Staff
Senior Pastor

Eric DeLuna

In January 2018, Pastor Eric and his wife Teresa accepted the senior pastor assignment at Lakeview Church of the Nazarene in Wichita Falls, Texas.  They are excited to serve and lead in the Wichita Falls community!  They have four beautiful daughters with the two youngest living at home.  They moved from Burleson, Texas in March of 2018.  Pastor Eric previously served as associate pastor at Fort Worth First Church of the Nazarene in Crowley, Texas.  He completed his pastoral education at Nazarene theological studies with the Clergy Development Church.  He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves Chaplain Corps for eight years as a chaplain’s assistant and instructor.  He leaves a career of 20 plus years in the security field and was previously a security contractor for the Department of Homeland Security. 

Teresa leaves a career of 22 years in the health care system.  She worked with the corporate adminstration offices of Texas Health Resources.  Teresa's education is in behavioral science and human resources management.  They share a passion and love for the Lord through living out a life that reflects His character.  They have volunteered many hours in ministry serving in the adults, youth, children, men's, women's and divorce care groups.  They are blessed to be a part of Lakeview Church and are excited to see God move in the church and Wichita Falls!   




Youth Pastor

Stephanie Ruiz

Stephanie has a passion for sharing the love and transforming power of Jesus Christ with the youth of today. As a living testimony to His goodness, she is determined to live and love as an example of Christ.  Stephanie first felt her call to youth ministry in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 2011, and has been actively pursuing it ever since.  She began serving at Lakeview in 2015 and is active in many areas of the church.  Stephanie loves to find ways to connect, support, and encourage students and can often be found at sporting events or concerts cheering on “her kids”.

Stephanie married her high school sweetheart, Carlos, in 2006, and together they have three awesome kiddos.  She likes to be active and social, and she enjoys movie nights, sports, music, and good conversation.  She works full-time, has a degree in Special Education, and is looking forward to the day she is officially ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene.

Lakeview is blessed by her desire and passion to serve the Lord!




Worship Pastor

Carlos Ruiz

Carlos Ruiz is a full time Peace Officer with the Wichita Falls Police Department.  He currently serves in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.  Carlos served eight years, active duty Air Force as a K9 handler.  Carlos began his journey in praise and worship while stationed in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 2011. 

Carlos has been married to his beautiful wife Stephanie, for eleven years.  They have three beautiful, energetic and fun loving children.  Carlos has transitioned from playing drums, to learning and playing the guitar, to leading praise and worship.  He is passionate about worship ministry and is always looking for ways to learn, grow, and mentor future leaders in the church. 

Carlos loves all things music and spending time with family and friends.  He enjoys working with and training dogs, diving into the word and most importantly, he loves the Lord!  Carlos seeks wisdom to learn new things about ushering Lakeview into God's presence.  Carlos has served as co-youth pastor, NYI president, and board member.

We are blessed to have Carlos lead our worship team! 




Children's Leaders

Austen and Angelina Davis

Austen and Angelina met in a small church in Overland Park, Kansas in 2012.  They have been married since 2014 and have three beautiful children.  They are also blessed to serve with Lakeview's children's ministry, Lighthouse Kids.  They are known to be passionate and open as they both experienced powerful transformations upon giving their lives to Jesus.  They both love a good, convicting sermon and enjoy long car rides talking about Jesus and the Bible.

Austen works in the healthcare industry and hopes to be in full-time ministry.  He enjoys spending time at home with family.  He is a sports enthusiast and dreams of being a sports analyst.  He is also gifted in writing songs and looks forward to seeing where God leads him in the future.

Angelina is a licensed cosmetologist, however she currently works in IT for financial websites.  She excels in all things creative – her main passion being graphic design and writing.  After giving her life to Jesus in 2011, she spent the next two years performing Christian Spoken Word throughout Kansas City.  While she still writes, she is currently focused on exploring how she can be used creatively for the church and children’s ministry.

Austen and Angelina moved to Wichita Falls in 2017, with the intention of being closer to family.  They both left Kansas City and had no idea what God had in store for them!  As a huge surprise, they each experienced affirmation from the Lord that they were being called into children’s ministry.  With much prayer and enthusiasm, they accepted a joint leadership position over the children’s ministry in September 2018.  Their greatest strength is their ability to work as a team and their commitment to presenting the Gospel in truth and love.  

Their mission is to partner with parents and caregivers to lead Lakeview’s kids in living out authentic lives committed to following Jesus!  We are excited to see Austen and Angelina cheerfully and lovingly lead our children in the ministry!

 




Executive Administrator

Philip Hines

Philip has a passionate heart for worship and youth ministries.  He loves serving behind the scenes by designing and maintaining records and policies for the church.  He enjoys serving the Lord in various roles at Lakeview since 2012.  He is currently a member of the worship team, a youth sponsor, teen Bible quiz coach, and serves as church board secretary.

 

Philip and his wife, Samantha, have been happily married since 2015.  They welcomed their first child, Andee Rae, in June 2018.  Philip currently works as a manager of a nuclear pharmacy in Wichita Falls.  His hobbies include quality time with friends/family, disc golf, racquet sports, cycling and video games.

 

We love Philip's commitment to the church and enjoy hearing the sweet violin sound as we worship!




Office Manager

Bobbie Bradshaw

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Bobbie faithfully serves as Office Manager.  She retired from Civil Service at Sheppard AFB in 2008 with 37 years service. She graciously gives of her time in women's ministry, preparing meals, bible studies and anything else she can do for others.  

Bobbie has a daughter Melissa, who is married to Jason; they have six children.  Bobbie enjoys puzzles, game nights, scrapbooking, sewing, and crafts.  She loves spending time with her sweet family and her church!

We love Bobbie's servant's heart for the Lord!




Audio/Media Director

Samantha Hines

Samantha is passionate about all things digital.  She has a heart for visual art and enjoys helping usher in the Spirit through worship.  Samantha has served in many areas at Lakeview since 2015.  She is currently a member of the worship team, youth sponsor, church board, and church treasurer.

Samantha and husband Philip have been happily married since 2015.  They welcomed their first child in June 2018. Samantha recently left her career in the financial industry to be a stay-at-home-mom to sweet Andee Rae.  Her hobbies include spending time with family/friends, playing sports, keeping up with technology and snow skiing.

We love how Sam cheerfully serves in the church and how she continually seeks ways to improve our audio and media sound!