Prestonwood Network Coaching Team Archived

The Prestonwood Network Coaching Team is a group of high-level leaders who love Jesus and who desire to advance His Kingdom by investing in the next generation of leaders. Each coach has served in their particular area for an extended period of time and they are passionate about the various ministries in which they work. They are knowledgable leaders and are eager to help you however they can. Reach out to them if you have questions, need direction, or looking for wisdom in one of these key areas of ministry.

Ministry is often challenging, and there are times when you need to reach out and receive wise counsel in your current situation (Proverbs 11:14 + Proverbs 15:22). We want to extend valuable help to you and your churches. We hope and pray that God uses this Coaching Team to help and serve you, as together we seek to tell the world about our Savior, Jesus Christ.


Jason Snyder

Jason Snyder leads the Spiritual Development Team at Prestonwood Baptist Church. He received his Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary and his D.Min. in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Jason is married to his wife Kaylan and has two daughters. In addition to his ministry at Prestonwood, Jason serves as a Bible Teacher and church planter in East Africa.

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Posts by Jason:

“A Formula for Multiplying Small Groups” –

“Importance of Community Outreach” –

“Pillars of a Healthy Small Group” –


Michael Neale

As a Dove Award-Winning songwriter, National Best-Selling author and veteran worship leader and speaker, Michael is influencing a generation of worshipers and creators in the local church. His mission is Helping people experience God through songs and stories. His songs have been recorded by artists such as Michael W. Smith, Natalie Grant, Rebecca St. James, Kutless, Anthony Evans, Phillips, Craig & Dean, and Shane & Shane to name a few.

His books include National Best-Selling The River, its sequel Into the Canyon, and the devotional Your Great Name, based on his song by the same title. 

He and his wife Leah, along with their three children Micah, Maisie and Wyatt love doing life and ministry in Texas.

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Posts by Michael:

“Four Thoughts on Leading Creative Leaders” –

“Horizon Choir Project” –

“A View on Choirs in Worship” –


Curtis Cook

Around the Prestonwood Network, Curtis is known as the Godfather of church planting. He is the pastor of Hope Fellowship Church in Cambridge, MA, a church that he helped to plant in 2003. With its incredible proximity to Harvard, MIT and thousands of students, Hope has steadily and consistently been ministering the Gospel, and by God’s grace, making a difference. Cook serves now not only as Lead Pastor, but as a mentor to other planters, and as a NAMB Church Planting Catalyst. He is married to Brandy and they have two children, Hannah and Brennan. He enjoys spending time with Brandy and the kids, reading, drinking lots of coffee and occasional games of pick-up basketball and flag football.

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For more information on Cutis, read his Spotlight Interview



Posts by Curtis:

“Receiving and Utilizing Mission Teams” –

Rob Wilton

Rob Wilton is the Lead Pastor of Vintage Church and Send City Missionary for the Send Network in Pittsburgh. After growing up in New Orleans where he surrendered to Jesus, Rob spent high school and college in the Carolinas. During this time he answered the call to ministry and married his high school sweetheart, Annabeth. Together, they returned to New Orleans for seminary and to serve the city. In New Orleans, they welcomed four beautiful children into this world: Bolt, Mack, Birk, and McCall. Rob also planted Vintage Church and became the New Orleans Saints Chaplain. After a decade of ministry, the Lord called Rob to plant again in Pittsburgh. In less than a year, Vintage Church Pittsburgh launched with hundreds of people in two different locations. Rob has an MDiv from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a DMin from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He loves to travel, play golf, and hang with his family and close friends.

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For more information on Rob, read his Spotlight Interview




Tasha Calvert

After years of owning and managing Assisted Living facilities in the state of Texas, Tasha Calvert left the business world to pursue her passion for writing. She is the author of the fictional series, “The Brazos Collection”, and is currently working on her first non-fiction book, #holylife.

