Mike joined the staff of LCC as Lead Minister in September 2016. He has been married since 2008 to his college sweetheart, Courtney. Mike and Courtney have a 4 year old son, Finn. He had been serving the local church in various roles for the past decade in both small towns and large cities. He was a 6th Grade teacher at Covenant Academy, a Christian Classical school, in Cypress, TX. Before that, Mike served at Cy-Fair Christian Church in Houston for 7 years overseeing the High School ministry for a multi-site church. Mike and Courtney graduated from Dallas Christian College and enjoy camping and backpacking.
Troy Bayne has been on staff at Longview Christian since August 2006 and feels blessed to serve with such an amazing group of believers in Christ whose excitement about God’s work is contagious. Troy’s focus is overseeing the Small Group, Involvement/Outreach, and Worship Team Ministries. Before coming on staff, Troy worked for 17 years as a computer analyst at Eastman Chemical Company and has been involved at LCC since its beginning in 1991. Troy and his wife Judy have been married since 1989, have three daughters, 2 sons-in-law, and five awesome grandkids. Troy just completed a Masters Degree in Pastoral Leadership and loves to go camping, play golf, and spend time with his family.
Blake joined the staff of Longview Christian Church in January of 2020. He has a passion for youth and seeing teenagers become the leaders of the next generation of the Church. Blake loves going camping with his friends in any type of weather and will talk sports to anyone who listens. Originally from Tulsa and moved to Edmond, Oklahoma to follow his calling for serving God in a ministry role. While in Edmond Blake attended Oklahoma Christian University, where he eventually graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in December of 2018.
Kathe (pronounced Katie) has been the Children’s Minister since September of 2019. In this role she serves the families and children of LCC through coordinating classes and activities for children from birth through 4th grade. One of her favorite things is watching children learn about Jesus and come to love Him with their whole heart. She is committed to helping families grow in their knowledge and love of God through studying the Bible and having fun together.
Her most cherished calling is being a wife to David and a mother to their three sons. David and Kathe have been married since 1998 and have attended LCC since 2008. She enjoys cheering on her boys in their various activities, cooking, and reading or crocheting in rare moments of down time.
Ruth has been on staff since December 2015. Ruth helps to coordinate and oversee many administrative aspects in the life of our congregation. In addition to that, she has the challenging responsibility of keeping the ministers on task. Ruth and her husband Kevin have been married 43 years, have 3 daughters, 3 sons-in-law and 10 grandchildren.