As the Senior Pastor of Lake Country Church, Scott provides teaching, leadership, and guidance for the church as a whole. Scott attended college at Texas State in San Marcos Texas and graduated from seminary at Southwestern Baptist Theological seminary. Scott traveled for years as a speaker/evangelist before going on staff as an executive pastor and later a senior pastor. Scott continues to travel and speak at different churches and conferences around the country. Scott joined the Lake Country family in 2018. He and Renee have been married 32 years and live in the Fort Worth, Texas area. They have four kids, two daughter-in-laws and one grandchild.
Bert is an honorably discharged, service injured former Marine. After his discharge from active duty Bert worked as a mechanic and appliance repairman before following his dad and brothers into the oil and gas industry where he spent 11 years as a downhole tool engineer, a district manager, and the HSE and HR manager for the Northeast United States, for one of the largest oilfield service companies in the world.
In 2015, Bert had an encounter with the Holy Spirit which changed his life. From that day he has dedicated his life to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the work of His church.
Linda Bradley has served for more than 30 years in Church Administration, at Benny Hinn Ministries, Daystar TV Network and The Wisdom Center. She has always had a love for music and singing that continuously opened doors of opportunity. That passion has taken her from local and state competitions as a young girl, to platforms of some of the nation's largest arenas and around the world. She continues to work in Administration and ministers weekly as part of the worship team at Lake Country, as well as, various venues and occasions as requested.
Following her husband's death in 1998, the family moved to the Keller area where they grew and continue to flourish. A life-long learner, she continues to study and grow in God's word.
John Hatton has an Electrical Engineering degree and is retired from BNSF railway where he worked as Director of Technology Strategic Planning. John presently works with missions in Bangladesh, building land-based fish farms to support self-sustaining missions projects. John has served as an elder at Lake Country Church off and on for over 20 years.
John gave his life to Christ when he was 6 years old and has been growing in Christ with the help of the Holy Spirit’s infilling ever since. John is passionate about reaching those who haven’t heard the Good News for Christ.
John and his wife Ruth have two daughters, two sons in law and 5 grandchildren.
Vance Purtell Grew up in Deep East Texas. When he was a freshman in high school his Dad entered his first pastorate. Vance spent summers in church camp and was active in local church activities.
He met and married Thettie Wright and they moved first to Longview then to the Dallas/ Ft Worth area. He worked at General Motors assembly facility in Arlington from 1964 till 1984.
They began attending Shady Grove Church in 1976 and attended there until 2000 sitting under the teaching of Pastor Olen Griffing.
In 1971 he began his flying career flying part time and working at GM. In 1984 he left his job at GM and began flying full time. He later accepted a position of pilot/mechanic flying for Dave Roever Evangelistic Association in 1987. This was one of the most difficult positions he ever filled but also one of the most rewarding of all his career. It was a blessing to see the results of the effort that was expended to keep the organization moving and reap the results of salvations on such a regular basis.This job was centered at Meacham airport and required a relocation nearer to where he worked so they moved to Ft Worth from Arlington.
In 1998 Dave sold the last aircraft that we had and it appeared that there were no further plans to obtain another aircraft so Vance accepted a position with Thompson Petroleum based in Dallas and flying from Love Field. It soon became apparent that the commute to Dallas did not allow time in the evenings to attend church in Grand Prairie at Shady Grove Church. So they relocated church attendance to Lake Country Church in 2000. He was active in all church activities and was set in as an elder in 2003 where he has served since.
He is the father of two grown children, six grand-children and one great-grandson.
Brent Lyon was born in Fort Worth and grew up in Hurst, TX. He was raised in a non-Christian home, where only nominal references to God were occasionally made. At 19 he moved to College Station and began his relationship with Texas A&M where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. During that time Brent worked and co-opped with Halliburton as he was 90% self-funded. Less than three months before graduation he met a young lady named Jane North... they were married a year later. He went back to A&M later that year and earned a Master’s degree in Engineering Management. Several years later he fulfilled all the requirements to become a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. Upon receiving his graduate degree, he accepted a position with what is now the Lockheed Martin plant in west Fort Worth in 1985. He and Jane have lived in Saginaw since moving to the Fort Worth area, raised four children, and now have three grandchildren.
Brent’s spiritual life began around 8:30pm in a living room in Carrollton, Texas, on April 19, 1980 where he found himself standing in front of a man who was the Postmaster of a small town west of Fort Worth. It was a college & career fellowship group and the man in front of him, Don, had the gift of prophecy! Little is remembered of the conversation, but he did say that “you will know this night that you will never be the same.” What an understatement!
In 1993 Brent & Jane joined Lake Country Baptist Church, a church they had watched for years from afar as the Lord’s presence had been poured out there in the 1980s. They have served in a variety of ministries at what is now Lake Country Church. Brent has been the leader of the deacons and in 2014 he was asked to join the Board of Elders of Lake Country Church. In 2018 he was elected as the president of the Board of Elders and continues to serve in that capacity.
Additionally, Brent was elected to the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw School Board in the 1990’s serving two terms, two years of that time as Board President. He is currently the chairman of the Texas A&M Industrial and Systems Engineering department’s Advisory Council and a member of the Dean of the Engineering College’s Council. In 2019, he received the Outstanding Former Student Award from the Industrial and Systems Engineering department. He also serves as a senior examiner for the Shingo Institute for Operational Excellence, which is administered out of the Business School at Utah State University. He was recently asked to serve as one of five members (in the world) on the Shingo Examiner
Committee, which oversees many policy and operational issues related to operational excellence in corporations and organizations worldwide.
Eddie Sullivan is the co-owner and operator of Riscky’s Barbeque, a successful chain of restaurants that scales the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Prior to his Fort Worth residency, he traveled with his military family. He has called Texas home since 1981.
Eddie has a passion for service in his local community as well as internationally. He has served locally on the Board of Directors for the YMCA, been a member of the Steering Committee at Lake Country Christian School as well as the Head of Financial Committee at Lake Country Church. He has a heart for missions and travels often to other parts of the world including Africa, China, Italy and Israel. He also leads weekly bible studies and continues to mentor young adult Christian leaders. Eddie seeks to help people from all walks of life grow in their relationship with God. He wants to see people’s lives transformed by the love of Christ and help people take their next step in serving in the church and community.
Eddie has been married to his Proverbs 31 wife, Stacy for 27 years. They have three beautiful daughters and one grandson. Eddie has attended Lake Country Church for over 20 years. He has faithfully served as an elder the last 5 years. In his free time, Eddie likes to play golf, take his wife out on dates and spend time working around his 60-acre ranch.