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.

Board of Directors

Glenna Applewhite


Glenna, a retired school teacher and administrator, has served as the Vice Chairman for Lubbock Impact since 2019. She started volunteering at Lubbock Impact in 2015, spending her time coordinating volunteers, chatting with people over coffee, and filling in wherever she was needed. Glenna also volunteers for Books are the Beginning, a ministry to build libraries and train teachers in literacy in Uganda. On Sundays, she teaches bible classes for children at Bacon Heights Baptist Church.

Curry Blackwell


Curry is a real estate investor and business owner. He became the Secretary of the Board in January of 2019 and can often be found volunteering at Lubbock Impact on Wednesday nights. Curry enjoys serving his Lubbock community, and he regularly takes part in other programs such as Meals on Wheels, Open Door, YWCA, and Community in Schools.

Mike Buchanan


Mike has been volunteering at Lubbock Impact since 2011, often prepping and serving meals to families on Wednesday nights. He took up the role of the Treasurer of the Board in 2019. Mike is a retired commodity broker and an active member of the Live Oak Community Church. In his spare time, Mike helps out with the Meals on Wheels program in Lubbock.

Jason Pace

Board Member

Jason is a senior project manager for United Supermarkets. He also has certification in industrial maintenance, specializing in refrigeration. Jason became the Chairman of the Board in 2020, and he volunteers by serving meals on Wednesday nights and taking care of the building. He was recently seen on top of the Lubbock Impact building devising a plan for the preservation of our bell tower and the relocation of our pigeons. Jason and his family are active members of their 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.

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.

Jeanna Roach

Board Member

Jeanna is the Marketing Director for Betenbough Companies. She took her place as a Member of the Board in 2019 and has helped with the communications committee at Lubbock Impact. She also serves on the United Way of Lubbock Board of Directors. Over the years, Jeanna and her family have enjoyed prepping meals and volunteering in the children’s ministry. She loves to speak on Kingdom Leadership and has developed a passion for sharing her testimony of how the marketplace is a huge opportunity for ministry.

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.

Cristian Garcia

Board Member

A West Texas native, Cristian serves as Vice President 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. 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.

Steven Hill

Board Member

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.

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.

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.