our staff

Tyrone Swoopes Sr.

Executive Pastor

Rev. Tyrone Swoopes has been a member of Mesquite Friendship for 3 years. He acknowledged his calling under the leadership of the late Rev. J.G. Mackey in 1986.  He has attended the Southern Bible Institute where he studied in biblical studies. He attended high school at David W. Carter high school and graduated in 1992. His college studies were at Tarleton State University were he majored in Business Administration and minored in Finance. He is married to his wife Daphne Swoopes and has 5 amazing children, Ciara, Zada, Courtland, Tyrone Jr and Ronnie. Rev. Swoopes loves the Lord with all his heart and lives his life from the scripture 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Rejoice in the Lord always, pray continually, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Browyn Durham I

Worship Arts/Next Gen Pastor

Rev. Durham has been a member of Mesquite Friendship since January of 2023. He acknowledged his call to preach in September of 1999 and preached his first sermon on May 7, 2000 under the leadership of the late Dr. Tommy Earl Brown Sr. his grandfather.  He was ordained on Sept. 29, 2019. He comes to Mesquite Friendship with over twenty years of ministry experience, featuring Marriage, Singles, C&Y, Young Adult, Armor Bearer, Family Care, Necrology, Junior Deacons, and President of the ministerial alliance. He is married to LaDell Durham and together they share four boys Scotty, Acorry, Browyn(Deuce), and Dillyn.  

Eric Reed

Evangelism Pastor

Eric Reed hails from Dallas,Texas and is the proud father of three lovely children. He has been a devoted member of SHIP for two and a half years. He embraced his divine calling and entered the ministry in 2010. His unwavering dedication to serving the Lord shines brightly at Mesquite Friendship, Where we Sync, Serve, and Send for God's glory. Additionally, he eagerly anticipates the future blessings and opportunities that await us on this spiritual journey.

Angela Benton

Biblical Studies

My name is Angela Benton. I am married to Kenneth Benton, and we have 2 children: Lauren and Joshua.
I love the Lord and believe accepting Jesus Christ as my personal Savior is the only way to spend eternity in heaven.
I have been a member since the church plant in 1991.
Angela is the daughter of Doctors Terry and Nancy Turner.

Iris Clark

Administrative Assistant

Iris Clark, a native Texan, is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University. She has been a member of MFBC since 1995. Iris has been employed here since 2000; first as a Ministry Liaison; & presently as Admin. Assistant.  Iris is active in Culinary & Greeters ministries. She is the wife of  Johnie Clark, & mother of Isis & the late Isiah Gines.

Fannie Hunter-Harris


Fannie Hunter- Harris has been a member of MFBC for twenty-three years and employed for eleven years. She is married to Robert Harris and together they have three children.

K. Anthony Durham II (A.J.)


A.J.  has recently become a part of the MFBC family in August of 2023. He has already had a major role in maintenance and facilities projects that have taken place over the last month.