Who We are

The staff at Life Connection Church has a passion to reach lost and unchurched people in our community. We believe that we serve a God of excellence and we should lead with excellence in everything we do.   

If you see us around the church, make sure to meet us when you have an opportunity. 


The Council of Elders is a group of eight men who have been appointed to work with the staff in the position of overseer after meeting the qualifications mentioned in 1 Timothy 3:1-16.  

At LCC, Elders provide support to the staff through prayer, wisdom, understanding

  • Royal Farris

    Lead Pastor

    Royal, his wife Lisa, and a small group of people began Life Connection Church in 2001. "I found, as a professional counselor, that if I could help people get connected to God and people it would change their lives for the better. At LCC we practice being God's love with skin to each other and to our community." 


     "I also discovered that the answers to all of life's problems could be found in the Bible. So I teach the Bible as It applies to our everyday lives."


    Royal is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor's  in Business and a Masters of Education in Counseling. Before becoming a counselor and pastor, he spent 26 years in corporate America.


    Royal has been married to Lisa for 42 years. They have two children and six grandchildren.


    royal@lifeconnectionchurch.org

  • Lisa Farris

    Operations Manager

    Lisa founded the church with her husband Royal in 2001. Before that she was an elementary school PE teacher for 15 years. Then for the first 6 years at LCC she was the children's pastor.


    In her free time she enjoys gardening, playing with the grandkids and riding the motorcycle with Royal. She doesn't have a favorite food, but something unique about her is that she was an all state fast pitch softball player and MVP in the Texas state championship in high school.


    lisa@lifeconnectionchurch.org

  • Philip Pappas

    Worship Leader

    Philip leads worship at LCC along with his wife Loren. He has been at LCC for almost 3 years now and it is the best job he has ever had. He has his Bachelor's of Science in Physics from the University of Texas at Arlington. In the past he has been a physics and math tutor, a barista at Buon Giorno Coffee, and he also worked at a recording studio for awhile.


    When asked what his favorite food was he responded "Is coffee a food?" He enjoys food, travel, art, and theology/church history. Something interesting about him is that in college he took Mandarin Chinese and became fluent enough to have conversations. He would also journal in Mandarin as well.


    philip@lifeconnectionchurch.org

  • Bailee Hale

    Children's Minister

    Bailee is the new children's minister at Life Connection Church. She started the position in May of 2021. She graduated from Oral Roberts University with a Bachelor's Degree in Convergence Journalism. In the past she has been a camp counselor, worship leader, and a freelance podcaster.


    Her favorite food is tacos and in her free time she loves podcasting, working at 94.9 KLTY, and playing guitar. Something interesting you may not know about her is that she used to work at a horse ranch in Oklahoma.


    bailee@lifeconnectionchurch.org

  • Autumn Wilk

    Administrative Assistant


    Autumn has attended LCC with her family since 2013 and she came on staff in 2016. Autumn graduated from Southern Nazarene University in 2006 with a double Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training and Exercise Science and a double minor in Missions and Biblical Languages. Her professional experience previous to LCC is in Corporate and Education Recruitment.   


    She loves to crochet, do crafts, and work on training her dog, Summer, for public service work. Her favorite foods are tacos and sushi. And something unique about Autumn is that she has ADHD and accepts it as a superpower and not a disability.


    autumn@lifeconnectionchurch.org

  • Cindy Carter

    Financial Assistant

    Cindy has worked at LCC since 2018 as the financial assistant. She has worked at a handful of different churches fulfilling her calling to church administrative work. In between these jobs, she worked at Verizon Wireless as an IT Trainer, but quickly realized her passion was working in the church office.


    She enjoys reading, spending time with the people she loves, and watching Survivor. Her favorite drink is coffee but her favorite food is a Bessinger's BBQ Pork Sandwich with a Large Onion Ring in Charleston, South Carolina. Something unique about Cindy is the way that she laughs. She has a laugh that bubbles up and blasts out of her mouth when she lets it. If she holds it in, her shoulders shake. So if you can't hear her, you can certainly see her laughing! 


    cindy@lifeconnectionchurch.org


  • Council of Elders

    Jonas Bergman

    James Cates

    Gary DeGeorge

    Nick Farris

    Vett Horst

    Dave Howe

    Bob RePass