STAFF

Welcome to our staff page. We are excited that you are here.

Our staff is an excellent group of leaders who seek to serve God by serving the youth of Coggin Avenue Baptist Church. We are honored with the responsibility to help shape and disciple the next generation of leaders and servants of God. As you check out this page and get to know us a little, we hope that we also get the opportunity to get to know you.

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Ricky
Cavitt

Youth Pastor

(325) 642-6600

Hello! I'm Ricky Cavitt and have been since 1960. I have a beautiful wife and two awesome children! God has blessed me with four awesome interns, and I have had the opportunity to work at Coggin for 31 years. My favorite hobby is hunting, and if you don't believe me then come check out my office sometime! I always have snacks, so stop by and let's chat!

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Paul Chandler 

Intern

(903) 434-3252

Hi, I'm Paul! I'm getting my masters degree at Howard Payne University and I am majoring in Christian Education. I love hanging out with people, and I enjoy rock climbing and frolfing (a.k.a. frisbee golf). 

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Chris Stuard

Associate Youth Pastor

(325) 260-3903

Hello. My name is Chris Stuard (aka Stuee). I have been married to Amanda for 10 years and we have 2 children, Chapel (6) and Micah (4). I am the Love Brownwood outreach Pastor and Associate Youth Pastor at Coggin. I love the outdoors. My main hobbies are shooting archery, hunting and playing the guitar. I am excited to be a part of the youth ministry here at Coggin.

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Taylor
Chandler

Intern

(325) 998-8333

Hello. I'm Taylor. If you can’t find me I’m probably enjoying one or more of these great things: spending time with my husband, Paul, resting, reading, singing, laughing, watching movies, traveling, drinking coffee with friends, or spending time outdoors. My favorite bible verse can be found in Ephesians 3:20 – “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to the power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

Mia
Ferraro

Youth Ministry Assistant

(713) 670-4490

Hello! My name is Mia! I serve here at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church as a Ministry Assistant, as well as a Lifeguard for the 9th Grade Girls who I am been with since their 7th Grade Year. I absolutely adore them! I am originally from Houston, TX but Brownwood has been my home for many years now. I love any serving opportunities, learning new things, podcasts, deep conversations, house renovating, and gardening.

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Xavier Haines

Intern

(254) 654-5970

Hey guys. My name is Xavier. I was born in Kansas right outside of Kansas City, but grew up mostly in Belton, Texas. I attend Howard Payne University where I met my wife Lauren Haines. I also play baseball at Howard Payne and am a senior History Education and Christian Education Major.

LIFEGUARDS

Lifeguards are adults involved in our Wednesday night youth activities. The Lifeguards listen, encourage, challenge, and facilitate small group discussions. They are responsible to minister to the teens in their group and lead them to a closer relationship with Christ through discipleship and setting an example.

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Paul Chandler

12th Grade Boys

(903) 434-3252

Hi, I'm Paul! I'm getting my master's degree at Howard Payne University and I am majoring in Christian Education. I love hanging out with people, and I enjoy rock climbing and frolfing (a.k.a. frisbee golf). 

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Hunter Carrier

12th Grade Boys

(325) 642-4084

My name is Hunter Carrier. I went to Early High School and then went on to graduate from Hardin-Simmons University in 2016 with a degree in Economics. I now work for the family business as a graphic designer as well as play bass for Austin Upchurch.

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Whitney Windham

12th Grade Girls

(817) 578-4867

My name is Whitney. I was born and raised in Abilene.  I met my husband, Jeff, while I was in nursing school and he was in vet school. We have 3 children, Sidney, Bennett and Leverett, and have been married for 20 years now. I worked as an oncology nurse until I had my third child. I now stay home. I love watching my children grow and play sports, and I enjoy the outdoors with my family. In between that, I love a good laugh with my fantastic friends.  

