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Welcome


Getting Real

Real people, growing in real faith in Jesus Christ and meeting the real needs of other people...

 

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Welcome


Getting Real

Real people, growing in real faith in Jesus Christ and meeting the real needs of other people...

 

Mesilla Park Community Church is striving to become a community of real people,
growing in real faith in Jesus Christ
and meeting the real needs of others.   
 

If there is one word to describe what we're all about, it's "Real."   Most of us have been part of churches where people are anything but real - to keep up appearances we have hidden behind masks and kept others from seeing our struggles and doubts - which only keeps us from real growth and change.  We have also been guilty of leaving our faith at church and giving little thought to how God wants us to live the rest of the week.  We are a work in progress, but our desire is to get beyond this and learn to live out our faith authentically, seven days a week. 


Service Times, Styles & Locations: 

MPCC Main Campus: 1040 El Paseo

Saturday Service: 6:00 pm (Modern)
Sunday Services: 9:00 am (Traditional) & 11:00 am (Modern)

**(11 am service now offers Sign Language Interpretation)**


Reel 2 Real Campus: Cineport 10 Movie Theater In The Mesilla Valley Mall

Sunday Service: 9:00 am (Modern)

Mesilla Park Community Church - Main Campus

Reel 2 Real Church - Cineport 10 Movie Theater

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Meet Our Team


Meet Our Team

Get to know a little about us...

Meet Our Team


Meet Our Team

Get to know a little about us...

Pastoral Staff

 
 Dennis Diaz  Senior Pastor   In 1993 Dennis, wife TJ and their three children, Jessica, Ryan and Tiffany, came to Las Cruces from Ft. Worth, Texas to pastor Mesilla Park Church. Since that time, the church has grown from 40 senior adults to a diverse church of more than 2000 members and regular attenders. After years of fruitful ministry together, TJ entered into eternal life in May of 2016 after an 11 year long bout with stage 4 cancer. She is greatly missed by the many she touched with her servant spirit, unwavering faith and contagious joy.  Dennis holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition from NMSU and a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been in full-time ministry since 1980, serving as a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ/Athletes in Action, a youth pastor for 11 years and as Senior Pastor of MPCC. Alongside of his ministry, Dennis has also served on staff as a track and field coach at UC Irvine, Baylor University and NMSU.  Besides Jesus and the church, Dennis' passions are his family & sports. A stellar track and field athlete while attending New Mexico State University, "Big D" was voted into the NMSU Sports Hall of Fame in 1994 and continues to hold school records in the shot put and discus. He enjoys lifting weights, competing in Master's and Senior track and field competitions, playing golf, basketball, hiking and watching sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys.

Dennis Diaz
Senior Pastor

In 1993 Dennis, wife TJ and their three children, Jessica, Ryan and Tiffany, came to Las Cruces from Ft. Worth, Texas to pastor Mesilla Park Church. Since that time, the church has grown from 40 senior adults to a diverse church of more than 2000 members and regular attenders. After years of fruitful ministry together, TJ entered into eternal life in May of 2016 after an 11 year long bout with stage 4 cancer. She is greatly missed by the many she touched with her servant spirit, unwavering faith and contagious joy.

Dennis holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition from NMSU and a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been in full-time ministry since 1980, serving as a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ/Athletes in Action, a youth pastor for 11 years and as Senior Pastor of MPCC. Alongside of his ministry, Dennis has also served on staff as a track and field coach at UC Irvine, Baylor University and NMSU.

Besides Jesus and the church, Dennis' passions are his family & sports. A stellar track and field athlete while attending New Mexico State University, "Big D" was voted into the NMSU Sports Hall of Fame in 1994 and continues to hold school records in the shot put and discus. He enjoys lifting weights, competing in Master's and Senior track and field competitions, playing golf, basketball, hiking and watching sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys.

