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Meet Our Ministers

Cory Collins — Pulpit

Cory Collins is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and has a master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. In the early 1980s, he worked in a mission program in the World Trade Center in New York City, teaching English and Bible to immigrants from 25 countries. His wife, the former Tanya Rankin, is a retired school teacher. She previously taught third grade at Mars Hill Bible School and was named as elementary “Teacher of the Year” for 2010-2011. Cory and Tanya have been married since 1977 and enjoy serving together in ministry and missions. Their son, Christopher, is a computer systems auditor in Carrollton, Texas. Their daughter, Charissa, is a speech and language pathologist for the Birdville school district. Cory shares the following personal statement:

“I can say with Paul, ‘To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ…’ The Lord has blessed me richly, and I credit Him with every good thing. I was raised in a faithful, happy Christian home; my father was an elder at Hillsboro for 28 years, and it was my mother who led him to Christ. I see myself as an encourager, looking for ways to lift people up and draw them closer to the Lord. I have a strong commitment to preaching Scripture as the inspired, inerrant Word of God. I continue to grow in grace and knowledge myself, and I am grateful for the direction of elders and the feedback of others that will help me improve. I focus my efforts on preaching, teaching, visitation, evangelism, and nonprofessional counseling. My wife Tanya is my best friend, my right arm, and my greatest earthly blessing. She serves quietly, behind the scenes, especially in working with children. She has devoted herself to the Lord, our marriage, and our children.”

You may contact Cory at cory@kellercofc.org.


Spencer Ross — Youth and Family

Spencer Ross is a born and raised Texan who graduated from Northwest High School in Justin, Texas, in 2006. After becoming a Christian here at Keller in 2005, he studied the Scriptures two years at the Brown Trail School of Preaching in Bedford, Texas, graduating in December 2008. Spencer also received his B.S. in Management Communications in 2011 from Amridge University. He labored with the Bedford church of Christ in Bedford, Texas, from 2008 – 2011 and with the Northwest church of Christ in Fort Worth, Texas, from 2011 – May, 2013. Spencer and his wife, Kandice, were married March 7, 2009, here at the Keller church of Christ. Spencer and Kandice have two young boys, Landon and Kason.

“I am so thrilled to be “home” again with the Lord’s church that meets here at Keller. My family and I love serving in the kingdom of God and enjoy working specifically with youth and families. As one who was not reared in the church before coming to the knowledge of the truth, I have a deep conviction in the Word of God and His church. My prayer is to be a facilitator, mentor, and teacher to the youth of the congregation and a resource for parents training up their children in the way they should go. My family and I share the passion and zeal to faithfully serve the church here together.”

You may contact Spencer at spencer@kellercofc.org.
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