Gracehill Community Church | Dallas TX

Staff

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MICHAEL NORMAN, LEAD PASTOR

Michael has been in full-time ministry for 23 years with experience as a staff pastor and a lead pastor. He holds a Master’s of Arts in Religion degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and an undergrad from Southwestern Assembly of God University.

Michael and Tamara have been married for over twenty two years. They have three girls, Madison, M’Kenna, and Malley, and a Boxer dog named Harley.

He is a big sports fan with particular interests in college football and international soccer. Texas A&M is his main college football interest, but the World Cup Qualifying and the World Cup Tournament are his favorite sporting events. Michael is active and involved in functional fitness/CrossFit training, mountain bike riding and might even take you up on a ping pong challenge.

TAMARA NORMAN, BUSINESS PASTOR

Tamara holds a Master’s of Arts in Religion & a Master’s of Divinity, both from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. She also has a degree in Psychology from Dallas Baptist University. Michael and Tamara have been married for over 22 years. They have three girls, Madison, M’Kenna, and Malley, and a boxer dog named Harley.

The family enjoys being active in sports and spending time outdoors. Tamara is an avid runner and she participates in many runs including the Chicago Marathon (formerly the Dallas Marathon).

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CHRISTOPHER RIXON, WORSHIP DIRECTOR

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12 NIV)

Christopher has always strived to keep this verse from the book of Timothy as the focus in every facet of his ministry. At 16 years of age he was catapulted into worship ministry as the worship leader for his church youth group. Since then, he has been writing, singing, and teaching worship in the DFW area for over 15 years.

Christopher’s greatest desire is to see people worship God not only in song but in every aspect of their daily lives.

He is happily married to his best friend, Katie, and they live in Richardson, Tx with their daughter, Charlotte.

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LAURA ADAMS, ASSIMILATION COORDINATOR

Laura has been an active member of the church since she can remember. From watching babies to cleaning toilets to technical needs, she’s done almost all of it, and loves it all! She graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2010 with a degree in Music Theory & Composition, and was a member of Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship where she received leadership training. She serves Gracehill primarily in guest services, graphic design, and sound & media coordination. She and her husband also co-lead a connection group with another couple.

Laura is a work-at-home mom, is obsessed with cats, and enjoys music, cooking, hiking, and board games. She and her husband Jason have been married since 2011 and welcomed their daughter River into the world in 2015. They hope that everything they do will bring God glory and help you know God’s love for you.