Summit Group Leaders

SUMMIT Groups are simply what we call our "Sunday School" or "life group" ministry. We have groups that meet on Sunday morning at 8am, 9:15am, and 10:45am.


Here are our leaders of each group. They are expecting you!

  • ROYCE WILLIAMS (Ray Duncan – A) - 8am

    Teacher:  Glenna Applewhite

    Curriculum:  Explore the Bible

    Room Assignment:  108


    About Glenna: Born and raised in Slaton, Texas and attended Wayland Baptist University, graduating in 1977. I hold a masters degree in educational leadership from Tarleton State University. Marred Marc Applewhite in 1976 and we have 2 married children and 4 grandchildren. We moved to Lubbock in 2011 after careers in education in Olney, Texas and Monahans, Texas. We joined Bacon Heights in 2011 and are active in its music and mission ministries. We have traveled to Uganda 9 times where we work to build libraries for Christian schools.


    What we're currently learning: Currently I am teaching the Royce Williams 8am class where we use the Lifeway Explore the Bible series of lessons. This series spends each quarter in a single book with emphasis on continuity and focus of the scripture in that particular book. 

  • WELLSPRING - 9:15am

    Teachers:  Laura McGrew

    Curriculum:  Women of Faith Bible Series

    Room Assignment:  110


    About Laura: Laura has been leading Women's Ministries in various capacities for over 15 years and has a passion to serve women. She loves speaking, teaching, leading and writing, and employs those gifts in her role at Bacon Heights. Laura and her husband Russ have been married over 40 years and have 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren.


    What we're currently learning: The Wellspring Sisters Summit group is mining the wisdom from Proverbs in a 10 week study that began 1/27. Each week we dig into these treasures to see how we can apply them to live a more abundant, victorious life.

  • TRAVELERS - 9:15am

    Teachers: James St. Clair, Brad Whitaker, Cheryl Carpenter

    Curriculum: Biblical Character Studies

    Room Assignment: 209


    About Brad: I teach the Travelers group along with James St. Clair and Cheryl Carpenter. I've lived in Lubbock since 2005 and have been a part of the facilitation group of the Travelers for over a year now. My family is active in sports and school in Frenship. My wife and I have two kids; one on her way to college and the other entering High School. We would love for you to join us on Sunday Mornings!!


    About James: I love being a part of the Travelers Summit group. I am passionate about diving into God's word through study & active discussion. My wife, Shanna and I have been married for 26 years. I am the father of three smart, beautiful daughters.


    About Cheryl: Cheryl is a graduate of TTU and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She and her husband Mark have been married 46 years and have a son, daughter, and 2 grandsons. Fifty-one years ago Cheryl became a Christian and has a passion to help others to "taste and see that the Lord is good." As a member of BHBC for 34 years, she has taught children, teens, university, young married and adults.


    What we're currently learning: The days leading up to Easter an Christ's resurrection on Easter Sunday.

  • SINGLES - 9:15am

    Teachers: Mike & Susie Harendt

    Curriculum: Joshua & Judges

    Room Assignment: 211


    About Mike & Susie: Susie and I were married in April, 1980. In October of the same year we joined Bacon Heights, making this our church home to this day. We raised three sons in that time, making this their early life church home as well. Early on, Susie and I were both members of the sanctuary choir. Susie was also a ringer with handbells and served as church hostess for a a time. I was a member of a group of men known as Yolkfellows, working with the deacon body for several years before being ordained as a deacon. We worked with the youth department as teachers, D-Now hosts, cooks for D-Now, sponsors for ski trips and various other jobs. We now teach adult singles and have served in that capacity for several years.


    What we're currently learning: 1 & 2 Samuel (Through the Bible Series)

  • THE VILLAGE - 9:15am

    Teachers:  Matt & Lisha Flaniken; Justin & Lauren Schoepfs

    Curriculum: “Who is Jesus” w/Louie Giglio

    Room Assignment:  212


    -We are Justin and Lauren Schoepf. We have been happily married for 11 years and have a 4 year old son named Nolan as well as 3 dogs. Justin is a business analyst at UMC and Lauren is an RN at Covenant. We have been members of Bacon Heights for almost 11 years.


