Ministers & Staff
Prestoncrest Church of Christ is blessed with an amazing group of ministers. Each day these men and women strive to bring our congregation closer to God. Furthermore, several paid staff work throughout the week to make our gathering possible.
Gordon Dabbs is a native of the Ozarks (Neosho, MO) and a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University. He has been married to Ila since 1993 and they have two really cool kids, Claudia and David. They also have a mean-looking but very sweet German Shepherd named Jane. Gordon’s unique skill set and fresh insights come from a non-traditional and diverse background. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma as well as Master’s degrees from O.U. (Ethics) and from Lubbock Christian University (Bible Interpretation). He has published books and articles on business leadership and spiritual transformation.
The Dabbs worked as church planters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for ten years.
A regular speaker at national and international conferences, Gordon produced and presented a weekly television program in Rio as well as appearing as a guest on other TV and radio programs.
Before moving to Brazil, Gordon worked as Campus Minister for the University of Oklahoma. Despite his love for the Sooners, he enjoys working with hundreds of Texas and Texas A&M fans at Prestoncrest.
With a natural enthusiasm, Gordon has a passion for developing those around him, for preaching practical messages, and for reaching out to the weak and hurting.
- Song: One Desire by Hillsong
- Food: Brazilian steak, strawberry shortcake
- Sports: Disc Golf
- Pro Team: KC Chiefs
- Leisure activity: Travel
John Scott Davis
After graduating Abilene Christian University with a BA in organizational communication, John Scott began a career in the insurance industry with the Texas Farm Bureau and then later with the Farmers Insurance Group. He and Paula have served with the Prestoncrest family since October of 1990. In May of 1998 John Scott was asked to serve in a part-time capacity as the Worship and Music Minister while maintaining his insurance agency. January 2004, John Scott accepted a full-time position as Children’s Minister along with his music and worship duties.
In September of 2008 John Scott began transitioning into the Sr. Adult ministries at Prestoncrest, his passion for worship and singing within the church is still an integral part of his ministry.
John Scott loves to play golf especially with his family, and has recently begun playing tennis with Paula and the kids. John Scott and Paula have two wonderful daughters who love to praise the Lord, Delaney and Presley.
Singles Minister / Urban Missions
Gary Cochran has been the Singles Minister at Prestoncrest since 2006 and initiated the role of Urban Missions in 2007, as well. He sees wonderful opportunities and possibilities for the Singles group, both individually and as a complete group. Gary has devoted his life to minister to others and firmly believes in the power of ONE LIFE that is fully committed to follow the ONE LIFE that revolutionized the world 2,000 years ago. He deeply believes that he’s found a home amongst the Prestoncrest Singles that are committed to Jesus Christ and living a life devoted to Him. In the Urban Missions part of his ministry, Gary began the Prestoncrest effort of “Cover Dallas With Love” and has built a network of partnerships with other individuals and organizations across the D/FW area to server our city.
Before joining Prestoncrest, Gary served the A&M Church of Christ in College Station, Texas, for 17 years. He also served Mayfair Church of Christ in Oklahoma City as youth and family minister for two years. Gary has earned two masters degrees, in Biblical studies and clinical psychology. He also is a Licensed Professional Counselor and provides counseling in various areas for singles, the church and community, drawing from his experience with adolescents, families, college students, singles, single-parent families, abused, and disadvantaged children/youth in churches, schools and troubled environments.
Children’s Ministry Director
Rebecca and her husband, Patrick, have been married since 1996. They reside in Frisco with their three children - Joshua, Sarah and Emma. Patrick and Rebecca have been members at Prestoncrest since 2000. Rebecca began working as the Children’s Ministry Director in 2012 after being very involved in children’s ministry since the birth of Joshua in 2001.
Rebecca was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. She moved to southeast Texas while in junior high and graduated from Nederland High School. Rebecca has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Harding University and an MBA from Lamar University.
Rebecca has a passion for teaching children about their Creator and their Savior Jesus Christ. She also loves hanging out with the children at events like Faithgirlz, T3 and TACO Tuesday. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys watching her children play sports and going for a long run.
