Board of directors

Darrell Bye

Chairman of the board

Darrell Bye has over thirty years’ experience in corporate America in the fields of sales, marketing and senior management. He served on the Board of Directors of the California Cable Television Association, lobbied for the cable industry at both state and federal level, and organized, incorporated, and worked for communication companies in California, Texas, and the Northwest.

Mr. Bye has been involved in Recovery since 2003; serving as Ministry Leader for Celebrate Recovery and representing this ministry as the Texas State Representative. He was instrumental in developing Celebrate Recovery in the Dallas, Texas, Salvation Army, while introducing the recovery program to the Union Gospel Mission in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Bye has ministered in both county jails and state prisons. He was involved in the development of “Cross Ministries” in Texas while taking the “recovery” message to retreats for men, corporate organizations and has financially supported recovery organizations nationwide. He was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel in 2006.

Darrell is married to Desiree and has five children and one beautiful grandchild.

Dr. Mick Smith BS, MS, PhD, MD


Dr. Mick Smith, Ph.D, MD is a Board Certified Fellow in family medicine practicing in Dallas, Texas. Mick became a Christian in his mid-twenties and has served God in many capacities in the churches he has attended. He is also a Presbyterian Elder.

For the past eight years, he has been active in Celebrate Recovery Ministries and, most recently, has served on staff at retreats for Men At The Cross Ministries.

Mick stated that through Celebrate Recovery he has learned how to bring God’s healing power to those who need healing of their mind, heart and soul, as well as their body.

Mick is married to Linda and has three children and six grandchildren.

Debi Alston

board member

Debi Alston has over thirty years’ experience in property management and holds her CPM designation. She is involved with her local chapter and has served on the Hearts and Hammer committee along with the Board of Directors of the Dallas Apartment Finders. Ms. Alston volunteers her time between Make-A-Wish, World Vision, and her Church Family.

Debi has been a Christ follower for as long as she can remember, but it wasn’t until her marriage of 22-years started to unravel in 2006, shortly after losing her mom to a long term illness, did God become bigger in her life. Through this, God was only preparing her for her next role as the Women’s Ministry Leader at Willow Bend Church, where she has attended since 1994.

When she is not helping others, she is hanging out with her two grown daughters and their families, which include three beautiful grandchildren.

Cyndi Crawford

Board Member

Cyndi Crawford has had her own bookkeeping business for the past 23 years. Her home church is The Heights Church where she began her recovery journey in January of 2010 and has volunteered in several positions in leadership at her home Celebrate Recovery in Richardson, TX.  She came to recovery due to suicidal ideation & depression stemming from unresolved anger from her childhood due to every kind of abuse she suffered.

After attending the CR National Summit in the summer of 2017 where she heard about the Native Nations Initiative and the statistics of the native population on the reservations in America, she felt a tug on her heart. She relocated to Alliance, NE at the calling of the Lord to minister to the native population in western Nebraska and on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota in February 2019 where she continues to serve as a missionary as well as working at her business.

In Cyndi’s spare time she is fulfilling a lifelong dream of working with, learning about & riding horses. Her plan is to get equipped to do equine assisted coaching with at risk youth, women coming from abuse & veterans on the reservation & locally. She also finds joy in spending time with her 2 amazing dogs, Alex & Wally…and her grandchildren when she visits the DFW area!

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