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Meet The Staff

Dr. Rev. John Robert Black

Senior Pastor


Years at St. Luke-Simpson: 8 total (2 as Associate Pastor and 6 as Senior Pastor)

Favorite Scripture: Galatians 2:20

Favorite Memory at St. Luke-Simpson: Moving back into the sanctuary after all the weather disasters


Favorite Color: Buccaneer Blue

Favorite Restaurants: 121 Bistro, Steamboat Bill's, and Texas Roadhouse

Favorite Quote: "I believe a person's greatest moment is when they lie on the field of battle completely exhausted and rise victorious." ~ Vince Lombardi

Check out all of Dr. Rev. John Robert Black's Favorite Worship songs on Spotify


Lea Simon

 Office Manager


Years at St. Luke-Simpson: 51 years as a church member and 23 on staff

Favorite Scripture: 1 Peter 5:7

Favorite Memory at St. Luke-Simpson: My wedding and my children's baptism


Favorite Color: Turquoise

Favorite Restaurants: Tony's 

Favorite Quote: "Whoever is happy will make others happy too." ~Anne Frank

Favorite Book: My favorite genre is suspense and mystery. I love to read!

Fun Fact: I was a member and in the youth group of Simpson UMC when they merged with St. Luke. I also represented the college age group at the ground breaking ceremony when the church was built at its current location.


Jake Snyder

Years at St. Luke Simpson:

5 years on Praise Team and 2.5 years as Worship Leader

Favorite Scripture: Numbers 6: 24-26

Favorite Movie:

Avengers: Endgame and Interstellar

Favorite Book:

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 

Fun Fact:

I've been an extra in a Disney movie


Check out all of Jake's favorite Worship songs on Spotify

Contemporary Worship Leader


Haley Bonnette

Director of Media




Years at St. Luke


3.5 Years and first year on staff


Favorite Scripture:

2 Corinthians 12: 9-10

Favorite Movie:

Legally Blonde and Clueless

Favorite Color:


Favorite Quote:

"You don't have to look tough to be tough." ~Ahsoka Tano


Check out all of Haley's favorite Worship songs on Spotify

Doug Young

Director of Church Operations and Youth Ministries


Years at St. Luke Simpson:

25 Years

Favorite Scripture: 

1 Timothy 4:12

Favorite Movie:

Oh Brother Where Art Thou and Temple Grandin

Favorite Restaurant:

Saltgrass and Raising Canes

Fun Fact:

I'm married to my lovely wife Aimee, and we have 4 fantastic children, 2 boys and 2 girls 


Jennifer Black

Director of Children's Ministry, Senior/Retiree's Ministry, and Bible Study

Favorite Memory at St. Luke Simpson:

All the Bible studies shared with my brothers and sisters in Christ​

Favorite Scripture: 

Numbers 6: 22-27

Favorite Movie:

A League of Their Own

Favorite Restaurant:

Rotolo's Pizzeria


Favorite Hymn:

Any hymns

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