Church Officers

As a “presbyterian” church, Faith Presbyterian Church is governed by the elders. The church session consists of the elected elders along with the pastor. The pastor or “teaching elder” has the primary responsibility for the teaching and preaching ministry of the church. The “ruling elders” are responsible for governing the church. The session is responsible for the spiritual oversight of the members of the local church. The church deacons assist the session by ministering to the physical needs of the congregation.

Pastor

The Rev. Chad E. Bond has been the pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church since the summer of 2004. Pastor Bond is a graduate of Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA where he earned a B.A. in History with a Minor in Biblical Languages.  He went on to become a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. where he received a Master of Divinity Degree.  Pastor Bond served as the Associate Pastor of Calvary OPC in Glenside, PA for three years.  He and his wife Robin have four children.

Ruling Elders

Jason Bucklin has been a member of Faith OPC since 2006 and was ordained as a ruling elder at Faith OPC in November of 2009. He is a professional musician who also teaches guitar. Jason and his wife, LeNora, live in Garland with their two sons, Max and Silas.

John Emmett was baptized in the Catholic Church as an infant, but grew up attending Believers Chapel in Dallas with his family. After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin, John moved to Chicago and joined Covenant PCA in 1991, where he met and married his wife Naomi. John and his family moved to the suburbs of Chicago in late 1997 and transferred to Bethel OPC in Wheaton, IL, where he was ordained as a deacon. The Emmetts and their three children returned home to the Metroplex in late 2001, and they became involved with the planting of Faith OPC. John was ordained and installed as a Ruling Elder upon the particularization of the church, on July 9, 2004. John and his family currently live in Allen.

John Hopton (elder Emeritus) was ordained as a ruling elder in a Garland PCUSA church in 2001. In 2004 he became a member at Faith OPC, and in 2006 he was installed as a ruling elder at Faith OPC and continued to serve until his retirement in 2010, at which time the session designated him Ruling Elder Emeritus in recognition of his faithful service as a ruling elder for the past 10 years. John Hopton lives in Garland.
David Mahaffy was born in Oklahoma, but spent most of his childhood in Oregon, where his father pastors an OPC. After graduating from Dordt College in 1994, David spent a couple years in upstate New York where he was a member of Calvary OPC in Schenectady. In 1996, David moved to the DFW area and joined Christ Covenant OPC in Dallas. David was ordained as a ruling elder there in 2002 and served on that session until 2009. In 2008, David joined Faith OPC, where he was installed as an elder the following year. David Mahaffy works as a software developer in Frisco and lives with his wife and three children in Plano.
Jesse Montgomery previously served as an elder at an OPC in Pennsylvania. Jesse and his family moved to Garland in 2007 and began attending Faith OPC. In 2009, he was installed as an elder at Faith OPC. Jesse works for Convergys and lives in Garland with his wife and their five children.

Deacons

Paul MattoonPaul Mattoon was ordained and installed as a deacon at Faith OPC in 2008, and was again elected and installed in 2013. Paul lives in Van Alstyne.

was baptized in the Catholic Church as an Infant. At around the age of 10, my parents started attending Believers Chapel in Dallas, TX. I attended there until I went away to college. Upon graduating from the University of Texas in Austin, I moved to Chicago and joined Covenant PCA in 1991. There I met my wife Naomi, whom God graciously allowed me to marry on July 9, 1994; our first child, a daughter named Xaris, was born in January of 1996. My wife and I moved to the suburbs of Chicago in late 1997 and transferred our membership to Bethel OPC in Wheaton, Il.  I eventually was ordained as a Deacon and also had two more children, John V and Linus. My family and I returned home to Dallas, TX in late 20001. Before moving, my wife and I spoke with the Regional Home Missionary of the Presbytery of the Southwest, Gary Davenport, and expressed our desire to be a part of an OPC work in the area. The energetic efforts of Gary were able to organize a small group of us and by March-April of 2002 the beginnings of what is currently Faith OPC Garland, TX had begun. I was ordained and installed as a Ruling Elder upon the particularization of the church, and the issue of the church’s first official call to a pastor, her current pastor, Chad Bond, on July 9, 2004.