Our staff team

2.42 Church has a team of dedicated, full-time and part-time staff. Most members of our staff team have raised a financial support team through Reliant Mission. Reliant's purpose is to help fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ by mobilizing and resourcing missionaries in their local churches for the purpose of evangelism, discipleship, and church planting. In other words, Reliant plays a big role in making the work of 2.42 Church happen.


We firmly believe the work of the Church is the responsibility of each believer; the staff simply facilitate the ministry we all do as a part of 2.42. If you'd like to give to Reliant on behalf of one of our staff, please click their individual photo in the list below.



  • NICK BAKER Pastor

    Although Nick Baker had a saving faith at age 10, he didn't want to give up control of his life. So a few years later, at 16, Jesus brought him to a point of humility where he realized his need to give up control of his life. Once in college, he found a community of believers who were sold out on following Christ. Their fire for Jesus was so contagious that it spilled over into Nick's personal relationship with the Lord. As Nick continued to grow in trusting God, many areas of of his life were refined. Halfway through college, Nick began to lead bible studies, help with worship, and disciple other students. All of that was several years ago. He's now married and focusing on helping plant 2.42 Church so that it can be used by God to change others lives in the same way that Christ has changed his own life.


    E-mail: nickwbaker at gmail.com

  • Joshua jarma staff

    A human multiclassed Barbarian/Technomancer, Joshua Jarma does a little bit of a lot of things.  He loves his wife (Lisa) and two kids (Faith and Justice) and is passionate about people knowing Jesus.  His favorite book of the Bible is probably Hebrews, favorite TV show targeted toward girls ages 4-10 is My Little Pony, and starts tearing up (in joy) when thinking of Jesus' return when all things will be made new.  His head seeks to discover new planets while flying in a spaceship but his heart wants to smash things with a stone axe while riding a dinosaur - and he really hopes to be able to do at least one of those two things in heaven.


    E-mail: joshua.jarma at reliant.org

  • EMMA SHANKS staff

    Emma Shanks initially joined 2.42 as a student in the fall of 2011 and has played a key role in our church's growth and community ever since. She loves connecting with others and is always up for a good cup of tea paired with good conversation (she is not British, tea is just delicious). Her heart is for every student at Texas State to know Jesus Christ and love each other as brothers and sisters in Christ. She wants to empower women to find their identity in Christ and support each other as the unique and beautiful women they are. When she has free time she enjoys board games, hiking, singing at the top of her lungs, and watching Psych for the 800th time.


    E-mail: emma.shanks at reliant.org

  • clif turner staff

    Clif Turner has a strong dislike of onions. More significantly, he serves 2.42 Church as a homegroup coach, director of communications and marketing, and manages 2.42's weekly worship service. An avid sports fan, and college football enthusiast, you may hear Clif moonlighting as a public address announcer at a variety of Texas State athletic events. His passion is to help people connect to God and cooperate with what He wants to do in their lives. He enjoys his wife Liz, college football, trivia nights, and Aaron Sorkin's HBO classic, The Newsroom.


    E-mail: clif.turner at reliant.org

  • jordan bolt intern

    E-mail: bolt.jordan85 at yahoo.com