Our Team

Crosby Church is blessed with a dedicated and gifted team comprised of people who desire to ignite in others a passion to follow Jesus. 

Our staff is committed to the following.

Biblical core values

Biblical purposes & priorities
Christlike, Spirit-directed leadership
Good stewardship
Team unity

Glorifying  Jesus in all we do

As a church team, we seek to build and maintain an environment of trust, encouragement,  and accountability,  while remaining focused on our God-given mission.   Our staff is committed to helping equip the people of Crosby Church to know and become  like Christ, experience true biblical community, fulfill their God-ordained calling and purpose, and bring maximum glory to God. 

Meet our Staff

Keenan & Lorie Smith 

Lead Pastors

Keenan and Lorie Smith became Lead Pastors of Crosby Church in 2003. Since then they have introduced fresh and exciting change. A man of positive dynamics, Keenan proclaims Jesus Christ as Lord and stretches the Crosby Church congregation with biblical principles rooted in a ministry philosophy that seeks to 'Build the Person, Build the Body, and Build the Kingdom.' A gracious, gentle, and caring person, Lorie oversees the women's ministry and is affectionately called the 'first lady' of Crosby Church.

Originally from a small town in Illinois, Keenan had a life-changing experience as a teen when his father, an alcoholic, gave his heart to Jesus Christ. Having witnessed his father's genuine transformation, Keenan also gave his life to the Lord—a decision that forever altered the course of his life. 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.  She and Keenan met in church and were married in 1981. Lorie worked as a nurse in the early years of their marriage and later helped her husband build the construction company. However, she maintained her focus on raising their three children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord and assisting Keenan in the ministry.

In 1991, the couple moved to the Houston area where Keenan ministered in Pasadena, Texas. In 1999, with his considerable experience in school-based ministry and crusades, Keenan and four close friends established Team Impact, an international group of professional athletes who used their God-given abilities to touch the lives of nearly a million public school students each year, as well as thousands of others at evening crusades around the world. The team was on television in over 200 nations.

A firm believer in community involvement, Keenan has been a Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce member since 1995 and a Chamber Board member since 1996. In 2004, he and 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.

One thing  Keenan and Lorie have learned - “When we lean in to the things of God, He is always able to pour into us.” Pastor Keenan and Lorie invite you to 'Lean in'!

Bert Watson

 Equipping and Missions 

Dr. Bert Watson formally joined the Crosby Church ministry team after 35 years as a missionary and pastor developing Christian leaders in Africa.  The church's relationship with the Watsons goes back over 20 years. Bert met Pastor Keenan in South Africa in 1996 while coordinating a major outreach in which Keenan played a key role.  Bert is married to Surette, a South African by birth (now a U.S. Citizen), and they have three grown children, all of whom have been involved in ministry. His passions include teaching God’s word for transformation, equipping people for ministry, developing biblical leaders, and multiplying the church’s worldwide missional impact. Bert holds a MA in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary and a PhD in Practical Theology from South African Theological Seminary (SATS), where he developed and teaches the seminary's course on biblical leadership for emerging and existing church leaders in many nations.   He is also the founder of Leading Edge Christian Ministries, an organization devoted to the training and development of church leaders in the Majority World.  Like the apostle Paul, his desire is to see every believer ‘fully developed’ in Christ (Col. 1:28).

John Satherley

Care Pastor emeritus 

John served the Crosby Church community for many years as a Family Care Pastor. A native of England naturalized as a U.S. citizen, John holds dear to his English origins  but enjoys his adopted Texas lifestyle.  His former ministerial duties at Crosby Church involved hospital and home visitations, spiritual counseling, organizing/officiating funerals and weddings, altar prayer and counseling, and other practical family matters. John served in the Royal Air Force until 1979, after which he graduated in 1981 from North Staffordshire  Polytechnic with a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering.  John's past experience in personnel management, refined by the wisdom of the Holy Spirit, has enabled him to administer God’s love appropriately to people experiencing life’s difficulties. 1988 was a life-changing year for John. He met Jesus Christ and he met his first wife, Peggy, marrying her the following year.  Peggy served as Pastor Keenan's personal assistant for many years. They were blessed with two wonderful sons, Trevor in 1994 and Aaron in 1996. Peggy went to be with the Lord in 2015.  John has since remarried. He and Vicky reside in Huffman, Texas. In spite of being 'retired', John still assists with altar ministry, weddings, and funerals. 

Gina Vega

Pastoral Care

Gina Vega serves as the Care Pastor at Crosby Church, bringing compassion and support to our community. She is devoted to living a life guided by Christ’s teachings, seeking to love and serve others selflessly. Through acts of kindness, compassion, and faith, she aspires to make a positive impact on the world around her.  With four years of valuable ministry experience at Grace Church in Houston, Texas, Gina brings a deep commitment to spiritual leadership. Gina's Bachelor of Science Degree in Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship coupled with her experience as a Realtor has equipped her to approach pastoral care with a unique entrepreneurial mindset, fostering innovative solutions and community engagement within the church.  Her dedication to both her family and the community embodies her compassionate spirit, making her an invaluable part of our team.   Gina is married to Rick, and they have two wonderful sons.

