• Jared Gibson


    I was born and raised in a Christ-centered home in Wake Village, TX. I was taught the great truths of the Christian faith from a very early age and was part of a church of godly men and women who modeled the Christian faith in word and deed. Though there were seasons of rebellion in my life, the Lord was gracious to me, opened my eyes, and broke my heart so that I might see the glorious gospel. At the age of twenty I began serving at FBC Wake Village as student minister. I worked there for many years before pursing further education and training at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY in 2006. I met my wife there and we were married 2007. A year and half later I completed my Master of Divinity in Theological Studies. While at seminary, we determined the Lord was calling us to church planting and the He made it clear that there was a core group of believers in Texarkana who were interested in starting a new work. We officially began Christ Community Church on July 12th, 2009.   

  • lanny giesler


    Lanny was blessed to grow up in a loving Christian family in Atlanta, TX, where the seeds of the gospel were planted through words and actions. After graduating from Baylor University, he attended dental school at the University of Texas in Houston. After completion of dental school, he married his lovely wife Brooke, and began a career in the US Air Force as a dental officer. It was during the early stages of this phase of his life that God, in his merciful providence, used many people, circumstances, and His Word to open his eyes to the Gospel, and grow his faith. After six years in the Air Force and multiple assignments, Lanny and his family moved back to Atlanta to join a local dental practice. He and Brooke began attending Christ Community Church in 2011. They continue to reside in Atlanta with their four children Aurelia, Addie, Ava Kate, and Wyatt. Lanny enjoys spending time with his family, in the great outdoors, or with a good book. He feels blessed to be a part of this amazing faith community, and hopes that we continue to grow in our faith and our fruit.

  • music team

    The mission of the Christ Community Church music team is to humbly lead the locally gathered congregation in glorifying and worshipping the Triune God through music, to encourage and edify one another in the truth of God's Word through worship with hymns and spiritual songs, to equip the church to live lives of worship and thanksgiving to God as they proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world, and to prepare the body of Christ to glorify and enjoy God with songs of praise as we worship our creator and King from now until eternity.