Bear Creek Community Church
Meet Our Leadership Team

Minister Derrick G. Wilkerson
 

Associate Pastor

Bear Creek Community Church

Minister Derrick G. Wilkerson is a charismatic leader who currently serves as an Associate Minister under the leadership of Pastor Dennis Webb Sr. Senior Pastor of Bear Creek Community Church in Irving TX. Minister Wilkerson was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. After the death of his father in 1982 his mother and all five of his siblings later moved to his mother’s hometown in Mc Comb Mississippi in 1987.

 

Transitioning from Chicago to Mississippi did not stop his battles with drug and alcohol addictions. While in Mississippi his cousin took him to a revival where he would meet Elder Freddie Bonds senior pastor of True Light Holy Temple who took minister Wilkerson in as his Godson and poured the word of God into him he later received his call to preach the gospel in 1994 and was licensed and ordained in 1998 under the leadership of Elder Freddie Bonds. Min. Wilkerson has been preaching and teaching the word of God for over 25 years.

 

He currently serves as a Dallas County Jail Liaison for the Bear Creek Community Church and Director of the Bear Creek Counseling Center. Through his charitable works Min. Wilkerson extends help to the needy, compassion to the hurting, and empowerment to the oppressed. His services extend from the church and into our communities. As a certified recovery specialist and licensed Christian counselor he is a beckon of light to families in our communities that have loved ones suffering from compulsive addictions. He currently teaches weekly relapse prevention classes and effective bondage breaking lessons in several institutions in Dallas TX.

 

Minister Wilkerson has written 45 life skill lesson plans designed to help individuals approach life with a Christ like perspective. He has been gifted with the rare ability to reach broken people and is anointed to articulate and deliver Gods word with simplicity, insight, spiritual enrichment and power. He is one of the most Influential African American men of our generation. He and his wife Alicia Wilkerson of 23 years reside in Irving TX.

 

Favorite scripture Psalm 34:6 - This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.Favorite song “ I know it was the blood”

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Minister Wilkerson

& Wife, Alicia Wilkerson

 
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DENNIS L. WEBB

Senior Pastor

Pastor Webb currently serves as Senior Pastor to Bear Creek Community Church.  Answering God's call to lead a generation of women, men, and children from multi-cultural background has been rewarding and impactful Irving, Texas and the surrounding areas.  Pastor Webb also have a passion for serving the community and being a leader. As Irving City Council newest member, he is a practical leader fighting for the residents of Irving, Texas. 

Tel: 972-849-9421   |   denniswebb@bearcreekirving.org

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LYDIA N. WEBB

First Lady

1st Lady Lydia N. Webb is one of the pillars of Bear Creek Community Church from it's existence. As the Church Administrator, Secretary, and Finance Officer, she is often found working many roles.  Most importantly, she is about her Father's business. The passion she have for Ministry and Community service is unmatched.  1st Lady Webb is an example for the women of BCCC, her family and many others key figures she interacts with.

Tel: 972-849-9579   |   admin@bearcreekirving.org

Minister Ray Bryant
 

Assistant  Pastor

Bear Creek Community Church

Minister Ray Bryant bio is currently under revision due to added Ministry accomplishments and milestones.  Please check back for an update.

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Minister Ray Bryant and Wife

Minister Ray Bryant was born August 26, 1951, on a Sunday at 4:05pm to Ida Ray & Perry Bryant in Corsicana, Texas.  Only child in this relationship yet the oldest of 8 boys and 5 girls.  Attended Albuquerque High School and after High School moved to Salt Lake City, Utah.  Enlisted in the Army in 1971-1974 served as a hospital corpsman/ambulance driver.

Met my wife Miss Mary Wade in 1976 and married in August 1977 and we have continued to grow more in love ever since.  We have 3 children, Shunta, Brittany and Shaquille and 2 other children from previous relationships Cherie & Micha.  I have 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

I was called to preach back in 1966 but I ran for 40 years.  I return to my calling at Bear Creek Community Church.  I currently serve as the Assistant Pastor, New Members Chairman, Trustee Board member, Elder Board Chairman and Marriage Matters Leader.

