Pastor Randy Speed
Dr. Randy Speed is the founder and senior pastor of River of Glory Which started on August 8, 1998. He and his wife Carol have lived in Collin County for over 40 years together, with a heart to see our communities look like the community of heaven.
He received his doctorate of theology from Jacksonville Theological Seminary. He was inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Action Magazine Martial Arts Hall of Honors, and Masters Hall of Fame. He is an 8th degree black belt in Hapkido/Hapkiyoosool, former military police (US Army), has various hobbies, and loves to change mindsets and empower people to believe what God says about them is true.
Pastor Carol Speed
Carol Speed is the senior co-pastor at River of Glory Church. She grew up in Plano and attended college at SFA, Richland, and UTD. She met the love of her life, Randy at college and married him on August 2, 1975. Carol had a life-changing encounter with God in the fall of ’72 at which time she had a strong call from the Lord to pastor.
This didn’t fit into her paradigm at the time, but she began ministering to young people from that point on. Years later, God impressed upon she and Randy individually that they were to start a church in Plano that would celebrate the glory and presence of Father, Son, and Spirit. River of Glory’s first service was on August 8, 1998, and has been touching lives and glorifying the Lord ever since. Her passion is empowering others to walk in the fullness of their destiny in Christ.
Heather Garcia is the director of the Streamers Nursery at River of Glory church. She married Robert in July of 2006. They have two children, their son, Elijah who was born in 2007 and their daughter, Katie who was in 2011. They also have three dogs, Bruce, Jett and Dixie. Heather graduated from New Mexico State University with a degree in Business.
She enjoys teaching the younger children about Jesus and seeing them experience his love for the first time! She also enjoys cycle classes, crafting and spending days with her family.
Robert Garcia is the Children´s Pastor at River of Glory Church. He married Heather in July of 2006. They have two children, Elijah and Katie. Robert served in the United States Army for six and a half years. Shortly after he had an encounter with Jesus that shaped the rest of his life. He realized his passion for bringing Jesus´love to the people he meets. He also loves all Texas sports and anything to do with the outdoors.
Pastor Josh Like
Josh Like is the co-youth pastor of Alive Student Ministries at River of Glory church. He and his wife Megan married in June of 2011 and currently reside in Plano with their dog Shelby. Josh graduated from Riverlife Bible School here at River of Glory in 2009, and was ordained as a pastor in February of 2014.
His passion is to see young people reach their full potential through personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He also enjoys motorcycles, UFC, and anything outdoors.
Megan Like is the Worship Pastor at River of Glory Church in Plano. She and her husband Josh have been married for five years and currently live in Plano with their dog Shelby. Megan attended and graduated Riverlife Bible School in 2008 and was ordained as a pastor in 2014.
Megan is passionate about creating atmospheres for people to encounter the living God and partnering with Him to change lives. She loves music, reading, spending time with friends and family.