Our Staff

Jim Laws

Preaching Minister

Jim Laws was raised in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He received his undergraduate B.A. degree from David Lipscomb University, his M.Th. degree from Harding University Graduate School of Religion, did course work on the doctoral level at the University of Dallas and Middle Tennessee State University, and received the Ph.D. from Tennessee Bible College. In 2008 he received a JD degree from Concord School of Law in Los Angeles, California. Brother Laws has taught in the public schools of Tennessee and at the Christian college level. He served as the minister of the Getwell Church of Christ in Memphis, Tennessee for 11 years and was the regular radio speaker for The Truth in Love weekly program. Additionally, he was the Associate Editor of The Spiritual Sword, a Christian quarterly publication, director of the annual Spiritual Sword lectureship, and editor of The Spiritual Sword lectureship book. From 2001 to 2012 Jim was the minister for the Yucaipa church of Christ in southern California. 

Brother Laws has spent time in research in the field of philosophy and philosophic history as it relates to God and His existence. He has been very active in research and development of logical argumentation for formal public and written debates dealing with factual, reasonable proofs of God's existence over against the discrepancies of evolution and atheism. He has been a participant in public and private challenges to atheistic, as well as, theistic evolutionists. 

Currently he is minister for the Broadway church of Christ in Tyler, Texas on a full-time basis, speaks for numerous brotherhood lectureships each year, and contributes articles to a number of brotherhood publications. He has recently been included as an honored professional in the national directory of Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals.

Phil Hancock

Minister of Evangelism

I was born in Center, Texas and raised in the Tyler area.  I graduated from Whitehouse High School in 1979 and attended the White’s Ferry Road School of Biblical Studies in 1980-81, where I met and married my wife, Sherry.  We have two adult children and three grandchildren who all worship at Broadway.  My family and I have been at Broadway since 1999. 

I have served as the Minister of Evangelism for 10 years and as an Elder for 8.  I teach various bible classes and preach whenever our ministers are away.  I oversee the staff and the everyday operation of our congregation. 

Feel free to contact me with any need or concern you may have. 

Nat Ayers

Minister

Nat Ayers has been an associate minister for the Broadway church of Christ in Tyler, TX for 17 years. Nat graduated from Van High school, attended Tyler Junior College and the former Southwest Texas State University now Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.  Nat works with the youth, as well as teaches other classes, preaches at every opportunity he has both at Broadway and meetings in the area. He has preached and organized many Gospel campaigns, in several states, and two other countries.  He and his wife Lou Ann have three children: Olivia, Phillip, and Lillie.  

Teresa Lieske

Church Secretary

My family and I have been members at Broadway for 10 years. My husband Ed serves as one of our Elders and we are blessed with our son Matthew. This is my 6th year to have the privilege of serving as the secretary at Broadway. My position allows me opportunities to serve our family here at Broadway of which I am very thankful. I’m also an Accounting graduate of Texas A&M and I enjoy being able to use these talents in my job also. If I can ever be of assistance please feel free to contact me.  

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