Mike joined the staff of LCC as Lead Minister in September 2016. He has been married for 9 years to his college sweetheart, Courtney. Mike and Courtney have a 1 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 three daughters, 2 sons-in-law, and four awesome grandkids. Troy just completed a Masters Degree in Pastoral Leadership and loves to go camping, play golf, and spend time with his family.
Children’s Ministry Director
Diana Bayne has been on staff at Longview Christian as Children’s Ministry Director since February 2008. Diana has a passion for children and seeing them grow to know and follow Jesus. She serves in a part-time role organizing the studies, events, and activities for children birth – 4th grade. Diana’s husband, Greg, is actively involved in the leadership of LCC and they have a son, daughter-in-law, 2 fabulous grandsons, and a daughter – all in the Seattle, Washington area.
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 41 years, have 3 daughters, 3 sons-in-law and 10 grandchildren.