s hope is that Redeemer Church hear the voice of their Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ, as they labor together to spread God’s glory to their neighbors and the nations.

Bret and Rachel are blessed with four children; Luke (June 2008), Levi (Oct 2010), Anna (July 2012), and Abigail (2014).

profile-stonecipherDale Stonecipher | Pastor

Dale was one of the original elders. He and his wife, Julia, have lived in the Fort Worth area for many years and have three grown children who live in DFW. Dale served in the Air Force before settling in here. He is a physical therapist by profession. Before coming to Redeemer Church, Dale served as the young married Sunday school teacher in another SBC church in Fort Worth and later spent several years at a local church plant. He currently serves as a board member for the Pregnancy Help Center of Fort Worth.

Dale and Julia married in May of 1967.

profile-dugginsWes Duggins | Pastor

Raised in a believing home, Wes was instructed in the gospel and exposed to the need for worldwide missions from his earliest years. He received a degree in pastoral missions from Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1988. Shortly after graduating, he met and married Stephanie Diehl, also a graduate of Calvary and a teacher at nearby Berean Christian School. Wes and Stephanie have six children, ages 22 to 13.

After ten years of marriage, work, and ministry in Kansas City, Wes and Stephanie were providentially led to Fort Worth in 1999. Serving as a deacon in a local reformed baptist church and leading a nursing home ministry and numerous mission trips to Mexico further confirmed Wes’s desire to be involved in pastoral ministry. Wes and Stephanie became members of Redeemer Church in early 2010 and Wes was affirmed to serve as an elder in February of 2013.

Wes is thankful for God’s rich grace shown to him through the Redeemer family and desires to point all of Christ’s flock to the sufficiency of Christ as He is revealed in the gospel. He especially wants to assist in the training and development of men who aspire to bring the gospel to unreached and under-reached peoples around the world.

Benjamin Watson | Pastor

Originally from Denver, Colorado, Ben moved to Fort Worth with his wife, Terra, in 2008. Ben was raised in church, and professed faith in Christ while very young. However, it wasn’t until the age of nineteen that Ben began to obediently and faithfully follow Jesus. Terra, likewise, came to faith while studying at the University of Texas at the Permian Basin.

Ben and Terra both began serving as volunteers and on staff at their church in Midland, Texas, around 2006. After a few years of friendship, they were married on April 28, 2007. From the outset of their marriage, Ben and Terra have felt a heavy burden for the lost community around them. They are self-professed nerds, and are actively engaged to point fellow nerds beyond the beauty of created things to the Creator, from whom all good things flow.

Ben works for the City of Fort Worth, and is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Dallas.

Ministerial Staff

profile-brumleyGary Brumley | Minister of Worship

Worship & Communications

Gary joined Redeemer Church in July 2006, after serving five years at Grace Community Church in Glen Rose, Texas. He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1998, with a Bachelor of Vocal Music Education. He received his Master of Arts in Worship Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, in May 2004. He and his wife, Christi, met while both attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and married in December of 1995. They have one son, Oliver (2013), through adoption.

Gary also serves as a care group leader, and oversees our website, communications and Barnabas Teams. As an extension of his ministry at Redeemer Church, he also writes songs and new hymn arrangements for congregational worship published at NewMonikerMusic.com.

Deacons

profile-chris_cronenworthChris Cronenworth

Chris has been married for 18 years to Stacie, and has two children, Bobby (1988) and Jacob (1993). He moved to Fort Worth in December 1986 to work at General Dynamics (now known as Lockheed Martin) where he now serves as a manager on the flight line working on the world’s greatest fighter jets, the F-16 and F-35. Chris and Stacie have been members of Redeemer Church since its beginning. They both demonstrate great love for serving people.

profil-gary_trojacekGary Trojacek

Gary was born and raised in Fort Worth and moved to the White Settlement area in 1987. Married for almost 11 years and a widower since July 2005, Gary has been blessed with 8 children and 7 grandchildren with 3 children still home that he home schools (Jansen, Destin, Darian). Gary owns and manages rental properties in the area. Gary has been part of Redeemer Church since November of 2008. In addition to caring for Redeemer’s facilities, Gary also ministers in nursing homes, Alzheimer’s facilities, and hospice houses by sharing the gospel through music and testimony.

profile-bryan_walkerBryan Walker

Bryan received a B.A. in History from the University of Oklahoma in 1981 and entered the US Army Infantry at Fort Benning, Georgia. He and Dawn were married in 1982. They have two sons, Jeremy and Luke, both members of Redeemer, but Luke currently resides in Baghdad with the US Army. Bryan is currently employed by AlliedBarton Security. Bryan attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and received the M.Div. in 1989. The Lord allowed Bryan the privilege of pastoring a small church from 1992-2007. The Walker family has been part of the Redeemer Church community since February, 2007. Bryan serves as care group leader of the Central Group and often teaches Discipleship Hour classes on Sunday mornings.