Leadership

Kyle Byrd

Founder & Apostolic Head

Kyle is the Founding/Apostolic Head of 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.  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, teach, equip and send people, the future is bright for The Epicenter!

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.
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/Sr. pastors

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/Sr. Pastors

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 / Apostolic Head over ministry to women

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!