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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Connan Coker

Associate Pastor for Worship

About- I spent my childhood in northern Virginia and moved to Houston with my family while in 8th grade. As the son of a music minister, I grew up with a love for the church and for music, but it wasn’t until a lecture series in college that a passion for worship and education was ignited within me.…More Details

About- I spent my childhood in northern Virginia and moved to Houston with my family while in 8th grade. As the son of a music minister, I grew up with a love for the church and for music, but it wasn’t until a lecture series in college that a passion for worship and education was ignited within me. I completed my education at Baylor University and Truett Seminary, where I received a Bachelors Degree in Music, and Masters Degrees in Divinity and in Music. It was at Baylor where I met my beautiful bride, Carrie, and we were married in 2000. We have three wonderful children: May, Annan and Creed.

Loves- I love going hiking and spending time with my family, eating good food, being active outdoors or watching movies inside. I also enjoy collecting a variety of instruments from places I’ve had the opportunity to visit.

What Inspires Me- I am inspired when I see the body of Christ at work and play together – when we are living lives in a continuous outpouring of worship to our Maker.

My Favorite Book(s)- Gotta say I still love the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis and am looking forward to introducing them to my children. Other books that have made an impact in me: Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster, Unceasing Worship by Harold Best, Viral by Leonard Sweet, and The Good and Beautiful Life by James Bryan Smith

My Favorite Movie(s)- So many from which to choose! The original Star Wars trilogy, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Indiana Jones, Kindergarten Cop, Three Amigos…

What I would like to do in my spare time- Woodworking, building/fixing things, traveling. It would also be nice to take a nap now and then.

What I actually do in my spare time- Clean up after three children. No napping…

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Jason Ivie

Student Minister

More about Jason coming soon!! :)More Details

More about Jason coming soon!! 🙂

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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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Ruth Selle

Media and Administration

About- I've been married to Russell for 37 years, and we have two beautiful daughters, Chelsea and Christie, and a great son-in-law, Jason. We're native Houstonians who lived in Sidney, Nebraska for 13 years, and are thrilled to be back in Texas. Loves- My family; nature What Inspires Me- Love, compassion, nature My Favorite Book(s)- Redeeming Love My Favorite Movie(s)- Pride & Prejudice, A Knight's Tale What I would like to do in my spare time- Be outside, crafts, get my closets organized What I actually do in my spare time- Run errands endlessly, be outside - if only on my patio, play Free CellMore Details

About- I’ve been married to Russell for 37 years, and we have two beautiful daughters, Chelsea and Christie, and a great son-in-law, Jason. We’re native Houstonians who lived in Sidney, Nebraska for 13 years, and are thrilled to be back in Texas.

Loves- My family; nature

What Inspires Me- Love, compassion, nature

My Favorite Book(s)- Redeeming Love

My Favorite Movie(s)- Pride & Prejudice, A Knight’s Tale

What I would like to do in my spare time- Be outside, crafts, get my closets organized

What I actually do in my spare time- Run errands endlessly, be outside – if only on my patio, play Free Cell

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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)!