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Our Staff

Our staff team is comprised of pastors, ministers, directors and ministry assistants who desire to ignite a passion to follow Jesus. Our staff is guided by the following:

Values

Keeping our core values

Excellence

Honoring God through excellence & being good stewards of resources.

Team

Maintaining an environment of trust, encouragement, accountability & mission

Our staff is here to help equip the people of Crosby Church to exalt Christ, experience community and embrace a calling. Feel free to contact us. Not sure who to contact? Start by contacting our staff or calling 281.328.1310.

Keenan & Lorie Smith - Lead Pastors

“When we lean in to the things of God, He is always able to pour into us.”

Keenan was born in 1962 in Decatur, Illinois. As a young man in high school, Keenan had a life-changing experience. When his father, an alcoholic, gave his heart to Jesus Christ, it brought radical change to the Smith household. Having witnessed genuine transformation in his father, Keenan also gave his life to the Lord—a decision that altered the course of his life forever. Obeying the call of God, Keenan entered the ministry in 1982. While serving God, he also started a small construction company, building homes and swimming pools.

Keenan’s wife, Lorie, was also born and raised in Decatur where her parents have pastored since 1961. Lorie was almost literally born in church, and that’s where she and Keenan first met. They were married in 1981. Lorie worked as a nurse in the early years of her marriage and later helped her husband build the construction company. During that time, Lorie never lost her main focus: raising their three children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord and assisting Keenan in the ministry.

In 1991, the couple sold their company and moved to the Houston area where Keenan ministered in Pasadena, Texas. In 1999, along with four close friends, he established Team Impact, an international group of professional athletes using their God-given abilities to capture imaginations and motivate hearts. Team Impact ministers to the whole family while touching the lives of nearly a million public school students each year—and thousands more at evening crusades around the world. Team Impact entertains and inspires young people by demonstrating feats of strength while teaching them to say "NO" to drugs and alcohol and encouraging them to chase their God-given dreams. Each year thousands are lead to the Lord Jesus Christ through Team Impact. Today, Team Impact is aired weekly on television programs in over 260 countries and ministers to some of the largest churches in America.

Keenan Smith became Lead Pastor of Crosby Church in 2003. Since then he has introduced fresh and exciting change. A man of positive dynamics, Keenan continues to stretch the Crosby Church congregation with biblical principles by developing a philosophy of Build the People, Build the Body, Build the Kingdom.

A firm believer in community involvement, Keenan has been a Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce member since 1995 and has served on the Chamber Board since 1996. In 2004, Keenan and his wife Lorie founded Crosby Care—Meeting the Needs of People, Inc., a non-profit organization that offers a low-cost alternative for groceries and helps to clothe hundreds of children every Christmas.

John Satherley - Family Care Pastor

John holds the office of Family Care Pastor for Crosby Church. A native of England, John holds dear to his nationality but enjoys the cultural contrast to his adopted Texas lifestyle.

John’s past experience in personnel management in the military and corporate industry, refined by the wisdom of the Holy Spirit, has enabled him to administer God’s love appropriately to people experiencing the harshness of life’s difficulties. His ministerial duties at Crosby Church are primarily hospital and home visitations, spiritual counseling, organizing/officiating funerals and weddings, and other practical family matters. John also pastorally oversees the Prayer Ministry, Altar Workers, Life Impact Groups, Communion Preparation, Baby Dedications and Water Baptisms.

John openly confesses the blessings his Lord has poured into his life by way of his wife Peggy, who he believes has demonstrated unswerving commitment to their family and serving Christ in full time ministry.

Along with total commitment to Pastor Keenan, John is indebted to his Savior for the ability to serve Him, his Pastor, and the people of Crosby Church with the absolute goal of glorifying our heavenly Father and promoting His Kingdom through Crosby Church.

John’s careers, prior to full-time ministry, are diverse. After leaving school at the age of 16, he joined the Royal Air Force. He served in the Middle and Far East as well as the United Kingdom before retiring from the military in 1979. He graduated from North Staffordshire Polytechnic in 1981 in the field of Mechanical Engineering.

John gave his life to Jesus Christ at the end of October 1988, and began to worship at Winchester Family Church in Winchester, England. On a vacation to the USA in 1988, he met Peggy, his wife to be. By August 1989, they were married and living in Winchester, England. They were blessed with two fine sons, Trevor in 1994 and Aaron in 1996. The boys enjoy dual-nationality.

In August of 1999, John and his family immigrated to the United States and bought a home in Huffman, Texas, where they currently reside.

John, Peggy, and their boys began attending Crosby Church in October 1999. In mid 2000, John accepted the position of Care Pastor.

