John Harp 

senior minister

John has been a minister at Sunset Ridge for 40 years.  

He has served in several other ministry roles at Sunset Ridge before becoming the Senior Minister in 2002. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Abilene Christian University. John is married to Necia (Sumrall) Harp, and they have two grown children: Clint and Jami.  Along with John's love of ministry at Sunset Ridge and reaching out to other people to share the love of Jesus, he also enjoys wildflower gardening as well as hiking, backpacking and taking outdoor trips with his family.

Jess Lowry 

Family Minister

Jess is Sunset Ridge’s Family Minister, overseeing Children, Youth, Young Adult, Life Group, and Outreach ministries. She is passionate about finding creative and intergenerational ways to teach and model what it means to follow Jesus. Jess has a heart for the under-resourced and oppressed, and specifically for the care of orphans and children in need. She has her Master's degree in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary and also has a Bachelor's in Religion and Christian Counseling. Jess has been married to Nathan for 18 years and the couple have 3 children: Luca, Julian and Shiloh. She considers her family the heart of her call and can usually be found somewhere between sitting in silent meditation and having loud dance parties in the living room.