Ryan Christopher


My wife Julie and I live in Arlington, Texas with our 8 kids (Morgan, Levi, Matthew, Luci, Kate, Jessi, David & Chandra). I’ve served in various ministry capacities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since 2005 and planted Praxis in 2012. I have a Master of Divinity and Master of Religion degrees from Liberty University, & a Bachelor of Business Administration from Dallas Baptist University.


Julie Christopher

Women’s Ministry

Born in Dallas, I spent the first 12 years of my life in the area. I moved to Ohio where I lived from ’91 to ’01 before returning to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Beginning in high school, the Lord began a work in my heart, but it was not until 2002 that I surrendered my heart to Jesus. Because of my background, and my conversion as a young adult, I have a heart for the lost, the unchurched, and those disenfranchised from the church. I have a B.A. in Religion, and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling. I’m currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity. I’m committed to seeing people find Jesus, and healing for their hearts. I have 8 children with my husband and pastor Ryan.


Michael Hughes


As an ex-paramedic and current firefighter, I’ve spent my life helping people in a bad spot. But others’ desperate situations mirrored my own spiritual desperation. Rescued by God, the rescuing continues. I studied the Bible at Criswell College in Dallas. I married my wife Charlece in 1997, and we are both from the Fort Worth area.


Robby & Robin Gordon

Elder — Kids Ministry

We have been blessed to be founding members of Praxis, and are blessed to be able to serve here in several facets. Whether playing as part of the worship team, helping in the children’s ministry, or serving in church leadership, we desire to see lives changed as a result of the grace of Jesus Christ. We have 3 children, Fiona (5) and Amelia (3), and Alexander (1). In my free time I (Robby) enjoy playing guitar, reading, Netflix, and perfecting the art of beard growing.


Gene Butler


I am currently serving on the Elder staff at Praxis. I am 74 years old, and married to my soul mate of 53 years. (She’s the one in the picture. ☺) I have pastored churches in Michigan & Fort Worth, TX. I have an Associate of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1983), and a Certificate of Biblical Philosophy and Counseling from Liberty Bible College (1979).