Bill & Karen Adkins - Family Worship Pastors

“Music is God’s gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.” – Walter Savage Landor

Bill & Karen are the Family Worship Pastors of Crosby Church. They share a great love for music, and both come from families of singers and musicians. Bill began his musical career at the age of 12, playing guitar and singing throughout the Houston area and working as a professional musician for many years.

Bill was saved in 1990, and turned his talent back to the Lord from where it came. He has written several songs, and is now focusing his writing skills on songs to exalt our Heavenly Father. His style of praise and worship is a perfect fit for Crosby Church.

Karen was raised in church and comes from a family of ministers and worship leaders. She accepted the Lord at eight years old. She plays the keyboard, and is always at her husband’s side.

Bill and Karen feel that it is imperative that the congregation spend an exciting time of praise and worship each service to prepare their hearts to receive the infallible Word of God. They lead a talented group of people who make up one of the finest Praise and Worship Teams around. Together, they create an atmosphere that produces the environment to usher in the presence of the Lord.

Lisa Cream - Early Childhood Children's Minister

“I just want kids to know Jesus loves them NO MATTER WHAT!”

Lisa serves as the Early Childhood Children’s Minister of Crosby Church. Lisa was raised in church and became a Christian when she was in junior high. She began attending Crosby Church in 1996 and rededicated her life to the Lord, realizing there is a difference between attending church and having a relationship with Jesus Christ. Since 1999, Lisa has served in the children’s ministry while continuing to volunteer in various areas at Crosby Church.

After faithfully leading for over a decade in Crosby Church’s children’s ministry, Lisa accepted the position of Children’s Minister in 2010. Lisa feels she has the best job in the world because she is able to fulfill her heart’s passion of serving the Lord. Lisa loves the Lord with all her heart and believes that the Children’s Ministry of Crosby Church will impact the world one child at a time.

Lisa is recognized by her friendly, outgoing personality and her deep love for children. She is supported behind the scenes by her husband, Speedy, who she married in 1977. Lisa and Speedy have three children: Kevin, Kelly, and Kory, along with one grandson, Jaylen.

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Shelly Auzenne - Elementary Children's Minister

Mary Butler - Huffman Campus Children's Minister

 

Rhonda Powell - Mother's Day Out Director

Josh Powell was born in Lynnville, IN in 1983. He was not raised in church and knew very little truth about the Lord. He loves basketball and was on the Indiana state basketball team in 1999. Through sports, he became friends with a Christian teenager in high school. Because of this Christian teen and his family, after many invites which Josh declined, Josh accepted an invitation to go to an outdoor Christian music festival where a man who had never met Josh approached him and began to speak about things to Josh that only God could have known. As a result of God showing himself so real to Josh that night, Josh accepted Jesus as his Lord and savior and began attending Boonville Worship Center at the age of 19 with his Christian friend. About 3 years later, Josh began to feel the call to ministry and became a licensed minister through the Bethel Ministerial Association.

Rhonda was born in Boonville, IN in 1981. Her family did attend church off and on for most of her childhood and began attending Boonville Worship Center when she was 10. At 15, Jesus began to relentlessly pursue Rhonda's heart and she attended Bethel Youth Camp and Conference Center in Dale, IN where Pastor Keenan Smith often came to preach. Jesus radically changed her life that summer and called her into the ministry. She proceeded to attend the Lee University, a Christian University in Cleveland, TN where she received a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and a minor in Biblical Studies. God has taken her to many places for missions such as Israel, China, Ghana, Colombia, and Guatemala.

In the summer of 2004, after Rhonda was returning from a year of missions in Colombia, God told her to stay and as a result He began to write the love story of Josh and Rhonda and they were later married in October of 2005. The following year in October of 2006, Josh and Rhonda became the youth pastors at Boonville Worship Center and did many things with the youth there including directing camps and fall retreats, community outreaches as well as youth services, discipleship classes, etc. They worked with the youth there until God used a series of events to bring the Powell's southward to become the youth ministers at the Crosby Church- Huffman Campus. Accompanying them is their three children: Abigail, Josiah, and Hadassah.

Josh and Rhonda love teens and having fun with the teens. They have a passion for the teens of today to come to know and love Jesus Christ and to teach them how to walk out their faith in everyday life. They have a heart for discipleship and giving teens a strong foundation in Christ so they will not be shaken by what this world can bring and they are ready to see a wide harvest in this area of young people falling in love with Jesus.

Josh Powell - Associate Pastor of Student Ministries

Josh Powell was born in Lynnville, IN in 1983. He was not raised in church and knew very little truth about the Lord. He loves basketball and was on the Indiana state basketball team in 1999. Through sports, he became friends with a Christian teenager in high school. Because of this Christian teen and his family, after many invites which Josh declined, Josh accepted an invitation to go to an outdoor Christian music festival where a man who had never met Josh approached him and began to speak about things to Josh that only God could have known. As a result of God showing himself so real to Josh that night, Josh accepted Jesus as his Lord and savior and began attending Boonville Worship Center at the age of 19 with his Christian friend. About 3 years later, Josh began to feel the call to ministry and became a licensed minister through the Bethel Ministerial Association.

