Our Executive Team

Luke Thomas

Lead Vision, Teaching Pastor Central Site

Luke Thomas

My Story
I grew up in the oilfields of West TX going to school at both Texas Tech and the University of Texas (Permian Basin Campus) for biochemistry resolved to become a uber wealthy surgeon. Relentlessly pursuing the American Dream I graduated with honours in 1999 but by that time God rescued me and ruined me. He rescued me from my rebellion and death and ruined me for anything else besides the vocational ministry. I am forever thankful.

I met and married my bride Paula in that pivotal season and since that season, we have been a part of campus ministry and church planting for 20 years in Texas, Florida, and Tennessee.

Originally, we planted church-based campus ministries on five different campuses alongside young church plants, but In 2009-2010 God began to enlarge our passion to not only reach students, but plant Gospel-centered churches in college towns. Our burden was heavy for healthy churches that understood the value, nature, dangers, and intricacies of the university and the towns they are in...

Chris Harris

Lead Teaching Pastor West Site

Chris Harris

My Story...

I was born in Odessa, TX and spent my entire life in Midland, TX. I spent most of my childhood attending a small Baptist church there. In my teen years, I walked away from the church and then firmly gave my life to the Lord in 2009.
God used a destructive sin pattern of my life to ultimately and sovereignly save me. I was separated from my bride and family due to that sin and in the midst of that sin, God chose to save my wife and then used her greatly to reveal himself to me. I never knew the real God before that. Grace was just a word until that moment. Brandie, by the grace of God, was able to see past my failure as a husband and sin as a human and preach and pray for and to my soul.

Scott Roberts

Pastor of Operations

Scott Roberts

Scott is married to Cyndy and they have 4 great kids and 4 amazing grand-children! Scott serves our church in multiple capacities, one of those being a Pastor and he also serves on and oversees a ministry team here at Legacy!

Our Lead Pastors

Luke Thomas

Lead Vision, Teaching Pastor Central Site

Luke Thomas

My Story
I grew up in the oilfields of West TX going to school at both Texas Tech and the University of Texas (Permian Basin Campus) for biochemistry resolved to become a uber wealthy surgeon. Relentlessly pursuing the American Dream I graduated with honours in 1999 but by that time God rescued me and ruined me. He rescued me from my rebellion and death and ruined me for anything else besides the vocational ministry. I am forever thankful.

I met and married my bride Paula in that pivotal season and since that season, we have been a part of campus ministry and church planting for 20 years in Texas, Florida, and Tennessee.

Originally, we planted church-based campus ministries on five different campuses alongside young church plants, but In 2009-2010 God began to enlarge our passion to not only reach students, but plant Gospel-centered churches in college towns. Our burden was heavy for healthy churches that understood the value, nature, dangers, and intricacies of the university and the towns they are in...

Chris Harris

Lead Teaching Pastor West Site

Chris Harris

My Story...

I was born in Odessa, TX and spent my entire life in Midland, TX. I spent most of my childhood attending a small Baptist church there. In my teen years, I walked away from the church and then firmly gave my life to the Lord in 2009.
God used a destructive sin pattern of my life to ultimately and sovereignly save me. I was separated from my bride and family due to that sin and in the midst of that sin, God chose to save my wife and then used her greatly to reveal himself to me. I never knew the real God before that. Grace was just a word until that moment. Brandie, by the grace of God, was able to see past my failure as a husband and sin as a human and preach and pray for and to my soul.

Local Central Pastors

Luke Thomas

Lead Vision, Teaching Pastor Central Site

Luke Thomas

My Story
I grew up in the oilfields of West TX going to school at both Texas Tech and the University of Texas (Permian Basin Campus) for biochemistry resolved to become a uber wealthy surgeon. Relentlessly pursuing the American Dream I graduated with honours in 1999 but by that time God rescued me and ruined me. He rescued me from my rebellion and death and ruined me for anything else besides the vocational ministry. I am forever thankful.

I met and married my bride Paula in that pivotal season and since that season, we have been a part of campus ministry and church planting for 20 years in Texas, Florida, and Tennessee.

Originally, we planted church-based campus ministries on five different campuses alongside young church plants, but In 2009-2010 God began to enlarge our passion to not only reach students, but plant Gospel-centered churches in college towns. Our burden was heavy for healthy churches that understood the value, nature, dangers, and intricacies of the university and the towns they are in...

