On February 8th & 9th, LCU celebrated 60 years of Master Follies, a musical variety show featuring students in performances, during homecoming weekend, an event the whole family will enjoy. This event is one of the longest-standing traditions on campus, during which each of LCU's eight social clubs, which are much like fraternities and sororities, perform a show using songs and choreography to tell an original story. Judges assess each performance, and the results are tallied on the final night to determine winners in men's and women's categories. The audience selects a People's Choice winner that is announced at the final performance.
Hosts and Hostesses also entertain between club shows. Each year these talented performers are selected through auditions, and are backed up by the LCU Jazz Band. This group entertains the audience between club shows as well as performing the opening and closing act with musical numbers from a variety of genres, decades, and styles.
Elesha McMeans has been involved of various facets of music all of her career including offering private keyboard and voice lessons, serving as an elementary teacher and music teacher, and building the choral program in Big Spring, Texas. She has worked with children's choirs for 20 years and has directed and performed in numerous church productions for children and adults alike. Elesha has served on mission trips to Africa, the U.S.A., and Mexico. She is an alumna from Texas Tech University and has three children with her husband, Ken. Elesha continues to teach music and serves alongside her husband at College Baptist Church in Big Spring.
Randall Hinds, a 1981 alumnus of Lubbock Christian University. He and his wife, Dana, have 7 children, and he is currently the Executive Director for Christ in the Arts. He has served the community as an educator and fire fighter for 21 years. In addition, Randall has written and arranged songs for the LCU A Cappella Chorus, Sunny Days, and Best Friends, and he has participated in over 20 Christ in the Arts dramatic productions in various roles. He is one of five children of Dr. Wayne and Yvonne Hinds. His father, Wayne Hinds, was a founding faculty member of Lubbock Christian University, and was also the founder of Master Follies.
Dr. Will Wiseman, originally from Tifton, GA, now lives in Nashville, TN and is a member of LCU's class of 1988. Dr. Wiseman graduated with a triple major in Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry from David Lipscomb University. He received his Medical degree from the Medical college of GA and served as the CEO and owner of Skyline Pediatrics. Dr. Wiseman is currently a Regional Medical Director for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and has a 12-year-old son. He is returning exactly 30 years later to judge the 60th anniversary of Master Follies and to see his first show as a spectator in the audience of the Moody Auditorium.
Shane Shuttlesworth is the president at Osteogenics Biomedical. He received his Bachelor's degree in Biology from LCU in 2001, an MBA from Texas Tech, and an additional Master's degree in Regulatory Science from St. Cloud State. Shane is married to Heather and they have a 6-year old daughter named Brooklyn.
David Roach is a Professor of Communication at Texas Tech University, as well as the Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. David attended Abilene Christian University where he received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. He then earned his PhD from Texas Tech University. He has served as a song leader for many churches, coordinated and directed vocal singing groups in college and at church, was a Sing Song Director for Frater Sodalis in 1982, and was the LTC Choir Director at Broadway Church of Christ. He is married to Becky Roach, and they have two daughters-Lauren Roach Hawthorne and Lindsey Roach Holt.
Lea Ann Lust received her bachelor's degree from Angelo State University and her master's from UT Tyler. She spent 15 years serving in public education and 2 years as the CEO of Omega Mission International, which organizes mission groups to Tanzania, Africa. Lea Ann currently works as the Director of System Relations in the Texas Tech University system. She has been married to Tim for 27 years, and they have 2 sons.
Jake Lierman graduated from Lubbock Christian University in 2005. He has taught theatre in Levelland, was the department head for the theatre department in Brownfield, and now serves as the district coordinator and department head of the Frenship ISD theatre department. Jake was a member of Best Friends while at LCU and continues to sing in the vocal group, Legacy. He has been directing plays and musicals for the last 11 years, and has directed over 100 plays at the middle school and high school level.
Keegan Peck has been an engineer for EPI Communications Consultants since 2011. He graduated from Lubbock Christian University with a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering and from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Keegan then obtained his Master of Science in Leadership for LCU. He has been in over 25 theatrical productions in association with Lubbock Moonlight Musicals and Ballet Lubbock. He is also a jazz vocalist and has released a solo album, as well as been featured on four other albums.
Curtis Parrish graduated from Lubbock Christian University in 1982 and later received his law degree from the Texas Tech School of Law. Prior to earning his law degree, he served for over 16 years as an assistant news director and chief photographer for local media. He then worked for Texas Senator Rob Duncan as a legislative aide, and he also clerked for a committee of the Texas House of Representatives. He is the long-time public address announcer and "the voice" for Red Raider Football games. Curtis and his wife Brenda have four children.