Church Staff


Dr. Bruce Austin, Pastor

 Bruce Austin has served churches in Austin, Corrigan, Waco, Denton, and McKinney, Texas.  He has been pastor of Community North for over ten years.  A native of West Monroe, Louisiana, Bruce graduated from Southern Baptist Seminary (Louisville, KY) and Baylor/Truett Seminary (Waco).  He and his wife, Diana, have two grown children and seven grandchildren.  “Dr. B” enjoys reading, movies, TV, college basketball, and working out at the gym.  His favorite book of the Bible is Matthew - or the one he is currently preaching from on Sundays or Wednesdays!



Tim Thurston, Music Minister

Tim Thurston comes to us from Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas where he sang in the choir and used his gifts in other service to the church.  Tim is a talented church choir director whose experience includes working with church choirs in Dallas, Cedar Hill, Grand Prairie and Tuscon, Arizona.  He is employed full-time with IPS Advisors in Dallas A graduate of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Tim is a native of Amarillo.  He enjoys books, movies and creating thoughtful worship experiences for God’s people on Sunday.


Pam Banschbach, Church Secretary

Pam has served as Church Secretary since September of 2000. She and her husband, Tom, have three children and five grandchildren.