MEET THE 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 handle 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 that have a passion for the area they serve.

Rock Creek executive team

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 13 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 & Ryder, who is married to Lauren. He considers it a privilege to lead one of the best churches in Prosper!

Greg Jones

Executive Pastor of Teaching and Spiritual Development

Greg Jones is the Executive Pastor at Rock Creek Church. 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 & Family Therapist, counseling people from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences. They have three children. Greg has a passion to help 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 and Finance

As Director of Operations, Jerry has responsibilities over facilities, finances, and human resources for the church.  Jerry has been with the Rock Creek Church since launch, volunteering in several areas as well sat on 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. Jerry was born and raised in a small town in North Texas, married to Karly and has six children and five grandchildren. Jerry loves college football, BBQing, and spending time with family and friends.

Rock Creek Lead Team

Ryan Oliver

Worship Pastor

Ryan is the worship pastor at Rock Creek Church. He has a passion to lead others in worship, and to bring honor and focus to Christ, not others. In his spare time, you can usually find him (if you look really hard) decked out in camo attempting to shoot some animals, or enjoying a Rangers game. He is very happily married to his wife, Erica. They have three energetic, adorable boys, Hutch, Harper, and Haddon!

David Smullin

Pastor of Next Gen & Communications

David is responsible for overseeing the Student Ministry through Young Adults. He is passionate about creatively connecting God’s word to people’s lives in order to help them start and strengthen their relationship with Jesus. He’s also an avid hockey fan; and as a former goalie you can find him “tending the twine” at a rink near you. David is married to his wife, Jenna, the girl that caught his eye in middle school. Together, they have two sons.

Jenna Smullin

Children's Pastor (Birth-5th Grade)

Jenna serves as the Children’s Pastor (birth – 5th grade).  She comes out of public education where she was a high school chemistry teacher.  Jenna is married to David, our Associate Pastor, and together they have two boys.  She has her graduate degree from the University of North Texas as well as her master’s degree in Educational Administration.  

Brian Holt

Care & Campus Pastor

Brian and Amy serve Rock Creek Church by providing pastoral care and oversite.  This includes performing funerals, weddings, 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.  They are passionate about sharing the love of Jesus Christ. Brian and Amy have five awesome kiddos: Ashlyn, CJ, Lily, Pierce and Benton, all of which 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!

Haley Birkelbach

Campus Coordinator

As our Campus Coordinator, Haley oversees Volunteer Recruitment & Development as well as Guest Services. She has a dynamic ability to connect with people and passion for guiding them through their church journey as they embrace the Rock Creek Strategy of Gather > Grow > Go. She graduated from East Texas Baptist University with a degree in Speech Communication and Marketing. She and her husband, Zack, have 3 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 recording her latest podcast episode!

Lauren Wilkerson

Creative & Communications Director

As our Creative & Comms Director, Lauren assists with creative projects, handles all graphic design, and oversees our social media. She has a creative eye that keeps our church culturally relevant, while remaining biblically pure. Lauren started as a student in our youth ministry, and has volunteered for our NexGen Pastor, David Smullin, for a couple of years before coming on staff full-time. In the last year, she was married to Ryder Wilkerson, and became the new daughter in law to Senior Pastor, Brad Wilkerson. In her downtime you can find her doing family and senior photography, and of course, watching one too many podcasts. 

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. 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Anita Owen

Financial Admin & Event Coordinator

Samantha Garcia

Executive & Worship Admin Assistant

Pam Hardy

Guest Services Admin

Ministry Directors

Lori Bailey

Preschool Director

Mark & Marcia Bumstead

Prayer Directors

Peter & Tasha Chave

Local & Global Missions Directors

Caryn Evans

Children's Ministry Coordinator

Lily Holt

Children's Ministry Admin

Dee Jones

Women's Ministry Director

Robert Ramirez

Security Director

Greg Stapp

Men's Ministry Director

Bonnie & Clay Stone

Senior Adult Directors

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 Parker
Chris Smith
Peter Chave
Ken Evans
Melissa Seaman
Randy Holman
Jackie Mikesch