Johnnie R. Jones
Johnnie began serving as pastor at Chestnut Community Church in October 2022. He has been with the church since 2009, as an evangelist, sharing his ministry throughout Texas and beyond. Johnnie has a B.S. degree from Dallas Baptist University and a Masters degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been a pastor since 1975 in three different states. He loves to dig deep into God's Word and bring applicable messages from what he discovers. Johnnie is married to Diane. They have two grown children and ten grandchildren. He loves to write and travel with his wife. Contact: jj@HisAboundingGrace.org.
Matthew is a McKinney native even graduating from McKinney High School. He was called to the ministry when he was 17 years old. He graduate of Dallas Baptist University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Music. God has called him to use his musical talents and training to lead the church in worship. He and his wife Stefan were high school sweethearts and have been together since age 16. They have two beautiful children, Levi and Mackenzie.
Laurie has been the pianist at Chestnut Community Church since 2008. She holds a degree in piano pedagogy and performance from SMU. She has taught piano for about 40 years, serves as accompanist for other instruments, and plays for weddings. Laurie is even a composer and her music is performed annually at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre in Dallas every Christmas for the last 33 years. Laurie has three wonderful children: daughter who is a performing artist and graduating from high school this year, a son graduating from college at University of Southern California, and a daughter who is a writer.
Brad is our Media Coordinator. He designs and prints our weekly bulletins, helps pastor with other printed and media needs, and monitors our sound and projections during our services. We are blessed to have Brad serve on our staff.