About Us

The Heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork.

Gospel Rocks Ranch is 123 acres of God’s handiwork where kids come to have fun and learn. Through a Saturday full of country festivities, including horseback riding, obstacle courses, agricultural learning, arts and crafts, and other activities, children get a taste of ranch life while receiving life-changing instruction from the Bible from our caring volunteers and staff.

After ranch day, the children are given opportunities to follow up with individuals from local churches in their area for long-term mentoring, as well as an invitation to come out to future ranch Saturdays.

Jon Hager, MD President

Dr. Jon Hager was born and raised in San Marcos, Texas. At the age of 14, he felt the calling to start a ranch ministry for children from the city that would allow them to learn faith in the setting of country-style fun. He went to Baylor University where he received a degree in violin performance, then completed a medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine and an ophthalmology residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. In 2016, he married the love of his life, Katherine, and they started Gospel Rocks Ranch in 2021. In his spare time, Jon enjoys spending time with his family, studying the Bible, running, playing the violin, clowning and spending time outdoors.

Stephen Hager, Vice President and Discipleship Coordinator

Steve Hager, father of Dr. Jon Hager, is the Vice President and Discipleship Coordinator for Gospel Rocks Ranch. He has lived in Central Texas since 1983 and was, for many years an elder at Grace Bible Church of San Marcos and a professor at Texas State University. Steve’s passion is to see people come to faith in Jesus Christ and to grow in their faith. He has been active in evangelism and discipleship locally, regionally, and internationally.

Darrel Spinks, Director

Darrel Spinks is the Executive Director of the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, having previously served as the Executive Director and General Counsel for the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. Prior to working for the state, Darrel was in private practice for over nine years, during which time he handled a wide variety of both civil and criminal litigation. A lifelong Texan, Darrel received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Howard Payne University and his law degree from Baylor University. Darrel is married to Bethany Spinks with whom he has two daughters, Remington, 4 and Madeline, 2. He is an active member at Crossview Baptist Church of Marble Falls where he serves as a trustee.

Gordon Schrank, Treasurer & Carol Schrank, Member

Gordon grew up in Dallas, and in 1972 received a bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana. Back in Dallas, he met and married Carol (Sharp) from Ventura, CA in 1974. Carol earned a bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA in 1973. After a few jobs in business, they were blessed to open the first of 2 Chick-fil-A franchises in Midland, TX in 1980. The second franchise followed in 1995, and they lived in Midland until Gordon’s retirement
in 2013. Gordon and Carol have 2 wonderful kids: Kate, 41, and Aaron, 37. Their current delight is their seven grandkids, with one more on the way! They are active members at Packsaddle Fellowship in Kingsland, where Gordon serves as an Elder. In addition to serving on the board of Gospel Rocks Ranch, Gordon also serves on the board of Sharing the Harvest food pantry in Kingsland.

Katherine Hager, Secretary

Katherine Hager, wife of Dr. Jon Hager, has known about Gospel Rocks Ranch since before her first date with Jon. She is so excited to see his dream for child evangelism coming to fruition in the Hill Country. Katherine has worked extensively with children from disadvantaged backgrounds and believes in the necessity of this ministry. In addition to ministry activities, Katherine is the published author of two books for Christian women, Redeeming Mama and Exchanging Mirrors. She stays busy with their three children, homeschooling, and writing.

Johnston Williams, Member & Shyla Williams, Member

Johnston Williams was born and raised in South Texas and lived the majority of his childhood/teen years on the family cattle ranch in Pearsall, Texas. Shyla Williams was born in Maine and worked at her family’s horse boarding stable, teaching riding lessons. After high school, they both attended a 2-year biblical discipleship program in Pennsylvania called Miracle Mountain Ranch. They were married in 2012 and served on staff at Miracle Mountain Ranch together for 4 years. They now live in Pleasanton, Texas, where they are raising their 4 children and serving at First Baptist Church Charlotte. Johnston works for the family business as a produce broker in San Antonio. Shyla stays at home with their children and is homeschooling the 3 oldest. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, singing, art and being outdoors.

Bethany Spinks, Member

Bethany Spinks, wife of Darrel Spinks, grew up in north Texas and has lived in the Hill Country for over a decade. She has a degree in secondary education and spent 10 years in the finance and insurance industries before becoming a full-time stay at home mother to her and Darrel’s two daughters. She serves in multiple capacities with her family at their local church. In her free time, she can be found on a nearby pickleball court or attempting to garden.