LakeRidge Staff

  • Raif Turner, Senior Pastor

    Raif began ministering as pastor at LakeRidge in February, 2010. He and his wife, Rebecca, moved from the East Texas area. Both of them were raised near Tyler. They have three children: Seth is 17, Briana is 16, and Hayley is 15.

  • Tim Thornton, Worship Leader

    Tim was called to be the Worship Leader at LRBC in April 2012. He enjoys serving in the Music Ministry as well as teaching Sunday School and getting to know the church family. He and his wife, Robyn, have been married for 41 years and have served churches in Texas, South Dakota and Oregon. Their oldest son is married to Maegan and they live in St. Louis MO. Their son Luke is married to Tara and they live in Georgetown, TX along with their grand children Aaleyah and Brandon. 

    Tim's hobbies include hunting quail and pheasant, working in the yard/garden, reading and spoiling their grand children.

  • James Hughes, Student Pastor

    James joined the LakeRidge family in July, 2014. He led youth and education ministries in churches in East Texas and Northwest Arkansas. James and his wife, Katrina, have two daughters in college and one who is a Senior in high school. When James has an opportunity, he enjoys that "good walk spoiled" (golf).

  • Karen Isaacs, Financial Administrator

    Karen has been a member of LakeRidge Baptist Church since 1983 and has been in her present position with the church since 1988. She has two daughters and sons-in-law and 5 grandchildren. Karen enjoys traveling (especially going to see the children and grandchildren who do not live in Lubbock!) and cooking. Karen writes: "I love being part of the ministry of LakeRidge Baptist Church and I am so thankful to have a loving, praying church family."

  • Allison Tindall, Children's Ministry Coordinator

    Allison oversees the children's ministry at LakeRidge, including children's classes, Wednesday night ministries, and our nursery. She has ministered in this position since January, 2008.

  • Thomas Dean, Building and Maintenance

    Thomas serves the members of LakeRidge by taking care of the church property. He and his precious wife, Verna, insure that the facilities are prepared for times of worship, as well as ministering in so many other ways. They have been serving at LakeRidge since ? Thomas and Verna have three grown children.

  • Sally Quiroz, Melissa Robbins, Nursery

    Sally accepted Jesus when she was 21. Over the years, she has been blessed to serve the Lord as pianist, choir director, and bilingual teacher of all ages. For the last 4 years she has enjoyed participating in evangelism on various mission trips. She has been at LakeRidge since 2012 and began working in the infant nursery 4 or 5 years ago.

    Sally has three sons: Paul and his wife, Christi, and their children live in Houston, Daniel is a bachelor and lives in El Paso. RubĂ©n and his wife, Sarah, and their children live in El Paso. 

    Sally works full time as a librarian at Wayland Baptist University. 

    She loves to quilt, sew, crochet, knit, cook, and travel.

  • Cassie Dominguez, Director of FirstSteps Childcare

    Cassie serves as director of LakeRidge FirstSteps, the daycare ministry held at the church during the week.