Josh Powell

Student Ministry

Josh Powell is Crosby Church's student pastor.  Together with his wife, Rhonda, he oversees Activate Youth, a life-changing ministry for  high school and middle school students from across the region (https://www.crosbychurch.com/activate-students).   A multi-talented individual, he is also involved in the church's media ministry. Josh loves basketball and played on the Indiana state basketball team in 1999. It was through sports that he became friends with a Christian teenager in high school. This teen and his family invited Josh to an outdoor Christian music festival, where a man who had never met Josh approached him and began to speak to him about things only God could have known. Josh received Jesus as his Lord and Savior and began attending church.  A few years later, God called him into ministry and Josh became a licensed minister. In 2004, Josh met his wife, Rhonda, who was quite involved in missions, and they married the next year.  They served as youth pastors in their home state before accepting a call to Crosby Church. Josh and Rhonda have a passion to see teens come to know and love Jesus Christ and, through effective discipleship, walk out their faith in everyday life.  They live in Huffman and have three children.

Denita Owens

Early Childhood Children's Minister  

Denita has been a member at Crosby Church for many years and often says, “I love my church!” Highly qualified, she has 29 years of experience in public school education from PreK3 all the way up to 21 year olds and holds a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and superintendent certificate.  One of her favorite Bible verses is Proverbs 22:6. “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Denita wholeheartedly believes that parental input combined with effective preschool ministry provide a solid foundation for that training.  A truly committed servant of the Lord, Denita says, “I will continue to lean in to the things that God has for me here at Crosby Church and will strive to serve parents, young children, and babies in every way that the Lord enables me.” Denita is married to Cliff and has two beautiful daughters, Katie and Kara, both of whom regularly volunteer at church events.

Leslie Crain

Ministry Assistant

Leslie Crain serves on Crosby Church’s ministry team.  She welcomes guests to weekly church services and shares the truth and goodness of God during the transition from worship to preaching.  She also teaches a Sunday equipping class and assists with ministry to women and young people.

Leslie and her husband, Chris, have been happily married since 2003 and have two beautiful daughters.  They joined Crosby Church in 2007. Describing herself as “an all or nothing kind of girl”, Leslie has pursued a close relationship with the Lord Jesus ever since he first laid hold on her life in 2007. Her passion is to speak God's truth in love and see lives transformed by Jesus Christ. One of her favorite scripture passages is Jeremiah 17:7-8. "Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit." Leslie holds a BBA in Human Resources from from Tarleton State University and has worked in insurance for the last 18 years. Outside of family, church, and work, she enjoys running, cycling, and other outdoors activities, as well as all things to do with coffee.

Jessica Green

Personal Assistant to Pastors Keenan and Lorie

Jessica serves as personal assistant to Pastors Keenan and Lorie. In addition, she leads our Food for the People service team, plans and oversees special events, and assists with our student ministry. Her warm smile and sparkling personality are an encouragement to many. Jessica is married to Joey, who also serves in various ministry roles within the church.

David Valadez

Worship Minister

After growing up in church, David began playing piano at the age of 20 and quickly realized he was called to music ministry. He graduated from Texas Bible Institute in 1999 and immediately began leading worship in his local church. He has served Crosby Church as a worship minister since January 2021. David has a heart for serving the church and a passion for teaching people how worship works to bless the Lord and His people. He and his wife, Heather, were married in 2007 and live in League City with their three precious children. David also works full-time as a regional fire inspector. 

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,  graduating Magna Cum Laude. She received her Master in Business Administration in 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 the Chief Financial Officer’s Financial Assistant in nine short months. During that time, she also held the position of Purchasing Clerk.   In 2007, Tiffany married her South African husband, Aldo. They relocated to Crosby the following year, and she accepted the position of Business Manager at Crosby Church.  In addition to her work at the church, she is involved with the local Chamber of Commerce. Tiffany’s hobbies include quilting and dirt bike riding. Her life revolves around her family and church.

Kaitlyn Prosper

Assistant in Business and Finance, Worship leader

Kaitlyn serves as an assistant in church business and finance. She also leads worship, oversees the projections team, serves on the prayer team, and assists with ministry to youth and young adults. She has been married to Kameron since 2021. Both Kaitlyn and Kameron are gifted  musicians.

Seth Matthews


Seth Matthews serves the facility/maintenance needs of both campuses of Crosby Church. He has always enjoyed using his technical skills and abilities to serve others. Six years ago, he was given an opportunity to serve the Lord and his people at another church in the Houston area. In 2023, God opened the door  for Seth to join the team and serve at Crosby Church.

Seth has lived in Huffman for 37 years. He and his wife, Jessica, have been happily married for 14 years. Jessica is involved with our worship team. They have three wonderful boys, all of whom were dedicated to the Lord at Crosby Church.  

Bill Roberts


After 15 years as an active member, Bill Roberts became Crosby Church's facilities manager in 2015.  With 40 years in construction, he brings valuable expertise and experience to the church. In addition to managing the facilities and grounds, Bill and his wife, Deb, help oversee our Oasis ministry for those 45 and above.   He often says, "I love my church!" Together, they have five children, twelve grandchildren, and two great grandchildren!