Pastors

 

On January 8th, 2017 we had the privilege of sending our senior pastor, Scot Wall to minister with Capitol Commission. While Scot will be missed, we are excited about the impact he will have in his new ministry. We are currently in the prayerful process of finding our next shepherd.

 

God has been faithful to equip our elders to lead us during this transition and supply us with great teachers who uphold our standard for sound, biblical preaching.


Dr. Stephen Burrell, Senior Pastor

Steve has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Grace Theological Seminary and brings 22 years of senior pastor experience. He comes to us from Grace Church in Sarasota, Florida where he was the Senior Pastor. Steve and his wife of 24 years, Michelle, have two daughters, Kaitlyn, 18, a nursing student at Liberty University and Stephanie, 16, a junior in high school. Steve will continue the rich Bible church tradition of explaining what the Bible means by exploring what it says. He will weave present day applications and illustrations into his teaching. Steve’s philosophy of preaching comes from Nehemiah 8:8 “They read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly, and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading.”

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David Killy, Student Pastor
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Pastor Dave was born in Tachikawa, Japan, but became a “local”, graduating from Klein High School in 1987.  Subsequently, he attended Columbia International University, South Carolina, graduating with a degree in Bible with a minor in general studies.  While at CIU, Dave worked at the Ben Lippen Schools, coaching volleyball, basketball, and softball, while teaching Bible, health and P.E.  After graduation, Pastor Dave moved to Georgia to become a supervisor at a Christian Camp and Retreat Center, while serving as the Youth Director of his local Church.  In September 2003, Dave became the full time Student Pastor here at Magnolia Bible Church.

Pastor Dave is married to Lisa, the “greatest wife of all time”, and the father of three.


Staff

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J’Nean Lee, Pastoral Assistant
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J’Nean and her husband moved to the Magnolia area in 2004 and started attending MBC 2005. They have 2 children one in College and the other in High school. J’Nean previously worked as a Preschool Director, and Landscape Draftsman before moving to Texas. Her passions are seeing the things God has made grow whether it is children or God’s beautiful plants and tree.  J’Nean was blessed when asked to come to work for Magnolia Bible Church, she loves being around her wonderful church family and the MBC staff.


 

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Vicki Tate, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
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Vicki and her husband, Barry, started attending MBC when they moved to Magnolia in 2006. They have 4 children and 6 wonderful grandchildren which they enjoy immensely. Vicki is passionate about helping children learn and finding fun and creative ways to engage them. Vicki’s background is in teaching and administration. When she retired from teaching elementary school, using her gifts to teach children about Jesus was a natural transition. Children are drawn to her sweet and energetic personality.   When Vicki is not busy loving on her grandbabies or working at MBC, she enjoys quilting and photography.


Elders

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Tim Blackford, Elder
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Tim was born and raised in Oklahoma and married his high school sweetheart Kristi in 1981. They have 3 children (Sarah, Kari and Trevor), one grandchild (Michaela), and began attending MBC shortly after moving to Magnolia in 2004. He is a 1982 graduate of Oklahoma State University and is a Staff Fire & Process Safety Engineer with Chevron. Tim was raised in the Baptist church, but he and Kristi have been attending non-denominational churches since 1986. Tim’s previous church leadership experience includes 6 1/2 years as Deacon/Chair at Crossroads Bible Church in the Lewisville, TX area and 1 1/2 years as Elder at Grace Community Bible Church in Richmond, TX. Tim is also a member of the MBC Worship Team, and he and Kristi lead/host one of MBC’s Community Life Groups.


 

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Robert Burnett, Elder
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Robert has lived in Magnolia since 2000 with his wife Julie, and two children, Allie and Drew.  Robert and Julie met at Texas A&M University and were married in 1988.  Robert holds a BBA degree in Accounting and an MBA from Texas A&M.  Julie has a passion for our youth and is a leader in the MBC Student Ministry.  Allie graduated from Baylor University and is a Pediatric Oncology nurse and Drew attends Texas A&M University and is studying Civil Engineering.  Robert is currently serving as our MBC Worship Leader and is involved in various strategic planning activities and financial oversight for MBC.  Robert is a senior vice president of Reynolds and Reynolds, where he has worked since 1991.


 

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Rickey Seagraves, Elder
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Rickey was born and raised in Texas. He has been married to Tracey since 1985 and they have two children, Jake and Karley Jo. They have lived in the Magnolia area since 1996. Rickey graduated from Sam Houston State University and currently works as a Consultant in the Oil and Gas Industry. At this time, Rickey is involved with the Men and Student Ministries.


 

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Jeff Toth, Elder
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Jeff has been married to his beautiful-bride, Robin, since 1985. They have 5 children, Ryan, Corey, Joshua, Cynthia and Amber. Jeff moved to the Magnolia area in 2001 while helping to start a church in the area. Jeff accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior in his late teens and has attended churches of various denominations since then. Jeff has a passion for learning the word of God and seeing Christians mature in the faith through the effective teaching of the Scriptures. Jeff’s background is business management with experience as a Sales Manager, General Manager, V.P. of Operations, and currently Owner of two franchised automotive repair facilities. Jeff has served in various positions within the church and currently helps lead a Sunday morning Adult Bible Study that focuses on a verse by verse approach to studying the Bible.


 

 

Scot Wall, Elder

Currently, Scot is the Texas State Minister with Capitol Commission. Scot attended Colorado Christian University and Dallas Theological Seminary. Before attending seminary, Scot was on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ where he traveled with world-renowned evangelist/illusionist Andre’ Kole. Scot’s background in understanding how people are deceived has fueled his desire to help people avoid being deceived spiritually as well as emotionally and financially through sound Bible teaching. After seminary Scot was the Chaplain and Bible Department Chair at First Baptist Academy in Dallas where he was also football, basketball and golf coach. In 2001, Scot founded and was the pastor of Magnolia Bible Church until 2016. Scot has been married to Darcy since 1994 and they have three children, Marissa (born 1998), Angel (born 1998) and Caleb (born 2000).


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David White, Elder
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David has been in the Magnolia area since 1983 and at Magnolia Bible Church since 2003 and has been in leadership since October of 2004. David has a passion for learning God’s word and seeing others learn it as well. He currently is an elder and is also in charge of Sunday morning adult Bible study, Friday morning Men’s Bible study and also Friday morning Men’s Fellowship Breakfast. He is married to Shirley and they have two grown children who are married and they have two grandchildren.