Currently, Tasha serves as the Global Director of Women’s Ministry at Prestonwood.  She has recorded two original Bible Studies for the Prestonwood Women’s Ministry (Galatians and Strong & Courageous: A Study of Joshua) which we would love to make available to Network Churches.

Though the writing, ministry work and teaching/speaking keeps her busy, Tasha’s favorite role is wife to Robert and “Mom” to Cori Brooke (and son-in-law, Josh), Cassidy, Cozy and Cami Bliss.

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Posts by Tasha:

“Our One True God” –

Finance & Church Administration

Mike Buster

Mike joined the staff at Prestonwood Baptist Church in 1989, and has served as the Executive Pastor since 1992.

Mike has many leadership responsibilities including serving as chief operating officer, overseeing a staff of more than 700, developing and maintaining long-range plans for the church, and overseeing the ministries and programs of the church.

He has also served as an adjunct professor for Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has served on the board of trustees for GuideStone Funds, the financial resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Mike has also served on the boards of H.I.S. BridgeBuilders and Amazon Outreach, as well as on the panel of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. He often serves as a consultant regarding church growth, church relocation and building programs.

Mike resides in Prosper with his wife, Joanie. The Busters have three adult children, Micah (married to Nick Reis), Luke (married to Makenzie) and Mark (married to Kaley). They have three grandchildren.

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Posts by Mike:

“Hiring Ministerial Positions” –

Coby Allen

Coby graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and received his Masters of Business Administration. He began his full-time ministry with Prestonwood Baptist Church in October 2014.  Coby has served on various boards including Finance Committee and for the Pregnancy Center.  In addition, he serves as a deacon, adult ministry leader, and involved with cross-cultural ministry both locally and internationally.  Coby gives oversight, as the Director of Finance, to Prestonwood Baptist Church and all associated entities.  Coby and his wife, Sally, live in Carrollton and are blessed with three daughters; Ava, Sophia, and Cora.

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Jason Mick

Jason graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor of science in business administration. He received his MDiv from Liberty University. He began his full-time ministry with Second Baptist in Houston, TX in May of 2007 and joined the Prestonwood team in May of 2018. For the past twelve years, Jason has served as a Junior High pastor, High School Pastor, and recently the Minister to Students giving oversight to all student ministry for both campuses at Prestonwood. Jason and his wife, Erin, live in Carrollton and have four kids; Joshua, Annaleigh, Elizabeth, and Joanna.

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Posts by Jason:

“Summer Camp: A Platform for Changed Lives” –

Jameson Barker

Jameson graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He received his Masters of Youth Ministry from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He began his full-time ministry with Graceland Baptist Church in New Albany, IN in November of 2008 and he joined the Prestonwood team in April of 2015. Jameson has served as a High School Pastor, Lead Student Pastor, both at Graceland and at Prestonwood’s North Campus, and now currently serves as the Minister of Student Discipleship for both campuses at Prestonwood. Jameson is married to his wife, Mallory, and they live in Celina, TX with their son, Ridge. They are also in the process of adopting a little girl from China.

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Diana Pendley

Diana graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Marketing, and received her Master of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Diana began at Prestonwood in May 1988 and now serves leading the global Preschool/Children’s Ministry Team.  She is passionate about seeing children come to know JESUS personally and partner with families in spiritual development, as well as encourage the church to minister to the greatest mission field:  Children! Diana and Charles live in Prosper and have two Baylor grads:  Michaela and Michael.

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Posts by Diana:

“Vacation Bible School: Telling Kids about Jesus” –

Matt Rucker

Matt graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a bachelor of arts in marketing. He received his master of divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He began his full-time ministry with Grace Temple Baptist Church in Dallas, TX in March of 2008 and joined the Prestonwood team in January 2015. Matt has served as a Student Minister, College Minister, and currently as the Preteen Minister where he has the privilege to help 9-12-year old’s take ownership of their faith and partner with parents to disciple their family. Matt and his wife, Kristin, live in Carrollton and have 2 kids: Ruthie and Caleb.

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Posts by Matt:

“How to Appreciate Your Leaders” –