    -We are Matt and Lisha Flaniken and have been married for 20 years. We have 6 kids. Matt owns the Chick-Fil-A in South Plains Mall & Lisha stays busy homeschooling our kids. We have been members of Bacon Heights since 2007.


    What we're currently learning: "Who is Jesus?" In a five-week video study, Pastor Louie Giglio incites us to meet God in both our intellect and our hearts by uncovering what history and scripture have to say about Jesus.

  • BASE CAMP - 9:15AM

    Teacher: Isaias Martinez

    Curriculum: Right Now Media Bible Series

    Room Assignment: 215

  • GENERATIONS - 9:15am

    Teachers: Bruce Cottrell, Danny Broyles, Wayne Dickerson, John Gardner, Paxton Rautis, Randy Rogers

    Curriculum:  Galatians & James

    Room Assignment: 216


    About Bruce: I retired from sales with UPS alst September and now work part time (2 days a week) for Pearson. Pearson does contract test administration for several companies and agencies. Karen and I have been members of BHBC for about 12 years and appreciate the Christian fellowship and opportunities for worship that we experience at our church.


    What we're currently learning: We use the Explore the Bible series and are currently studying Genesis. Our class ranges in ages from 30's to 70's with average attendance of about 35. We begin our announcements at 9:30am and finish the lesson by 10:30am. We have donuts or snacks for our members each Sunday. We also have a shorter lesson and breakfast for the class each 5th Sunday of the month. We do mission outreach for Nat Williams and our Friends of God a couple of times per year. We also try to do one class activity for fun per quarter (Christmas Party last Dec., Tech baseball game in April, 4oreGolf in July). We also had a golf outing last summer and went to the Panic Room and Dinner during the fall. Pam Gardner maintains our prayer list by email and does an excellent job of keeping the prayers/praises updated for the class.

  • YOUNG ADULTS - 9:15am

    Teacher: Shawn Coleman

    Curriculum: Biblical Studies

    Room Assignment: 217


    About Shawn: My name is Shawn Coleman and I am a disciple maker who also works for the National Wild Turkey Federation. I am a Texas Tech alum with a B.S. in Range Management and a Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary alum with a Master of Divinity. I grew up in a Baptist church and accepted Christ at a young age but didn’t fully own my faith until college. It was during my freshman year at Texas Tech University that I found Paradigm Ministries at First Baptist Lubbock and encountered the disciple maker Jon Randles. Through Jon’s teaching and discipleship I learned what it really meant to be a Christian and what it looked like to live that life in the real world. Jon opened my eyes to the impact a life lived for Christ could make in this world. This impact was made deeper through the inspired preaching and teaching of Pastor Bobby Dagnel at the same church. Looking back, I realize that God was starting the call to ministry in my life while I was an undergrad, but it would be several years before I answered that call. I have been both a full time and a seasonal firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service for the past 21 years, worked as a Regional Natural Resource Coordinator for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, owned my own land management company, and served as the Assistant Director of Fire Aviation for Arizona, all of which God blessed me in and I found success. Throughout all of these jobs God provided natural paths to reach out and minister to coworkers but I continued to feel a call to full time ministry. Through volunteering in the collegiate ministry at my then home church, First Baptist Lubbock, and starting a college home group Bible study in my home, I realized ministry spoke louder to me than my passions in my other careers. Finally submitting to God’s call, I enrolled at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary where I met the disciple maker Max Barnet, who showed me that a bi‐vocational model of ministry could be a useful tool to God in both a traditional setting as well as in the secular career field. God has blessed me with an amazing wife, Kim, who has kept me grounded. Kim is an extremely important and active part of my ministry. I would not, and could not, do this without her next to me. We have a 3 year old daughter, Abigail, and another daughter Maddie who is a little over 1.


    What we're currently learning: Currently we are going through Ephesians.

  • TRANSITIONS - 9:15am

    Teacher: Michael Dain

    Curriculum: Rescue & Redemption Bible Series; the Gospel of John

    Room Assignment: 219


    About Michael: Michael Dain is Professor of Religion at Wayland Baptist University Lubbock. His wife Robin is an elementary school teacher for Lubbock ISD. They came to Bacon Heights in 2010 with their son Seth and their daughter Jordan. Dr. Dain has 30 years of experience in teaching small groups and also serves as a deacon at BHBC.


