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 two 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.  

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  • Annie Stevens

    STUDENT MINISTRY Associate Minister

    Annie is a native Texan but grew up in Nashville, TN, in a Christian family that exemplified what it means to live and love like Christ. She accepted Jesus as my Savior at the age of 7 and always loved being at church where she thrived in church music, discipleship and missions. She loves people, and the church is her happy place! After returning to Texas as a freshman in high school, she attended East Texas Baptist University for my undergraduate studies and am is on track to complete her Master of Theological Studies in Fall 2022 at ETBU. 

    "It is exciting to see how God has weaved my call of ministering to teenagers, my love of sports, and my passion for music into a life of service that I never imagined possible. My faith journey has taken me throughout the United States, Central America, South America, and Europe. I have a huge love for teenagers and am eager to see them come to know Jesus and grow in their relationship with Him."


  • Jadin Heriford

    Jadin has been serving on youth staff since May of 2022. He loves serving God and getting to see students walk and live with Jesus. Jadin is a nerd at heart but owns it. He also is happily engaged to Abigail Luabhan and will be married in October.

    "I love seeing students take their next step with Christ and walking alongside them as they grow. I am so thankful that here at First McKinney I see this daily with our staff and with our youth."