Church Staff

  • David Lough, Preaching Minister (dglcanyon@gmail.com)
    David began his work as University’s preaching minister in 1993. He grew up in eastern New Mexico, where he graduated from Lovington High School in 1972. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from New Mexico State University, and a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Abilene Christian University. Prior to coming to Canyon, David served congregations in Morenci, Arizona; Sweetwater, Texas; Fort Sumner, New Mexico; Aspermont, Texas;  and Early, Texas. He has been married to his wife Lynette for more than 40 years and they have three adult sons and two grandchildren.
  • Chris Roberts, Youth Minister (chris.roberts.ucc@gmail.com)
    Chris began his work as University’s youth minister the summer of 2018. A longtime member of University, Chris graduated from Canyon High School and was an active student leader at Buffs for Christ on the campus of West Texas A&M University. After graduating from WTAMU, Chris taught math and physics for 10 years, 9 of which were at his alma mater, Canyon High School. Chris and his wife Kaylee have one son and are also licensed foster care parents.
  • Chris Elkins, Associate Youth Minister
    Chris joined the staff at University as our Associate Youth Minister in fall 2022. Chris is from Burleson. In 2018, he moved to Lubbock where he attended Lubbock Christian
    University. He graduated from LCU in fall 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Youth and Family MInistry. While at LCU, he met his fiance Sara Hill. Chris and Sara are planning on marrying in fall 2022 in Lubbock.
  • Chance Herron, Interim College Minister (cherron96@gmail.com)
    Chance started at WTAMU in the fall of 2014. While pursuing a degree in Agriculture Education he was highly involved with Buffs for Christ, participating in all of the regular events and activities and served as a Student Intern under the director Kent Mereness. After graduating WTAMU in December 2017, he worked in youth ministry as a part-time middle school minister for the Colonies Church of Christ in Amarillo in 2018, and the full-time youth & family minster for the Boyd Church of Christ from January 2019 through July 2021. In August 2021, he returned to the panhandle and began working as the Associate Minister of Buffs For Christ. He and his wife Kara married in November 2021 and he is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry at Lubbock Christian University.
  • Sean Pullen, Worship Coordinator
    Sean began his work as University’s worship minister in 2013, when he moved to Canyon to join the faculty at West Texas A&M University. He grew up in League City, Texas, is a graduate of Clear Creek High School, and holds a Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music (Conducting) from the University of Houston,  and a Doctorate of Musical Arts (Conducting) from Claremont Graduate University. He has served with the South Houston Bible Institute, West University Church of Christ, Inland Valley Church of Christ, Clear Lake Church of Christ, Southwest Central Church of Christ, and the University Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas. Sean and his wife Amanda have two children.