Pastoral Staff

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Lonny Poe

Senior Pastor

About- I grew up in Northern New Mexico, the third child in a loving family. Our family was actively involved in the ministries of our local church, the lives of extended family, athletic competition, camping, hunting and fishing. I surrendered to ministry during my High School years and attended Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas. My wife Deanne and I met while students at Wayland and married in 1986.…More Details

About- I grew up in Northern New Mexico, the third child in a loving family. Our family was actively involved in the ministries of our local church, the lives of extended family, athletic competition, camping, hunting and fishing. I surrendered to ministry during my High School years and attended Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas. My wife Deanne and I met while students at Wayland and married in 1986. I continued my education completing a Master of Divinity Degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Brite Divinity School, TCU. God blessed our family with four incredible kids; Salim, Quinton, Garith and Laina. We joined the family at Sunset Canyon Baptist Church in January of 2003.

Loves- I love the church, our church family, my unique family, sports, outdoor recreation and old cars

What Inspires Me- Creation itself, creativity, God’s work of redemption, human kindness

My Favorite Book(s)- Tough Question beyond the Bible. I love to read. Best Recent Reads: The Undertaking, Thomas Lynch; Calico Joe, John Grisham; Uprising, Erwin McManus; The Sacred Wilderness of Pastoral Ministry, David Rohrer

My Favorite Movie(s)- Gladiator; Ice Age; Master and Commander; Up

What I would like to do in my spare time- Fish, read, travel, golf

What I actually do in my spare time- Read; watch sports

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Rob Watson

Youth Minister

I have served in full-time student ministry for twenty+ years in Dripping Springs, Keller, Midland, and Bedford, Texas. I have been married to my wonderful wife Donna for 26-years. We have two awesome kids...Tori is 23 and working as a Financial Analyst in Dallas. Brock is 18 and is a freshman at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.…More Details

I have served in full-time student ministry for twenty+ years in Dripping Springs, Keller, Midland, and Bedford, Texas. I have been married to my wonderful wife Donna for 26-years. We have two awesome kids…Tori is 23 and working as a Financial Analyst in Dallas. Brock is 18 and is a freshman at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. I was born and raised in Midland, Texas and graduated from Midland Lee High School. I went on to graduate from Texas Tech with a degree in advertising. Jesus saved me while I was a student at Tech. I was raised in the church, but didn’t have a relationship with Christ until my junior year in college! Exactly one year after my salvation, I knew God was calling me into full-time ministry. I went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Student Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft Worth. 

Loves: I love Jesus, all things student ministry, spending time with my family and following the Cowboys, Mavericks, Red Raiders, and Auburn Tigers!

What inspires me: God’s power & plan of redemption and the mountains! 

My favorite book(s): The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler, In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon, and Purpose Driven Youth Ministry by Doug Fields

My Favorite Movie(s): Friday Night Lights, Tombstone, Braveheart, The Quiet Man

What I would like to do in my spare time: snow ski, play sports (Big 3…football, basketball, baseball), go to concerts, read

What I actually do in my spare time: dream about snow skiing, watch sports, listen to music, look for the book I was reading last month

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Deanne Poe

Children’s Minister

About- I have been children's minister at SCBC since 2006. I adore our pastor, to whom I have been married since 1986. Our mutual admiration for each other has produced four wonderful children: Salim, who lives in Dripping Springs; Quinton, who is at Howard Payne University, majoring in Christian Studies; Garith and Laina, who attend Dripping Springs High School.…More Details

About- I have been children’s minister at SCBC since 2006. I adore our pastor, to whom I have been married since 1986. Our mutual admiration for each other has produced four wonderful children: Salim, who lives in Dripping Springs; Quinton, who is at Howard Payne University, majoring in Christian Studies; Garith and Laina, who attend Dripping Springs High School.

Prior to my work at SCBC, I stayed home with our children, taught preschool, and was a social worker and a juvenile probation officer. I graduated from Wayland Baptist University with a B.A. in psychology.

Loves- I am passionate about God, worship, family, children….and, oh yes, grape soda, donuts and ice cream!

