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Pastor

Patrick Poteet

Patrick was born in the beautiful foothills of North Carolina. He graduated from Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) in Columbia, South Carolina and Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. Patrick has ministered at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Orangeburg, SC, Arden Presbyterian Church in Arden, NC, and Trinity Presbyterian Church in Plano, TX, before becoming the senior pastor of Christ Community Church in Frisco. CCCF '15 Patrick

Patrick began his journey of following Christ when he was 19 through the ministry of many wonderful people. His spiritual life grew in the next two years and he began to sense a call into full-time Christian ministry. Small steps grew into large steps which turned into many years of ministry in the Lord’s church.

He and his wife, Kristen, were married a little over a year after graduating from college. She has been a great blessing in his life along with their crew of kids: Olivia, Micaiah, Iain, Mia, Silas and Aliyah. God uses them continually to help him be more like Christ in ways they may never know.

Elders

Chuck Morgan

Chuck is a native Floridian, graduated Wheaton College (IL) with degrees in Philosophy and Speech Communication, served four years in the US Army in artillery and transportation, and earned his M.B.A. from Boston University and his M.Div. from Redeemer Theological Seminary. Over the past 40 years, Chuck has served in the US Army, taught college, worked in both corporate and church staff positions, and currently presides over Morgan Legacy Group, a goals achievement company he started 16 years ago.CCCF '14 Chuck

Chuck submitted to God’s call on his life during vacation bible school at age 10. With a few bumps along the way, Chuck has continued to grow in his knowledge of the Lord,describing his journey as putting one foot in front of the other, always with the Lord’s help, “only because that’s where I could see to put it and not because I was particularly smart.”

Chuck and Carol have been married 27 years and have two sons, Dillon (serving as amissionary in Japan with his wife, Catherine [Cate]) and Grant (studying biology as a 2nd Class Cadet [Junior] at Virginia Military Institute).

Chuck’s ministry involvement at CCCF goes back to the days when we were only three home groups that came together every other week for a devotional in one of Frisco’s parks. Among the founding members, Chuck was ordained and installed with two others as CCCF’s first elders. He has served in the nursery, taught Sunday school, led youth group Bible studies, led in discipleship, led worship, and preached several times. Chuck currently leads a men’s Bible study and a small group, and is preparing for a short-term mission trip to Japan with the CCCF team in support of an annual conference of some 700 missionaries/pastors and their families.

Bruce Meyer

I was born and grew up in southern New Jersey outside Philadelphia. I attended the University of Delaware undergrad and the University of Virginia Law School. At the Bruce '17beginning of my junior year of college I committed my life to the Lord.  

After law school I married Kathleen. We have a son, Jonathan, who is married to Kristina and has a daughter, Jenna. Our daughter, Krista, is married to Don and has a daughter, Clara.

I am an attorney and have worked as general counsel, as a partner in a law firm, and as a sole practitioner. I have served in the small group ministry at CCCF and have been involved in PCA churches since 1977, serving as an elder and teacher.

Deacons

Mike Bitting

Mike grew up in Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland – College Park with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He went on to earn his MSEE degree from Johns Hopkins University. Mike held a series of engineering and engineering management positions before taking CCCF '14 Mikehis present position as VP – Federal Sales at Polatis Photonics starting in 2004. Mike and his family moved to McKinney, Texas in 2001.

Mike came to faith shortly after marrying his high school sweetheart, Kim. Mike and Kim have been married for 28 years and have three sons. Their two older sons, Zachary and Patrick, have graduated college and have begun their careers and their youngest, Nick, is presently working his way through college.

Mike has been an ordained Deacon in the PCA since 1988. Mike has a passion for international missions and takes yearly trips to South Asia to teach and mentor students at a business school for entrepreneurs.

Marc Ridout

Marc is a third generation Texan, having attended the University of Texas at Arlington. Over the CCCF '14 Marcpast 27 years, Marc has worked in the exciting industry of picture framing, operating his own company for the past 17 years.

Marc submitted to Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in October 2003, at the age of 34. "God radically changed my life, and continues to do so day after day."

Marc and Amanda have been married for 7 years. Marc has two stepsons and a daughter, Alec (U.S. Marine), Jason (junior in high school) and Emma (fifth grader).

Stu Swanson

Born in Alliance, Ohio, Stu was fortunate to be raised in a home where the gospel was shared. While he has always known of Christ's saving grace, his relationship with and faith in his Savior deepened when he was a young CCCF '14 Stuhusband and father worshiping at Covenant Life Presbyterian (PCA) Church in Sarasota, Florida.

Stu and his wife Carolyn have been members of Christ Community Church in Frisco since 2010 and are greatly encouraged and blessed by its fellowship of believers. Stu leads a Connect Group and has been actively involved with the youth ministry.   

Stu retired as a Senior VP with Bank of America Corporation, after a 32 career that included a broad variety of responsibilities in Florida, North Carolina, and Texas. He received his bachelor's degree in communications and finance from the University of Pittsburgh, PA.

Stu and Carolyn have been married for 33 years and have 3 grown sons, two daughter-in-laws, and 5 grandchildren.   AJ, his wife Corrie, and their three children live in Little Elm, TX. David, his wife Kim and their two children live in Durham, NC. Tom resides in Dallas.

Jay Schwisow

Jay was born in 1962 in Minneapolis, MN. Jay’s father moved his family to Midland, TX where Jay grew up until leaving for college and meeting Kristi at Colorado State University.   Jay and Kristi were married in Houston in 1984. Jay’s parents were faithful Jay '17
raising Jay in the church, but after college and the birth of his first child Kayla, he re-committed his life and came to a saving faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and joined the local church in Midland.

