Our Leadership

Elders

Glenn G. Murphy

Glenn G. Murphy and Rita, his wife of 48 years, were charter members of the Pecan Grove church when it first started on November 7, 1977. He has served as a Trustee, Elder, Bible School Teacher and Song Leader for several years. They first moved to Greenville in 1968, along with their two children, Sonya […]

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John Banister

John and Sharon Banister have been members at Pecan Grove since 1995. During that time John has served as Elder, Preacher, and Bible School Teacher. John and Sharon have lived in Ladonia, Texas since 1991. They moved to Ladonia when John retired for the U.S. Air Force after 20+ years of service. They have two […]

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Paul Graves

Paul Graves was born and raised in the Weiland community near Greenville, Texas, and attended Lone Oak public schools. While serving in the US Army in Massachusetts, he met his wife, Ruth. They have one daughter, Jessica, and she and her husband Joe live nearby with their four children, Isabel, Phoebe, Leo, and Julian. Paul […]

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Dr. Richard Johnson

Richard is a School Psychologist and a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Greenville Independent School District.  He is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Special Education. He and his wife, Gail, who is also a psychologist, have four grown children and seven grandchildren. Richard and Gail were high school sweethearts who met in a 10th grade math class. […]

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Speakers

Terry Booker

Terry Booker is the Dean of Instructional Outreach at Kilgore College. Sinced 1982, he has been part of the History & Government faculty at KC after earning a B.S. Ed. degree from Abilene Christian University and an M.A. degree from Texas A&M University. He was born in Nacogdoches, raised in Jasper, and his father, J.W. […]

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Leroy Garrett

Leroy Garrett was born in Mineral Wells, Texas in 1918, and grew up in Dallas. He graduated from Abilene Christian University, and earned graduate degrees from Southern Methodist University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Harvard University. He was a professor of philosophy at MacMurray College in Illinois, Bethany College in West Virginia, Texas Woman’s University, and […]

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Barry Graham

Barry has served for 32 years on the faculty of Southwestern Christian College. He has been the band director at Dallas Christian School and has been a member of the Lake Highlands Church for 20 years. He has been speaking at Pecan Grove Church for many years.

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Robert Reid

Sharing the gospel with others has been a central part of Robert’s life since 1971 in St. Louis. God has turned Robert’s confinement to a wheelchair and his limitations due to cerebral palsy into an effective channel for drawing people to Him here in the United States and abroad in Portugal. Over the past 38 […]

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Steve Singleton

Steve Singleton has been a Bible teacher for more than 30 years. His instruction in Bible, Greek, and related subjects has included university classrooms, adult education programs, seminars, and churches. He has a BA in Bible, an MA in Religion, and has done post-master graduate studies in theology, church history, and hermeneutics. His writings include […]

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Steve Booker

Steve Booker is the Executive Vice-President over Operations and Technology for the American National Bank of Texas in Terrell, Texas. He has been an elder at the Rockwall and Brin Church of Christ for over 12 years and a bible teacher for junior high, high school and adult classes for over 30 years. He has […]

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John Shasteen

John is one of the speakers at Pecan Grove. Before his time at Pecan Grove, he was a bi-vocational (working)pastor in the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. His tent-making job is at Paris Junior College. He is happily married to Rebecca and have three children. In his preaching, he loves to help people think about […]

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