Small Group & Spiritual Formation Minister
Bob and his wife Pam have been married since 1975, are the parents of David and Jessica, and have been with Prestoncrest since 2002. He is a native Texan but has also lived in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Missouri. He received a Bachelors degree in Bible and Biblical Languages from Harding University in Searcy, a Masters degree in Religion from Harding School of Theology in Memphis, and has a passion for mentoring, small groups, and teaching people about Jesus.
Bob’s love of Spiritual Formation and Small Group ministry was born during his ten years in campus ministry at Memphis State University and Southwest Missouri State University.
Bob has written three books, Walk With Me, which he co-authored with Prentice Meador, Step By Step: A 90-Day Walk With Jesus Through The Gospel of Mark and An Honest Cry. He has also written for numerous journals including Campus Journal, The Small Group Letter, Image Magazine, 21st Century Christian Magazine, and Leaven. He currently serves as Managing Editor for 21st Century Christian Magazine.
Bob is actively involved in several ministries in Ghana, West Africa including the Ghana Water Well Mission, a water-well drilling / church planting mission, the Village of Hope, an orphanage for abandoned children, and Heritage Christian College, a training school for ministers who serve all over West Africa. He also consults with both Missions Resource Network and Great Cities Missions teaching spiritual formation to the mission teams in training.
Adult Education & Pastoral Care
Robert serves the Adult Education and the Pastoral Care ministries at Prestoncrest. Adult Education is a Bible teaching ministry provided by 80 teachers and 50 class leaders. On average, 80% of our members and their children attend a Sunday morning Bible class. More about our Bible teaching program
Prior to his coming to Prestoncrest in the summer of 2000, Robert and his family served the Ridgecrest Church of Christ in Midwest City, Oklahoma and the Gemeinde Christi in Dresden, Germany. Robert graduated from Oklahoma Christian University with B.A. and M.A. degrees in Preaching and Ministry. Robert has three children and one grandchild.
Bryan is currently the Youth Minister. He and Gina have been married since 2002, are the parents of three children, Bryce, Jayden and Hallie Mae, and have been with Prestoncrest since 2013.
Bryan was born and raised in Dallas and received his high school degree in 1995 from The Colony High School. he graduated in 1999 from ACU with his B.A. in Youth Ministry and Preaching and in 2001 received his Master of Arts in Religion, also from ACU. Right after college, Bryan began working with First Colony Church of Christ as their Youth Minister and was called home to Dallas after 11 1/2 years of youth ministry to work with Prestoncrest.
Besides long walks on the beach with his wife, Bryan likes to hunt, fish, play sports, go to sporting events, watch movies, and just hang out and watch people do crazy stuff.
Associate Youth Minister
Shelby currently serves as the Associate Youth Minister at Prestoncrest.
She was born and raised in the Dallas metroplex and graduated from Wylie East High School in 2013. She graduated from Texas A&M University in December of 2017 with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Math and Science Education. Shelby returned home to the metroplex where she taught 7th grade math in Mesquite.
Shelby began volunteering with the Prestoncrest youth group in September of 2018, and was asked to come on staff full time as the Associate Youth Minister in June of 2019.
She has a passion for helping students navigate through the crazy beautiful season of life that is middle school and high school as a Christian, and for showing them the joy and fun that comes with following Jesus. Shelby enjoys early morning coffee, playing volleyball, camping, hanging out with friends, and any kind of new adventure.
Brad Weldon was born in Cleburne, TX on September 19, 1956. The son of two teachers grew up in Bryan, TX and graduated from Bryan High School. Brad graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1980 and moved to the Dallas area.
Over the next twenty one years Brad was a teacher and principal in the Richardson and Plano school districts. He married Janaye Hale in 1986. Brad and Janaye have attended Prestoncrest since 1988 and they have two grown daughters, Aubrey and Haley.
Brad earned a masters degree in 1994 from Texas A&M Commerce and Mid Management certification in 1996. Brad has been the minister of administration since July of 2001. In his spare time Brad likes to play golf, read and fish.
Sunshine School Director
Children’s Ministry Assistant & Sunshine School Director
Facilities Management Services
Children’s Ministry Assistant
Children’s Ministry Assistant
Coordinator to Adult Education, Pastoral Care, Involvement, Small Groups and Singles ministries