Our Team

Wayne Christian

Wayne Christian In 1987, after gaining valuable experience in business, banking and real estate, Wayne and Lisa Christian opened Wayne Christian Financial Services. With more than forty years of experience in the banking, real estate, insurance and financial services industries, Wayne is the senior advisor at Wayne Christian Financial Services and provides one-on-one counsel to clients to determine their needs and aligning those with investment advice.

Wayne graduated from high school as valedictorian, and went on to graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University with a BBA in General Business in 1973. After college, Wayne found success in the music industry with his country/gospel band, the Mercy River Boys and went on to be finalist for a Grammy Award in 1979.

Wayne is a former state legislator from East Texas and in 2016, Wayne was elected to the Texas Railroad Commission.  Because of modern technology, Wayne will still be able to work with clients doing what he does best. Wayne's motto since founding the firm has been, "Helping Workin' Folk Achieve Their American Dreams."

Wayne has been married to his wife Lisa for more than 40 years, and they have three daughters Liza, Lindsey, and Lauren. Together, they are members of the First Baptist Church in Center, where he has served as a member of the Texas Baptist Men’s Laity Board. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Shelby County Senior Citizen Corporation of Texas and is a member of the Lion’s Club.

Liza Christian Firmin, CFP®

Liza Christian Firmin, CFP® joined Wayne Christian Financial Services in 2013. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional, Liza has the education and training to assist clients in planning for their specific financial goals and objectives.  As a CFP® professional, she receives continuing education on the changing financial climate and how to work with clients to make recommendations that are in their best interest, regardless of their stage in life.

Liza has more than eight years of professional experience in political advocacy, corporate liaising, and development, including three years for a Fortune 500 company. She is experienced in crafting and implementing strategy to help clients achieve goals based on their priorities and values while maintaining focus on global aspects of their unique and personal financial situation.  Attention to detail and ability to empathize with clients’ long-term and short-term financial goals and needs are aspects that we believe will be appreciated and valued by clients.

Liza is married to Mark Firmin. She and her husband both proud alumni of Baylor University where Liza received her bachelor and masters degrees.

Leigh Porterfield

Leigh Porterfield joined our firm in 2016. Leigh serves as our service director. Once we move a client into the implementation phase of any plan of action, Leigh directs and guides clients through the process. Leigh is a Shelby County native who holds a B.S. in Human Sciences from Stephen F. Austin State University. Serves as Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Center, Chairman of Shelby County Republican Party and is an active member of First Baptist Church of Center.

Shanna Goodnight

Shanna Goodnight joined our firm in 2014. Shanna serves as our administrative coordinator.  Shanna assists clients in scheduling and helps coordinate their service needs. A native of Roanoke, Virginia, Shanna holds a B.S. in English and Psychology and a Master’s degree in English from Radford University in Radford, Virginia.