What Inspires Me- Butterflies and birds always inspire me because they remind me of God, our Creator, and His transforming handiwork in my life and His Presence throughout my day.

My Favorite Book(s)- My favorite books are the Word, Praying the Names of God (Ann Spangler), The Good and Beautiful God (James Bryan), and One Thousand Gifts (Ann Voscamp).

My Favorite Movie(s)- My favorite movies are chick flicks and romances, such as Sweet Home Alabama, Steel Magnolias, The Man From Snowy River, and Cinderella.

What I would like to do in my spare time- I would like to spend more time journaling each day and working in the barn with a horse named, Spirit.

What I actually do in my spare time- In my spare time, I actually read, take bubble baths, and spend time with family and friends.

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Tandi Mitchell

Preschool Director

About- I have been married to my husband, Matt, since 1993. We have three handsome sons, Daniel, Nathan, and Luke. We have been Dripping Springs’ residents and members of Sunset Canyon Baptist Church since 2003. Loves- I LOVE my husband, being a mom to my sons, laughing children, and snow in the mountains. What Inspires Me- Jesus inspires me; my children motivate me!…More Details

About- I have been married to my husband, Matt, since 1993. We have three handsome sons, Daniel, Nathan, and Luke. We have been Dripping Springs’ residents and members of Sunset Canyon Baptist Church since 2003.

Loves- I LOVE my husband, being a mom to my sons, laughing children, and snow in the mountains.

What Inspires Me- Jesus inspires me; my children motivate me!

My Favorite Book(s)- The Shack, by William Paul Young

My Favorite Movie(s)- The Princess Bride and Christmas Vacation

What I would like to do in my spare time- Read, walk, and shop

What I actually do in my spare time- I actually spend a lot of time in the car taking my boys to and from activities right now, but I don’t mind one bit! 🙂

Support Staff

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Peggy Johnson

Finance and Administration

About- My husband, Myron and I have been married since 1982 and we have 4 grown children: Crystal, Patrick, Erik and Adriana, and 2 grandchildren: Dalton and Cali Beth. We’ve lived in Dripping Springs since 1999 and have been members of SCBC since 2001. Loves- Books What Inspires Me- My family My Favorite Book(s)- James Patterson books My Favorite Movie(s)- Favorite movie??…More Details

About- My husband, Myron and I have been married since 1982 and we have 4 grown children: Crystal, Patrick, Erik and Adriana, and 2 grandchildren: Dalton and Cali Beth. We’ve lived in Dripping Springs since 1999 and have been members of SCBC since 2001.

Loves- Books

What Inspires Me- My family

My Favorite Book(s)- James Patterson books

My Favorite Movie(s)- Favorite movie?? I must not have one because nothing comes to mind 🙂

What I would like to do in my spare time- Sew, read, hike

What I actually do in my spare time- Errands, chores, sew, read, hike

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Shorty Barnett

Building and Maintenance

About- I served in the US Navy from 1963-69 in Vietman and the West Pacific. My wife, Pat, and I met and were married in 1966. We have three sons: Ricky, David and Eddie, and five grandchildren. Today I work serving my God. Loves- Children, fishing and traveling the USA What Inspires Me- My church family and my family at home My Favorite Book(s)- "The Shack" and "Our Finest Hour" My Favorite Movie(s)- Saving Private Ryan and The Longest Day What I would like to do in my spare time- Spend time alone with God and fish.…More Details

About- I served in the US Navy from 1963-69 in Vietman and the West Pacific. My wife, Pat, and I met and were married in 1966. We have three sons: Ricky, David and Eddie, and five grandchildren. Today I work serving my God.

Loves- Children, fishing and traveling the USA

What Inspires Me- My church family and my family at home

My Favorite Book(s)- “The Shack” and “Our Finest Hour”

My Favorite Movie(s)- Saving Private Ryan and The Longest Day

What I would like to do in my spare time- Spend time alone with God and fish.

What I actually do in my spare time- Work for other people – (I am not retired)!