Our Team


    Senior Pastor 

    In the beginning there was Barkef...ok, so that's not actually true, but he has been our senior pastor since CBF's conception. He graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary (1990) and received his doctorate from DTS in 2006. Barkef and his wife, Susie, both hail from Louisiana and have five children. Barkef spends his time & energy in prayer, teaching and vision casting to create an infectious and God-honoring future for Coppell Bible Fellowship. 


    Originally from Roswell, NM, Trish moved to Texas in 1984. She married Rick Wall in 1988 and, after 14 years of prayer, they are grateful and blessed to have a daughter, Faith. Trish spent many years in corporate America in the real estate industry until she left to work with her husband in his business. She took a break from working after their daughter was born and re-entered the workforce as an Assistant Director of the Christian Pre-school at their previous church where her daughter began pre-school. Trish joined CBF in 2015 as the receptionist. She enjoys spending time in worship and prayer, reading and planning game nights with friends. Her desire is to see others growing in intimacy with the Lord and experience His transformational love, faithfulness and provision, among other things, as she and her family have experienced. 

    Worship Pastor 

    Brent is the worship pastor at CBF. He is from Nashville, TN and was blessed with a 30-year career as a songwriter, recording artist, and producer before moving to Texas with his wife Laurie in 2010. The Lambs have three adult children and two fabulous grandchildren! Click here to find out more about our Worship Ministry. 

    Director — Women's Ministry

    Sheryl’s passion is to encourage women as they grow in their understanding of God’s Word, His great love for them and what it means to experience the blessings of living for the glory of God.  She and her husband, Martin, are both native Texans, graduates of Texas A&M University, and the parents of three emerging adults. They returned to Texas in 2006, after living in Southern California for over 16 years.  

    Director — Student Ministry  

    Ryan hails from the thriving metropolis of Carrollton in the great state of Texas. He is newly married to his absolutely amazing wife, Mallory. He enjoys playing and watching soccer (¡Hala Madrid!), reading C.S. Lewis and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and loves listening to & playing music, as well as watching movies. Ryan graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Studies. 


    Children's Pastor  

    Nathan has lived in a variety of locales but declares Texas his home. He graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2006 with a Master of Christian Education and started his ministry journey as a middle school pastor. He lives in Flower Mound with his wife, Kim, 2 children and an emotionally needy dog.


    Director — Childcare 

    Margie is a native Texan and is one of CBF's original members. Margie manages all of our wonderful childcare employees and volunteers and ensures they do their best to shepherd and love our children and keep them safe. Margie is wife to Jim and proud mom to their two daughters. 

    Assistant — Women's Ministry 

    Robyn handles most of the behind-the-scenes tasks to keep our women informed and engaged. She also manages the church directory and assists other ministries when she has a minute or two to spare.  


    Assistant — Children's Ministry

    Courtney is from Los Angeles, CA where she attended Biola University until 2013. For the last two years she has been working at a church in Inglewood, CA as the Business Administrator’s Assistant and fell in love with working in ministry. Courtney moved to the Dallas area in 2015 to begin a Master’s program at Dallas Theological Seminary in Biblical Counseling.

    Pastoral Administrative Assistant  

    Marla brings organization and order behind the scenes. With experience and expertise from her prior post as an executive in the corporate world, Marla knows how to get things done efficiently and with excellence.



    Coppell Bible Fellowship is an elder-led church. We believe elders are the biblically designated officers of the Church. Elders serve under Christ - the Head - and over the congregation as servant leaders, and must meet the biblical qualifications described in 1 Timothy 3:1-13, Titus 1:5-9 and 1 Peter 5:1-5. The Elder Board of CBF currently consists of five men. 


    A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Barkef is the Senior Pastor of CBF, a church he planted in August 1994. Barkef holds a masters and doctorate degrees from DTS and has served in ministry for over 23 years, twenty of those years as a pastor. Barkef and his wife, Susie, have five children. 


    Martin is a businessman in the Dallas area. Martin and his wife, Sheryl, have three children.


    Pat is a businessman in the Dallas area. Pat and his wife, Melissa, have two children.


    Randy is a businessman in the Dallas area. Randy and his wife, Angela, have four children.


    Brian is a businessman in the Dallas area. Brian and his wife, Jessica, have three children.