COMMUNITY NORTH BAPTIST CHURCH

" We are a community of believers becoming like Christ to love and serve all people "

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CHURCH STAFF
 
Dr. Bruce K. Austin, Pastor

Dr. Austin, who will soon celebrate his fifteenth anniversary as pastor of Community North, is a native of West Monroe, Louisiana. "Dr. B" earned his BA from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe.  He also holds the Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and his Doctor of Ministry from Baylor's Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, where his doctoral emphasis was on worship. Dr. B has pastored churches in Corrigan, TX and Bellmead (Waco) before coming to McKinney.  He has served on staff in churches in Hattiesburg, MS, and also in Austin and Denton, TX.
He has been married to Diana, a Monroe, LA native, since 1977.  They are the parents of two adult children:  Jennifer, married to Hal Bettis, Jr. of Houston, and Seth, married to Lara who reside in McKinney. Dr. B. and Diana have 9 grandchildren. Dr. B enjoys preaching, reading, coffee, watching college basketball and working out at the gym.



Tim Thurston, Music Minister

Tim 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 Hub International 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 Socia, Church Secretary

Pam joined our staff as church secretary in October 2017. She recently moved to McKinney from Tyler, TX, after retiring from The University of Texas Health Science Center. She has worked in various areas of business including accounting and purchasing. She now enjoys living closer to her family and is attending her church where she sings in the choir. Pam has 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren that she adores.