After graduating from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration in
1985, Kevin returned home to Midland. He began work at Discovery Operating just before the oil market crashed in 1986. By April of ‘86, Kevin received his first pay cut and headed to the oil field, where he worked as a pumper for almost three years. Today, Sparks is President of Discovery Operating, Inc., a family-owned and operated oil and gas company in Midland, Texas that has created hundreds of local jobs over almost fifty years.
Kevin and his wife Jill understand that strong communities do not exist by accident, which is why they have quietly invested in their community for over thirty years as Young Life and church leaders.
Kevin previously served as a board member for High Sky Children’s Ranch, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and the Natural Gas Producers Association. Kevin currently serves as a trustee at Midland Classical Academy and a board member for One Accord for Kids, supporting foster care.
Kevin and his wife Jill have three sons, Grey, Garrett, Grant, and one daughter, Sumner. The
Sparks are active members of Stonegate Fellowship, where he serves as an elder, and they are
small group leaders to young couples rearing their own families. Kevin graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, where he earned his Eagle Scout badge and played football for Coach Spike Dykes. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys hunting, fly fishing and being outdoors.