Bible Study | 9:30a

Worship Service | 10:45a

 

You will feel welcome and you will leave knowing that we were really glad you were there. You will not leave saying to yourself, "no one talked to me or no one cares about me."

 

You will be accepted here. Everyone of us has made mistakes and done things we aren't proud of. At our church you can start over again. Your past mistakes will not be held against you. You will find a place where you are accepted for who you are and where you will find the answers and encouragement to help you become what God wants you to be. 

 

You will find people who are passionate about helping you have a more fulfilling marriage, better parenting skills & financial freedom. 

 

You will find environments for your children and teens that are secure, clean and fun. We will be positive influences in their lives, partnering with you for their highest good. 

 

You will get to be a part of something great that God is doing. You will have the opportunity to invest your life in a cause that is worth sacrificing for. You will find a deep fulfillment knowing that people's lives are being changed because of you. 

 

If you have had a church experience where you have been hurt or disappointed, you will find our church to be a different kind of experience.  We strive to treat every person in the way Jesus would. We are people, so we are not perfect, but we are genuine, loving, & accepting. We are as turned off by hypocrisy, manipulation, church politics, and religious rules as you are. So if being a part of a something that is genuine and not phony, is important to you; if you would like to find a place that is an encouraging and positive influence on you and your family;  if you long to find meaning and fulfillment in your life, then give Brookhaven Church a try. 

About God
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and are one God.
(Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 18:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)


About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is coequal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
(Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:15; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11;  1 Timothy 6:14; Titus 2:13)


About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under his control daily.
(2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:2; Ephesians 5:18)
 


About the Bible
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105; Proverbs 30:5)


About Human Beings
In his original state, man was created free from sin and with a free will. But with his free will, man chose to disobey God and fell from his sinless state (the “fall”). With his sin, man brought upon himself and this created universe the consequences of sin and became fallen or depraved in his nature. Depravity does not mean that men are all equally bad, nor does it mean that they are as bad as they are capable of being, nor that they are incapable of doing good. But, it does mean that every part of man was affected by the fall. As a result of the corrupted sin nature that each person inherits, they will naturally choose to sin, because it is their nature to do so. Therefore, all men sin as soon as they become capable of moral action, because they are born with a sin nature.
(Ephesians 4:18; Jeremiah 17:9; Matthew 15:19; Romans 7:15-19, 8:7, 3:10; Mark 10:17)


About Salvation
Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
(Romans 6:23, 5:1; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26)


About Eternal Security
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.
(John 10:20; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 14; 2 Peter 1:3-5)


For further study on what we believe, please click here to check out the Baptist Faith and Message.

Our Mission:

To help as many people as possible have a growing love relationship with Jesus Christ and to help them pursue with passion the purpose for which they were created and gifted by God.

Our Vision:

To make the Gospel available to 100,00 people by 2017 and to help those who accept Him to have a growing relationship with Jesus by:

 

Partnering with God in the 5 ways He grows His people:

1. Life-changing Truth

2. Significant Relationships

3. Spiritual Disciplines

4. Ministry Opportunities

5. Pivotal Circumstances

 

7 practices that partner with the way God grows us:

1. Every believer should seek to have a regular, meaningful time alone with God.

2. Every believer should seek to find Christian friends for the purpose of mutual encouragement.

3. Every believer should seek to find their ministry in the church.

4. Every believer should seek to have a compelling mission in the world.

5. Every believer should seek to view their finances as resources to impact and extend the Kingdom.

6. Every parent should seek to influence their children to wholeheartedly follow Christ by having a regular “God-time” as a family.

7. Every believer should seek to experience God regularly in corporate worship services that are encouraging, instructing and motivating.

 

How do we implement these seven practices in the church?

Practice 1, 2, 3 & 4 we accomplish through small groups...

Practice 6 we emphasize through our family ministry (FIT)...

Practice 7 is the goal of the weekly worship service...

Practice 5 is reinforced weekly in the service and at special times through classes and times of special emphasis...

Faithfulness to the Scriptures
We believe every word of the Bible is true and that it is applicable for our lives today. We strive to interpret it correctly and apply it in a very practical way to the issues people are dealing daily at home, at work, and at school.

Integrity
We desire to be Christ-like in our character. We are committed to being genuine and real. We work at being the same in private as we are in public.

Time alone with God
Being a Christian is about having a relationship with God. All healthy and growing relationships are dependent upon time spent communicating with each other. The same is true for your relationship with God. We work at helping people learn how to walk with God and hear from Him regularly.

Living by faith
We believe that when we have heard from God it will almost always require faith to obey. Without faith it is impossible to please God and without faith He will not do many mighty miracles. But those who walk by faith will please Him and see Him do the impossible through them for His glory.

Unity in the church
We believe that the Head of the church will say the same thing to all who are walking with Him. It is imperative that the church leadership have a submissive heart to the Lord and a mutual submission to one another in order that we might discern the will of the Lord and that we might walk in unity.

