Women's Ministry Coordinator
Allie has been a member of The Heights Fellowship since fall of 2011. Since becoming a member of THF she has found her passion in Women’s Ministry. Prior to Women’s Ministry, Allie served with the THF Global team twice to Germany. Afterwards she and her husband, Eric, served in the Children’s Ministry where they made two trips together to serve in Baltimore. Allie’s heart lies in serving others and building relationships. Outside of The Heights Fellowship Allie teaches at New Deal I.S.D. Allie’s husband, Eric, has grown up in Lubbock, whereas Allie has called Lubbock home for almost 20 years. They do not have children, yet. Currently they have one spoiled fur-baby, Sterling. In her “spare time” she enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching and playing sports, and reading!
Director of Media
Austin McDaniel has always been a “gadget” guy. From the time he was a youth, he had a special interest in media, sound, and video. He began working in those ministry areas as a youth. He has been overseeing the Media Minstry of THF from its inception. Austin designed, installed, and currently oversees the entire THF Media “empire.”
A life long, Lubbock resident, Austin is the middle of three children. He is a graduate of both Frenship High School and Texas Tech University. He worked for 10 years as a Technology Specialist at Region 17 Education Service Center and is now a Systems Engineer for Cisco Systems.
Sorry ladies, but Austin has already set his affection on Allison McDaniel, his lovely wife. She actually serves in the video production ministry at THF as well.
He graduated from TTU in May, 2010 with a degree in Electronic Media and Communication.
Austin’s other interests include video games (duh!), snow skiing (where he rides the shortest pair of skis ever), camping, climbing and rappelling, and the occasional foray into pyrotechnics where he has blown up pumpkins and dishwashers across the greater Lubbock vicinity.
Barbie joined our THF staff in May of 2013 as our Administrative Assistant. Before taking her post here, she was a school teacher! She worked with deaf and hard of hearing students in the Regional Day School Program for the Deaf for 14 years.
She and her husband, Todd, have 3 grown children. Shari and husband, Blake, of Raeford, NC, James and wife, Ashley, of Vista, CA and daughter, Catherine of Lubbock. They also have a granddaughter who lives way too far away in NC!
When she’s not working in our offices, Barbie enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and collecting recipes…not necessarily cooking, just collecting!
It was the summer of 2008 when Jim Archer walked onto the scene at THF with a harmonica harnessed to his face and a guitar strapped around his shoulders. Jim served as the worship leader/song writer for Shepherd Blind for 9 years, and he has filled various interim worship leader roles at churches in the West Texas area and beyond.
He works at South Plains College, holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is completing his professional counseling license. Jim is married to Kelli, a beautiful brown-eyed brunette who teaches at Nat Williams Elementary. They have a dynamite daughter named Presley (born in 2003) and an ever-exploring son named Grayson (born in 2006). Besides his love for music and family, Jim enjoys sports, traveling, writing, and dessert.
Brandy Caffey grew up south of the river in Austin, TX. She’s the oldest child and only daughter of Brenda and Randy Caffey and the bossy sister of two brothers!
She accepted Christ at the age of eight, but in her teen years began to understand the importance of a relationship with Christ. During the fall of 1996, Brandy moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech. While preparing to graduate and serving in youth ministry, Brandy was called to full-time ministry. She just wasn’t sure what that meant. Thankfully, the Lord had a plan!
Six months after graduating from Texas Tech, she went to work at FBC Round Rock. During the next eight years, she learned to minister in different areas from children to adults. In the summer of 2007, she led a family mission trip to Cleveland, Ohio where she felt God’s calling to go to Baltimore, Maryland. Even though she tried to think of every red light not to go, the Lord turned all those red lights into green lights. She moved to Baltimore in February of 2008 as a USC2 Missionary with the North American Mission Board. She served as a sports evangelist for two years partnering with Baltimore churches to host sports camps to reach their communities for Christ.
Brandy returned to Texas and since 2009, she has served in churches in Austin and Longview until God brought her back 15 years later to Lubbock, TX to serve at THF! She loves being a children’s minister! Her favorite things are teaching THFKids how studying God’s word is practical for their everyday lives and seeing kids come to know Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. In her free time, she loves to cook and host cookouts, work in her yard and house, and go to Texas Tech baseball and football. She loves being Aunt BB to her two nephews and four nieces as well as BB to all her other friends’ kids! She also loves going back to serve in Baltimore at the end of every summer.
Both Brandon and Joy evidence a strong calling to the ministry and a great love for God’s church and His ministry to it. They are passionate about reaching students and their families with the truth of Jesus and are committed to equipping them to live the life of Christ in their generation.
Pastor of Administration
Randy Bunyard joined the THF staff in August 2009, but he was not “new” to THF. Randy and his wife, Mina, joined THF in 2007. They immediately invested themselves in the life of the church, becoming active and men’s and women’s ministries respectively and the LIFE group ministry. Randy’s focus is the discipleship of the entire body. He achieves this personally through teaching, leading, and mentoring men, students and couples. Randy also serves as an elder of The Heights.
Randy and Mina have one grown, married child (Mandy Leach) who is an active member at THF with her husband, Jeff. Randy is an ordained minister and has formerly served on church staffs as Associate Pastor and Youth Minister as well as having served as an elder. Randy has served in multiple teaching capacities and leadership positions in churches for the past 30 years.
Since June 2011, Randy has added “University Pastor” to his name plate as he assumed the staff position overseeing MULTIPLY, the university ministry of THF.
Randy is a published author of two discipleship books entitled, “The Walk” and “Are We There Yet?”
Mike is a (rather proud) West Texas native whose family roots in the area go back a century. From a farming and ranching family, he doesn’t have a clue how to do either. He was raised just up the road in Amarillo, where he graduated from Canyon High School (1980) and West Texas State University (now West Texas A&M) in 1985. He dates his spiritual journey back to March 1973, when he became a believer.
Mike began ministry in the University area at his home church in Amarillo and soon expanded his work to youth ministry, where he worked and labored (with great joy) for nearly two decades in churches all around the region. In 2002, he began serving at The Heights Fellowship as its first pastor.
Mike continues to be amazed that LaNell has stayed married to him for over 30 years. They are proud parents to one daughter, Mackenzie, who lives in Houston.
In his free time, our pastor trains his two Labrador retrievers Riley and Duke. He spends a lot of time woodworking – building cabinets and furniture. He also passionately follows (Duke) men’s college basketball, but lists his real avocational love as snow skiing. Using his background in business and marketing, he is currently brokering a deal with venture capitalists to establish a ski area in the greater Mount Lubbock vicinity. (Okay, not really. But if Lubbock had mountains…and got cold…and had snow, he would.)