Our Mission

X Factor Church exists to engage, encourage, and equip people to become everything that God has called them to be.


The church is called to engage both non-believers and believers alike. Non-believers are to be engaged with the intent of showing them the love of Christ and sharing with them the Gospel. Believers are to be encouraged to grow in their faith through worship, discipleship, and accountability.


The church is called to encourage non-believers and believers. Our outward actions, speech, and attitude can do much to encourage nonbelievers to want to know more about what it means to be a Christian. The church should also encourage believers to be growing in their relationship with God in every way including personal spiritual growth, evangelism, and service.


The church is uniquely positioned and called to help equip non-believers to come to a saving knowledge of Christ. Believers should be equipped by the church to be able to make a defense for what they believe and to use the gifts given to them by God for the benefit of the Church and the Kingdom of God.

Engage. Encourage. Equip.


Pastor Luke McKinnon, X Factor Church

Luke McKinnon

Pastor/Elder/Men’s Ministry Leader

Luke is the Pastor of X Factor, one of its three Elders and the Men’s Ministry (XMEN) Leader. He and his wife Joy started X Factor in 2004 as part of a church plant of Sandia Baptist Church. Together they have two children, Kylee and Talon, two dogs, and several chickens. Luke earned his undergraduate degree in History from New Mexico State University and his Master’s degree in Christian Apologetics from BIOLA. In his spare time Luke enjoys spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors, shooting, riding his Harley, and cooking copious amounts of meat on his smoker.

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Elder Tom Bailey, X Factor Church



Tom is one of X Factor’s three Elders. Tom balances his focus between leading and overseeing the short term and long term leadership of the church as a whole. Tom is married to Sherri Bailey, and has been involved with X Factor since almost the very beginning. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, working out, running (including half marathons and marathons), spending time on his Harley, and collecting Harley shirts from around the world.

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Elder, Tim, X Factor Church



Tim is one of X Factor’s three Elders. Tim helps coordinate the complex operations of X Factor Church involving volunteers, facilities, and supplies. Email Tim


Worship Leader Jennifer Miera, X Factor Church


Worship Leader

Jennifer is X Factor’s Worship Leader. She is married to Jonathan, and together they have two children, Emily and Justin. Jennifer grew up singing in church and has been a Worship Leader for many years. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and Masters Degree in Education from New Mexico State University. Jennifer enjoys homeschooling her children, spending time with her husband and singing the National Anthem for events around the Albuquerque area.

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Digital Communication Manager David Dodge


Digital Communication Manager

David is X Factor’s Digital Communication Manager. Whether it’s social media, worship themes, announcements, or evolving content, he is in charge of the look and feel of the digital experience of members and visitors at X Factor. He is married to Allie and they live with a menagerie of pets in the East Mountains. He brings experience in digital communication, software development, and information security.

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Executive Pastor Paul Potter


EXecutive Pastor

Paul has had a long and diverse career in mass communications, church, and education. Paul deals with the day to day management and administration of the church. Paul and his wife, Tanya, bring a great wealth of experience in mass communication, church leadership, and collegiate education.

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Minister to Youth and Family Scott Downing, X Factor Church

Scott Downing

Minister to Youth & Families

Scott is X Factor’s Minister to Youth and Families. He is married to his middle school sweetheart, Amanda. Together they have four children, Mallory, Rain, Zachary and Riley. Scott earned his Bachelor’s Degree in English and Professional Writing with a minor in Religious Studies from the University of New Mexico. In his spare time, Scott enjoys spending time with his family, engaging in social media, running, and immersing himself in the worlds of Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars (which are all the same thing now).

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Deacon Nick Campbell


Technology Deacon

Nick is X Factor’s Technology Deacon. He is responsible for ensuring X Factor’s vast network of technology is maintained, while training and coordinating a team of audio/visual volunteers.

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Deacon Patty Kehoe


Benevolence & Missions Deacon

Patty is X Factor’s Benevolence & Missions Deacon. She is responsible for handling incoming needs-based requests, coordinating hospital visits, and planning funeral services alongside church staff and elders. She also helps oversee our Shine and Feed the Kids Ministries and helps coordinate different aspects of our Missions Ministries at the church.

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Deacon Dennis Vik


Finance Deacon

Dennis is X Factor’s Finance Deacon. Dennis works alongside our elders, staff, and finance team to develop and maintain healthy financial practices, ensuring that we continue to steward our gifts well.

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Deacon David McGrogan


Facilities Deacon

David is X Factor’s Facilities Deacon. He is responsible for ensuring that X Factor’s physical campus is maintained through volunteer coordination, weekly cleaning, and routine maintenance.

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Deacon Frank Baumann


Special Projects Deacon

Frank is the special projects deacon for X Factor. He ensures that all projects that fall outside of the scope of facilities and operations are managed and completed.

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Member Care Deacon Sherri Bailey, X Factor Church


Member Care Deacon

Sherri is X Factor’s Member Care Deacon. She oversees our First Impressions Team, helps to coordinate meals and prayer for the members of the church.

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