Small Groups
All followers of Jesus need Christian friends to encourage them and spur them on in their relationship with Christ. Small groups are one of the best ways to find friends in a church. It is through the organization of small groups that the church can best minister to its membership and help them grow in their walk with Jesus.

Serving others
God has given every believer at least one spiritual gift for the purpose of serving others. When people use their gifts to serve others, it will bless the one being served and the one serving will experience God in a very real way.

Partnering with parents
Surveys reveal that 85% of parents believe that they are responsible for the spiritual development of their children. However, many parents aren’t sure they know how to lead their children spiritually. They have the desire and the time, but they don’t have a plan. The church has a plan, but not enough time. But together, we can have the plan and the time to develop our children spiritually.

Fulfilling our purpose in life
God has a plan and purpose for every person. We want to help each of our members find their purpose so they can live a life filled with the passion, the fulfillment, and the significance God intends. 

Senior Pastor

Glenn Meredith

Glenn grew up on a farm in a small town in north Louisiana. He inherited a love of sports from his Dad who was a football coach at the local high school. Glenn played football, basketball, baseball and participated in track and field throughout his high school days. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana, Monroe, in 1978. At the beginning of his freshman year of college, he determined that God was calling him to the ministry. His senior year, he became the pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church, just ten miles from his home. After graduating from college, Glenn moved to the Dallas area to pursue his theological training. For three and a half years he commuted the 750 mile round trip from Dallas to his home town of Columbia, LA, to pastor his church each weekend.  In 1982, he graduated from the Criswell College in Dallas with a Master’s in Biblical Studies. During that final semester, God led him to become the pastor of Brookhaven Church in Dallas, where he has now served for over thirty years. In 2013, through a series of miraculous events, God relocated the church 20 miles north from Dallas to McKinney.

 

Glenn lives in McKinney with his wife, Carol. They have been married for over thirty years and have two grown children and two grandsons. Glenn is committed to the priorities of putting Jesus first,  his wife and family second, and his ministry third. He has a spiritual gift of encouragement and is dedicated to presenting the truth of God’s Word in a way that helps people put the truth into practice in their everyday lives and relationships. He strives to live a life of integrity and to treat every person in a Christlike way. He is passionate about leading the church to be a place where everyone feels welcome and accepted and where those who are looking for hope and change can find a partner to walk with them on that transforming journey.

glenn@brookhavenchurch.com / @glennmeredith

Executive Pastor

Mike Mossburg

Mike has been on staff at Brookhaven Church for 14 years. He has a degree in Business Administration from Marshall University. His business credentials include positions as General Sales Manager, Senior VP, and COO. He accepted the call to the pastorate while President and General Manager of Vitro Packaging a $200,000,000 company located in Dallas. His responsibilities include the staff, facilities, education curriculum, and business management. He and his wife of 40 years have 3 daughters, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. He likes golf and travel.

michael@brookhavenchurch.com


Associate Pastor

Chris Barker

Chris is a Texas native. So much so, that he was actually born in Texas City, Texas! Chris gave his life to Christ at 9, but did not really begin to pursue Christ personally until the summer before his senior year in high school. Chris grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast (League City) and came to Dallas on a music scholarship in 1992. He graduated from Dallas Baptist University in 1996. Chris has served at Brookhaven for many years and has been in almost every role except senior pastor. Right now, Chris leads the Family Ministry, and is excited to add Outreach to his roles as well. Chris thrives on growing in Christ, building and leading teams, improving things, developing strategy, learning, coaching, mentoring, teaching, and pursuing entrepreneurial ventures. Chris gets huge joy from being with his wife of 20+ years (Dori) and his 3 children, Hannah, Aaron, and Ethan. Chris enjoys the outdoors (especially fishing), still plays basketball occasionally (looking for a 40+ league), likes to work with his hands, and his favorite tv show is NFL football.

chris@brookhavenchurch.com / @chrisbarker


Worship & Communications Pastor

Brett Meredith

Brett is the pastor of worship and communications. He graduated from the University of North Texas with degree in educational psychology that specialized in family development. He also graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master's in Christian education. Brett has over 10 years of ministry experience and loves to see people take steps towards a closer relationship with Jesus.

Brett loves music, and anything involving technology. He enjoys photography, making videos, and sharing the stuff God has put on his heart. You can check out posts from Brett here.

brett@brookhavenchurch.com / @brettmeredith


Elementary Ministry Director

Melanie Ekblad

Melanie is the director of our ministries for elementary students. She has a deep love for children and her heart's desire is to see children come to know Jesus in a personal way. Melanie is married to Scott, and they have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

melanie@brookhavenchurch.com


Preschool Ministry Director

Leia Hardimon

Leia accepted Christ at the age of 19 and has devoted her life to helping disciple children and their families. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with BA in English and Education. She has been a ballerina and ballet instructor in the DFW area for 20 years. Leia has a passion for pre-schoolers, youth, and worship arts. She lives in Carrollton with her wonderful husband, John, and their 2 daughters, Trinity and Alexa.

leia@brookhavenchurch.com