MasterKey Ministries is God’s vision for reaching our community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Instead of preaching on a street corner (nothing wrong with that!), we look for ways to fill significant needs for those that face instability, develop loving relationships with those we serve, and earn the right to share our faith. Does that mean that we only serve those that share our beliefs? Absolutely not! We count it our privilege to provide assistance to everyone…regardless of who they are and what they believe.


We envision a community where every family has the opportunity to be successful. Our desire is to improve the quality of life for those that are hurting and to provide exactly what is needed educationally so no one has to continue a life of poverty one more year!


I count myself blessed to be a part of what God is doing in our community and to walk side by side by so many faithful individuals that desire to invest in others. That is why MasterKey has changed so many lives.

Julie Rickey

Julie Rickey

Founder and Director


Amy Hampton

MasterKey Education Director

Robert & Crystal Brooks

MasterKey Food Assistance DIrectors

Virginia Brooks

MasterKey Getting Ahead Program Director

Our Board of Directors

Dr. Clint Long, President

Affiliation: Post Oak Fellowship;

Qualifications: Board Certified in Ophthalmology Years on Board: 5

W. Andrew Beeghly, Vice President

Affiliations: Member – Legacy Bible Church;

Qualilfications: Management and Real Estate Broker; President-National Chloride Company of America, CREIA Corporation Property Management Resources LLC; Bachelor of Arts – Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA Years on Board: 1

Robert Gary Wilson, Director

Affiliation: Post Oak Fellowship

Qualifications: VP, SISD Board of Trustees, Elder, Post Oak Fellowship, Board of Directors-True Options (Pregnancy Care Center)

Leigh Sides


Our Advisory Board

David Baca, Director

Affiliations: Sherman Bible Church; President- Downtown Sherman Preservation and Revitalization; Habitat for Humanity participant; Past board member, True Options Pregnancy Care Center, Sherman.

Qualifications: Architect

R. David Plyler, Jr., Director

Affiliation: North Park Baptist Church, deacon; Board member – Child and Family Guidance Center of Texoma; Director, Ronnie Hill Ministries; Director-Meals on Wheels of Texoma; and Plyler Family Evangelism Foundation; President – Sherman Preservation League; Business owner-Plyler Construction;

Qualifications: BS Construction Engineering Technology; Certified Professional Constructor with American Institute of constructors;

Yencys Rodriguez, Director

Affiliations: Mayes Elementary School, Denison ISD;

Qualifications: Accounting degree from Venezuela; founder of a foundation to assist parents of children with autism; business owner-Venezuela; bilingual teacher – Kindergarten

David Knippel, Director

Affiliations: President- Association of Multi-Image, Oregon Chapter for 3 years; U. S. Army- 2 yrs. Served in Vietnam;

Qualifications: Video Producer; Business owner 32 years of Sight and Sound Alliance; Youth ministry with Youth for Christ, Young Life for 10 years; Clinical Pastoral Education- Emmanuel Hospital, Portland, Oregon;