Chris Wilson is the Lead Pastor at Benchmark Bible Church. Chris started Benchmark in 2013 and has served in multiple churches and ministries over the past 21 years. He received his BAAS from the University of North Texas and his MABS from Dallas Theological Seminary. Chris is passionate about seeing people understand God’s Word, apply it to their life, and join God in the amazing ministry He has for them. Apart from ministry, Chris enjoys coaching his children in sports, golfing, game nights with friends and hunting. He and his wife Joleen have been married for 17 years and have two children, Cuin and Jovi.View Profile
Children’s Ministry Director
Kendra joins the Benchmark team with a passion for Christ, discipleship, and Bible teaching. She holds a BA in Bible and Family Ministry from Manhattan Christian College and a MA in Media and Communication from Dallas Theological Seminary. Her past serving opportunities include Children’s Ministry Secretary, Children’s Ministry Elementary Coordinator, and College and Young Adult Ministry Assistant at Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Greenwood, Indiana. At Denton Bible Church Kendra served in ChurchLife, Adult Ministries, and later in Student Ministries. She and her husband, Brad, love living in Denton, being involved in the community, gardening at Shiloh Field, and watching movies. Together they are learning how to build a home for God’s glory and consider it an honor to serve the Lord among the Benchmark family.View Profile
Ryan McDonald, also known as “Mac”, is a Denton native. He met his wife Jessica while attending Midwestern State University. They have been married for fifteen years and are the proud parents of Libby and Matthew.
Mac has led worship in a variety of settings including youth and college events, starting a contemporary service at First Presbyterian Church in Wichita Falls, and assisted with starting a worship team at Sage Meadow Christian Fellowship in Justin. Mac feels called to grow a community of musicians that love the Lord and want to use their talents for His glory. He is excited about being a part of worship at Benchmark Bible.View Profile
Matthew Heffner has been leading worship at Benchmark Bible Church alongside Ryan “Mac” McDonald since January, 2015. He has lead praise and worship for several ministries over the years and has been involved in children’s ministry at Denton Bible Church since 2004. Matt works as a paramedic and and also enjoys writing and performing his own music in and around Denton. He is very passionate about music ministry and meeting other musicians/singers/songwriters with the same aspirations. Matt lives in Denton.View Profile
Children's Ministry Pre-K Coordinator
Courtney is the Children’s Ministry Pre-K Coordinator at Benchmark Bible Church. She has served in children’s ministry at Denton Bible Church alongside my husband Talon since college. Eventually became the Toddler Team Lead where she fell in the love with teaching children about Jesus as they were learning to talk. She has always had a passion for children and Jesus, and KIDS ministry is a perfect.
Courtney loves living in Denton where she competed for TWU gymnastics, and graduated with my BBA in Marketing, as well as an Executive MBA. Courtney has been married for 9 years to her high school sweetheart Talon, and they have two beautiful children TJ, and Brynlee.View Profile
Student Ministry Intern
Nick Watts is the Student Ministry Intern at Benchmark Bible Church.View Profile