Our Mission & Vision
St. Luke is a community of faith that joyfully comes together to worship God. We are a church centered in Jesus Christ and led by the spirit to serve him in our world. We believe that God claims us in the waters of baptism and calls us into discipleship. We strive to live into the gift of God’s grace and his call on our lives by: Praying Daily, Worshiping Weekly, Studying the Bible, Fostering Friendships that Encourage Spiritual Growth, Serving God by Serving Our Neighbor and Being Faithful Stewards of Our Time, Talent and Treasure. By living out these six marks of discipleship we seek to magnify the name of Jesus.
Dave Huff, Choir Director
Dave Huff shares directing the Chancel Choir with Ron Mathews. After graduating from TCU with a BME, Dave served four years in the 761st Air Force Band. He then served as head band director at several different schools and after 34 years of teaching he retired from Everman ISD in 2000. He was a band road man at a local music store for ten years servicing band accounts for about 50 schools in the area. Now Dave judges various band contests in the area. At St. Luke he rings the bottom octave of bass bells in the handbell choir. Dave is an elder and deacon, taught Sunday School, and served as Worship Committee chairman. In 2008 he represented Red River Presbytery as an elder delegate to General Assembly in Japan. He joined the international gold medal winning Vocal Majority Chorus in 2007 where he sings bass, serves as music librarian, and he and Pat, through the Standing Ovation Program, critique other choruses to help them improve. He and Pat have been married almost 50 years. They have two adult children and two granddaughters.
Ron Matthews, Worship Leader and Choir Director
Ron Matthews shares directing the Chancel Choir with Dave Huff. Ron is currently the Executive Director of the Texas Private School Music Educators Association and holds a Master of Education degree in Choral Music from Texas State University. Ron also serves as the church’s Business Manager. Ron founded and directed the Altamesa Chorale. During Ron’s tenure as conductor the Chorale completed several successful tours of Europe and the United States performing at such venues as National Cathedral in Washington DC, Carnegie Hall in New York City, Southwark Cathedral in London, England and the American Music Festival in Graz, Austria. Ron is married to Cindy Matthews and they have two children, Clint who is serving in the United States Navy and Meagan who is the Special Projects Graphic Designer for Hobby Lobby in Oklahoma City.
Pat Huff, Handbell Director
Pat Huff began playing handbells when she was in junior high school and upon joining St. Luke she founded the St. Luke Handbell Choir. Pat both directs and rings. She is an elder and deacon, sings in the Chancel Choir, chaired the Worship Committee, and has taught Sunday School. She has served as clerk of the St. Luke Session and as Stated Clerk of Red River Presbytery. She was a board member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home for nine years and represented CPCH at General Assembly when it was held in Japan. With her husband Dave, they are the music librarians for the Vocal Majority Chorus, and she participates in the Standing Ovation Program with Dave. She is active in the Vocal Majority Women’s group. She has a BA from TCU and a Master’s from Tarleton. Pat retired from Eagle Mountain Elementary School in 2007 after completing 33 years of teaching in several different schools. She and Dave will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in August. They have two adult children and two granddaughters.
Jeanelle Roberts, Organist
Jeanelle Smith Roberts is the organist at St.Luke. She was born into a family of Cumberland Presbyterians, first as a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth where she professed her faith in Christ and was baptized as a child. Next St Mark Cumberland became her church home. Finally, along with a few families in Hallmark, she and husband Bob G. Roberts helped to found St. Luke in 1964. She has served as church organist in all three congregations since she was 14 years old.
Jeanelle is a graduate of North Texas State University. She attended Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth in pursuit of her Masters of Religious Education. She studied piano and organ with Ms. Q’Zella Jeffus of Fort Worth.
Marilyn Brewster, Pianist
Marilyn began studying piano at the age of five at the South Bend Conservatory of Music in Indiana. She holds an AA degree in piano performance as well as a BBA in finance, and she is accredited as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and a Certified Payroll Professional. Marilyn has been the pianist for St. Luke since 2005, playing for various services and accompanying the chancel choir. She also works for a public accounting firm in Fort Worth.
Barbara Haun, Pianist
What we believe:
- We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
- We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light,
- true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.
- For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary and became truly human.
- For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.
- On the third day he rose again in accordance with the scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
- He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
- We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
- We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.
- We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
- We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.