Elders

Colton Aardal

Colton has been married to his beautiful wife Tina since 1997. They have four children: Calista, Dylan, Nathan and Austin. Colton and Tina, have been members of Rocky Point since 2004. Over the years they have served in the youth ministry as helpers and teachers as well as the adult ministry as small group leaders and Sunday school teachers. Colton served as a deacon prior to becoming an elder in August, 2010. It is Colton’s passion that the men and women of God would recognize their biblical calling to faithfully serve Jesus Christ in their marriage, family, church, and workplace.


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Doug Barry

Doug grew up in Corpus Christi, TX.   After graduating from high school, he attended Texas A&M University where he met his lovely wife Tracie.  They both received degrees from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997.  They moved to Stephenville shortly after to start their careers and family.  In 2000, by God’s grace, they both began attending church for the first time.  Upon trusting Jesus as LORD  and Saviour, they were baptized at Rocky Point Baptist Church in November 2000.  Since then, they have served in various ministries over the years. Doug served as a deacon for a number of years before being called as an elder in 2021.  Doug and Tracie have three children, Katelyn (who is married to Nick McLatchy), Luke, and Nate.   Doug - “My sheer amazement in who the LORD is and what He has accomplished on my behalf drives me.  It drives me to want others to experience the treasure of Jesus Christ. “

Jeff Dyke

Jeff's aim is to “equip the saints for the work of ministry” (Eph. 4:12), by leading them to know, love, and apply the Word of God. Jeff has served as Lead Pastor since 2019. He previously served as Pastor of Worship and Students from 2017–2019. He attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned a Master of Divinity degree, as well as Liberty University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in music and worship. Jeff is married to Alyssa, and they have two children, a daughter named Selah and a son named Asher. Jeff and Alyssa enjoy ministering together through biblical counseling and personal disciple-making.


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Art Gartside

Art Gartside has been a member of Rocky Point since 1987. He has served the church in a variety of roles, including as a deacon and on staff as Associate Pastor. He and his beautiful wife Kay have been married since July 1980. Art and Kay have three children—Brad, a graduate of Hardin-Simmons and his wife Tori; Krystal and her husband Tyler; and Bryan, a graduate of Tarleton State University.


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Tony Landes

Tony and his wifte Kourtney began attending Rocky Point as college singles in 1999 and were married in 2000. With the exception of a short three-year period when they lived in Weatherford from 2001 to 2004, they have made Rocky Point their home church. Tony has been blessed to serve the Lord at Rocky Point first as a deacon and more recently as an elder. He is employed by Saint-Gobain Abrasives as a manager of application engineering for North America. Tony and Kourtney have been blessed with three children: Kelci, Kaleb and Cherish and they reside in Morgan Mill.


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Scott Manley

Scott has been married to his lovely wife, Lura, since July 1, 1989. They both grew up in Stephenville but lived in other cities in Texas until returning in 2011. Scott has been retired since 2018. They have been members of Rocky Point since 2012. They have served in youth and in 2016, began leading the College/Young Professional Community group where they currently serve. They have three children and three grandchildren: Daughter, Christa Rains married to Keith Rains, Daughter Amy McMillan married to Tommy, and Bryan Manley who lives in Stephenville also. Christa and Keith have given them three grandchildren: Megan, Aubrey, and Hudson. Amy and Tommy are missionaries overseas while Bryan works locally at a car dealership. His prayer is for the students in their ministry to have a steadfast relationship with God, His Word, and for making disciples who make disciples.

Dalend Pearson

Dalend is married to his best friend and beautiful wife Katie and they have two children, Eden and Elias. By God’s grace they have a passion to walk with the Lord with their whole hearts and seek to point others to love and worship the Lord as well through the ministry of the Word of God. Dalend has a passion for biblical counseling and for seeing believers being built up for the work of the ministry through the equipping of the perfect and sufficient Word. Dalend is continually reminded of the grace of God in being brought on board to serve as a part of the Rocky Point Baptist Church pastoral staff.  


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