Church Staff

  • David Lough, Preaching Minister (
    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 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.
  • Kent Mereness, College Minister (
    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.

  • 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.