Meet the Rock Creek Team

We are grateful for the opportunity to serve one of the best churches in Prosper. We are intentional about how we work together to lead. The Leadership Team is led by Senior Pastor Brad Wilkerson, and handles the day-to-day ministry and operations of the church. The staff pastors SERVE THE CONGREGATION and are responsible for the DEVELOPMENT of the SPIRITUAL LIFE of the church. These pastors and staff are supported by ministry directors who have a passion for the area they serve.

Executive Team

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Brad Wilkerson | Senior Pastor

Brad is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Rock Creek Church He is a gifted communicator & has a passion to see people’s lives changed! Brad is the Church Planting Director for the Vision TX Church Planting Movement within Converge Church Planting Organization. Under his leadership, over 15 churches have been planted in the State of Texas, as well as 8 in the Dominican Republic. He and his wife Sarah, have two incredible kids, Haley, who is married to Levi, and Ryder, who is married to Lauren. He is also a proud Pops to his first grandchild, Maggie Ann! He considers it a privilege to lead one of the best churches in Prosper!

Greg Jones | Executive Pastor of Spiritual Development

Greg Jones is the Executive Pastor of Spiritual Development, overseeing Discipleship & Groups, Teaching, and Missions. He is from Bryan, Texas, where he initially began his pastoral ministry. In recent years, he lived with his family in Estonia – northeastern Europe – where he led the process of planting and pastoring a church. He has a Master of Divinity from B.H. Carroll Theological Institute and a Master’s degree from Texas A&M University. His wife, Dee, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, counseling people from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences. They have three children. Greg has a passion for helping people discover their story within God’s story, finding their place and purpose in today’s world. He enjoys movies, sports, and a warm beach anywhere in the world!

Jerry Brawner | Executive Pastor of Operations

Jerry serves as the Executive Pastor of Operations at Rock Creek Church, overseeing Staff &HR, Finances, and Operations. He has been with Rock Creek since its launch, volunteering in several areas and serving on both the Board of Directors and Finance Team. Jerry has a passion for the local church and supporting others as they come to meet and follow Jesus! Born and raised in a small town in North Texas, Jerry is married to Karly. They have six children and are blessed with five grandchildren. He loves college football, BBQing, and spending time with family and friends.

Chris Smith | Next Gen Pastor

As the Next Gen Pastor at Rock Creek Church, I’m thrilled to lead our Children’s and Youth Ministries, focusing on helping young people meet and follow Jesus. We believe our youth are not just the future but an integral part of the church today, emphasizing discipleship through fellowship, passion for God’s word, and prayer. My family, including my wife, Kristy, a kindergarten teacher, and my sons Caleb and Cole, are deeply involved in the church and community. I invite everyone to get involved in our Next Gen Ministry, whether you’re a young person looking to connect or an adult wanting to serve. We’re excited about what God has in store for our ministry and look forward to growing together in faith and community.

Tyler Gilliland | Executive Director of Creative Arts

Tyler serves Rock Creek by providing a vision for the future of all things creative in the worship and production space for the present and future of the church at a 30,000-foot view. In addition to vision casting, he also leads worship periodically on the weekend gatherings and leads the Worship Team on and off stage. Tyler loves serving and leading in the local church and has 10+ years of full-time experience walking in this calling. Tyler is married to Mallory, and they have two kids: Zion and Tilly. Tyler also loves to travel, is obsessed with coffee, and is passionate about songwriting for the local church!

Care Ministry

Brian Holt | Care & Campus Pastor

Brian serves Rock Creek Church by providing pastoral care and oversight. This includes performing funerals, weddings, and hospital visits as well as administrating our care ministries. Additionally, Brian is our Campus Pastor available during the weekend services to provide pastoral care as needed. Brian is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus Christ. He loves serving alongside his beautiful wife Amy, and they have five awesome kiddos: Ashlyn, CJ, Lily, Pierce, and Benton, all of whom are just as much fun and full of life as their parents. The Holts truly live out loud in every way! If you don’t believe that, just hang out with them for a little while…but be sure to bring your earplugs!