I received my Minister License from the Abundant Spiritual Life on 8-29-2010 and was ordained by Pastor Dennis Webb Sr.

Favorite Scripture - John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”

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Minister Shanna Starks
 

Director | Dance Ministry

Bear Creek Community Church

Minister Shanna Starks currently service as the Director of the Teen and Adult Dance Ministries at Bear Creek Community Church in Irving, Texas.  After many years of faithful service to the Bear Creek Community Church, Senior Pastor Dennis Webb, Ordained Minister Shanna as Minister of Dance.   Dancing has always been a passion of Shanna.  Praise dancing is a liturgical and spiritual dance that incorporates music and movement as a form of worship rather than as an expression of art or as entertainment.  To perfect the gift that God has blessed her with, she often enjoys attending many workshops and conferences to continue to expand her gift to be effective to those she mentors and teach.  Dancing is not only a Passion of Minister Shanna, but also a gift that God.

James 1:17 - Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

 

Along with her service as Dance Director, she serves a dual role and active participant for the Prison Ministry.   God has also equipped Minister Shanna to preach the Gospel.  She is an active Licensed and Ordained Minister at Bear Creek Community Church.  .  

 

Quote from Shanna "It is my desire to be a leader that would live up to the name of the ministry “Giving God Glory."

 

Psalm 86:12 I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.  There are multi areas that pose as opportunities for Minister Shanna to thank God For.  She remains grateful to her Lord and Savior who has blessed her to be on a beautiful journey. 

 

Most importantly, Minister Shanna is faithful to her service to God, Bear Creek Community Church, and her Family.  Her hands are always busy helping support the vision of BCCC and up building the Kingdom of God.

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Minister Shanna Starks

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Minister Chris Witherspoon

Minister of Music

Bear Creek Community Church

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Minister Chris Witherspoon and his wife 

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Minister Chris Witherspoon was born June 24,1973 and is from a small town called Dumas, Arkansas.  He was born into an extremely gifted family of musicians and singers.

 

  At the early age of 3, Chris found his first true love for music, playing the drums.  At 6 years of age he started playing drums in church and for his dad and brother's quartet singing groups (and anyone else that would let him play). This is when he really fell in love with gospel music and being a part of the music ministries in church. 

 

In 1987, he moved to Dallas Texas, with his mother and 2 brothers. While in transition, Chris decided to teach himself the piano, and then later the bass guitar.  He continued to serve as a musician for 2 different churches in Dallas Texas, until he was led to Bear Creek in 2008.  Bear Creek would allow Chris the opportunity to minister as the bass player and eventually the Minster of Music.

 

His love for GOD and music has always kept him grounded and humbled. He has always had a deeply church-rooted support system with his Mom and brothers, and that support grew even stronger when he met and married his lovely wife in September of 2019.

 

God's musical gift to Chris has allowed him to share stages with many famous gospel singers and great musicians. He also has played for several stage plays where he served as the Director of Music.

 

"God has truly blessed me with a gift that I do not take any credit.  I owe it all to HIM."

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BEAR CREEK'S ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

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Ray Bryant
Assistant Pastor
Tel: 123-456-7890
admin@bearcreekirving.org

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Derrick G. Wilkerson
Associate Pastor/ Jail Ministry Director 
Tel: 214-424-7154
admin@bearcreekirving.org

 

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Shanna Starks
Minster of Dance
Tel: 123-456-7890
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Lydia Webb
Administrative Assistant | Secretary
Tel: 972-849-9579
admin@bearcreekirving.org

Shanna Starks
Director | Dance Ministry/ BC Prison Ministry 
Tel: 469-432-1714
admin@bearcreekirving.org