Rhonda was born in Boonville, IN in 1981. Her family did attend church off and on for most of her childhood and began attending Boonville Worship Center when she was 10. At 15, Jesus began to relentlessly pursue Rhonda's heart and she attended Bethel Youth Camp and Conference Center in Dale, IN where Pastor Keenan Smith often came to preach. Jesus radically changed her life that summer and called her into the ministry. She proceeded to attend the Lee University, a Christian University in Cleveland, TN where she received a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and a minor in Biblical Studies. God has taken her to many places for missions such as Israel, China, Ghana, Colombia, and Guatemala.

In the summer of 2004, after Rhonda was returning from a year of missions in Colombia, God told her to stay and as a result He began to write the love story of Josh and Rhonda and they were later married in October of 2005. The following year in October of 2006, Josh and Rhonda became the youth pastors at Boonville Worship Center and did many things with the youth there including directing camps and fall retreats, community outreaches as well as youth services, discipleship classes, etc. They worked with the youth there until God used a series of events to bring the Powell's southward to become the youth ministers at the Crosby Church- Huffman Campus. Accompanying them is their three children: Abigail, Josiah, and Hadassah.

Josh and Rhonda love teens and having fun with the teens. They have a passion for the teens of today to come to know and love Jesus Christ and to teach them how to walk out their faith in everyday life. They have a heart for discipleship and giving teens a strong foundation in Christ so they will not be shaken by what this world can bring and they are ready to see a wide harvest in this area of young people falling in love with Jesus.

Tiffany Muller - Minister of Business & Finance

Tiffany serves as Business Manager for Crosby Church. Tiffany was raised in church and comes from a family of ministers. She became a Christian in her grandfather’s church in Decatur, Illinois. In 2004, Tiffany received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a Minor in Accounting, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with her undergraduate degree. She received her Master in Business Administration in August 2005 from Texas A&M University-Commerce in Commerce, Texas, where she met her future husband.

After graduation, Tiffany pursued a career in the banking industry at Alliance Bank in Dallas, Texas, working up from teller to Chief Financial Officer’s Financial Assistant in nine short months. During that time, she also held the position of Purchasing Clerk.

Tiffany married in 2007 to her South African husband, Aldo. They relocated to Crosby in 2008, and she accepted the position of Business Manager at Crosby Church.

Tiffany’s hobbies include quilting and dirt bike riding. Aldo and Tiffany are the leaders of the small group, XForce, and host a Life Impact group tailored towards extreme sports. Tiffany’s life revolves around her family and church.

Judy Shann-Receptionist

 

Bethany Breaux - Office Assistant

“I Love My Church!"

Bethany was born in Houston and raised in the Crosby area. She began attending Crosby Church in 2003. Since then she has grown up in children’s church and was involved in kid’s camp, Christmas productions, and youth group.

After graduating high school she now volunteers as a youth leader.

The most memorable camp that changed her life was the summer camp in the year 2006, in Bryan, TX. She had accepted Jesus as her Savior in children’s church but didn’t understand how to walk it out. Bethany was challenged to read her bible and grow closer to God; It’s not an overnight process but it ignited a fire from then on, and continues to impact her life to this day.

Bethany graduated from Hargrave High School in 2012, and was a Falconette dance and guard member for all four years. She then went to San Jacinto College for two years before transferring to the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

In her downtime, Bethany enjoys reading, writing, and listening to music. Her favorite Christian artists include David Crowder Band and Britt Nicole. She loves spending time with my family and friends. Bethany currently attends Crosby Church at the main campus as well as the Huffman campus.

Shelia Hall - Fitness Director

“Empowering God’s People Through Proper Nutrition and Fitness”

Shelia has been in the nutrition and fitness industry for 14 years. She is passionate about empowering others by teaching them how to have a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition, exercising, and bringing joy back to their lives.

Her certificate of education is in Nutrition and Kinesiology through Cooper Institute, Thomas Edison College, and Curves International.

Other accomplishments include being named one of Curve International’s Top 10 Mentors in the United States in 2004, owning and managing eight gyms in Florida and Texas since 1999, mentoring over 500 fitness clubs throughout America and England, and leading several Community Weight Loss Challenges in the Crosby/Houston area. In her career, Sheila has helped thousands of people to lose weight and maintain an energetic, healthy lifestyle.

Her favorite scripture:

Isaiah 41:10 - Fear Not for………..I AM your God. I will strengthen and help you…I will hold you up and retain you with My right hand of rightness and justice.

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Anna Mayes-Receptionist