Student Ministry Leaders



    My name is JJ Robinson. I have been married to Brady for 20 years and have two daughters, ages 11 and 13. We have lived in Denison for five years. Growing up as a military child, living in lots of different locations with 17 different schools, I appreciate that Brady is from here and has always wanted to move back. I graduated from Baylor University and the University of North Texas. I called Denton home for 20 years but am loving life in Grayson County.

    Student ministry reminds me there is so much joy in the Christian life. It is fun week after week, as kids sit under amazing teaching and experience sweet worship. I am excited about the Gospel Project and am praying that these experiences impart a solid, lifelong faith in our students.

  • Kari Harris


    I'm Kari Harris. I've been married to the love of my life, Jeff, for 24 years. We have three amazing kids, Chloe, Jackson and Luke. We have lived in Sherman for four years. I grew up in Van, Texas, and went to Harding University, graduating with an elementary education degree. I currently work from home doing the marketing and social media for a realtor. 

    I started helping with student ministry last year because Nick needed help, and I thought it would be great to be involved with what my boys were doing at youth. I quickly fell in love with the girls in my small group, and now I'm super excited to be with them again. I love getting to connect with them each Wednesday and outside of youth as well. I'm excited for this upcoming year!

    This year I hope to see students grow even more in love with Jesus and pursue a close relationship with Him. I pray that as we connect more closely as a small group, we will create a safe place for authenticity and vulnerability in order to support one another in good and hard times.

  • Hannah Land


    My name is Hannah Land, wife of my beloved husband, David. I grew up in the Texoma area and near the end of college was drawn back to the area with a heart that students would intimately know Jesus and have an everlasting relationship with Him.

    At work, I am often called Ms. Frizzel, as I am about as strange and enthusiastic of a science teacher as there can be.

    Overall, the Lord has drawn me to be a minister to students, both here at Legacy, in my workplace and everywhere else I find myself.   

  • John Flemming

    7th–8TH GRADE Boys

    My name is John Fleming. I have been married to the love of my life for going on 14 years now. We have three kids: two boys, twelve and nine, and one girl, six. I grew up in Sherman and currently still live in Grayson County. I am a nurse at TMC in the ICU. I love my job and love taking care of people.

    I have been working with the youth here at LBC since 2013. I started when all the age groups were together, before the group got as large as it is now. It is amazing to see how it has grown over the years. Youth is a lot of fun, and I love being able to be there and play with the kids and watch them grow, not only physically but also in their walk with the Lord. Getting to know these young men has been a very fulfilling experience, and I look forward to seeing them grow even more.

    My prayer for our youth group is to continue to grow. I don't necessarily mean growth in numbers, but growth in closeness with each other and with the Lord.   

  • Matthew Hogan


    I am extremely delighted to be spending time and studying with this group of middle school boys. It is truly a blessing to have this opportunity to hear the questions these young men have about life and the world and then see the connection of these issues back to the Bible.

    My family and I are Texans by choice. With my wife, Stephanie, and daughter, Ani, we moved to North Texas in 2007; however, we have only been in Sherman for the past four years. Through Legacy Bible Church and Texoma Christian School, we have found a welcoming community and extended family that continues to help us grow into what God desires for us.

    I pray that through the LBC Student Ministry, these children’s hearts are opened to the strength of Christian fellowship, their minds absorb the truths of the Bible and they begin to learn to discern the difference between life as defined by today’s world versus the glory that God intends for us.

  • Erik Mendenhall


    My name is Erik Mendenhall. I have a beautiful wife, Amanda, who is crazy talented and creative, and she has a passion for photography. We have one child, Elijah. He is a very outgoing and creative toddler and loves to explore. Amanda and I have been married since 2012. My wife was born and raised in Sherman, and I have been here since I got out of the military. I was born in Grand Prairie and have been in the Texoma area since high school. I went to Grayson College for two semesters and then served in the Army from 2008 to 2013, spending most of that time at Fort Hood, Texas.

    I started following Christ at the age of 16 and loved student ministry ever since. I became president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes my junior and senior years of high school and took on a role as student leader at the church I attended. When I joined the Army, I knew I wanted to have an impact on the lives of the soldiers so I became a chaplain assistant, and that was my job during my military career. It excites me knowing that God can use my testimony to help even one person and knowing no matter what that Jesus loves me and has paid the ultimate sacrifice so that I may live. I enjoy seeing the students every week and showing them that following Christ is fun, and loving people should be something that we strive to do. I also get excited when I see something click within the young men that are in my small group, whether that be in worship, in listening to the Word be taught or in our small group time.

    I pray that our students come to know Christ in a real and intimate way this year, that vulnerability comes at the right time for our small group and ultimately that they grow in maturity in their walk with Christ. 


  • Bailey Clark

    Intern, 9TH GRADE GirlS

    Hi, my name is Bailey Clark, and I am a junior at Austin College. I am majoring in biology and double minoring in education and exercise sports science in hopes of becoming a high school science teacher and a coach. I have been involved in student ministry since my freshmen year of college. 

    I have loved getting to know the students and challenging them to follow Jesus with everything they have. I love being silly and showing them to love others always, because Love loves. My heart is for showing kids that following Jesus isn’t a boring and work-based faith, but one of joy and laughter and silliness. I have so enjoyed the past two years and am excited and expectant for the next two years to see what exactly Love will do in this student ministry.

  • Kerry Bedgood

    10TH–11th GRADE GIRLS

    I am married to Joel, and we have two sons, David, freshman at Tulane University, and Ethan, sophomore at Sherman High School. We have made Sherman our home for the past 20 years. I grew up in Sulphur Springs and received my bachelor’s in education at Baylor University and my master’s in education at The University of Texas at San Antonio. I am a dyslexia therapist for SISD. 

    This is my fifth year working in Legacy student ministry. Being a mom of boys, I love to get my girl fix each week by spending time with the precious girls in my small group. My prayer for my group and all Legacy youth is that they will take ownership of their faith and leave for college with a strong foundation in Christ.

  • Katie Nelson


    I am Katie Nelson, and I have been married for two years now and currently do not have any children. I am living in Van Alstyne but grew up in Dorchester, Texas.

    My husband and I helped in serving with the youth program at our former church, and I helped with children’s ministry for a couple of years. In helping now with student ministry, I love seeing the excitement the students have for Christ. I hope to continue seeing students fall even more in love with Christ.