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Board Members

Lubbock Impact is guided by a Board of Directors made up of men and women from throughout Lubbock. Considered a working board, they meet monthly to oversee the major activities of this ministry. Several of them also take a role in the weekly activities, serving in spots all over the building on any given Wednesday evening. All members of our board are well-versed and would be glad to meet with area businesses, churches, or individuals about potential partnerships with Lubbock Impact.

Dr. Michael Dain

Board Member
Michael, a professor of Christian Studies at Lubbock’s Wayland Baptist University campus, joined Lubbock Impact’s Board of Directors in 2024. He and his wife, Robin attend Bacon Heights Baptist Church and are active members- Michael serves as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. In his free time, Michael likes to bowl and read old books. Michael and Robin have a son who is a Lubbock journeyman electrician and a daughter in law who works for the TTU headstart program. Their daughter currently lives in McKinney working for an interior design company.

Deanna Duncan

Board Member
Deanna is one of the newest Members of the Board, taking her place in June of 2021. She helps oversee the Social Services at Lubbock Impact, and she is excited to serve her community in this new position. Deanna is experienced in working with nonprofits and helping them find funds through grants. She and her husband also run their own photography business, CjDuncan Photography.

Tina Foss

Vice Chairwoman
Tina joined Luboock Impact’s Board of Directors in 2023. Tina serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Covenant Health. With her vast experience in hospital administration, she has the wisdom to speak into the various clinics that run at Lubbock Impact. A few of Tina’s skills include leadership, mentoring, and operations. In her free time, Tina enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Mark.

Cristian Garcia

A West Texas native, Cristian serves as the Chief Advancement Officer of Saint Francis Ministries and has spent his career serving children and families. Cristian received his B.A. at Texas Tech University and earned his M.S. in Human Services from Lubbock Christian University. In 2020, he was a recipient of the “20 Under 40” award presented by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and in 2022 received the Adelante Award by Los Hermanos Familia. Cristian is married to his junior high sweetheart, Casey Garcia who works at the Child Development Research Center at Texas Tech University. Cristian enjoys spending time with his family and playing an active role in his two girls’ lives.

Timothy Givens

Board Member
Born and raised in Lubbock, Tim has served as a volunteer and Member of the Board at Lubbock Impact since 2021. He works as the store manager for Safelite Autoglass and volunteers with several organizations throughout Lubbock. Tim loves to travel, hunt, and fish in his free time.

Steve Hill

Steve, a volunteer at Lubbock Impact since 2013, is self-employed. He took his place as a Member of the Board in June of 2021. Steve has dedicated many hours over the years to driving the van for the children’s ministry. He is also an active member of Southcrest Baptist Church.

Jeff Jones

Board Member
Jeff, a member of the group that originally began Lubbock Impact, has been a steady volunteer since the very beginning in 2007. He works as a contractor and often helps Lubbock Impact by providing his expertise on the building. A former Chairman of the Board, Jeff has overseen most ministries from the beginning. Jeff eventually stepped down as Chairman but continues to serve Lubbock Impact as a Member of the Board.

David LaFreniere

Board Member
After being a regular volunteer with Lubbock Impact since 2021, David joined Lubbock Impact’s Board of Directors in 2024. David is a graduate of Texas Tech’s Rawls College of Business and Texas Tech’s School of Law and is currently practicing here in Lubbock. He and his wife, Kristen are active members of Redeemer church and consistent volunteers through Lubbock Impact’s Wednesday night community meal. He has many special skills including graphic design, publishing and technical writing and enjoys reading, games and cooking in his free time.

Debra Lavender-Bratcher

Board Member
Debra, is a Social Work Professor at Texas Tech University. She has been volunteering with Lubbock Impact for many years providing social work services and supervising students. Debra also serves on the board of directors for the Counsil of Social Work Education. She loves spending time with her two dogs, teaching praise dancing to students and growing her herb garden. She is passionate about Women’s Missions and helping people in the community. Each week, she can be found helping prepare a meal, serving a meal and helping students learn the skill of social work. She is a vital part of all aspects of Lubbock Impact.

Suzie Liner

Board Member
Dr. Suzie Beck Liner is a Red Raider alumni, retired physician and dedicated volunteer who joined Lubbock Impact’s Board of Directors in 2024. Together, Dr. Beck Liner and her husband have five married children and four grandchildren; all but 1 family reside in the Lubbock area. Aside from her extensive medical background, Dr. Beck Liner is very involved in her church. She is passionate about family, medical mission work and enjoys reading, fishing and cooking in her free time.

Del Lopez

Board Member
Del recently took her place as a Member of The Board in January of 2023. Having served in the school system and now a retired LISD principal, Del still works in LISD as an ESL tutor. She also serves on the Board of Directors for WMU of Texas and is the Director of WMU for the Lubbock Area Baptist Association. She is an active member of Hispana Baptist Church, where her husband pastors. Some hobbies of Del’s are playing piano, reading, and taking care of her two grandchildren.

Jordan Payne

Board Member
Jordan is a partner and dentist with Epperson & Payne Dental Group. He volunteers his own time and services with the Lubbock Impact Dental Clinic atleast once a month. You can also find him and his wife helping serve the community meal on Wednesday nights. He loves West Texas and says there is no other place he would rather live- the people, culture, sunsets are all wonderful and makes a wonderful place to call home. He has a passion for helping others and serving. He and his wife love to travel and also love to build relationships with his community, church, patients and employees. His goal in life is to glorify God in all things in his life.


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