Currently Serving on the Elder Board: Marc West, David denHartog, Bobby de la Garza, Rodney Bryant, Dean Elliott
The Elder Board is a volunteer, nominated position. They serve as a group by making governing decisions regarding our church. They serve individually in many different areas. You may read their bios (below) to learn more about each of them.
Bobby de la Garza
I came to faith one month before my 28th birthday in Corpus Christi, Texas. Even though I had attended church all my life, I came to the realization that I had “religion” but I did not have a relationship with Jesus Christ. I thought I was a good guy because I attended church. The Lord revealed that my “righteousness” was like filthy rags compared to Christ. I wept and repented before the Lord. He gave me a new life! Passing the baton of Christianity to our next generation is important to me. I serve in Childrenʼs Ministry by teaching 4th & 5th grade boys during the 10:00 a.m. service. I enjoy challenging them to read their Bibles and to apply Godʼs word to their lives. I want to help them understand that the Bible applies to their lives on a daily basis, so we discuss things such as why itʼs important to say no to drugs before they are offered to you; what do you do when you encounter a bully at school; what does the Bible say about obeying parents; what about evolution? Children are important to God, so they are included in my busy schedule as owner of a successful auto dealership, involvement in several civic organizations, volunteering in many areas of ministry and mission trips abroad. Busy? Yes! But the need is great. Will you join the team and help us reach the children of this community and church for Christ? I am blessed to serve!
I was born in Arlington Texas and spent the majority of my childhood in the Whitney, Texas area. I had always attended church as child, but my relationship with God was not something I pursued daily. As time went on, I continued to go about my life and push God to the back burner. In May of 1990, I married my beautiful wife, Vicki, and we began to start our family. I did not fully rely on God even then. As my marriage began to fall apart and my life began to feel empty, I felt a calling on my heart. I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior in the summer of 1995. Since then, the Lord has worked to rebuild my marriage and provide me with the means to lead my family as a man of God. He has also given me opportunities to serve and minister at work, at church, and with various people that come into my life.
My wife, son, and daughter began attending Cleburne Bible Church in 2007. It was a great step that has allowed our family to grow spiritually. We have grown closer as a family and as believers in Christ. The community and fellowship that we have participated in has taught our family to value others and work to further the Kingdom. We are blessed by the community, the friends, and Grace that Cleburne Bible Church has. I am so thankful to serve on the Elder Board and as part of the Greeter Team as well.
David denHartog and Dean Elliott’s bios are listed on the Staff page.
These Elders, who have served on the Elder Board in years past, are listed with their wives. All remain as honored and esteemed leaders in the church. Each were instrumental in the life of Cleburne Bible.
Val and Charlotte Loose
Pat and Marsa Lee Linkenhoger
Richard and Betty Lee
Sam and Lana Jo Hommel
Joe and Iris Browder
Larry and Vicki Neutzler