Kristi and Jay have four children: Kayla who is 29 has been married to Clint Barker for eight years. They reside in Midland, TX. Joshua, 27, has been married to Jessica for 3 years. They live in Castle Rock, CO with their two daughters. Mercy is 18 and Melissa is 16.   Jay and Kristi have two grand-daughters, Jerusha (2) and Norah (9 months) and Jay and Kristi just heard that Josh and Jessica will have their third child next April!

Jay is the e-Services Product Manager at CPI Card Group, where he has been employed for 12 years.

Since joining Christ Community Church in 2015, Jay has been involved in the men’s ministry, Sheds of Hope, working the sound booth on Sundays and recently took over the Little Elm community group . Kristi and the girls have also been involved in preparing the Lord’s table and ministering to the babies, toddlers and children.

Craig Lee

Craig was born in Anchorage Alaska the very year that it became the 49th state. As Alaska is over twice the size of Texas, Craig likes to say “Alaska, keeping Texas humble for over 50 years”. Craig spent his early childhood in Anchorage then the Lee family moved to Greenville SC where he graduated from High School.

Craig moved on to Atlanta to attend Georgia Tech then to Fort Lauderdale FL for work where Margaret and Craig met and married. While Margaret and Craig were courting, God revealed His mightily plan for Craig’s salvation and he came to faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Craig and Margaret have been joyously married for 27 years and God blessed them with Sarah-Anne and Deborah. Lois Lee, Craig’s mother, has moved to the area.

Today Craig works at AT&T running their Internet of Things Innovation Center in Plano. Craig is involved in Men’s Bible study, Small Group, and enjoys utilizing his handyman talents in and around the church in the service of the Lord. 

William L. Enszer (Bill)

I was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in a suburb, Mt. Prospect, Illinois. From early childhood, my parents always took my sister and me to St. Marks Lutheran Church where we attended Sunday School. In my heart, I have always believed in God. But it was afterBill '17 studying the Bible and catechism for two years during 7th and 8th grade that I came to know for certain that I had eternal life through the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

My wife Judy and I have been married 48 years. We have two married daughters, Sarah and Karen, living in Dallas and a married son, Bill, who lives in Houston. We have been blessed with many grandchildren. We started attending Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church in 1977 upon moving to Dallas for the first time. We joined a PCA church for the first time while living in Charlotte in 1995 and have been members of a PCA church from 1995 to present.

Upon graduation from the University of Illinois, Judy and I moved to NYC where I began my banking and finance career in 1970. I worked in the industry for 43 years until retirement in 2013.

Judy and I have attended CCCF since June, 2015 and became members as soon as possible. During the past two years, we have attended our small group. Prior to CCCF, I served as a Deacon and Treasurer for 10 years with Trinity Presbyterian Church in Plano. 

Rick Lenz

I was born in Sisseton, SD, and moved to Hayfield, MN, when I was 12. I am blessed my parents were believers. I was baptized and confirmed in the American Lutheran Church (now the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and held many positions as President and member of the Church Council at various churches, Sunday School teacher, and Rick '17Stephen Minister among other positions.

I can’t remember when I didn’t believe but my belief was solidified when, beginning in 1998, I attended Bible Study Fellowship for 11 years, 6 as a discussion leader, and from the preaching and teaching at Ft Worth PCA which we joined in 2003. I was ordained deacon in 2007 and served on the Mercy and Finance Committees, and as Disaster Response Chair, Hearts and Hammers Leader, Treasurer, and Small Group Leader.

I graduated from South Dakota State University and was commissioned a 2Lt in the USAF in 1968 and received my Master’s degree from St Cloud (MN) State University in 1969. I retired as a Lt Colonel in 1992 in San Antonio after 23 years of service. I was a financial advisor for 17 years until I retired in 2009. In July 2010, I was called as the Disaster Response Specialist for the South Central Region for Mission to North America, Presbyterian Church in America and have served at disaster sites in AL, IA, IL, LA, MO. OK and TX. I am also Chair, North TX Presbytery Disaster Response Subcommittee. I also served as Chair, Organizing Committee for PCA’s Mercy Conference in 2015.

Shirley and I are blessed to have been married 49 years and we have two daughters, Michele (Kevin) and Jill (Miles), and three grandchildren: Nick, Jorie Katrina and Evan.  We have been attending CCCF since August 2015. We are members of a Community Group and I also serve as the Men’s Ministry Coordinator.

 

Ministry Heads

AJ Swanson - Youth and Children's Director

AJ was born in Sarasota, FL. AJ graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BA in Theatre. He received his Masters of Religion from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He hasCCCF '14 AJ worked with teenagers for over a decade as the former Director of the Leadership in Training program with the YMCA, a high school and middle school Teacher, and now as the Director of Youth and Children. He and his Wife are also one of our SYMBIS Premarriage Counselors. 

AJ came to know Christ through his Youth Group in Charlotte, NC when he was in 7th grade. AJ is passionate about seeing Christ work in the lives of teenagers and loves watching them discover more and more of the gospel.

AJ and Corrie have been married for 7 years and have three children; Steven (Dec 2012) Piper (Nov 2014) and Eva (Aug 2017).

Jason Miller - Music Director

CCCF '14 Jason

Kim Bitting - Women's Ministry Coordinator

CCCF '14 Kim