Leadership

Kyle Byrd

Apostolic Office / Sr. Pastor

Kyle is the Founding/Apostolic Elder of Church at The Epicenter.  In pursuit of a career in professional baseball, Kyle came to a crossroads in his life in 1985 ... professional sports or ministry.  Sensing the Lord's clear direction to sell out to his calling to ministry, he stepped off of the playing field and into the harvest field.  He was both licensed (1980) and ordained (1988) in into the Gospel ministry by his home church ... First Baptist Church in Kerens, TX.  Prior to moving to Burnet, he and his family lived in Sugar Land, TX.  Since 1989, Kyle has traveled the United States and the world preaching the Gospel to students and churches.  Through Front Line Ministries, Inc., the ministry organization that he founded in November of 1989, it is estimated that Kyle has ministered to over 3.5 million people in 44 of the 50 United States and 5 foreign countries. 
Kyle and his wife, Robin, moved to Burnet in 2004.  They have 2 daughters, Jennifer and Kyla, both of whom are now married and live in the Houston area.  Brandon, their son, is a 2008 graduate of Burnet High school. He currently serves beside his father as a Sr. Leader in the areas of worship & prophetic ministries at The Epicenter.  Kyle, Robin, and their family have committed their lives to establishing this ministry in the Texas Hill Country.  By the power of Holy Spirit, and through the vision and passion the Lord has placed in Kyle's heart to reach, develop and empower people, the future is bright for Church at The Epicenter!

Brandon and Caitlin Byrd

Prophetic Office / Teaching Office /  Sr. Worship Pastors

Brandon Byrd was born in November of 1989 in Sugar Land, Texas where his entire life has been spent around the ministry of Front Line Ministries with his father Kyle Byrd.  However, in January of 2011, he became a part OF the ministry!

Brandon grew up as an athlete, aspiring to play professional baseball. Through high school, he receiving multiple honors, including four all-star high school varsity years at Burnet High School in Burnet, Texas.  However, though Brandon headed to college on a baseball scholarship, because of a long history of hurt from "believers", Brandon was on a journey to find out who he was, and his life drastically shifted.  Having played the drums since childhood, Brandon began drumming and touring with multiple artists in the Texas country and rock scene and his life began to spiral downhill. One morning, Brandon woke up on his tour bus, decided enough was enough, and started turning his life around. During a regular night of hanging out with his friends, God chose to descend upon Brandon in a supernatural way.  That night, Brandon's life was changed forever.  He heard the call to become a minister of the Gospel, and he responded with a definitive "YES"!  Brandon was licensed and ordained into the Gospel ministry in 2012 by Church at The Epicenter and his calling is to wake up the modern day church to BECOME the weapons of righteousness that we were created to be.

Now, as the Sr. Leader over worship & prophetic activation ministries at Church at The Epicenter, Brandon and his wife Caitlin's desire is to usher young an old alike into the very person and presence of God through supernatural expressions of worship, teaching and arts.  Their passion is to see people set free by the Spirit of God, into their true identities ... so that they would experience not just another "day at church", rather, they would literally ENCOUNTER the Living God, and their lives would forever change to be a re-presentation of Jesus!

Carl and Delila White

Elder / Sr. pastors of pastoral ministries

Carl & Delila White have invested a lifetime in Christian ministry. Carl attended Asbury Theological Seminary and Oral Roberts University for his education.  Delila is a registered nurse with a wide variety of experience.  They have four children and four grand children who are the center of their beautiful family.

The Whites found Church at The Epicenter in 2012.  Having purchased a home on Lake Buchanan a couple of years earlier, and believing they were settling in to "retire" after years of pastoral service across the country, and 2 years of missionary service in Italy.  However, it didn't take long after stepping into the the Epicenter family for them both to realize their ministry was FAR from over.  All of those years of pastoring and serving were merely the preparation years for what the Lord had for them at The Epicenter!

Carl now serves as the Pastoral Head, while Delila oversees the mission emphasis of the church.