Scott Roberts

Pastor of Operations

Scott Roberts

Scott is married to Cyndy and they have 4 great kids and 4 amazing grand-children! Scott serves our church in multiple capacities, one of those being a Pastor and he also serves on and oversees a ministry team here at Legacy!

Kevin Gentry

Pastor o Artist on Mission

Kevin Gentry

My Story...

I'll introduce my family first: My beautiful, super fun, sweet wife, Rebecca and I have been married since 1996, and we have two remarkable kids, both uniquely different from each other, Channing and Maddox – Wow, my family is a gift from God!  We all moved to K-Town (yes, I'm hip) in 2010 to join the Legacy Church core team, and we have loved every minute of it.  Challenging? Yes, but a genuine joy.  I serve as a Pastor, and I lead a community of artists on mission.  Laboring in Legacy has been a profound blessing that is hard to articulate in words. I’m thankful.

Central Deacons

Chase Plaag

Director of Worship

Chase Plaag

My Story...

I was born and raised in a small West Texas town. My spiritual life was heavily influenced by my hard-working dry-land cotton farmer grandparents. They were Southern Baptists and taught me by example how to work hard all week, and how to rest hard every Sunday. Although they must have been imperfect, I never saw it, and looked up to them and their religion, even though it required starched suits, polished boots, and silence during sermons. One day, my Grandpa, or Papaw as I called him, was reading his big black King James Bible, as he often did. I finally got the nerve to ask him, “Papaw, how did you learn so much about God”? He replied, “Well, Chase…there’s a lot that I still don’t understand about Him.” It was then, at that moment, that I was first in awe of God. How could a wise old man like my Papaw, still find endless mystery in someone unless that Someone was unfathomable? I have been in awe ever since.

Rebecca Gentry

Director of Administration

Rebecca Gentry

My Story...

I am a wife to my best friend Kevin and a mom to our two fun kids, Channing and Maddox, who couldn’t be more different from one another!  We have lived in Knoxville since 2010, and I really love the mountains and the scenery.  It is completely different from the landscape where I grew up in Lubbock, Texas. I currently enjoy serving Legacy as an administrative assistant and have been since 2013.

Our Staff

Luke Thomas

Lead Vision, Teaching Pastor Central Site

Luke Thomas

My Story
I grew up in the oilfields of West TX going to school at both Texas Tech and the University of Texas (Permian Basin Campus) for biochemistry resolved to become a uber wealthy surgeon. Relentlessly pursuing the American Dream I graduated with honours in 1999 but by that time God rescued me and ruined me. He rescued me from my rebellion and death and ruined me for anything else besides the vocational ministry. I am forever thankful.

I met and married my bride Paula in that pivotal season and since that season, we have been a part of campus ministry and church planting for 20 years in Texas, Florida, and Tennessee.

Originally, we planted church-based campus ministries on five different campuses alongside young church plants, but In 2009-2010 God began to enlarge our passion to not only reach students, but plant Gospel-centered churches in college towns. Our burden was heavy for healthy churches that understood the value, nature, dangers, and intricacies of the university and the towns they are in...

Chase Plaag

Director of Worship

Chase Plaag

My Story...

I was born and raised in a small West Texas town. My spiritual life was heavily influenced by my hard-working dry-land cotton farmer grandparents. They were Southern Baptists and taught me by example how to work hard all week, and how to rest hard every Sunday. Although they must have been imperfect, I never saw it, and looked up to them and their religion, even though it required starched suits, polished boots, and silence during sermons. One day, my Grandpa, or Papaw as I called him, was reading his big black King James Bible, as he often did. I finally got the nerve to ask him, “Papaw, how did you learn so much about God”? He replied, “Well, Chase…there’s a lot that I still don’t understand about Him.” It was then, at that moment, that I was first in awe of God. How could a wise old man like my Papaw, still find endless mystery in someone unless that Someone was unfathomable? I have been in awe ever since.

Rebecca Gentry

Director of Administration

Rebecca Gentry

My Story...

I am a wife to my best friend Kevin and a mom to our two fun kids, Channing and Maddox, who couldn’t be more different from one another!  We have lived in Knoxville since 2010, and I really love the mountains and the scenery.  It is completely different from the landscape where I grew up in Lubbock, Texas. I currently enjoy serving Legacy as an administrative assistant and have been since 2013.