Nick was born and raised in Arlington, TX and attended Hardin Simmons University upon graduation from Lamar High School. Nick experienced the Lord in many different ways at HSU through different organizations and through love that ended up resulting in marriage to Jordan Ronalder, soon after graduating in 2014.
Together, Nick and Jordan serve at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church where Nick works with the youth and Jordan serves on the worship team. In the same way that he was led to HSU, Nick felt the Father lead him to serve His Kingdom intentionally as a member of the Board of Directors for Live Missions.
Mr. Cleveland has been in accounting, finance and real estate for the last 40 years. Growing up in Odessa, Texas he finished his education at West Texas State University playing football for the Buffalos. He worked for a major oil company in Houston before moving to Albany in 1978 to raise a family. He has served on the Albany City Council, Albany ISD Board of Directors, and is currently serving on various boards in the Big Country. David and his wife, Monica have five children are active in First Baptist Church of Albany.
Marissa has been a teacher for 30 years, 26 years at Merkel ISD & 4 years at Snyder ISD. She has served as a Sunday school teacher in the Children’s Department, Vacation Bible school teacher, & Wednesday night kid’s program director. She and her husband Phil have a passion for teaching children within the church.
She has always had a heart for missions and has been on two different trip to Uganda with Live Missions as well as one trip to Romania. Marissa and Phil have been married for 33 years and have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.