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.


  • 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.


  • Philip Pappas

    Worship Leader

    Philip leads worship at LCC along with his wife Loren. He has been at LCC for almost 4 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, a licensing company, and has led worship at various churches since he was 16.

    Philip loves steak, cooking, desserts, and any cookie. Philip and his wife have been married for over 10 years and they have 2 kids.  They play music together as the Mountain Natives playing around DFW and encouraging people to move mountains in their lives.


  • Logan and Mara Daley

    Children's & Youth Pastor

    Logan and Mara are the new Youth Ministers at LCC.

    They started at LCC volunteering in April 2022. 

    Mara has a bachelors degree in Social Work, following college she went to serve with Impact Africa and moved back to Texas in 2021 and was working as a Registered Behavioral Therapist for kids with Autism, now Mara works as a Clinical Admissions Associate.

    She loves taking care of her 100+ houseplants and educating others on plant care. Her favorite foods are steak/venison, mac n cheese, mashed potatoes, tomatoes and tacos! 

    Something unique about Mara is that she used to train llamas back in Michigan and her dream one day is to own her own llama therapy farm for kids with disabilities.

    Logan served as a full time missionary in South Africa for 6 years, worked in local high schools and primary schools leading discipleship programs, after school programs and camps. Currently in his senior year at ORU for a Bachelors in Ministry Leadership with a focus in outreach and evangelism. He currently works in construction as a shop/parts manager and mechanic.

    He loves hunting, camping and working out. He also just loves being outdoors and being active.

    He loves steak, venison, home cooked meals, mexican food and pretty much anything he can eat.

    Something unique about Logan is he has been to the highest point on a mountain in South Africa.


  • Ashley Hudson

    Administrative Assistant

    Ashley is the new Administrative Assistant at LCC. She started her position in October 2022. She has a background in Hotel hospitality, administrative work, and children's ministry. She attended Trinity Valley Community College and transferred to Texas Wesleyan University on athletic scholarship to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Science.

    She loves being outdoors with her kids and really enjoys learning new things! Her favorite food is tacos. Something unique about Ashley is that she played sports her whole life and received several scholarships to play softball as a pitcher. At Trinity Valley Community College, she was known as "The Trinity Valley Hurler." 


  • Council of Elders

    Jonas Bergman

    James Cates

    Gary DeGeorge

    Nick Farris

    Vett Horst

    Dave Howe

    Bob RePass