Meet Our Staff


Pastor Chris

Pastor Chris McCombs


Pastor Chris McCombs has been involved in ministry opportunities for over 20 years. During those years he has served as youth pastor, minister of evangelism, Armed Forces chaplain, and senior pastor. He has been a senior pastor of three congregations since July 2001. Pastor Chris has an undergraduate degree in psychology, a Master's degree in Public Administration, and a Master of Divinity and Counseling degree from a Southern Baptist Seminary. Pastor Chris served as an officer and pilot in the United States Armed Forces, where he obtained command and staff experience. He also served as a chaplain for the National Guard while in seminary.

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Pastor: Chris McCombs


Pastor Joe

Associate Pastor Joe Fessler

Joe joined the pastoral staff of LPBC in July of 2013. Joe has previously led children's ministry, as well as developed programs and curriculum for youth and education at churches in Texas and Florida. He is happily married to his wife Jenny and the proud father of their daughter, Elaina. Joe is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and oversees the youth and education ministries of LPBC. Some of Joe's hobbies include study of church history, writing, and any sports he can play.
Associate Pastor, Youth & Education: Joe Fessler


Ben Gilbert

Praise & Worship Director Ben Gilbert

Ben Gilbert serves as the Worship Leader for Sunday Morning. Ben works full-time as an engineer in our community and has played guitar in the LPBC praise band since its beginning in 1998. He is currently planning and directing worship.
Praise & Worship Director: Ben Gilbert






Hallie Starcher

Administrative Assistant Hallie Starcher

Hallie Starcher






Cindy Hardman

Receptionist Cindy Hardman

Cindy Hardman







Mary Bowen

Bookkeeper Mary Bowen

Mary Bowen

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