Senior Pastor-Virgie Holbrook

Rev. Virgie Holbrook has served as pastor of LOFC since its earliest days. She was educated and trained in the United Methodist Church, graduating with honors from S.M.U. Perkins School of Theology. Virgie served as organizing pastor of Lakeway United Methodist Church in Pottsboro, TX. She also helped start the Pottsboro Education Foundation, the Pottsboro Kids Club, the Lakeway Resale Barn, and Visions of Sugarplums, where she still serves as executive director. Virgie has served on the Pottsboro I.S.D. Board of Trustees and was honored by the Texas Classroom Teachers Association as a Texas Friend of Education. Virgie and her husband, Gregg, have been recognized by the Pottsboro Area Chamber of Commerce as Citizens of Year. They have been part of the Texoma community since moving to this area in 1990. Virgie and Gregg have two grown children and five grandchildren.

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Summer Holbrook-Music Director

Summer has loved music since her earliest days. As a young child she was in church choirs and bell choirs. As a teen, she was the founding member of the Pottsboro High School Choir. She went on to McMurry University and studied church music, earning a B.A. in Communication. Summer is a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines, where she has had the opportunity to be a servant leader for the last 17 years. Summer has also had the opportunity to serve as Youth Director of Greenland Hills United Methodist Church in Dallas, as Sunday School teacher at First Dallas UMC, First Richardson UMC, and Lakeway UMC, and as VBS co-director at Waples UMC. She was a Mother of Preschoolers (MOPS) small group leader for three years and a founder of the MOPS Bible Study group at FUMC Richardson. Summer began to sing again with the Lakeway UMC 11 a.m. choir and now serves as the music coordinator for Leap of Faith Church. She also serves her community as a city councilwoman and as a founding board member of Visions of Sugarplums for the past ten years. She has been married to Wes Wadle for 15 years and is the mother of two good kids. Summer is an avid world traveler who also works in small-scale family farming.

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Ray McCarthy

Born in Chickasha OK. Raised in Richardson Tx. Started taking piano lessons at around 6 yrs old. Grew up with Gospel background because my Mom was Music Director at First Baptist of Bells TX. First gig was Cherry Mound Baptist Church at 16 yrs old. Studied music theory at Grayson County Jr College and North Texas State University. Played in several bands in my 20s and 30s. Spent several years on the road with Larry Franklin Band and then The Tennessee Hat Band. Retired from life on the road to selling at local car dealerships from 1987 to 2017. Retired from the car business and now enjoying music again. Sharing my love of Christ through music is my priority

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Bob Penhall

Bob Penhall was raised in Amarillo, Texas. He began piano lessons at age 7, then joined the school band in sixth grade. By then he was also involved in church music, singing in the youth choir and playing piano for Sunday school. His family later moved to Dallas, and by high school he was a member of the marching band, the orchestra, the choir, the jazz band, as well as the church choir. He began playing professional live music jobs at 17, and continues to do so. He also earned a music degree from UNT and spent 15 years as a high school orchestra director, then had another 15 year career in the music products business. Bob and his wife Vicki recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. They have four adult children, and so far, 5 grandchildren.

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Fred Spears

Born in Tennessee in 1950. I sang in a kid’s gospel quartet in 1961 and in 1965 was a founding member of Nova’s combo in Nashville Tennessee using my father’s guitar. This is the same guitar I play today. Over many years as a member of the Tennessee Hat Band I wrote songs and recorded for country stars Sammi Smith, David Allen Coe and Rusty Wier. In my mind the Leap of Faith Band is a product of all my musical experiences as well as those of Ray, Bob, and Summer.

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Leap of Faith BOARD OF DIRECTORS

-Pam Forman, Treasurer
-Pam Griffin, Assistant Lay Leader
-Phil Griffin
-Maggie Helvey
-Gregg Holbrook
-Summer Holbrook
-Jeff Lease
-Rod Leird
-Brad Nickson
-Jan Oliver, Financial Secretary
-Brenda Orgel
-Cheryl Robinson
-Steve Robinson, Lay Leader
-Wes Wadle