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Charles Lewis

11th Grade Boys

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Mary Beth Lane

11th Grade Girls

(210) 606-5263

Hey y’all! I’m Mary Beth! I’m a junior Elementary Education major at Howard Payne University. I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. I love shopping, hanging out with friends, hosting events for my school through my sorority, and having Hallmark movie marathons with my mom. I also love making new friends, and I can’t wait to get to know all of the youth!

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Jake
Lehrer

10th Grade Boys

(325) 574-3108

I'm Jake. I'm a senior at Howard Payne studying Pre-Law and Public Policy. I am from Snyder, TX and have been at Coggin Church since I moved here, 3 years ago. My interest and hobbies are traveling, long boarding, and obstacle course racing. I am the 10th grade boys leader and have been with them since their 7th grade year.

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Justin Hughes

10th Grade Boys

(325) 248-1887

Hi, my name is Justin. I am from San Antonio Texas and Eastern Oregon. I grew up homeschooled in a Christian household and have been growing in my faith ever since. I have a passion for building relationships with people and discipling. I've recently graduated from Howard Payne with a degree in Engineering Sciences and I enjoy reading, playing guitar, video games, hanging out with friends, and building stuff.

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Abby
Fraser

10th Grade Girls

(214) 862-2272

Hey, I’m Abby! I lead the 10th grade girls on Wednesday nights. In my free time, I love to write, read & hanging out with friends!

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Lauren
Haines

10th Grade Girls

(325) 203-1409

I’m Lauren Haines, married to Xavier. I go to HPU and study pre-law. I love playing golf and watching baseball. And I love Jesus!!

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Xavier
Haines

9th Grade Boys

(254) 654-5970

Hey guys. My name is Xavier. I was born in Kansas right outside of Kansas City, but grew up mostly in Belton, Texas. I attend Howard Payne University where I met my wife Lauren Haines. I also play baseball at Howard Payne and am a senior History Education and Christian Education Major.

Jacob
Ruiz

8th Grade Boys

(325) 370-8886

My name is Jacob! I'm from Brownwood, TX. I'm majoring in Criminal Justice at Howard Payne University. I hope to become a Texas Game Warden after college.

Mia
Ferraro

9th Grade Girls

(713) 670-4490

Hello! My name is Mia! I serve here at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church as a Ministry Assistant, as well as a Lifeguard for the 9th Grade Girls who I am been with since their 7th Grade Year.  I love any serving opportunities, learning new things, podcasts, deep conversations, house renovating, and gardening.

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Haleigh Clevenger

8th Grade Girls

(432) 978-4565

My name is Haleigh.

I am a Junior majoring in

Studio Art and English at HPU! I am originally from Midland TX. I love being able to serve with the youth at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, and I can’t wait to see what this year will hold!

Jeramy Dodson

8th Grade Boys

(325) 513-9398

My name is Jeramy. I'm from Cisco, Texas. I'm an accounting major with a bible minor at HPU. I am lucky to be a student here, it truly is one of my favorite places in the world. Starting at a young age, I was taught the gospel and I had great parents who truly showed me what following Christ looked like. I was saved when I was eleven and have been a follower of Christ for about 8 years. I am excited and thankful for the opportunity to serve this year for the youth ministry. I firmly believe that God has done and will do great things through this ministry. I can’t wait to disciple to the youth and share the love of Christ with all.

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Dany Mosqueda

7th Grade Boys

(325) 217-8790

Hey everyone, I’m Dany. I’m currently a senior at UTSA studying advertising, but I’m back at home this semester and serving at Coggin. I love music, sports, meeting people, and hanging out with friends. Also, my favorite superhero is Ricky Cavitt.

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Zeph Christian

7th Grade Boys

(325) 330-2201

Hi! My name is Zeph Christian and I’m a sophomore at Howard Payne University studying Social Science! I love to play basketball, draw, and spend time with friends. My goal here at Coggin is to make kids passionate about the good news and live happy and successful lives!

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Katelyn
Dodson

7th Grade Girls

(254) 433-1201

Hi my name is Katelyn Bird. I am studying Business Marketing at Howard Payne University. I am so excited to the have the opportunity to serve as a Lifeguard at Coggin!