 Derek Mitchell  Community Groups Pastor   Derek and his wife Terra have been married since 2007. They have three children, Aithne, Oakley & Nehemiah. He and his family enjoy spending time playing & seeking adventure. They enjoy watching TV & movies, walks outside and working on their colorful backyard.  Derek received a Bachelors of Arts in Graphic Design from NMSU in 2003. He received his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2013.  Derek is currently the Campus Pastor at Reel to Real and the Community Groups Pastor for MPCC. He is passionate about people knowing Jesus and growing in their faith, so that they can turn around and teach others the same things they have learned. He loves to build teams and accomplish the purposes of the biblical vision set before him.

Derek Mitchell
Community Groups Pastor

Derek and his wife Terra have been married since 2007. They have three children, Aithne, Oakley & Nehemiah. He and his family enjoy spending time playing & seeking adventure. They enjoy watching TV & movies, walks outside and working on their colorful backyard.

Derek received a Bachelors of Arts in Graphic Design from NMSU in 2003. He received his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2013.

Derek is currently the Campus Pastor at Reel to Real and the Community Groups Pastor for MPCC. He is passionate about people knowing Jesus and growing in their faith, so that they can turn around and teach others the same things they have learned. He loves to build teams and accomplish the purposes of the biblical vision set before him.

 

 

Family & Marriage Ministry

 Lynn Cuellar Family & Marriage Minister  Lynn, along with her husband Gus and their three children Matt, Stephanie and Michael, came to Mesilla Park in 1994 to serve as Children's Ministry Director. Since receiving her Master's Degree in Family and Child Science her ministry has shifted to helping build stronger families and marriages through seminars, training and classes. Lynn is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Lynn likes spending time with her family, reading mysteries, and displaying Christmas decorations year round.

Lynn Cuellar
Family & Marriage Minister

Lynn, along with her husband Gus and their three children Matt, Stephanie and Michael, came to Mesilla Park in 1994 to serve as Children's Ministry Director. Since receiving her Master's Degree in Family and Child Science her ministry has shifted to helping build stronger families and marriages through seminars, training and classes. Lynn is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Lynn likes spending time with her family, reading mysteries, and displaying Christmas decorations year round.

 

Worship Ministry

 Larry Castaneda  MPCC Worship Leader   As MPCC’s Worship Leader, Larry's goal is to create an authentic feel to worship and lead the congregation to an intimate relationship with God through the songs we sing.  Larry came to MPCC in 2003 and has been here since before taking over as Worship Leader in 2007. His plans are to grow the worship experience to be more inclusive of different ways of worship. Whatever it takes to grow in a  Real  relationship With God.

Larry Castaneda
MPCC Worship Leader

As MPCC’s Worship Leader, Larry's goal is to create an authentic feel to worship and lead the congregation to an intimate relationship with God through the songs we sing.

Larry came to MPCC in 2003 and has been here since before taking over as Worship Leader in 2007. His plans are to grow the worship experience to be more inclusive of different ways of worship. Whatever it takes to grow in a Real relationship With God.

 

Children's Ministry

 
 Cindy VanPelt  Children's Ministry Co-Director   Cindy and her husband Eric joined MPCC in about 1996. They have three children Erin, Evan, and Cam. Cindy has served as a deaconess of the church and volunteered for many years. She has also been involved in the past in missions serving in Mexico and Barbados.  She has been working part-time in the Children’s Ministry since February 2006. She enjoys traveling and art (mostly water color and painting), but loves spending time with her family most of all.

Cindy VanPelt
Children's Ministry Co-Director

Cindy and her husband Eric joined MPCC in about 1996. They have three children Erin, Evan, and Cam. Cindy has served as a deaconess of the church and volunteered for many years. She has also been involved in the past in missions serving in Mexico and Barbados.

She has been working part-time in the Children’s Ministry since February 2006. She enjoys traveling and art (mostly water color and painting), but loves spending time with her family most of all.

 Denise Kimbrough  Children's Ministry Co-Director   I am very blessed to be the children's director for SNL and R2R. I have also been involved in the Women's Ministry here at MPCC. I have two handsome sons Nathan and Jacob.  I enjoy spending time with with my family, baking and traveling.

Denise Kimbrough
Children's Ministry Co-Director

I am very blessed to be the children's director for SNL and R2R. I have also been involved in the Women's Ministry here at MPCC. I have two handsome sons Nathan and Jacob.

