Our Staff

Longbranch Community Baptist Church is congregationally governed, reflecting our affirmation of the priesthood of all believers (1 Peter 2:9; Hebrews 10:19-22).  Our church body has called men to lead through service in the biblically defined roles of pastor (Acts 14:23; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Timothy 3:1-7) and deacon (Acts 6:1-7; 1 Timothy 3:8-13).  The pastor oversees the spiritual well-being of the church with the assistance of deacons who minister to the many practical needs of the congregation.  God has blessed Longbranch with faithful, Christ-centered leaders.

  • OUr Pastor

    Brent McNeal joined our staff as head pastor in May, 2021 after serving as a church planter and pastor in Minnesota.  Brent received a degree in Music Education from the University of Alabama as well as a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Brent and his wife, Krystle, have two boys, Zachariah and Jonas. 

  • Our Worship Leader

    Craig McBroom has been involved in our Music Ministry since his family joined LCBC in 2000.  He has served as our bi-vocational worship leader since 2007 and works in the IT world for BancTec during the week.  Craig and his wife, Melanie, have two adult daughters and three granddaughters.

  • Our Administrative Assistant

    Angie Cagle is a founding member of Longbranch Community Baptist Church where she has served on the administrative team since 2004. Angie loves to use her musical skills to lead the Kid'z Blast program and sing with the Praise Team. She works in a full-time capacity as the Director of Family Services and CLS for Undergraduate Enrollment at Dallas Baptist University. Angie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington and is currently working toward her Master of Arts in Christian Counseling through Dallas Baptist University. Angie and her husband, David, have two adult daughters and two teenage children.

  • Our Ministry Assistant

    Melissa Stephenson has been a member of our church since 2003. She has worked in our Preschool and Children's ministry for over 20 years. In 2015 Melissa began working in our church office as our Ministry Assistant. She believes God has called her to serve and help others. Melissa and her husband Kevin have 2 sons and 4 grandchildren.

  • Our Young People's

    Ministry Coordinator

    Bill Nicholson is a founding member of Longbranch Community Baptist Church. He is retired after a 40-year career in the management of maintenance, engineering, and operations aspects of primary steelmaking facilities. He serves now as our Coordinator of Young People's Ministries. Bill also works with facilities utilization, assists with administrative tasks, and participates in maintenance of the buildings and grounds. Bill and his wife Juanice have two adult dauthers, six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. 

  • Our Pre-school and elementary coordinator

    Clayton Thorman joined the Church family alongside her husband, David Thorman when he was hired on staff. She has been helping with the youth and children's ministry ever since. She worked in the PDO program for a couple of years before becoming a certified teacher and mother to daughter, Dayton. Now, she is excited to be the pre-k and elementary coordinator. She looks forward to what all God has in store!

  • Our Middle and High School Coordinator

    David Thorman became our Activities Minister in 2017 after working in youth ministry for six years.  He began his studies at Texas State University and is currently finishing his degree through Western Governors University.  David works for the Mansfield Independent School District during the week in the Special Education Department.  David's wife, Clayton, also helps in working with our young people, and she is currently pursuing a masters degree in college ministry through Truett Seminary. 

OUR PURPOSE

Our purpose is to share the transforming love of Jesus Christ and to honor Him through worship, obedience, and service to others.  We strive to achieve our purpose by:  sharing our faith, worshiping the Lord, developing spiritual health, and serving others in Jesus' name.