Dr. Conway Edwards

Dr. Conway Edwards

Lead Pastor, One Community Church

Dr. Conway Edwards is the founding and Lead Pastor of One Community Church, a fast growing church in Plano, Texas ministering to the communities of Collin County and hosting 7000 weekly in attendance. Dr. Edward’s unique ability to communicate the truths of the Bible in a relevant and uncompromising manner has helped to reach a generation of men, women, singles, couples and families embedded in a culture defined by individualism, materialism and humanism.

Dr. Edwards holds a Master of Theology, with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry, from Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS). While at DTS, he was a Leadership Fellow with the Center for Christian Leadership, under the guidance of Dr. Howard Hendricks. Dr. Edwards also holds a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University.

Dr. Edwards formerly served as Director of Singles at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas under the leadership of Senior Pastor, Dr. Tony Evans. Dr. Edwards is passionate about leadership and the local church.  He is the author of Leading a Turnaround Ministry: A Process for Exponential Growth and is co-author of When Love’s In View and The Undercover Woman, with his wife, Jada.

Dr. Edwards and Jada have a son named Joah and daughter named Chloe.

Ron Walker

Ron Walker

Campus Pastor - Dallas

Pastor Ron Walker Jr. surrendered his life to the Lord early in life, teaching children at the tender age of 12.  He began in ministry in 1992 as Senior Associate Pastor at Bethany Baptist Church in New Jersey under the leadership of Bishop David G. Evans. In addition to his Associate Pastor position, Ron Walker also held the position of Pastor of Youth and Young Adults Ministry.

Ron recently relocated to Plano, TX from New Jersey and now serves on the staff of One Community Church as the Dallas Campus Pastor.  In a short time Ron Walker recognized his desire to dedicate his time fully to lead and support the Dallas team. He has 2 adult children and is married to the love of his life, Lisa Walker.
Dawn Stephens

Dawn Stephens

Campus Director - Dallas

Dawn’s ministry passion started in Sunday School and her passion became more evident as she began serving in capacities aligned with her gift/skill mix. The joy that she found in serving was inexpressible. As a single woman living away from home, her life changed dramatically through the community that she found in ministry. Given these, her ministry passions include creating room for people to use their gifts/skills in ministry and helping women, especially single women, grow through community.

Dawn graduated from the University of Georgia with a Juris Doctorate. After working for three years as an Associate Attorney for Needle & Rosenberg, she joined Texas Instruments as their Patent Counsel. Then she took on the role as Corporate Administrator at One Community Church, where she managed full-time staff and volunteers in several departments. She now serves as the Campus Director at the Dallas Campus of One Community Church.

 

Crystal Whitaker

Crystal Whitaker

Worship Leader - Dallas

Crystal Whitaker is a child of the Air Force. The majority of her childhood was spent on an Air Force base in Japan. After moving back to the states, she graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor’s in Policy Studies. Although she initially planned to attend law school, her life changed forever after a six-week summer mission trip focused on using music as an evangelistic tool with the Impact Movement. After seeking God’s guidance, she spent the next seven years as a full time music missionary traveling and sharing the gospel anywhere she could. The Impact Movement was instrumental in cultivating her walk with the Lord and ministry gifts.

Crystal is also a member 6 Way Street., a group of vocalists, MCs, and a DJ, that uses an eclectic blend of soulful Hip-Hop to share the Gospel. Then in 2013, she once again sought the Lord for direction, and made the decision to begin serving at One. Crystal is One’s Youth Worship Director, where her main goal is to lead worship and love people. She loves any competitive sport or game, watching Food Network, and spending time with her friends.

Courtney Gilmore

Courtney Gilmore

Director of Volunteer Engagement - Dallas

Courtney was born and raised in Houston. She graduated from Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She trained with the Guthrie. Acting Program at the University of Minnesota, where she also received her BFA degree in Classical Theatre in 2005. Before graduating from the University of Minnesota, she performed and trained around the world from Shanghai and Beijing, China to London, England. Courtney went back to school to earn her master’s degree at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Courtney is passionate about serving, the Word of God and loves contributing to the Dallas community.