The following TCAA Members have been nominated to hold seats on the TCAA Leadership Council. On November 1, 2015 they will be brought before the church body to be affirmed into the council for terms commencing in 2016.
Randy Record, Grant Linser and Brad Perrin were temporarily appointed to fill vacancies and will also be brought before the church body to be affirmed on November 1, 2015.
The new nominees include:
Russ Clark – Russ and Lisa have been members at TCAA for more than 14 years. They have two adult children, 9 grand children and one great grandson. Russ and Lisa are members of the “Faith Walkers” Journey Group and have served together in various areas within TCAA. He currently serves as a Bible study Facilitator for Monday Morning Men’s group at Deep Within, as a Mentor for Alongside Prison Ministry at Lewis Prison, and as part of the TCAA Safety and Security planning team. Russ has held various positions within law enforcement and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968 completing a year of service in the Republic of Vietnam. Then enlisting in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Military Police Correctional officer and retiring in 1994 as a Sergeant First Class. Now his time is spent doing the Lord’s work, housework and grandpa work and hiking, back packing, and camping when possible.
Jesse Cooper – Jesse and Debbie have been married for 10 years and have attended TCAA since 2003. They are privileged to have been married by Pastor Adams and their daughter Ashlyn (5) has been a TCAA ‘kid’ since her birth. Jesse has been active in the usher/greeter ministry, prayer team, and Journey groups. Currently, he serves as a member of the finance ministry and men’s ministry. Jesse also organized the team for the Promise Keeper’s event in 2013 to help bring together the men of TCAA. Debbie works regularly in the children’s ministry and led her first VBS class this year. Jesse is a Bureau Administrator for the City of Phoenix Police Department overseeing radio dispatch, emergency 9-1-1 services, critical infrastructure, and homeland security operations for the past 20 years.
Kevin Jex – Kevin and Lucy have been married for almost twenty five years and have attended as members of TCAA for seventeen years. They have two children, Emily and Erika, who grew up at TCAA and now are very involved with the youth ministries. Kevin has worked as a Law Enforcement Officer for the past twenty seven years and Lucy has worked at TCAA in the financial ministries for over twelve years. Kevin has served at TCAA in many capacities: as security at TCAA events and gatherings, at VBS in the recreation department, attended many children’s summer camps as a counselor and has lead and hosted different journey groups. Kevin applied his efforts in the children ministries at TCAA over the past many years and has been able to see many children, including his own, grow and continue to be involved at the church.
Richard McElroy – Richard & Carol have participated in or lead small groups since 1967. Richard and Carol celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary in 2015. They moved to the Valley in 1975. They retired from Tolleson Union School District in May of 1998. Richard taught photography. Off and on, since 1965, Richard has taken photos for non-profit organizations to use in their reports, recruiting materials, & fund raising. Since 2000, we have traveled several times a year with Jesus Film Mission Trips or the International School Project. Many of the destinations were “creative access” counties. Richard enjoys Bible word studies, sketching plants, and photographing designs in nature.
Keith Sewell – Keith and Laura have been married for almost 22 years and have attended TCAA since it first opened 18 years ago. In fact, they were one of the members that came over from North Phoenix West and were there when we first broke ground. They have one son, Brian, who grew up as a “church kid” in TCAA. Keith and family have been involved in Vacation Bible School, Children’s Ministry, Worship Team, Journey Group, and Awana. Keith has served TCAA in many capacities in the Deacon’s Ministry, Levite Ministry, Game Circle painter, and wherever he is needed. Keith is currently a teacher at Westview High School and has been a football and/or baseball coach for over 27 years. Keith and his family serve the Lord together in many capacities and are happy to call TCAA their home.