MEET OUR STAFF
GARY GARRISON, LEAD PASTOR
Gary Garrison has been the Pastor here at Second Baptist since 1996 and the years have been an incredible blessing to him and his family. He and his wife Nicole graduated from Texas A&M University in 1992 with degrees in Business. They were married the summer of 1991 and now have four great kids! Gary received his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1995 and his wife received her Master’s Degree from Sam Houston State University in 2000; she presently teaches in the Business Department at SHSU. Gary and Nicole love the church and the city of Huntsville and look forward to seeing all that Jesus has in store for their family and our church family. Jesus is Lord!
CASEY ELLIS, WORSHIP PASTOR
Casey was born in Huntsville and has lived most of his life here. Casey graduated from Alpha Omega Academy in 2005 and continued his education at Sam Houston State University where he received his degree in business administration. He has been married to his beautiful wife Melissa since 2010. They spend most of their time with their son Dallas and daughter Brooklynn. He loves Jesus, his wife and family, leading worship, and playing church league sports.
KYLE FISCHER, STUDENT & CONNECTIONS PASTOR
Kyle is originally from Alaska, but at a very young age he moved to southern Indiana where he was raised and went to college. In 2014, Kyle graduated from Oakland City University with a Bachelor degree in Religious Studies. After graduation, Kyle relocated to Lufkin, Texas but has lived in Huntsville for the past 2 years. He married his beautiful wife, Ellen, in 2015. He loves spending time with his wife, going to the movies, and playing sports. He is passionate about reaching the lost for Christ and helping people grow in their walk with God.
MATT JOHNSON, COLLEGE PASTOR
Matt was a former All-American Track & Field athlete from Sam Houston State. He has a passion and zeal for Jesus Christ that is contagious. Since coming to faith in Christ as a freshman in college, He has learned that God is the only one who can fix our brokenness. Matt has served in both youth and college ministry and truly enjoys helping today’s youth understand how much they are loved by God! Fully convinced the gospel not only saves us, but sustains us, Matt seeks to show both the challenge and the adventure of what it means to know God and be known by Him. He is blessed to be a husband to Sarah, and a father to Norah.
RACHEL WARREN, PRESCHOOL/CHILDREN'S MINISTER
Rachel Warren has been the preschool minister here at SBC since April 2007 and the children’s minister since August 2010. Rachel and her husband Thomas are both from Huntsville. She graduated from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor with a degree in Elementary Education specializing in Early Childhood Education. Rachel and Thomas have two wonderful children. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and shopping.
LILY MURPHY, OFFICE MANAGER
Lily has worked as the Office Manager at Second Baptist Church since October 2015, prior to that she was the assistant director at our weekday preschool. She and her husband Dylan have been married since March 2007. The Lord has blessed them with two rambunctious little boys, Ty and Colt, and a vibrant little girl, Eden. Lily loves Jesus, organizing, laughter, and the sun!