• Kevin Rizer
    Pastor

    Kevin became pastor of South Belt Church in 2001, and prior to that was associate pastor/education and counseling at First Baptist Baytown. He has also done youth ministry and music ministry. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in the General Studies of Arts and Humanities from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, as well as a Master’s in Religious Education and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth.

     

    Kevin married his college sweetheart Debbie in 1987. They have two children: Seth, who is a Texas Tech graduate, and Tabitha, who attends Stephen F. Austin University. He loves the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, and New Orleans Saints. He enjoys riding his Honda VTX 1300, camping and fishing with the family and travel. Rumor has it that he has a tattoo but he is not talking.

  • Lance Donaho
    Associate Pastor

    Lance has been on staff at South Belt Church since November of 2006 and became the Family Pastor in January of 2011. He was born in Germany but grew up in Houston and attended Milby High School. Lance received a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University in 1997 and has additional post-baccalaureate coursework from University of Houston and the University of St. Thomas.

     

    Lance is married to his beautiful bride Kristi and they are the parents of two amazing boys, Sam and Eli. The Donahos began attending South Belt Church in 2003. Lance also works full-time for Pasadena ISD with the Special Programs Department. The Donahos love all things outdoors especially hunting, swimming, hiking, soccer, and family floats down the Frio River.

  • Doug Parmer
    Worship Pastor

    Doug became the worship pastor at South Belt Church in July 2009.  He grew up in nearby Pasadena and, in 2006, received a degree in music education from University of Houston where he met his lovely wife Lynnette.  They have three young children: Melissa, Abi, and Kaylee.  The Parmers have been attending South Belt Church since April 2005.

     

    Doug also works full-time as the band director at Clear Lake Intermediate, where he started in 2006.  He sees this job as an evangelistic ministry and tries to find ways to share his faith with his students.  Doug loves to play board games and Ultimate Frisbee.

  • Dominique Shackelford
    Youth Pastor

    Dom began working with the youth in March 2017.  He graduated from Dobie HS in 2004.  After studying at North Texas and University of Houston, he married Jennifer, his high school sweetheart.  They have two daughters (Makayla and Kaliyah) and a son (Kamauri).

     

    Dom also works for the US Postal Service as a mail carrier.  He enjoys watching/playing sports, spending time with his family, and watching his daughters compete in gymnastics.

  • Gerri Watkins
    Children’s Director

    Gerri came on board as the South Belt children’s director in January 2013.  She graduated from University of Houston Clear Lake in 2010 and began teaching 1st grade at Frazier Elementary.

     

    Gerri loves working in her yard and is most happy with a Diet Coke in hand.  She loves the way children think and is inspired by their creativity and originality.  She has six children and seven grandchildren.

  • Beth Taylor
    Financial Administrator
    Beth is a long-time member of South Belt Church and considers her position here a gift from God.  She retired from the Port of Houston Authority in September 2018 after 28 years and continues to exercise her financial management skills at South Belt.
     
    She lives in the house that she grew up in with her mother, Helen, also a member of South Belt, and her beloved dog, Boo.  And if you want to know anything about the Astros, just give her a call. 
  • Sheila Steele
    Ministry Assistant

    Sheila's voice is usually the first one you hear when you call South Belt Church.  A member since 1982, she came on board as Ministry Assistant in August 2003.  Aside from day-to-day administrative duties, she also works with the worship team as a musician and media coordinator.

     

    A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Sheila grew up in the Houston area and considers herself a naturalized Texan.  She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1980 with a Bachelor's degree in fine arts.  Among her interests are reading, playing violin, long-distance cycling, and early film history.  She also enjoys hanging out with Ken, her husband since 1987.

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