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 one granddaughter.
  • Tim Myers, Youth Minister (myers.ucc@gmail.com)
    Tim has worked as University’s youth minister since 2010. He was born in Washington state and lived in Lubbock and Mississippi while growing up. After graduating high school in 2001, he attended AIM and worked with a congregation in Guadalajara, Mexico, from 2002-2004. After returning stateside, Tim worked with the Amherst Church of Christ and Lockney Church of Christ as an AIM assistant. He worked with University’s college ministry, Buffs for Christ, for four years before beginning his work as University’s youth minister. He is a graduate of AIM, the Sunset International Bible Institute, West Texas A&M University, and is currently working toward a Masters of Divinity at Lubbock Christian University. He has been married to his wife Aime for over 10 years and they have three children.
  • Kent Mereness, College Minister (kentmereness@gmail.com)
    Kent began his work as the director of the Church of Christ Bible Chair (Buffs for Christ) on the campus of West Texas A&M University in 2008. Kent is a graduate of Amarillo High School and holds a Bachelors of Arts in Bible and Preaching from Lubbock Christian University and a Masters of Arts in Communication Studies from Texas Tech University. Prior to accepting the job as Bible Chair director, he worked at the Providence Road Church of Christ in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock. Kent and his wife Brynn have four children.
  • Bob Shepard, Education Minister (ucoc3400@gmail.com)
    Bob currently serves as University’s education minister. He grew up in Plainview, Texas, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Texas Tech University and a Masters in Theology from Harding Graduate School in Memphis, Tennessee. He began his work in ministry in 1965, serving congregations in Elaine, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; Durant, Oklahoma; and Edmond, Oklahoma. Bob and his wife Linda came to Canyon in 1973 when he began serving as the director of the Church of Christ Bible Chair at West Texas State University. He served in that capacity until his retirement in 2009. Since that time, Bob has served as University’s education minister. He and Linda recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and have two grown children and three grandchildren.
  • 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.