Our Team


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  • Bruce Clinard - Chairman

    I  was born at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina. Since my father was a career Marine, I grew up on Marine bases all over the country including three years in Hawaii. I was blessed to meet my soul mate, Becky, while we were both seniors in high school. We married in 1973 after I graduated from the University of North Carolina. Even though I now work for Texas Tech, I have to admit that my blood still runs Carolina Blue.

    While at Carolina, I earned a degree in Mathematics and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Becky and I spent the next twenty years in the Air Force where I served as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Along the way we were blessed with two special daughters, Lisa and Megan.

    Having grown up as a Marine Corps brat and then spending twenty years in the Air Force, I had never lived any where more than 3-4 years. However, in 1986, the Air Force transferred us to Reese AFB in Lubbock, TX -- and we’ve never left. Also in 1986, Raintree became our family. We were honored and blessed to have Charles Carmen baptize Becky, Lisa and myself that same year. A few years later, I had the privilege of baptizing Megan myself. I can tell you there’s no better feeling for a father than that!

    I retired from the Air Force in 1993 and took a position at Texas Tech in the Northwest Texas Small Business Development Center where I assist small businesses in the West Texas area.

    As our girls were growing up, both Becky and I were very active in the Children’s and Youth Ministries. Becky also worked for a year as the Church Secretary. Over the years I have served the church in many different capacities including that of elder. One of my most enjoyable roles is as teacher for the Ambassador Class. They clearly teach me more than I teach them.

    My walk with the Lord has been slow in starting and far from perfect, but in spite of that He continues to bless me in immeasurable ways. Out of gratitude, my desire is to serve Him and His church in any way I can.

  • Al Roberts

    Originally, from Odessa Texas, my family moved several times before finally landing in Atlanta Georgia where as a sophomore in high school I met Judy, the love of my life.  Judy attended Auburn and after she graduated, we were married in 1980 and lived in Lawrence Kansas for two years while I completed graduate school at the University of Kansas.

    From there, we embarked on a 30 year career in telecommunications and were blessed along the way with three great children (all now married and active in their churches) and have five grandchildren.  During our journey, we have been fortunate to be part of several dynamic churches and able to serve the Kingdom in a number of ways including worship, adult bible classes, small groups, youth and children.

    After retiring from telecommunications, we were drawn to Lubbock were I became President of the LCU Foundation.  We started attending Raintree in April of 2016.  Immediately welcomed by the Evans Small Group, we have enjoyed serving in several ministries and being part of the Raintree family.

    Judy and I both experienced the blessing of growing up in Christian households and have always been earnest in our desire to follow Jesus.  When not playing with the grandkids, we enjoy traveling, time with family, reading, and I like to chase a little white ball on the golf course as time allows.   

  • John Crumpler

    Born and raised in Lubbock, I decided this was a great place to live, so I’ve never left.  After high school, I attended Lubbock Christian College and met my best friend and companion for life, Robbi, and we married shortly after graduation in 1979.  Staying in Lubbock, I attended Texas Tech and earned my master’s degree in counseling, fully intending to pursue my doctorate and enter into private practice.  However the Lord had different plans for us, and while I was going to school, I joined my dad’s business temporarily until I finished my degree.  That was 39 years ago, and I’m still here, and now president of Sterling Building Materials, now 60 years in business and still going.  Robbi has taught in the school system, both public and private for over 30 years, and also was a full time children’s pastor for 8 years.  She now is an administrative assistant at LCU.  


    We are blessed with 2 great children, Ryan and his wife Jane, and a daughter Abby who works with me in our business.  We also are the proud grandparents of a beautiful granddaughter, Eleanor.


    Robbi and I both were blessed to be raised in the church, and have tried to serve faithfully in his kingdom in different areas such as children’s and youth ministry, and in leadership.  We are so excited to be part of the Raintree family,  one that we believe is one of the most welcoming and friendly churches in the world!

  • Jonathan Lang

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