ABOUT US

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Dr. Chris Robeson

Senior Pastor

Chris became the Senior Pastor at Macedonia in January 2020. He has over 25 years of pastoral leadership and is responsible for providing spiritual oversight of all areas of ministry for The MAC.  He received a Masters Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth and recently completed his Doctor of Ministry and Masters of Theology from Midwestern Theological Seminary. Pastor Chris is a committed expositor of Scripture, and he loves to help people experience God through vibrant preaching and teaching.

Pastor Chris and his wife, Nikki, met while receiving their Master's degrees from Southwestern. They have been married for 28 years and have four children.

Gary Earle

Executive Pastor

Gary came on staff to serve as Executive Pastor November 2021. Gary earned his undergraduate in Theology and Masters of Christian Education, concentrating in Administration and Teaching from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. With 25 plus years of ministry experience, Gary provides administrative and pastoral leadership as Executive Pastor at Macedonia.

Gary and his wife, Alicia, have been married for 26 years. They have three children; twin boys, Jacob and Joseph, a daughter, Faith Gaddis who is married to Sean Gaddis, and one grandchild, Julia Gaddis. He enjoys spending time with his family, cooking on his grill and smoker, watching college football, and making “Earle’s Gourmet Salsa.”

John Wallingford

Congregational Care Pastor

John began serving at Macedonia in 1985, serving as Minister of Bus and Children’s Worship. His role transitioned to Minister of Missions in 1997, and more recently has changed to Pastor of Congregational Care, with continued involvement in missions. John is responsible for visiting hospitals, ministering to our shut-ins and the special needs of our members. He is also involved in coordinating missions efforts locally and around the world. He graduated with a B.A. in Biblical Studies from The Criswell College.

Bro. John is married to Rita, and they have two sons, one grandson, and three great-grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family, motorcycling, gardening, and fishing. 

Lance Sims

Student Pastor

Lance joined the Macedonia ministry team in March 2017. He has been in the East Texas area his entire life and has served in the area as a student minister since 2005. Lance graduated from East Texas Baptist University in 2007 with his Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. In 2023, he gained a Master's degree in Pastoral Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
 
Lance is married to his high school sweetheart, Summer, and they have three kids: Rylan, Lynli, and Kipley. He enjoys spending time with his family, following sports, and going to the beach any chance he gets.

Shannon Baker

Interim Worship Leader

Shannon has been a member of Center Cross Church since 2018. He works as Operations Manager for Energy Transfer through the week and joined us as Interim Worship Leader in 2023.
He and his wife Mindy have two daughters, Sydney and Aubrey, and one grandson, Luke.
Shannon enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing.

Pat Hendrix

Administrative Assistant

Pat, a member of The MAC for 39 years, joined the Macedonia team in the fall of 2022 as Administrative Assistant. Pat studied business at Missouri State University and has over 30 years of secretarial experience in the corporate world. The dynamics of serving in the ministry environment and striving to make an eternal difference in the lives of others is very rewarding.
Special life blessings include husband Van, two sons who grew up attending The MAC, and four grandchildren who know her as “Mimi”.
Life’s greatest pleasures include time spent with family and friends, and her hobbies include flower gardening and trying new recipes.  

Gabrielle Moore

Pre-school Coordinator

Gabrielle (Gabby) and her husband, Jon have been a member of The MAC for 20 years. Gabby has spent 17 of those years teaching and leading in different MAC Kids positions.
Her hobbies include various crafting projects and homeschooling her 5 children.

Hannah Stone-Johnson

Creative Design and Social Media Coordinator

Hannah, her husband Juston, and son Ivan are newer members of The MAC, joining in March of 2023. She gained a Bachelor's in Psychology at LeTourneau University in 2021 and works with children in the Mental Health field.
Graphic design is included in her hobbies with over 10 years of experience in website design and social media management. She uses her skills of photography and content creation as a form of worship, bringing others closer to the Lord through creativity.
She also likes to spend her time sewing (specifically quilting), traveling, playing board and tabletop games, and hosting events.