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 he has the gray hairs to prove it! He loves his wife Jill and his 2 kids, Keegan & Darby! He also loves the Dallas Cowboys, Texas A&M Aggies and driving his Jeep.  


  • Sydney Davis

    Associate Minister with Students

    Sydney is super thrilled to be a part of the 1st McKinney family! She lives off of coffee and pulling pranks. She loves hanging out with students, exploring new places, football, and baking!   

  • Deanna Phillips


    Deanna is our AMAZING ministry assistant! She really enjoys being around teens and especially loves her own...Elizabeth! Make sure you stop by the Rock Office and say hello, especially if you bring her a Starbucks drink!  


  • Ashley Kennedy


    Ashley is our AWESOME ministry assistant. Some of her favorite things include being around teens, tacos, musicals, and annoying Deanna. Ashley, her husband Collin, and daughter Molly live in Melissa- Go Cards!