 

Mark & Marcia Bumstead

Mark & Marcia Bumstead

Directors of Prayer Ministry

Discipleship

Nina Burgett | Director of Discipleship

As Director of Discipleship at Rock Creek, Nina’s calling is to inspire people in all life stages that God’s intention toward us is always love. Her goal is to help people meet and follow Jesus by integrating biblical truth into everyday living. In addition to a lifetime of church ministry experience, Nina has a diploma in Christian Ministry from B.H.Carroll Theological Institute and is a Board Certified Mental Health Coach. Nina and her husband, Randy, have three fabulous daughters and sons-in-law plus seven extremely fun grandchildren. With a background in interior design, she loves creating beauty in spaces and places, but her favorite activities include spending time with family and friends…in other words: relationships. Nina is a “people person” whose favorite phrase is, “Let’s do lunch!” You’ll typically find her enjoying an outing or creating an adventure with some of her favorite people.
Dee Jones

Dee Jones

Director of Women's Ministry

Greg Stapp

Greg Stapp

Director of Men's Ministry

Creative Arts

Tyler Gilliland | Executive Director of Creative Arts

Tyler serves Rock Creek by providing a vision for the future of all things creative in the worship and production space for the present and future of the church at a 30,000-foot view. In addition to vision casting, he also leads worship periodically on the weekend gatherings and leads the Worship Team on and off stage. Tyler loves serving and leading in the local church and has 10+ years of full-time experience walking in this calling. Tyler is married to Mallory, and they have two kids: Zion and Tilly. Tyler also loves to travel, is obsessed with coffee, and is passionate about songwriting for the local church!

Sam Garcia | Director of Worship

As Worship Director, Sam enjoys developing and overseeing our worship ministry at Rock Creek. She loves leading worship, working behind the scenes, and empowering the team to grow. Sam has been married to Tom for over 15 years, and they have three children. She loves connecting with ladies from Rock Creek over coffee and spending quality time with her family.

Ethan Sedelmeier

Ethan Sedelmeier

Director of Live Production and Livestream Audio

Robert Bice

Robert Bice

Director of Music

Joel Decker

Joel Decker

Director of Live Production Lighting

Jason Boyd

Jason Boyd

Director of Livestream Video and On-Screen Media

Communications

Haley Birkelbach | Senior Director of Communications & Culture

As our Senior Director of Communications and Culture, Haley oversees the Volunteer Process, Guest Services, Starting Point Classes, and Communications. She has a dynamic ability to connect with people and a passion for creating a comfortable, inviting environment so that anyone who walks through the doors at Rock Creek will know they’re welcome and will have the opportunity to connect with God. She graduated from East Texas Baptist University with a degree in Speech Communication and Marketing. She and her husband, Zack, have three awesome kids: Kamdyn, Kyler, and Krew. When she’s not at her kids’ sporting events or driving them all over town, you’ll find her traveling with her husband, figuring out ways to spend time with her close friends, or watching Survivor with her family!

 

Lauren Wilkerson

Lauren Wilkerson

Director of Visual Communications

Pam Hardy

Pam Hardy

Guest Services Admin

Rock Creek Next Gen

Chris Smith | Pastor of Next Gen

As the Next Gen Pastor at Rock Creek Church, I’m thrilled to lead our Children’s and Youth Ministries, focusing on helping young people meet and follow Jesus. We believe our youth are not just the future but an integral part of the church today, emphasizing discipleship through fellowship, passion for God’s word, and prayer. My family, including my wife, Kristy, a kindergarten teacher, and my sons Caleb and Cole, are deeply involved in the church and community. I invite everyone to get involved in our Next Gen Ministry, whether you’re a young person looking to connect or an adult wanting to serve. We’re excited about what God has in store for our ministry and look forward to growing together in faith and community.

Caryn Evans

Caryn Evans

Children's Ministry Coordinator

Lily Holt

Lily Holt

Elementary Admin

Lori Bailey

Lori Bailey

Preschool Director

Operations

Derrick Lindow

Derrick Lindow

Facilities Manager

Robert Ramirez

Robert Ramirez

Director of Security

Anita Owens

Anita Owens

Exec & Financial Admin

Outreach & Missions

Peter & Tasha Chave

Peter & Tasha Chave

Directors of Local & Global Missions

WE ARE PROTECTED BY A BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The BOD are members of the congregation who provide counsel to the Senior Pastor Leadership Team regarding the business and financial matters of the church.

The BOD of Rock Creek Church are:

  • Mike Merriweather
  • Mark Gilbaugh
  • Kim Matthews
  • Christopher Smith
  • Peter Chave
  • Ken Evans
  • Melissa Seaman
  • Randy Holman
  • Jackie Mikesch