Charlie grew up in Colorado and loves spending time in the mountains. He enjoys cars, golf, working out and being with friends. Charlie has led Genesis Church since June 2002. Charlie is a graduate of Central Bible College (currently known as Evangel University) in Springfield, Mo. Charlie graduated with a Bachelor degree in Biblical Studies. He is also a published author, corporate trainer and international speaker.
Steve “Watty” Watson
Watty grew up in California, but he got to Texas as fast as he could! He moved here at 20 years old to attend Southwestern Assemblies of God University and never looked back. He spent 15 fun years in youth ministry before serving in other capacities such as operations, mens, and campus pastor. He is married to Julie and they have 4 kids, Savannah, Maddie, Roc, and Walker, as well as a grand baby, sweet baby James. Other than his foremost passion of loving and connecting with people, Watty loves to hunt, watch sports, and go out to eat. He definitely earns his nickname: the lunch pastor.
Born in south Louisiana, Lucas is a Cajun-boy at heart. Lucas has been involved in ministry since 2006 as a leader and a pastor. He has a passion to see people discover their God-given callings. Lucas met his beautiful wife Shawna on a missions trip to El Salvador in 2011. They both love fishing, enjoying the outdoors, and anything related to football. His most treasured love other than Shawna is their beautiful baby girl, Ellie Kate.
Russ and Bailey were both born and raised in the North Texas area. Their experiences range from kids & student ministry to worship ministry, even taking them to Oklahoma City to help plant a church (but they are incredibly happy to be back in the promised land). Both Russ and Bailey attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University and have been serving in student ministries together since 2011. Their passion for the next generation is real and unshakable, and goes beyond preaching a message or singing a song: they are deeply passionate about being in the lives of the students at Genesis. When Russ and Bailey aren’t spending time with Genesis Students, they love to eat sushi, shop and play with their son, Corban.
GenKids Jr. Director
Nichole and her husband, Justin, are Colorado natives recently transplanted to McKinney due to Justin’s technology career. Nichole is an active mom of three great children, Emily, Tanner and Peyton. Nichole understands the demands of being a modern mom with a busy household. It’s with wisdom and perspective, she leads the infant through Pre-K ministry at Genesis. She is experienced, likeable and flexible. Nichole see’s GenKids Jr as an area of ministry, not as an area of childcare. Nichole always brings her best to the joys and challenges of shaping young lives at GenKids Jr.
Jeff and Brandi have been involved in youth and family ministry in North and West Texas for 15 years. They both graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Jeff has his bachelors degree in Church ministries and Brandi’s degree is in Elementary Education. They have a passion for helping families grow in their relationship with Christ and each other. They are the proud parents of their two daughters Abigail Lynn and Sophie Joy. They enjoy traveling, spending time with their family and finding new fun activities all over the DFW area. Connecting with others- over coffee or a great meal is their ideal way to spend a Saturday. If you spend any length of time with Jeff you will learn he loves to laugh and will probably be doing so, very loudly, down the mall-way, most Sundays!
Administrative & Support Team
Assistant to Charlie Tuttle
Bailey and her husband, Russ, are the Student Ministry Pastors at Genesis. While Bailey is deeply passionate about students and helping them grow closer to God, she is also passionate about organization and helping the church run smoothly. She has worked as an administrative assistant at Southwestern Assemblies of God University and the Oklahoma Assemblies of God District Council. In her spare time, Bailey loves to run, write music, and hang out with her little family
Business & Finance Coordinator
Jordie was born and raised in a small town outside of St. Louis Missouri. She recently graduated from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri with her Bachelors in Business Administration. Jordie has always had a passion for business and a passion for serving the local church. During her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, shopping, reading, and music.
Born and raised in McKinney, Makenzie grew up around her grandparent’s ministry. Since her early years, Makenzie has had a passion for helping people. Makenzie and her family have attended Genesis since 2003. After experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, Makenzie felt called to begin an Embrace Grace group at Genesis in 2016. The purpose of Embrace Grace is to support and encourage unwed women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy through the love of Jesus Christ.
Payton has been involved at Genesis for over fifteen years. Currently, he is enrolled at Collin College finishing his Associate’s degree. He is planning on attending the University of Texas at Dallas for a degree in emerging media and technology. Payton is ultimately pursuing a path to become a pastor.