Pastors & Staff

Darin Stroud

Lead Pastor
Pastor Darin and his wife, Marleen joined Foundations Church in August 2022.  They come with 30 years of ministry experience. Discipling believers and equipping the church to follow Christ’s example “to seek and save the lost” is their calling.  Marleen serves as the Culture & Communications Pastor.

The Strouds have 3 grown children who are all married.  Favorite past times include family time, cheering for the Dallas Cowboys, playing golf and adoring their 2 amazing grandchildren.

TJ DeLaGarza

Spiritual Formations Pastor
Pastor TJ joined Foundations Church in November 2020. He organizes our Life Groups, connects and assimilates newer members, and helps to provide pastoral care to all members.

Pastor TJ has been married to Veronica since November 1998 and has two children. One serves as a Music Director for a church in DFW and another is in her first year at our Regional A/G Bible College in Waxahachie.

Tanya Ryan

Executive Director of Children's Ministries
Tanya has been on staff in the Children’s Department since 2007.  As Children’s & Star's Academy Director, she oversees the preschool and elementary services on Sundays and throughout the week at Stars Academy.  Our goal in Children’s Ministries is to be an example of God's love to every child.  We believe that partnering with parents is the best way to help build spiritual foundations.

Tanya and her family have been members of Foundations Church since 1998.  She is married to Kirk Ryan and they have three children, Madison, Jordan and Jaxon.  

Angela Bell

Financial/Office Administrative Assistant
Since 2015, Angela has enjoyed many different roles at the church such as bookkeeping, personnel records, assisting administratively as needed by the Pastors and many others.

Angela loves spending time with family, scrapbooking, reading, baking, being involved with Women's Ministry as well as hosting a Life Group with her husband, Dan. 

Eli Irizarry

Creative Arts Pastor
Pastor Eli and his wife, Krissy, joined Foundations Church in April 2023. He comes with over 25 years of experience in worship ministry. Pastor Eli is humbled to have the opportunity to serve the people of Foundations Church as he leads the Creative Arts Department and the ministry team members.

Hobbies include: music, golf, gaming, traveling, and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.

Robert Everett

Maintenance & Facilities
Since 2021, Robert has been the behind the scenes, yet very important person. He is the one that makes sure light bulbs are changed, air filters are replaced and tables and chairs are set properly for church events and Sunday morning services.

Robert and his wife, Cathy have been at the church since 2003 and both can be most often found serving in Foundations Kids on Sunday morning or greeting everyone as the enter in.

Krissy Irizarry

Student Ministries & Young Adults Pastor
Krissy is the newest addition to the team.  As a veteran Student Ministries Pastor, she comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience.  The heart of her ministry is connection and authenticity. She lives in Fort Worth with her husband, Eli and their two teenagers, Kayde (18) & BellaRose (15).  

Her hobbies include reading and traveling to New York City.

Jordan Grissom

Elementary Kids
Jordan serves the Elementary kids in Foundations Kids, where she teaches our kids from 1st grade through 6th grade. Jordan has a passion for partnering with parents to help lay a spiritual foundation beginning at a young age.