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Elders

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Monty Watson

Monty has been the Senior Pastor since 2009. He loves to bring worship and the Word to bear on people’s lives to be both a comfort for their needs and to challenge them to live for Christ.

Monty formerly served as a Teaching Pastor and Elder at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia. His wife Kathy also served on staff as a director in the Children’s Ministry. Monty also planted a church in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, for 12 years. He has an accounting background and worked as a legal accountant on Capitol Hill.

His educational background includes a M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana Tech University.

Monty’s interests include – great books, great movies, great football, and great dates with his wife.

Monty and Kathy grew up together in Arcadia, Louisiana, and were high school sweethearts. They have been married since 1983. Their family includes a son, Andy, his wife Tori, and their children, Brooke and Noah, who live in Georgia. Another son, Adam, and his wife Laura, live in Texas.


 

Dusty Brewer

Dusty joined the staff in 2005.  He received his BA in Bible from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX in 2001, and his Masters in Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005. He was formerly a Youth Pastor for four years in Kaufman, TX.

Dusty provides leadership to the Middle and High School ministries, and his main areas of responsibility include enlisting, training, coordinating and supporting the lay leaders as well as the programs and events aimed at developing 6th - 12th graders into faithful followers of Jesus.
 
His interests include sports (especially the Dallas Cowboys), movies, traveling, and hanging out with his family.

Dusty and his wife Ashley were married in 2003 and have a son, Hudson, and two daughters, Ellison and Finley.

 

Keith Courtney

KEITH COURTNEY and his wife, Vicki, have been married since 1987. They have 3 children: Ryan (26), Paige (24) and Hayden (21). Ryan is married to Casey, and they have a son, Walker, and another son on the way. Paige is married to Matt McMichen. Keith is an attorney at the Winstead law firm, and Vicki is a Christian author and speaker. Keith and Vicki have been members of the church since shortly after its inception in 1987, and they have served in many capacities at the church since then. Keith has been an Adult Bible Fellowship teacher since 1987, and he leads a Life Group of men. He has served on the Church Council (the predecessor to the Elder Board) for many of the years since 1987. Keith has a passion for discipling others and mentoring men.


Matt Watson, Chairman

MATT WATSON was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas. Matt attended Baylor University and graduated with a degree in Computer Science. While at Baylor, Matt and Chris met, dated, and were married soon after graduation. They have 3 children - Taylor (22), Travis (19), and Tate (15).
After moving to Austin in 2002, they found their church home at The Church at Canyon Creek and have been members for 13 years. They have served in several ministry areas at the church with Matt currently leading an Adult Bible Fellowship class and the East Asia missions team.
Matt works for Microsoft and loves working in the technology industry. He has a heart for missions and loves to travel. He is also an avid sports fan with a particular passion for the Houston Astros and Baylor Bears.

 

Donnie Dixon

Donnie served as senior pastor of The Church at Canyon Creek (formerly Cypress Creek Baptist Church) from its beginning in 1987 to 2008. In the fall of 2008, Donnie transitioned to discipleship pastor, focusing even greater upon his passions for family ministry, pastoral care and small group discipleship.

Donnie grew up in Texas City and received a BA in Speech and Communications from Baylor University in 1983. He also received his Masters in Divinity and Masters in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1987. Donnie oversees our adult bible fellowships, life groups, mentoring, care, marriage and family ministries.

Donnie’s hobbies and interests include obstacle course races (Tough Mudders/Go Ruck), Ultimate Frisbee, body surfing, and trying to keep up with his wife’s obsession with Walt Disney World. Donnie and his wife, Carolyn, have four boys - Garrett, Hunter, Tanner and Mitchell.


 

James Rinn

James was born and raised in Austin.  He and his wife, Kristen, have been married since 1993 and have three children - Josh (20), Caroline (17) and Grace (15).  James is a CPA and currently CFO/COO for the public accounting firm of Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP.  Kristen is an interior decorator.

James and Kristen have been members of The Church at Canyon Creek since 1994 and have served in many capacities at the church through the years.  James has been as Adult Bible Fellowship teacher for over 15 years.  He has served on the Church Council (predecessor to the Elder Board), chaired the Personnel Team, and led two pastor search teams (Senior Pastor and Worship Pastor).  James is also a board member and core leader at Man-up, a local ministry to men, and has also been an associate teaching director and core group leader for ETeen.

James is passionate about healthy marriages, strong families, and men living like men of God.

John Alger

John grew up in Conroe, Texas.  As a boy, he was active in all sports through the local YMCA.  John received his undergraduate degree in Geology from The University of Texas and his MBA from Texas A&M University.

John, and his wife Leslie, recently celebrated 25 years of marriage.  They are also proud parents of four grown boys - Justin (22), Andre (20), Jacob (20, and Dante (20).  Following a nine-year career with Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture), John moved to the Austin area to join his father's company manufacturing and selling products for the dental-opthalmic industry.  John recently completed his 20th year working with his father.  Leslie is a CPA and is currently a fixed assets accountant for the Leander Independent School District.

John and Leslie have been members of The Church at Canyon Creek for almost 20 years, serving in the youth and children's ministries for most of that time.  John enjoys community service projects, and his family has enjoyed many Spring Break mission trips to the Texas border area.  In his spare time, he still enjoys sports (though master of none) and greatly enjoys spending whatever time he can with Leslie and their four very active and involved boys.

Eric Howard

ERIC HOWARD was born in Huntsville, Alabama, and moved to Austin in 1977. Eric received a physics degree at University of Texas and a Ph.D. in Optics at the University of Arizona. That’s where he met his wife Jennifer. After living in Colorado Springs for 6 years, their family moved back to Austin in 2003. Eric and Jennifer were married in 1994 and have four children – Nathan (18), Jonathan (16), Mittie (15), and Ethan (11).
Eric owns a small engineering business where he designs and manufactures specialized cameras and lighting systems for chemical sensors, toll roads, and railroad industries. He also teaches electronics at Hill Country Christian High School. He enjoys ranching, classical music, photography, economics, "groaner" puns, and trying to keep up with his active family, whom he adores. Eric has been at The Church at Canyon Creek for 10 years and attends the Brian Smith ABF. He is passionate about Christian philosophy and doctrine, as well as seeing all people appreciate their Creator and come to saving knowledge of Him through Jesus Christ.