I enjoy spending time with with my family, baking and traveling.

 

Student Ministry (6th - 12th Grade)

 
 Randy Ramos  High School Director   Randy began attending MPCC in 2012 and has since been called to serve with the students at MPCC.  Randy has a wife named Erika and two awesome kids Travis and Isabella. He enjoys doing anything sports related, and is always on the go. He looks forward to being a part of what the Lord has planned for MPCC and the youth.

Randy Ramos
High School Director

Randy began attending MPCC in 2012 and has since been called to serve with the students at MPCC.

Randy has a wife named Erika and two awesome kids Travis and Isabella. He enjoys doing anything sports related, and is always on the go. He looks forward to being a part of what the Lord has planned for MPCC and the youth.

 

Media & Communications Ministry

 
 Jessica Dixon  Creative Director   Jessica and her husband DC are the proud parents of Buster, FN, Ziggles & Zilch (2 dogs & 2 cats). Jessica graduated from Texas Tech University with her degree in Interior Architecture in 2010 and joined the MPCC workforce in 2011 as the Creative Director.  In her spare time she loves geocaching, spending time with her family, watching  The Office,  cooking & practicing her interior design skills on her home .

Jessica Dixon
Creative Director

Jessica and her husband DC are the proud parents of Buster, FN, Ziggles & Zilch (2 dogs & 2 cats). Jessica graduated from Texas Tech University with her degree in Interior Architecture in 2010 and joined the MPCC workforce in 2011 as the Creative Director.

In her spare time she loves geocaching, spending time with her family, watching The Office, cooking & practicing her interior design skills on her home.

 Kent Harkey Video Producer

Kent Harkey
Video Producer

 

Office Administration

 
 Lynette Muncrief  Ministry Asst. /Office Manager   Lynette has been a members of MPCC since 1999. She and her husband, Rex, have five wonderful children, six very handsome grandsons & a beautiful granddaughter. Lynette enjoys horseback riding and spending time in the mountains.  Lynette assumed the role of Office Manager/Ministry Assistant in 2004. She is on the prayer team and serves as one of the Titus Women in the church.

Lynette Muncrief
Ministry Asst. /Office Manager

Lynette has been a members of MPCC since 1999. She and her husband, Rex, have five wonderful children, six very handsome grandsons & a beautiful granddaughter. Lynette enjoys horseback riding and spending time in the mountains.

Lynette assumed the role of Office Manager/Ministry Assistant in 2004. She is on the prayer team and serves as one of the Titus Women in the church.

 Deborah Cuellar  Receptionist   Deborah has been a member of MPCC since 1993. She was the children’s minister for 18 years before retiring in 2013. She felt called back to serving at the church as the office receptionist in 2017. She also serves as one of the Titus women.  Deborah and her husband, Lupe, have been married since 1985. They are the proud parents of two adult sons who were recently married. She loves spending time with her growing family, anything Disney, traveling and reading.

Deborah Cuellar
Receptionist

Deborah has been a member of MPCC since 1993. She was the children’s minister for 18 years before retiring in 2013. She felt called back to serving at the church as the office receptionist in 2017. She also serves as one of the Titus women.

Deborah and her husband, Lupe, have been married since 1985. They are the proud parents of two adult sons who were recently married. She loves spending time with her growing family, anything Disney, traveling and reading.

 
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Our Beliefs


Our Beliefs

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Our Beliefs


Our Beliefs

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A final word ...

We are a great church - one of many in Las Cruces.  We hope you will give us a try and decide to make this your church home.  However, if we are not what you are looking for, we would love the opportunity to help you find the church that is.  Email us: mpcc@getrealchurch.org

 

 

 

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Contact Us

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Contact Us


Contact Us

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We'd love to hear from you!

Contact Information

Worship Center Address: 
1040 El Paseo Rd
Las Cruces, NM 88001

Church Office Address: 
1040 El Paseo Rd
Please Use Family Entrance

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm
Friday: 9 am - 12 pm

Phone: 575-524-7658
Email: Info@getrealchurch.org


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