Our Ministers & Staff

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Nathan Keene - Preaching Minister
Nathan and his wife, Avery come to us from the White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, LA, where he served as the youth minister for 4 years. He is a graduate of the Sunset School of Preaching in Lubbock, Texas. His heart for preaching comes from a long line of preachers on both sides of his family; watching his dad for years in Kingdom work instilled I him the desire to preach. Nathan and Avery were married on August 9, 2014. Nathan has a passion for watching people grow closer to God and fall more in love with His Word.


Whit Pennock - Family Minister
God called me to ministry at the Leander Church of Christ in June of 1983. I served as the youth minister for 15 years and I am presently serving as the family minister. I also served the church in Leander as a Shepherd for 7 years. I received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in Austin. I married Debby (Singleton) Shelley on April 23, 2011 and we have many wonderful adventures together in life and ministry.  God led us together after the loss of our mates to cancer, so we both have a heart for those who have experienced loss.  We have 5 children and 8 grandchildren whom we love and cherish.

God, my family, and the Church at Leander have been a source of strength through 33 years of ministry in Leander. My ministry philosophy can be summed up in this statement…”If God can use me in someone’s life each day for His purpose and glory, then it has been a great day!”


Alan Gower - Youth Minister
I began serving the Leander Church of Christ as the Youth Minister in March of 2012. Prior to coming to Leander, I served as the Youth Minister at the Elliott Street Church of Christ in Breckenridge, TX as I continued my studies at Abilene Christian University. I graduated from ACU in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Youth and Family Ministry and then again in 2011 with the Master of Divinity degree. I married my wife, Tracy Gower in her home town of Fort Collins, CO on May 24, 2008 and we welcomed our first child, Caleb, into the world on July 1, 2015! 
I firmly believe youth ministry should be relational as we seek to encourage and support one another as we live out our faith on a daily basis.


Darrell Hutson - Education Minister
Darrell Hutson began working with the Leander Church of Christ in the fall of 2012.    He is married to Cynthia and they have two daughters, Haley and Hope, and a son, Hayden.  Cynthia teaches at Brentwood Christian School.  Before coming on staff as the Education Minister, Darrell taught at Brentwood Christians School.  Darrell grew up in East Tennessee and attended the University of Tennessee, with a degree in Engineering.  He enjoys spending time with his family, listening to gospel music, and reading books on history.  



Janet Brewster - Church Secretary
Our church secretary is Janet Brewster. She handles such tasks as greeting visitors to the building during the week, church correspondence, ensuring prayer request are sent out to the entire church family, creating the church bulletin and a myriad of other jobs throughout the week.

Janet has a very caring spirit and is truly concerned about our church. That is why she loves her job. Make sure you support her and pray for her as she works diligently in this ministry.