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


Robert & Crystal Brooks

MasterKey Food Assistance DIrectors

Amy Hampton

MasterKey Education Director

Virginia Brooks

MasterKey Getting Ahead Facilitator

Our Board of Directors

Dr. Clint Long, President

Affiliation: Post Oak Fellowship;

Qualifications: Board Certified in Ophthalmology Years on Board: 5

W. Andrew Beeghly, Director

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

Kay Ellen Kirby, Director, Secretary

Affiliations: Serves on board of Dorset Foundation and Children’s Clinic of Sherman; Serves on finance committee at Post Oak Fellowship

Qualifications: BBA, Finance from TCU; MBA from SMU; CPA
Years on Board: 5

Elizabeth Eakins, Director

Affiliations: Member – Post Oak Fellowship;

Qualifications: BS in Education; Professional teacher; Business Owner; Years on Board: 1

Holly Carter, Treasurer

Qualifications: Bachelors of BA – Accounting; Masters of BA; Van Alstyne ISD school board, 2001-2010; Dave Ramsey’s Certified Financial Coach; Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University Facilitator;

Affiliations: Sherman Bible Church member; Volunteer accountant for Wesleyan Mission Haiti, Wesleyan University of Haiti; Self-employed Accountant
Years on Board: 3

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)

Virginia Brooks, Director

Affiliations: Public Relations Society of America; Society of Petroleum Engineers; Post Oak Fellowship Former non profit affiliations: Board of directors – MediSend International; Board of Directors – Seed Sowers Ministry; Board of Directors – Exchange Club Family Resource Center of Houston;

Qualifications: founder and principal of Brooks & Associates Public Relations, Inc; Graduate of OSU in pre- medicine and English; Graduate work in Public Relations at The University of Houston;
Years on Board: 6

Rick Taylor, Director

Affiliation: Post Oak Fellowship


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;

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;