Our Staff

We have a passion for teens, McKinney and our world. Our love for Christ impacts each of those passions.

  • Dr. Grant t. Byrd

    Minister with Students

    Grant has been serving the students at 1st McKinney a long time and still LOVES IT! He loves his wife Jill and his 2 kids, Keegan (and his wife, Victoria) & Darby (a student at Ouachita Baptist University! He also loves the Dallas Cowboys, Texas A&M Aggies and driving his old faithful Jeep.  


  • Kayla Cradit

    Associate Student Minister

    Kayla is our Associate Minister with Students. She graduated from East Texas Baptist University and played soccer there all four years. Kayla loves hanging out with teens, playing soccer, and coffee. 


  • Grayson Kelly

    Associate Student Minister

    Grayson is our Associate Student Minister. He is married to his amazing wife Mandi. He is a proud Baylor Alumni. Grayson loves to move, laugh, and be LOUD.


  • Deanna Phillips


    Deanna is our AMAZING administrative assistant! She really enjoys being around teens and especially loves her daughter, Elizabeth, who is now a junior at KU (Rock Chalk!)!  Make sure you stop by the Rock Office and say hello and let her know if you need anything!


  • Ashley Kennedy


    Ashley is our AWESOME ministry assistant. Some of her favorite things include being around teens, tacos, musicals, and annoying Deanna. Ashley and her husband Collin live in Melissa and have one daughter, Molly, who attends Ouachita Baptist University.