    What we're currently learning: A wonderful, systematic study of the Gospel of John. John, a disciple and eye-witness of Jesus, wrote, "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." (1:14) John's gospel is full of stories which illustrate Jesus' grace and truth. Join us as we learn, together.

  • SPECIAL FRIENDS - 9:15am

    Teacher: Rosie Rodriguez, Glenda Hayes, Margorie Hackworth

    Curriculum: Lifeway Access

    Room Assignment: FLC, north end, adjacent to the kitchen


    About Rosie: I am a parent of a special needs son. A member of BHBC since 1989 and have been involved with special ministries and our Special Friends class for 26 years.


    About Glenda: My husband and I have been apart of BHBC since 2011. After retiring from over 40 years in early childhood education I found myself looking for a new way to find my "hearts joy" and become a part of Special Friends Class in 2014. I am blessed by how much I learn leading the weekly lesson.


    About Marjorie: I am a transplant to Lubbock. I am a Filipino married to an American who is from this city. I was an educator for 18 years in the Philippine's, a country in Southeast Asia and currently, I am taking my Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education at Lubbock Christian University. I became a member of BHBC in 2013 and became involved  with the Special Friends class as a support facilitator in the earlier part of 2018.


    What we're currently learning: Access, a guide for teaching Bible stories to adults and older youth who have special learning needs... is a biblically based curriculum that is east to teach at several levels so that all our friends can all be included in the discussions (even our non verbal folks) and reach their individual levels of understanding. One of my favorite parts is how we can relate each lesson to our daily lives.

  • AGAPE - 10:45am

    Teacher: Gib Weaver

    Curriculum: Daniel

    Room Assignment: 108


    About Gib: Gilbert R. "Gib" Weaver. Grew up in Kilgore, Tx. as a latch key kid. Graduated from Kilgore High School in 1956 and Texas Tech in 1960. Masters degree in 1963 and later graduate work. In public education for 51 years. Started as a math teacher, athletic trainer, Asst. Principal, Principal, Asst. Superintendent in the Lubbock ISD for 29 years. Served as Superintendent of schools for 8 years in Greenville, Tx. and then worked at Texas Tech for 14 years in administration. Served as a sports official in baseball, basketball and football for 30 years. Currently retired. It has been my pleasure and honor to serve The Lord as a Sunday School Bible teacher for than 50 years. Served as a lay minister in several churches in the Lubbock area. Sarah is my wonderful wife of 58 years and I have three children and sic grandchildren all of whom are college graduates. 


    What we're currently learning: The Agape class is studying the Bible book by book. We are currently finishing up Thessalonians and will then study Galatians, Joshua & judges, 1 & 2 Peter, James, Philippians, Colossians and others. Currently we are using curriculum from Community Bible Study called Engaging God's Word.


    About our class: The Agape class is a senior citizen class for the most part with ages ranging from the 60's to the 80's. We have two couples in their late twenties.

  • LADIES - 10:45am

    Teacher: Sandy Smith

    Curriculum: Character Studies of Jesus

    Room Assignment: 109


    About Sandy: I have taught this ladies class over 20 years. I have been married for 51 years and I have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. I was blessed with wonderful Christian parents that loved the Lord with all of their hearts. They are both praising Him in heaven today. We love character studies. We love getting to know each one that we study personally!


    What we're currently learning: Our study now is Jesus! We are in the second year of His ministry on this earth. Our study material is the Bible. I study from commentaries like John McArthur, David Jeremiah and Chuck Swindoll

  • OPEN DOOR - 10:45am

    Teacher: Tom Heath

    Curriculum: Lifeway Bible Series

    Room Assignment: Student Center


    About Tom: Tom is a native Texan, born at Sheppard AFB near Wichita Falls. He was raised in career military family, and though his father deployed to various places, Tom was fortunate to go all the way through school in San Angelo, Tx, including graduation from Angelo State University in 1979 with a degree in Animal Science/Business. Before finishing there, he met and married his wife Diane of Lampasas. They have two married daughters, Jonna Gumfory and Megan Gscheidle and are known as Grand Tom and Mimi to five grandchildren. Tom spent more than thirty years in retail with experience ranging from running his own small inventory auditing business for nine years to Chief Executive Officer of Hub City Convenience Stores of Lubbock. Only recently joining the staff of BHBC, his heart has been with Senior Adults for many years. Keeping up with the busy activity schedule of the "Mustard Cutters" of BHBC is his joy, including checking on those in the hospital, in nursing care, assisted living and homebound.


