Dennis Diaz Senior Pastor Dennis & his wife TJ have been married since 1981 & have three children Jessica, Ryan, and Tiffany. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from NMSU & a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He has been in full-time ministry since 1980, serving with Campus Crusade for Christ/Athletes in Action, 11 years as a Youth Pastor & as Senior Pastor of MPCC since 1993.      Besides Jesus, Dennis' passions are his family & sports.   A member of the NMSU Sports Hall of Fame,  'Big D' enjoys lifting weights, playing golf, basketball, football & watching sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys. TJ is very active in ministry.  She has worked in youth ministry since 1981,  and has a gift of service that keeps her busy meeting the needs of others 24/7. Her hobbies are animals, stained glass & woodwork.

Dennis Diaz
Senior Pastor

Dennis & his wife TJ have been married since 1981 & have three children Jessica, Ryan, and Tiffany. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from NMSU & a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He has been in full-time ministry since 1980, serving with Campus Crusade for Christ/Athletes in Action, 11 years as a Youth Pastor & as Senior Pastor of MPCC since 1993.     

Besides Jesus, Dennis' passions are his family & sports.   A member of the NMSU Sports Hall of Fame,  'Big D' enjoys lifting weights, playing golf, basketball, football & watching sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys.

TJ is very active in ministry.  She has worked in youth ministry since 1981,  and has a gift of service that keeps her busy meeting the needs of others 24/7. Her hobbies are animals, stained glass & woodwork.

William Dossett Executive Pastor William and his lovely wife Laurie have been married since 1999 and have five children (and one on the way), Kamani, Makena, Kai’a, Kaleilani and Alana. William holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from DeVry University and a Masters of Ministry from Grace Theological Seminary. He comes with over 15 years of leadership experience, and has served as a Senior Pastor, Pastor of Discipleship, Men’s Ministry Director and Community Groups Coordinator. William joined the staff as the Executive Pastor in 2012. 

William Dossett
Executive Pastor

William and his lovely wife Laurie have been married since 1999 and have five children (and one on the way), Kamani, Makena, Kai’a, Kaleilani and Alana.

William holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from DeVry University and a Masters of Ministry from Grace Theological Seminary. He comes with over 15 years of leadership experience, and has served as a Senior Pastor, Pastor of Discipleship, Men’s Ministry Director and Community Groups Coordinator. William joined the staff as the Executive Pastor in 2012. 

Derek Mitchell Community Groups Pastor Derek and his wife Terra have been married since 2007. They have two children, Aithne and Oakley. 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 two children, Aithne and Oakley. 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.

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.

Cindy VanPelt SonTown Children's Ministry 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
SonTown Children's Ministry 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 SNL & R2R SonTown 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
SNL & R2R SonTown 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.

Jessica Dixon Creative Director Jessica and her husband DC are the proud parents of Buster, Jolie, 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, Jolie, 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.

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. 

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.

Andrew Cuellar Mid-High Director Andrew has been attending MPCC since 1994. Andrew is currently set to graduate NMSU, this December with his Bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Science.  He has been involved in many different ministries at MPCC over the years including the children’s ministry, youth leadership teams & internship, & office administration.  He has also been on two overseas missions to East Asia and Barbados and involved in several US mission trips.  Andrew most enjoys spending time with his girlfriend. He also enjoys watching movies, reading, cooking, and Lord of the Rings.

Andrew Cuellar
Mid-High Director

Andrew has been attending MPCC since 1994. Andrew is currently set to graduate NMSU, this December with his Bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Science.  He has been involved in many different ministries at MPCC over the years including the children’s ministry, youth leadership teams & internship, & office administration.  He has also been on two overseas missions to East Asia and Barbados and involved in several US mission trips. 

Andrew most enjoys spending time with his girlfriend. He also enjoys watching movies, reading, cooking, and Lord of the Rings.

Lynette Muncrief Ministry Assistant /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 Assistant /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. 

Windy Tankersley Receptionist Windy became a Christian at age 26 and has centered her Christian walk on believing God not just believing in God.   Windy is a wife and a mother of two adult married children.  She worked as a graphic and free-lance graphic artist for twelve years after college graduation, became a stay at home mom and then a secretary to a pastor before moving from Maryland to Las Cruces.  

Windy Tankersley
Receptionist

Windy became a Christian at age 26 and has centered her Christian walk on believing God not just believing in God.  

Windy is a wife and a mother of two adult married children.  She worked as a graphic and free-lance graphic artist for twelve years after college graduation, became a stay at home mom and then a secretary to a pastor before moving from Maryland to Las Cruces.