Meet our Staff …

Debbie Lyons, Pastor …

Rev. Debbie Lyons has been honored to serve Caddo Mills United Methodist Church since July, 2010, having served previously as an Associate Pastor at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, TX.  She earned her undergraduate degree, a BA in Psychology from the University of Dayton, and after being appointed as a local licensed Pastor in May, 2006, she completed her studies at Perkins School of Theology at SMU in August 2013 .  She serves on the North Texas Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, the East District Building & Land Committee, she is a certified Stephen Minister, certified Crown Financial Ministry Leader, a certified ALPHA trainer, and certified North Texas Conference Small Church Initiative Leader. She was awarded the prestigious Harry Denman Award for Evangelism in 2017 and she is passionate about the Walk to Emmaus  because as she says, “It’s a spiritual life changer!”  Pastor Debbie has also led 4 pilgrimages to the HOLY LANDS and brings that rich experience to her preaching and teaching. 

Debbie has a fabulous relationship with her daughters, Lexie (who lives & works in Fayetteville, AR.) and Lyssa who manages a children’s developmental gym in Dallas. Her grandson, Braxton,  calls her GiGi and sBaptismhe has embraced grand parenting fully!  She has lots of energy, an extremely positive attitude about life, and a zeal for connecting people with Christ!  

Debbie absolutely LOVES Caddo Mills and currently serves as a Founding Board Member of the Caddo Mills Education Foundation.   She held several offices on the Chamber of Commerce, and served as President for 2 years, and was a founding member of the Caddo Mills Lions Club. She truly enjoys living in a small town and thinks the people here are amazingly friendly!  She is not surprised when people question the ordination of women and welcomes questions about it. If you have questions, please listen to the sermon she preached addressing some of those scriptures. 

Brandy Davis, Children and Family Minister …davis

Brandy Davis is extremely  excited to be the Children’s and Family Minister for Caddo Mills United Methodist Church!  She has been married for 11 years to Jason and they are the proud parents of a very lovable 7 year old son named Logan and they have lived in Caddo Mills for 3 years.  Their home is complete with four adorable dogs!
 
Brandy taught at Mesquite and Royce City schools, working with children impacted by disabilities for 12 years, and she also has experience doing behavior therapy.  Teaching children has always and continues to be a passion of Brandy’s and in the last year, her passion for teaching has grown to include the teaching of our Heavenly Father.  Watch for her at Kids Beach Club, your kid’s events and, of course, Sunday mornings and whenever there are activities with kids!  Brandy says: “I have been on an interesting journey in my own faith and am humbled that God has called me to teach children about Him.  I’m looking forward to growing our children’s ministry and can’t wait to get started!”
 
Brenda Williams, YOUTH and Family Minister …
 
Brenda and her husband Joel have been married for 30 years and been blessed with 8 children and 10 grandchildren. Brenda has been serving the youth in Caddo Mills for over 20 years in MANY different areas: coaching soccer and softball, Team Mom and Room Mom many times over, and as Cub Scout and Girl Scout leaders. Brenda also works as a hair stylist in Caddo Mills at Brenda’s Hair Factory.
 
Brenda has always enjoyed working with children and is very thankful that God has blessed her with so many opportunities to do so! She considers it an honor and a blessing to lead our C.R.E.W (Christians Ready, Equipped & Willing) YOUTH GROUP in a fun filled environment that teaches God’s unconditional love and amazing grace!
 

Jackie PayneJackie Payne, Musician

A native Oklahoman, Jackie is a retired first and second grade teacher as well as a life-long professional musician. A former choir director, organist, and church musician, she is now in full time music ministry presenting programs and events in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas and she directs our Sunday music,  contemporary AND traditional, on Sundays.  She is an active member of the Emmaus, Kairos Outside, and Chrysalis communities of the Greater Dallas Area and attends First United Methodist Church of Allen.  A composer, singer, songwriter, and poet, she enjoys her grandchildren, horses, and performing her original music.  She and her husband live near Princeton.