Our Team

Elders

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  • Jonathan Lang

    I was raised in Lewisville, TX, just north of Dallas - where my father was an elder for our church during my high school years.  My youth minister there had a significant impact on my growing faith, and after graduating I followed a long line of my peers to Lubbock Christian University for college. 

     

    I met my beautiful wife Randa at LCU, and we have been married for over 20 years, with two fantastic kids that are still working their way through high school and college.  I am blessed to work for Tyler Technologies as a software product manager, and Randa works for the Region 17 Education Service Center.

     

    We came to Raintree in 2016 after I had been invited by Kris to fill in occasionally with the band.  We quickly came to appreciate the culture of inclusion and grace that Raintree fosters. Since then, I have continued to work with the worship ministry, and we have also enjoyed helping out with student ministry and community outreaches like Kingdom Come Ministries.


  • 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.   

  • Robert Barritt

    I was born in Houston and raised in the northwest suburbs there. My parents faithfully took my sister and me to church, and my mother served for many years as a volunteer in the church library. Based in large part to that foundation, when I was 18 I gave my life to Christ. I went to school at Texas A&M and found a great church under whose guidance and teaching I was able to grow quickly.


    My wife Christina and I met at A&M. She was born in Germany and was raised in Lubbock, Fort Knox, KY, and Canadian, TX, her parents’ hometown. She gave her life to Christ when she was a freshman at A&M. We married a year later. I am a meteorologist with the National Weather Service while Christina is a history teacher at Kingdom Preparatory Academy. Our children are Samuel and Abigail, both in high school at All Saints Episcopal School.


    We have lived through good times and bad, joys and struggles, but always desiring to praise God and live for him. We have served him in Sunday School classes at previous churches and as small group leaders here at Raintree. Currently I am serving my third stint as an elder while Christina has been a long-time servant in our children’s ministry.

  • Kent Lytle

    I was born and raised in Quanah and have many wonderful memories from my childhood. After high school, I received a degree from Midwestern State University and started a career in home building. Janice and I have 5 children and 12 grandchildren. I currently work as a Project Manager for Frenship ISD and Janice is an Executive Administrative Assistant in the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Texas Tech University. 


    We have been members of Raintree Christian Church for 11 years and have served in leadership and children's ministry. We are sharing life with our small group and find that to be extremely rewarding and fulfilling. When not attending athletic events or cheer competitions, we love to go camping, fishing, and hiking with Emme. Sometimes we may even play a round of golf.