Pastors & staff

Ray lane

Lead Pastor
Ray has been a cattleman for most of his life, raising registered black Simmental cattle on his ranch in Eastland County. He grew up "a little bit of everywhere". His father worked in the oilfields, and they moved frequently. One of 5 children, he attended school in Breckenridge. While working as a meat cutter, Ray earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Midwestern University. He served in Vietnam as an intelligence analyst and briefer with the 1st Cavalry division. He has worked for 25 years in the tire industry, founding his own chain of truck tire and retread centers.
Ray brings the experience of decades as a bible teacher and church leader with an easygoing and humourous cowboy style of preaching. His focus is making the word of God practical and easy to understand with Jesus as the center and circumference of it all.
Raymond and his wife Domonie have been married for fifty-four years. They have two married sons and five grandschildren and one great-grandson.

Ty hervey

Student/Associate Pastor
Ty grew up in Texarkana, Texas on his family's ranch where he cut his teeth on ranch rodeos, ranch cutting events and calf shows.  Some of his favorite things to do these days are hiking, camping, hunting and fishing.  Ty accepted a call to ministry from God when he was 17 years old and had the opportunity to serve as student pastor at Circle J Cowboy Church for five years before he moved to Dallas to get a master's degree at Dallas Theological Seminary.  Ty also works for the AFCC part time as the Male Wrangler Director for the Oklahoma Cow Camp where they host an average of 1500 students and sponsors to share the gospel and have fun every summer.  Ty is excited to be part of Triple Cross where we will continue to grow our student ministry into one that reaches the lost, disciples the saved, and ultimately brings honor to God.

dewayne harris

Associate Pastor
DeWayne Harris has served for the past 12 years as Associate Pastor of Triple Cross Cowboy Church.  DeWayne was born in Biloxi, Miss. and grew up in an Air Force family traveling through the USA and spent 3 years in Uruguay, South America.  Finally settling in Salina, Kansas where he finished high school and started his long collegiate and post graduate studies.  Finishing with a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He met Jan, his wife, while living in Fort Worth, Texas and spending time as a gun fight re-enactor on the North Side Stockyards.  Both he and Jan enjoyed the "western lifestyle" but wanted their own place in the West.  They moved to Granbury in 2001.  Becoming members of Triple Cross only one month after it became a church.  DeWayne and Jan have been married 26 years.  They have two children and one granddaughter at the time.
 As Associate Pastor, DeWayne conducts most weddings, does counseling, visits the Fort Worth hospitals, leads small groups, take part in the trail rides and arena ministry.

Gary leonard

Associate Pastor
Associate Pastor, Gary Leonard, served full time ministry for thirty eight years before coming to Triple Cross.  Gary was born in West Texas and grew up on a peanut farm in Eastern New Mexico.  He moved to Albuquerque where he met is wife, Connie.  Gary served in The Army Security Agency during the Vietnam era.  He graduated from University of New Mexico with a BS and from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. Gary and Connie have been married fifty two years and have two married children and three grandchildren.
As Associate Pastor, Gary conducts funerals, does counseling, makes in town hospital visits, leads a small group and takes part in the trail rides and arena ministry.  

Leslie Burdick

Children's Director
Leslie Burdick has been serving in children's ministry for 26 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Texas.  A homeschooling mom of 3, she believes in creating a life-long love of learning and has a passion for teaching children how they can have a relationship with Jesus. Leslie has been married to Dennis for 23 years. She enjoys her dogs, chocolate cake, and attending the events of all the kids she loves.

Candyce Wescott

Office Administrator
Candyce has been with Triple Cross since day one all the way back before we even had a building to call home. She plays an essential role in making the day to day operation of the church flow smoothly.