    What we're currently learning: Presently, we are in the book of Mark.

  • ROYCE WILLIAMS (RAY DUNCAN - B) 10:45am

    Teacher: Larry Vialle

    Curriculum: Explore the Bible

    Room Assignment: 208


    About Larry: Larry & Nancy joined BHBC in 1970 or 71. (At that time we were in the "young married" class with Ray & Linda Duncan and Milt & Angela Pope and we are all still there - we never promoted!) We have two children, 5 grandchildren and one 3 year old grandchild. We are semi-retired.


    What we're currently learning: We are studying the "Explore the Bible" series. We are about 1/2 way through a 9 year study of every book in the Bible. (We are currently in the last half of Genesis - we did the 1st half about 3 years ago.

  • THE MIX - 10:45am

    Teacher: Mel & Dormye Halbrooks, Danny Bingham

    Curriculum: Colossians

    Room Assignment: 211


    About Mel & Dormye: Members of BHBC since October of 1993. Dormye has served as our Education Admin. Assistant since ?? Mel and Dormye Halbrooks have been members of BHBC going on 26 years. Over the years, the two have followed God's calling serving as youth group leaders, sat on several committees, and have been active in the exciting growth and changes the church has been through. The two have been a source of compassion and strength in the community and look forward to continuing to serve the Lord as His will sees fit.


    What we're currently learning: We are currently studying the book of Mark. In this 11-part series on the Gospel of Mark, author and speaker Francis Chan invites us to walk with him along the ancient ways of the Master. Tracing the steps of Jesus and the Twelve through Israel, Francis explores the major themes of the Gospel of Mark, and asks: Are we willing to take this journey to embrace discipleship. 

  • UNIVERSITY - 10:45am

    Teacher: Shawn Coleman

    Curriculum: Sermon on the Mount

    Room Assignment: 218


    About Shawn: My name is Shawn Coleman and I am a disciple maker who also works for the National Wild Turkey Federation. I am a Texas Tech alum with a B.S. in Range Management and a Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary alum with a Master of Divinity. I grew up in a Baptist church and accepted Christ at a young age but didn’t fully own my faith until college. It was during my freshman year at Texas Tech University that I found Paradigm Ministries at First Baptist Lubbock and encountered the disciple maker Jon Randles. Through Jon’s teaching and discipleship I learned what it really meant to be a Christian and what it looked like to live that life in the real world. Jon opened my eyes to the impact a life lived for Christ could make in this world. This impact was made deeper through the inspired preaching and teaching of Pastor Bobby Dagnel at the same church. Looking back, I realize that God was starting the call to ministry in my life while I was an undergrad, but it would be several years before I answered that call. I have been both a full time and a seasonal firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service for the past 21 years, worked as a Regional Natural Resource Coordinator for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, owned my own land management company, and served as the Assistant Director of Fire Aviation for Arizona, all of which God blessed me in and I found success. Throughout all of these jobs God provided natural paths to reach out and minister to coworkers but I continued to feel a call to full time ministry. Through volunteering in the collegiate ministry at my then home church, First Baptist Lubbock, and starting a college home group Bible study in my home, I realized ministry spoke louder to me than my passions in

    my other careers. Finally submitting to God’s call, I enrolled at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary where I met the disciple maker Max Barnet, who showed me that a bi‐vocational model of ministry could be a useful tool to God in both a traditional setting as well as in the secular career field. God has blessed me with an amazing wife, Kim, who has kept me grounded. Kim is an extremely important and active part of my ministry. I would not, and could not, do this without her next to me.

    We have a 3 year old daughter, Abigail, and another daughter Maddie who is a little over 1.


    What we're currently learning: We haven't picked back up for the semester yet.