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Colton Aardal

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Colton has been married to his beautiful wife Tina since 1997. They have four children: Calista, Dylan, Nathan and Austin. Colton and Tina, have been members of Rocky Point since 2004. Over the years they have served in the youth ministry as helpers and teachers as well as the adult ministry as small group leaders and Sunday school teachers. Colton served as a deacon prior to becoming an elder in August, 2010. It is Colton’s passion that the men and women of God would recognize their biblical calling to faithfully serve Jesus Christ in their marriage, family, church, and workplace.


Art Gartside

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Art Gartside has been a member of Rocky Point since 1987. Art, who previously served as a Deacon, currently serves the church as an Elder. He became Rocky Point’s Associate Pastor in September 2005 and became full-time Associate Pastor in June 2008. He and his beautiful wife Kay, have been married since July 1980. Art and Kay have three children—Brad, a graduate of Hardin-Simmons and his wife Tori; Krystal and her husband Tyler; and Bryan, a graduate of Tarleton State University.


Edward Heinze

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Edward has served as the pastor at Rocky Point since June 2012. After a 15-year career in the business world, God called him to pastoral ministry in 2006. This calling included a 5-year stint at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY where he earned a Master of Divinity degree in May 2012. Edward’s ultimate calling in life is faithfully preach and teach the Word of God while equipping followers of Christ and evangelizing the lost at home and abroad. Edward is joined in this calling by his wife Jennifer, son Braden, and daughter KaraBeth.

To read Pastor Edward's blog, Pastures of Truth, click here


Tony Landes

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Tony and his wifte Kourtney began attending Rocky Point as college singles in 1999 and were married in 2000. With the exception of a short three-year period when they lived in Weatherford from 2001 to 2004, they have made Rocky Point their home church. Tony has been blessed to serve the Lord at Rocky Point first as a deacon and more recently as a bi-vocational elder. He is employed by Saint-Gobain Abrasives as a manager of application engineering for North America. Tony and Kourtney have been blessed with three children: Kelci, Kaleb and Cherish and they reside in Morgan Mill.


Josh Lewis

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Josh is passionate about his family – Stacy and his three daughters: Sammi, Chandler, Norah; and his son: Xander. He has a great love for Christ, His bride the church, and especially Rocky Point Baptist Church where he now serves as the Family & Student Pastor. This is his second round at RPBC; from 2000 - 2005 he served as the youth pastor. Josh has a passion for making disciples and declaring the goodness of God. He believes that Jesus is in the process of redeeming ALL things and we are His instruments. Josh longs for the return of Christ and sees the means to that is preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom (Matthew 24:14).


Kenneth Smith

Kenneth has been a member of Rocky Point Baptist Church for more than 25 years. As an elder, he has devoted much of his time to our children’s ministry, the church’s deacon ministry, and he has been known to cook a meal or two for our congregation on Wednesday nights and other special occasions. Kenneth and his wife, Janet, have three adult daughters, two teenage sons, and 4 grandchildren.


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