Servant Leadership

KBC Elders 


Matt Mancini (Lead Pastor) - Elder over Worship/Discipleship

Matt grew up in Katy, graduating from Katy High School in 1997. During those formative years, he visited Katy Bible Church on a regular basis. It was at KBC that Matt was first drawn to faith in Christ, at KBC that he was baptized and, later, it was at KBC that he was married to his wife, Nikki, in 2001.

Shortly before graduation, Matt became associated with a new church plant in the Northeastern part of the greater Katy area and it was there, in 1999, that he first began to serve in vocational ministry. He continued to serve bi-vocationally through two other church plants in the Katy area, for a total of 14 years. In 2013, the elders of Katy Bible Church called Matt to serve as the lead pastor of KBC, in the wake of the former pastor’s retirement after 37 years of faithful ministry.

Matt’s undergraduate education was at Houston Baptist University and his graduate education is through Dallas Theological Seminary, where he continues his studies in Pastoral Theology and Practice. Matt and his wife have three energetic boys, aged 13, 8, and 3, that help to ensure that there is never a predictable moment in the Mancini household.

Matt Lear (Associate Pastor) - Elder over Music/Youth/Evangelism

Matt grew up in northern Indiana and South Florida. While in his senior year of High School, Matt trusted in Christ for salvation and began to have a passion for ministry right away. Matt attended college at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, FL where he met his wife Krista. Matt and Krista were married in 2008 while attending Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA.  Upon graduating Matt worked as an Associate Pastor on the North Shore of Boston, MA until they moved to Katy Bible Church. Matt and Krista have a 1 year old daughter.

At Katy Bible Church Matt serves as the Associate Pastor, helping wherever there is a need which currently means he works with youth, music and outreach. His desire for the church is to see a group of people so taken by the greatness of God that it would daily change the way they live.



Barry Hays (Chairman) - Elder over Men's Ministry, Deacons/Benevolence and the library.


Ben Tharp (Vice Chairman) - Elder over Fellowship, Children's Ministry, and Women's Ministry. 

Ben grew up in Houston, and attended Texas A&M. He has been working as a veterinarian since 1979. Ben has been married to his wife Mary Ellen for 37 years. They have three children and four grandchildren. Ben trusted Christ at age 9 at first baptist church in Sealy, TX.


Terry Smith (Treasurer) - Elder over Facilities/Finance



Robert Lancaster (Secretary) - Elder over missions, and Education/Discipleship 




KBC Deacons


 - Randy Hildebrandt




 - Ron Mattson


 - David Roberts

 - Brian Duncan





Additional Staff/ Leadership


Karmel Duncan - Church Secretary


Linda Casassa - Administrative Assistant


Grant Pettit - Musical Worship


Mary Ellen Tharp - Counseling


Nikki Mancini - Children's Ministry