Our Story

We started in 2005 as a Bible study on Thursday nights. Two years later, we started meeting in Richardson, TX for worship services on Sunday evenings & eventually started church services on Sunday mornings in a custom renovated space. God has positioned us to be a church that can cross various boundaries & touch many lives for His glory.

Whether you're hungry or hurt, lonely or lost, full of questions or looking for a home, there's a place for you at our church. We want to help you find a place where you can connect with others in your stage of life. Our desire is to disciple you to think & live missionally. As we continue to invest resources into reaching people in Richardson, the Dallas area & beyond, we pray that our church can make a Kingdom impact at a global & local level.

Our Team

Our bi-vocational team brings their unique expertise from various professions towards the vision of reaching the city. Our church leadership is led by elders who live an exemplary life of mission.

Sam Chacko | Lead Pastor

Sam Chacko

Lead Pastor & Elder

Sam was raised in Philadelphia & was blessed to be brought up in a Christian family. After finishing his theological studies, Sam served as a hospital chaplain along with leading mission teams to Africa & India while in school. He was also instrumental in helping start the Association of Biblical Counselors, a ministry that trains pastors & leaders to counsel with a Biblical viewpoint. Sam's main responsibilities at the church include preaching & teaching, vision casting, & pastoral care - especially pre-marital & marital counseling. He loves meeting with people & hearing their stories & connecting the dots back to a Sovereign God. While serving at the church, he also works full time at Marketplace Ministries in their accounting department. He married his lovely wife, Ann, in 2003, & they have been blessed with three children. You can reach Sam at sam@loftcitychurch.com

George Quarles | Executive Pastor

George Quarles

Executive Pastor

George grew up in Northeast Tennessee, and became a believer at the age of 17. In 2007 he felt called to ministry and left engineering school at the University of Tennessee to pursue that calling. That set him on a journey from Uruguay, to Turkey, and finally Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, where he received his B.A. in Biblical Languages and met his wife Shannon. After graduating, they moved to Denver for a year and then overseas to the West Bank region of Palestine. George and Shannon lived there for two years, learned Arabic, did ministry, and George also studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and received his M.A. in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). Israel brought them to Texas in Summer 2014, and they’ve been in Dallas and at LOFT ever since. You can reach George at george@loftcitychurch.com

Yingsong Kaping | Worship Pastor

Yingsong Kaping

Worship Pastor

Yingsong was born in Jabalpur, India but raised in Dallas for the majority of his life after moving here in 1993 when his father moved to the US to attend seminary. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2014 & currently works as a Software Developer. During his time at UTD, Ying served as the Worship Leader/ Youth Minister Intern at Grace Chinese Baptist Church in Plano, spent time leading worship for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at UTD, & had the opportunity to serve on mission trips across the US and India. His passion for Jesus was first ignited in the music & youth ministries of his home church in Dallas where he led worship & began using his love for music to glorify God. Many years later, he continues to minister through music with the conviction that worship can be a powerful medium for edifying the church and communicating the saving knowledge of Christ to the lost. Yingsong is happily married to the love of his life, Worshim. When he’s not leading worship, you can find him soaking up time with family & discipling others through coaching soccer & youth ministry. You can reach Yingsong at info@loftcitychurch.com

Charles George | Community Engagement Director & Elder

Charles George

Community Engagement Director & Elder

Charles was born in New York but raised in Houston for most of his life. He went to the University of Houston where he got his undergraduate degree in Computer Science & later a Masters in Business Administration from the Executive Program. After his experience in programming in IT, his interest shifted to Project Management where he uses his skills learned in the workforce to help organize & conduct events & meetings at the church. Charles feels there is nothing better than using your skills for God's glory. Charles currently works for The Fenway Group as a Project Manager for American Airlines. He married his soul mate, Lena, in 2002 & is blessed to have a daughter. Charles loves to interact with people, exercise & follow the greatest sports teams on the planet: Houston Texans, Houston Rockets & THE Houston Cougars. You can reach Charles at charles@loftcitychurch.com

Vicky Chang-Mishra | Community Life Coordinator

Vicky Chang-Mishra

Community Life Coordinator

Vicky is an Austinite who moved from Pittsburgh to Dallas in 2012. Although it was difficult adjusting to Dallas at first, she, along with her husband Mike, finally found a home at LOFT City Church, which constantly reminds them of God's life-giving perspective on community, the Gospel, and serving others. Her day job is at a medical clinic for people without insurance. The rest of her time is spent in coffee shops, being outdoors, experiencing all kinds of music and visual art, enjoying silence, eating with friends and, last but not least, at LOFT City, where she likes gathering people to read the Bible, pray, hang out, and reach out to the city. You can reach Vicky at vicky@loftcitychurch.com

Isaac Varughese | Finance Director & Elder

Isaac Varughese

Finance Director & Elder

Isaac (aka “Roy”) has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas & has been working in the banking industry for over fifteen years. His area of expertise is portfolio risk management in commercial & small business banking. He has analyzed & underwritten various industries including non-profit organizations. Roy’s desire to utilize his professional experience for the kingdom of God led him to the church in 2007. Since that time, Roy has been responsible for compiling & analyzing financial data & preparing financial reports, which he presents to the leadership team each month. He also assists the leadership team in the annual budget preparation process & provides control & administration of the budget throughout the year. According to Roy, collecting financial data is one thing, but when you start analyzing financial trends over the years, it’s amazing to see how God works in providing for the needs of the church. Roy is married to Joyce & they have two wonderful kids. You can reach Isaac at isaac@loftcitychurch.com

David and Amanda Doom | Kids Ministry Directors

David and Amanda Doom

Kids Ministry Directors

Amanda and David Doom moved to Dallas in March of 2015 for the sole reason that Amanda no longer cared to be domiciled in a city where it snowed. With Amanda from Salt Lake City, Utah and David from Columbus, Ohio, these two would-be lovebirds met at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania where both would receive their Bachelor’s degrees. While David was content with his degree in International Business, Amanda would go on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. With a particular passion for survivors of human trafficking, Amanda currently works as an Equal Justice Works immigration attorney at Catholic Charities of Dallas. After stops at Major League Soccer and the Boy Scouts of Greater Cleveland, David currently installs restaurant point of sale systems for Granbury Solutions. Amanda and David love watching Netflix, hanging out with friends new and old, and exploring hole in the wall restaurants where you have a 50-50 chance of getting food poisoning or the greatest meal of your life. Google is where they discovered Loft, but it was the meals after service that made them want to stay (or at least a contributing factor). While they do not (yet) have any kids of their own, both Amanda and David have a heart for children and watching God’s love impact people in the most unexpected of ways. You can reach them at kids@loftcitychurch.com