Ferrill Standage

Elder

Ferrill and Shirley Standage moved to Kingsland, TX in 2010.  They, too, believed that they were moving to Texas to retire.  It took only 1 visit to Church at The Epicenter for them to realize that God had much more for them to accomplish!
Ferrill Standage was raised in Kansas.  He was in public school education for 36 years.  Following retirement from education, he accepted the call to serve as associate pastor in his church in Hayes, Kansas.  Since that time, Ferrill has dedicated his life to serving the people of God through the local church. 
Shirley, too, a retired educator, serves alongside Ferrill in all areas of his ministry to the people of the church and community.  Ferrill and Shirley have two children who live in Colorado.

Richard Vandeventer

elder

Janet and Richard "Pop" Vandeventer have been serving the Lord faithfully and fully in various ministries around the world over the last 50 years. After moving to Burnet in 1993, Richard has been privileged to serve as a pastor and associate pastor in churches across the hill country.  In 2015, Richard and Janet felt God showing them it was time to come join The E. Their kids and grandkids attend and serve in ministries at The E already, and these two amazing people were ready to join in on the fun. Richard is also a well respected Hospice Chaplain and has served faithfully in that position for over 15 years.

Robin Byrd

First Lady / women's Pastor

You will not find a woman who's heart is to bring out the best in people than in our First Lady Byrd. Robin is a perfect combination of Mary and Martha. While she loves serving and leading women closer to Jesus, she also is deeply passionate about sitting at His feet and pouring out her alabaster jar. Over the last 30 years, Robin has lead countless women to the feet of Jesus while also handling all administration needs of both CATE and Front Line Ministries. She is a proud wife, an amazing mother of 3 kids, and unstoppable grandmother of 7 grand-babies. 

Anthony Francisco

Men's Pastor

Anthony graduated Burnet High School in 1999.  He went on to graduate in 2004 from Saint Edward's University with a B.S. in Biology.  As a kid and teenager, he was raised in a small charismatic church in Brigham City, Utah before moving to Burnet,  In June of 2017, he came to CATE looking for a Men's Ministry to attend during week, not knowing that 27 weeks later he would be overseeing the Men's Ministry under the Pastoral Fold.  He is a deacon and enjoys assisting Youth Leadership.  

CJ Weisinger

Youth Pastor

You will not find a person more passionate about students than CJ. Going into his 8th year as CATE youth Pastor, CJ continues to push the boundaries and comfort lines of students with the truth of the gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven and how to live a life surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Skyler Love

Children's Pastor

Skyler has several years of experience in working with children in one of our area's leading Christian academies.  In 2015, she began to sense the Lord's call to full-time pastoral ministry. In March of 2017, Skyler stepped into full-time service as the Children's Pastor at Church at The Epicenter.  Standing beside her husband, Shane Love (guitar player for Epicenter Worship), this family is fully invested in the vision to raise up a generation of unashamed followers of Christ.

Skyler is currently enrolled in ministry school at Front Line School of Ministry with plans to start a K-12 Kingdom focused grade school in the near future.

We The Remnant

Worship Leaders

Comprised of 10 members, under the covering of Sr. Worship Leaders Brandon and Caitlin Byrd, this "army" of musicians believes that the Word has never been more alive, and that the Lord is calling out a "remnant" from within the modern-day church to take a radical stand against the darkness of the world in these latter days. Offering a combination of some of the most cutting-edge contemporary Christian worship of today, along with some of their own originally written and arranged songs, our team strives to engage believers of all ages, as they challenge them to love God out-loud and unashamed!  With a full team of musicians, supported by phenomenal background vocalists and professional sound engineers, Brandon and his team create a variety of settings in which worshippers can discover and thrive, under the leadership of the Holy Spirit.  From Brandon leading worship solo, to some unique combinations of the team, to the full band ... our worship team will be a blessing to all involved as they minister to you, both relationally and corporately.