Staff, Elders, Deacons & Ministry Leaders


Vince Carrillo

Senior Pastor

Vince has been a Pastor and Bible Teacher for over 20 years. His favorite verse is James 1:22. “Don’t merely listen to the Word and so deceive yourself, do what it says.” He and his wife Robyn have a passion for taking people to Israel and Greece, where the events of the Bible took place. They love spending time with their family, hiking and being outdoors. He likes the Beatles and Star Wars, but especially Darth Vader.

Scott Downing

Minister to Families

Scott is X Factor’s Minister to Youth and Families and one of its four Elders. 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).


Tom Bailey

Tom is one of X Factor’s four Elders. Tom balances his focus between leading and overseeing the short term and long term leadership of the church as a whole. Tom 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.

Alan Fowler

Alan is one of X Factor’s four Elders. He also teaches one of the Tuesday TraX Adult Bible Studies and helps lead the marriage ministry with his wife Heather. Alan is a New Mexico native who, along with his wife, Heather, have two adult children and share a passion for ministry to men, women and families in New Mexico and around the world.

For a vocation, Alan is a 42-year veteran of Mortgage Banking and currently leads the Mortgage department at Nusenda Credit Union in Albuquerque.

Alan and Heather began in Marriage Ministry as soon as they were married in 1990, acting as City Ministry Directors for the Life Marriage Conferences and leading marriage ministries for City on A Hill and Copper Point Churches, as well as founding their own marriage ministry, Gracious Marriage Resources. Alan has also served in leadership for First United Methodist Church, City on a Hill and now X Factor.

Matt Butler

Matt is one of X Factor’s four Elders. He is happily married to his wife Becca, who is a professional photographer and business manager. They have 3 dogs and several chickens. Matt currently works as a statistician for a government agency involved in the management of fish and wildlife across the southwestern United States. He is educated in the sciences – Biology, Ecology, and Statistics – which gives him a unique perspective into the scientific worldview. However, Matt is well grounded in a Biblical worldview and believes God has revealed Himself to mankind through nature (Romans 1:19-20) and His Holy Word, the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16). Matt loves being in the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and hiking. At X Factor, he enjoys working with the Technology team. Matt is also involved in church finance, inreach, discipleship, and LifeGroups.


Dennis Vik

DEACON of Finance

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.

Nick Campbell

DEACON of Technology

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.

Heather Fowler

DEACON of Women

Heather is X Factor’s Women's Deacon. She is responsible for overseeing all of the Women's ministries at the church and ministering to the women of the church.

Ministry Leaders

Amanda Downing

Feed the Kids Ministry Leader

Heather Fowler

chiX Women's Ministry Leader

Heather Fowler is a wife, mother, teacher, author and speaker from Albuquerque, New Mexico. A graduate of the University of New Mexico, Heather and her husband, Alan Fowler, are the Founders of Gracious Marriage Resources and Gracious Ministries. Previously, Heather has led marriage ministries for small and large churches, and her heart for marriages and women have led her to travel throughout the USA and internationally, speaking to Christian couples and women, as well as writing several books, Bible studies and marriage curriculum. Heather considers her greatest accomplishment to be the raising of her wonderful daughter and son, McKenzie and Collin.


Luke McKinnon

Pastor Emeritus

Luke is the Founder and Former Senior Pastor of X Factor Church. 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 motorcycles, and cooking copious amounts of meat on his smoker.