Upwards Church Jarrell Campus


See below for our Sunday service times.

Join us on YouTube live on Sundays at 10:00 AM during our worship service. 

  • IN PERSON Service times

    Sundays at 8:45 AM Family Worship &

    10:00 AM Worship With Kids Ministry


    Upwards Church

    Jarrell Campus

    1460 County Road 313

    Jarrell, TX  76537

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  • Darrell Koop, LEAD PaSTOR

    Howdy! It’s an honor to be the pastor of this great church. Niki and I moved to Williamson County in 2000 to start this church in our living room. We have 3 kids, Kaleb, Noel and Danielle. I’m an Aggie, class of 1990 and later went to seminary at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for a masters of Divinity with Biblical languages. I love turtles and landscaping. Niki is a physical therapist. I hope to meet you in person on Sunday!

Our Dedicated Ministry Leaders

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  • lewis alexander

    campus pastor

    Howdy, I’m Lewis Alexander, one of the teaching pastors at Upwards Church! I grew up on a small Central Texas farm with chickens, pigs, goats, cows, rabbits, horses, raccoons, dogs and cats. I never imagined that I would be living part time in Central America on the beach, commuting monthly to work and church. For work, I get paid to teach people how to love each other! As a volunteer, I get to teach people how to love the Lord, His Word, His people and His Mission. Please join me on Sunday mornings at one of our 2 locations.

  • brian shanklin

    rotating pastor

    I am a teaching pastor and I travel and speak at both campuses. My father was a pastor and I was definitely the prodigal son. I promised to never be a pastor, and tried doing life my way, but God had different plans. I have a passion for God, God’s Word, learning, and teaching His Word and His Truth with others. God has truly blessed me with an amazing wife, Jennifer, and 4 great, yet a little crazy, kids. I am a fulltime HVAC contractor in my real life and the greatest ministry is the day to day life we share with others. We would love for you to join us at Upwards Church where Jesus is King and Lord of Lords, God’s Word and Truth is spoken and shared, and the people are real, not fake! Hope to see you soon!!

  • cheryl raeke

    kids ministRY

    I am very blessed to serve alongside Caitlin Hamaker as Co-Director of Upwards Kid Ministry. I have served in the Children's Ministry since our daughters were very young. My passion is helping children become excited and grow in their faith journey! I consider it an honor, privilege, and joy sharing the love of Jesus and God’s Word with our children each week. 

    I am married to my best friend Charlie. We love spending time with family & supporting our four grandsons in their school and extracurricular activities.   

    I can’t wait for you and your family to join us this Sunday for Worship and Kid Min! Please contact me if you have questions about Upwards Kid Ministry or would like to serve and become part of our team. 

  • Caitlin Hamaker

    Kids Ministry

    I started attending Upwards Church in 2018. My husband, Jordan and I have 2 boys and wanted to raise them in a church that loves God and loves people, and Upwards Church is just that!

    Co-Directing Kid’s Ministry with Cheryl Raeke has been a huge blessing and so much fun. I love to see the kids of our community being so excited to come to church and to learn about how amazing Jesus is. I look forward to seeing you and your kids Sunday morning!  

    Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6

  • dani sybert

    youth Ministry PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR

    I attended Anderson University to study Christian Ministries in 2006. Since then, I have been involved with youth in one way or another, both as a minister, with young life and even coaching sports teams. As a wife and mother of three, I feel so strongly that God has called me to this particular area to lead a preschool ministry as well as a youth group to minister our children in knowing Christ. Please contact me for more information on our Jarrell Campus preschool or youth group!

  • paula neal

    worship ministry

    I love serving with our worship team and leading others to worship. If you have a musical, vocal or technical talent, please contact me to join our Worship Team! 

  • mark garcia

    Greeting & connection center ministries

    My wife Bea and I found Upwards Jarrell in 2021. We love the family atmosphere and are grateful for the opportunity to serve. I worked in the Healthcare field in various roles for 19 years (most recently as a Physical Therapist Assistant), before venturing out to serve my community as a fitness coach. We have 4 dogs now, and hope to have as many as 5 kids, God willing! I serve as the Connection Center Ministry Leader & Couples Connect Group Leader. Please let me know if you'd like to greet or assist our guests at the Jarrell Campus!

  • phil sybert

    sECURITY ministry

    It is important to me to keep our church family safe while we are serving others and worshipping God! If you are interested in joining our Safety Team, please contact me.

  • dane & tamara basham

    Cleaning, facility Maintenance & Landscaping ministries

    My husband and I began repairing and maintaining our church building to serve God with the gifts He gave us. We have three children and enjoy helping with the Children’s & Cleaning Ministry also. If you’re a handy person and would like to help keep our facility cleaned and/or maintained, please contact us.

  • tristan ehrhardt

    cafe ministry

    If you feel led to join the cafe ministry, please contact me.  

  • Lacy alexander

    crisis care ministry

    If you feel led to join the crisis care ministry, please contact me.



    We'd love to have you join us on the  outreach team to reach our community!