Our Staff

Richard J. Hornok, Senior Pastor

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Richard J. Hornok, on staff as Senior Pastor, is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute (79), Washington Bible College (80) and Dallas Theological Seminary. Richard holds the degrees of Master of Theology (84) and Doctor of Ministry (93) from Dallas. Richard comes from a family of pastors. Along with being a second generation Pastor, his four brothers and his brother-in-law all graduated from Dallas Seminary and have served as pastors throughout the United States. Richard grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, where his father was a church-planting missionary.  His wife, Vicki, grew up in Dallas and graduated from Baylor University. They have been married since May of 1982 and have seven children and two grandchildren.  Richard has been our Pastor since June of 1984.

Andy Tuttlebee, Student Pastor

Andy was born in England but grew up in Ireland as a missionary kid. He moved to the States in 1995 to begin work on a degree in Youth Ministries at John Brown University. Andy’s move to the States had an ulterior motive also — to further court Eliza Lloyd, whom he had met in Northern Ireland the summer before. They were married in June of 1996 and have three children. After graduating from JBU in 1998, Andy served as Youth Director at a church in Austin, Texas for 8 1/2 years. He has been on staff as the Student Pastor at Fellowship since July, 2007.

Marissa Merritt, Director of PreSchool Ministries

Marissa loves children and their parents. She and her husband, Jase, have three young sons (Rider, Roksen and Rhett) and they are all boy. Besides being a wife, mother, and Fellowship’s incredible preschool director, Marissa is a great photographer.

Judy Wheeler, Administrative Assistant

Judy keeps things humming at Fellowship.  Along with keeping the staff on track, she’s the voice that answers the phone and detail person behind most all we do.  We’d be in big trouble without her.  She and her husband James have lived in Texarkana all their lives and they have one son and two grandchildren.