Dr. Rickey Hargrave
Dr. Rickey Hargrave serves as the senior pastor at Chestnut Community Church and has been with the church since it's inception in 2006, becoming the senior pastor in 2007. He shares his time between duties with CCC as senior pastor, Chaplain at Texoma Regional Medical Center in Denison, and serving as a Chaplain and Care Pastor to area Police and Fire Departments. Rickey is a graduate of Masters International School of Divinity. You may learn more about the pastor, Dr. Rickey Hargrave at rickeyhargrave.com.
Matthew is a McKinney native even graduating from McKinney High School. He was called to the ministry when he was 17 years old. He graduate of Dallas Baptist University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Music. God has called him to use his musical talents and training to lead the church in worship. He and his wife Stefan were high school sweethearts and have been together since age 16. They have two beautiful children, Levi and Mackenzie.
Laurie has been the pianist at Chestnut Community Church since 2008. She holds a degree in piano pedagogy and performance from SMU. She has taught piano for about 40 years, serves as accompanist for other instruments, and plays for weddings. Laurie is even a composer and her music is performed annually at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre in Dallas every Christmas for the last 33 years. Laurie has three wonderful children: daughter who is a performing artist and graduating from high school this year, a son graduating from college at University of Southern California, and a daughter who is a writer.