Meet the Staff
of Bear Creek Church

Lead Pastor

David Welch

281-859-9900

David Welch

After growing up on a farm in west Texas, Lead Pastor David Welch made his way to Texas Tech University. While digging deep into his studies, God began to reveal a new path – one that would lead him to begin work in ministry at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Pastor Welch served in various staff roles both in Dallas and Fort Worth, and then spent many years in Little Rock, Arkansas, serving in multiple roles. In 2001 he arrived at Bear Creek Baptist Church. Pastor Welch, his wife Bj, and their two young daughters soon settled into the Katy area. From that time, the church grew from a congregation of 650 in the original building on Clay Road to more than 2,500 at its present location on Fry Road where Pastor Welch continues to lead Bear Creek, a gospel-centered, disciple making community for all people.

Pastors

Tim Hill

Tim Hill

Executive Pastor

281-859-9900

Tim joined the staff at Bear Creek Church in 2014 and is thankful to serve in a church that is passionate about sharing the hope of the gospel with our community.

Sam Fowler

Sam Fowler

Children's and Family Ministries Pastor

281-859-9900

Sam's desire is to empower kids, partner with families, and provide a healthy church culture for every family's journey of faith here at Bear Creek Church.

Kyle Wassom

Kyle Wassom

Student Ministry Pastor

281-656-4051

Kyle is the Student Pastor at Bear Creek and has been in Student Ministry for nearly 14 years...

Scott Denton

Scott Denton

Sports and Recreation Ministry Pastor

281-656-4057

Pastor Scott has been in the ministry for over 30 years and we are privileged for his service here at Bear Creek for the past 23 years...

Iván García

Iván García

Pastor for Bear Creek in Spanish

281-656-4072

Pastor Iván García was born in Cuba under the communist regime. He placed his faith in Christ as a teenager, attended seminary in Cuba, and in 2003 became an ordained minister...

Melissa Brookins

Melissa Brookins

Pastoral Executive Assistant

281-656-4081

Administrative Department

Tim Hill

Tim Hill

Executive Pastor

281-859-9900

Tim joined the staff at Bear Creek Church in 2014 and is thankful to serve in a church that is passionate about sharing the hope of the gospel with our community.

Susan Rutherford

Susan Rutherford

Financial Records Assistant

281-656-4185

Penny Henson

Penny Henson

Financial Records Assistant

281-656-4062

Pre-School Ministry

Lisa Lee

Lisa Lee

Preschool Ministry Director

281-656-4015

Lisa Lee, Director of Preschool Ministry, has been an active member at Bear Creek since November 2005 and on staff since July 2010...

Morgan Allen

Morgan Allen

Preschool Ministry Coordinator

Jenny Dawkins

Jenny Dawkins

Resource Administrator

281-656-4016

Sarah Gutierrez

Sarah Gutierrez

Nursery Coordinator

281-656-4078

Nicole Wallace

Nicole Wallace

Childcare Ministry Team Leader

Bear Creek Kids / Children's Ministry

Sam Fowler

Sam Fowler

Children's and Family Ministries Pastor

281-859-9900

Sam's desire is to empower kids, partner with families, and provide a healthy church culture for every family's journey of faith here at Bear Creek Church.

Sheryl Richardson

Sheryl Richardson

Children’s Ministry Coordinator

281-656-4142

Jenny Dawkins

Jenny Dawkins

Resource Administrator

281-656-4016

Heike Warner

Heike Warner

Children’s Ministry Coordinator

281-656-4144

Maryssa Fritz

Maryssa Fritz

Family Ministry Assistant

281-656-4151

The Creek / Student Ministry

Kyle Wassom

Kyle Wassom

Student Ministry Pastor

281-656-4051

Kyle is the Student Pastor at Bear Creek and has been in Student Ministry for nearly 14 years...

Allison Sims

Allison Sims

Girls Ministry Coordinator (High School)

281-656-4070

Allison is the Girls Ministry Coordinator at Bear Creek. She has been in ministry since 2012.

Garrett Sims

Garrett Sims

Student Ministry Director (High School)

281-656-4058

Garrett is the Student Ministry Director at Bear Creek and has been in student ministry since 2013.

Ellie Curran

Ellie Curran

Student Ministry Coordinator

281-656-4150

Adult Ministry

Tim Hill

Tim Hill

Executive Pastor

281-859-9900

Tim joined the staff at Bear Creek Church in 2014 and is thankful to serve in a church that is passionate about sharing the hope of the gospel with our community.

Hannah Comparetto

Hannah Comparetto

Adult Ministry Administrative Assistant

281-656-4079

Austin Hawkins

Austin Hawkins

Discipleship Director

281-656-4054

Austin graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in December of 2021 and joined the staff at Bear Creek in March of 2022.

Spanish Ministry
Ministerio en español

Iván García

Iván García

Pastor for Bear Creek in Spanish

Pastor de Bear Creek en Español

281-656-4072

Pastor Iván García was born in Cuba under the communist regime. He placed his faith in Christ as a teenager, attended seminary in Cuba, and in 2003 became an ordained minister...

Kevin Turcios

Kevin Turcios

Spanish Worship Leader,
Worship Director Associate

Líder de Adoración en Español, Director Asociado de Adoración

281-656-4082

Gabriela Mikolajczhak

Gabriela Mikolajczhak

Spanish Pastoral Assistant

Asistente Pastoral de Español

281-656-4072

Creative Arts

Eber Fernandez

Eber Fernandez

Worship Director

281-656-4080

Josias Badillo

Josias Badillo

Tech Director

Kevin Turcios

Kevin Turcios

Spanish Worship Leader,
Worship Director Associate

281-656-4082

Alexis Ventura

Alexis Ventura

Media Associate

Communications

Alan W. Presley

Alan W. Presley

Communications Director

281-656-4184

Cheryl Hooks

Cheryl Hooks

Communications Coordinator

281-656-4059

Sports and Recreation Ministry

Scott Denton

Scott Denton

Sports and Recreation Ministry Pastor

281-656-4057

Pastor Scott has been in the ministry for over 30 years and we are privileged for his service here at Bear Creek for the past 23 years...

John Luke Armendariz

John Luke Armendariz

Sports and Recreation Ministry Intern

Tyler Mays

Tyler Mays

Sports and Recreation Ministry Coordinator