DEACONS, ELDERS & LAY-PASTORS
Daryl grew up in Amarillo and has spent most of his life here. After years attending and serving in a Southern Baptist church in Amarillo and managing a local sanitary supply company, Daryl and his wife Wendy, along with several others, founded MORE, an inter-denominational charismatic church, in 1999. He is currently the senior pastor of MORE. Daryl has a passion for the "good News" of Jesus Christ. God's outrageous grace is at the core of his message. His heart is to see each person in the church discover who they are in Christ and to accept His marvelous grace for living in their destiny. Daryl and Wendy have been married since 1981. He has four grown children and five awesome grandchildren. If you want to listen to Pastor Daryl's message of what MORE believes listen to MORE Distinctives here or on the same page as the other Messages. You can contact Pastor Daryl here.
Lyndal grew up at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch and has spent most of his life in the Amarillo area. He has a journalism degree from West Texas State University and after years in the newspaper, public relations and insurance businesses, joined MORE full-time in September 2003. He has been an elder since the church began in November 1999. He currently serves as administrative senior pastor at MORE as well as board president for the Prisoner ReEntry Project (PREP), a prison reentry program the church is heavily involved in at Randall County Jail in Amarillo. Lyndal and Becky have been married for more than 30 years and have two wonderful sons (Logan and Landry) and three beautiful grandchildren (LeAnne, Layton and Lynnix Blair). Lyndal also produces the Weekly Update, an article that keeps members up-to-date on information and activities happening during the week here at MORE. Go to the most current Weekly Update here. Contact Pastor Lyndal here.
Kathryn was born and raised in Amarillo. She attended Paramount Terrace Christian and Trinity Fellowship Church growing up and came to MORE in 2010. She has a passion for worship, music of any kind, painting, traveling, all people and a special love for her friends and family. Kathryn married Trey Roach in 2015 and the two are involved in several ministries within MORE. Kathryn currently serves as the worship leader and anywhere else she can share her passion for creativity. More about Worship...
Matt and his wife Amber moved to Amarillo in 2008 after living in coastal California all of their lives. He and his brother Benjamin had met MORE's previous worship pastor, Kevin Prosch, in 2003 when they hired him to produce an album for their band StreetChoir. Over the next five years they would record a total of three albums with him and doing so brought them to Amarillo a number of times. Matt and Amber made a lot of friends here at the church and fell in love with its culture of grace and the warm, friendly nature of the people in this area. Matt has been playing guitar as well as other instruments for thirty years and has been producing records for nearly as long. He is currently on staff as Lead Musician and also runs MajorSeven Recording Studio here at MORE. More about Worship...
Wendy grew up in Amarillo and has a love and appreciation for the Texas Panhandle's unique lifestyle. Wendy enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom for years, but several years ago she found her calling in overseeing the Healing and Prophetic Rooms at MORE. Wendy is in her 12th year of oversight for these rooms. With Wendy's leadership, this ministry has grown into one of MORE's most effective outreaches, reaching hundreds of new people every year. Wendy serves as a Senior leader alongside her husband Daryl, who she has been married to for over 35 years. They have 4 grown children and 5 precious grandchildren. Click here for more information on the Healing and Prophetic Rooms.
Kim has lived in the Canyon area for most of her life. She has been married to the love of her life Randy, for over 37 years. Together they have 5 children and 7 grandchildren. She enjoys traveling, decorating, spending time with her family and gardening. Kim has been working in children's ministry for 11 years. She is passionate about helping raise up a generation of kids that do not settle for status quo, but instead walk out the dreams in their hearts and become the world-changers that God created them to be. Read about our children's ministry here.
Tori was born and raised in Amarillo. She has attended MORE since it began in 1999. Tori's passion has always been teaching and caring for young children and helping them to grow into the people God created them to be. Tori has worked in the church nursery for 10 years and now as the Nursery Director it is her mission to teach the children about Jesus and the love He has for them all. She married Alex Flores in 2014 and both are involved in leading the youth and a community group together. Tori went to school at WTAMU earning her bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education. In November 2015 Alex and Tori had their first child, AJ. Read more about our nursery here.
Growing up in Dumas Texas, Alex attended and served at Bible Baptist and Grace Thru Faith Church. As a child he was saved and healed from a very serious disease by a miracle from God, which motivated him to devote his life to God at the age of 18. He moved to Amarillo in 2011, started volunteering for Acts Community and began attending MORE Church, serving as a leader in their youth group. During those next few years he worked every job that would allow him to pursue his passion, which is serving God and His people. Alex has also worked for Amarillo ISD, Amarillo College, and the Acts Community Thrift Store. He was Director of Operations at Acts Community for many years, where he worked full time managing all operations and volunteers. He has served in many areas of ministry at MORE: Children's classes, worship media and community groups. In 2014 he became our youth minister; together with his wife Tori, they lead the youth group as well as a community group called More Life. They have a son named AJ.
P.S. This bio would be incomplete without mentioning all of the wonderful adults and children Alex gets to minister to at Camp Agape, a church camp for those with developmental disabilities. It holds a special place in his heart, and if he has a free moment in the summer, you will most likely find him there. Click here for more information about MORE Youth.
Becky Waldrip's passion for connection and friendship not only made her the perfect candidate for our women's ministry, but also for MORE'S welcome center. We desire for people to feel the love of God through us whether it's through a hot cup of coffee, a kind word, a smile or a hug. This ministry is an extension of the Core Values of MORE.
"Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness to the poor. To the poor, to all who suffer and are lonely, give always a happy smile, give them your care, but also you heart." ~Mother Teresa~
Jennifer not only makes sure the church is clean and inviting when you visit, but she's also a vital part of several ministries here. She leads a fellowship group for mothers, is a leader on our intercessory prayer team and ministers on Sunday mornings through prayer and prophetic words. Jennifer and Robert have 3 wonderful children-Miriam, Liam and Asher.
Changing Our Community One Life at a Time
Based in the heart of San Jacinto, our center meets the needs of residents using tools such as food, hygiene items & baby supplies. Through relationship, we receive the opportunity to focus on deeper issues contributing to poverty in this neighborhood. MORE is proud to be a part of and support this community center. If you would like to know more about Acts Community please visit their website at www.actscommunity.org.
There are several avenues where Amber gets to use her creativity at MORE. Although she studied photography, creative writing and art in college, she learned graphic design while working as an assistant and designer for a local Amarillo photographer. She now uses those skills to help design and maintain MORE's website. You can also find her designs on the hallway bulletin boards and anywhere else the church wants some "flair." She has been a Pescatarian (that's a vegetarian who sometimes eats seafood!) for over 20 years and is passionate about healthy living. Getting to cook dinner for the kids and youth every Wednesday night is an opportunity for her to introduce them to healthier eating and a way for them to explore foods they might not otherwise try. In her spare time she likes to read, camp, write for her blog and travel. She has been blissfully married to her husband Matt for over 14 years. Their "child" is a husky named Bowie.
Trey graduated from WT with a focus in communications and broadcasting. He designed our website and keeps everything running smoothly in the "tech" department. Trey married our worship leader, Kathryn, a few years ago. He proposed on a Sunday morning in front of the entire church!
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